We Get Exactly What We Ask For

Dear One,

“What do I need to heal?” (She pleads to God, the angels, and anyone who will listen, as she sits, feeling overwhelmed, eyes closed, in morning meditation.)

“And, please bring it to me in a tangible form that I can understand for once!” (She demands in her uppity way.)


In the next second, her thirty-pound fuzzy canine love-bomb abruptly plops himself in her lap, no permission, no delicacy, just cold nose, slobber, and full-on Jasper-love.

How’s that for tangible?


I say we get exactly what we ask for.



Karyn Shanks MD


Karyn Shanks, MD, is a physician who lives and practices in Iowa City. Her work is inspired by the revolutionary science of Functional Medicine, body-mind wisdom, and the transformational journeys of thousands of clients over her twenty-eight year career. She believes that the bones of healing are in what we do for ourselves.

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