- Christine Forest, M.D.
- Los Angeles, California
- I have initially created the Better Than Cured Guide to Healing and Happiness to help patients in my psychiatric private practice who were suffering from anxiety and depression. My goal was not only to help them get well, but beyond that, to also help them find a viable path to a happier life. They were loosing any hope that they can ever be healthy and happy again. They were amazed when they did it. If hundreds of my patients could do it, so can you, my dear reader. I hope their stories of courage and success will empower you to reinvent yourself and rekindle the hope that your life too can be better and that your pain can be healed. Set your life course on a "better than cured" path that leads to your own profound and personal journey to healing and happiness. For more information about my medical career and my private practice, please visit my web site at drforest.com.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
THANKSGIVING IN BORA BORA
Thank you for visiting my blog. I will have fresh posts for you next week. Now I am frantically getting ready to spontaneously go to Bora Bora. I will have a romantic Thanksgivigng--an emerging trend. Great packages for this destination over the Thanksgiving holiday, where most people travel east of LA, to their families, rather than west, to South Pacific French Polynesia. But here I am, packing for the islands. I was told to pack light. So I believe two bathing suits, a shirt and one good, light adventure book carefully downloaded on my Kindle, qualifies.
I wish I could have written few posts in advance, that would have been neatly and precisely released at regular intervals while I am on vacation, but suddenly the time got very short and now my taxi is outside, waiting to carry me away to my exotic destination where I would celebrate Thanksgiving with fresh fruit and fish, cooked deliciously French.
Another emerging trend in LA lately: celebrate Thanksgiving day with one's family (if any available because so many people are not LA natives) and the evening and the rest of the holiday with friends. We'll see how well it works.
One of my patients, who is very creative and very social, came up with an original idea to entertain her guests this holiday. After the proverbial Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, she is to show up dressed in her Halloween costume, carrying a big, colourful box in her arms. Pulling a string, the box's walls would collapse to reveal a giant pumpkin painted and decorated in many different colours and patterns. But inside of this pumpkin, she carved out little tunnels with surprises at the bottom. For kids, small candies and miniature toys. For adults, tiny flash lights and other miniaturized gadgets they will need to be brave and stick their hand in the tunnel to get. A fun idea? Perhaps. How do you plan to entertain your guests while they are digesting your delicious meal?
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday, I have to leave right now to catch my next adventure!