In this episode, we bring you our first powerhouse guest, Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang, a pulmonologist and mindfulness expert based out of California. COVID-19 has brought a wave of uncertainty and (let's be honest) brings up our deepest fears, old habits, and stress responses that we feel in our minds and bodies. Enter the perfect doc for healing those wounds-- Dr. Liang. We talk about mindfulness as a way of living, beating breast cancer, and ummmm...toilet meditations? She also leads us through a calming and oh-so-needed guided body scan/meditation that Megan and Sara leave feeling super relaxed.
Dr. Liang is nationally recognized for her work with mindfulness practices and for her role as a pulmonologist and teacher. She is also a breast cancer survivor, avid paddle board racer, and all-around medical queen. She is the director of Pulmonary Integrative Medicine at Coastal Pulmonary Associates through Scripps. She is an assistant professor at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and has served as the USCD Center for Mindfulness Executive Director. She has received the UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars Kaiser Teaching Award two times and is the 2019 American Lung Association San Diego Lung Health Provider of the Year. She has formed the newly appointed Mindful Healthcare Collective, a group of coaches and physicians taking the reins in helping healthcare workers and patients alike with the ever-changing landscape of health.
Attend to your thoughts
Transition to how you will handle the situation
Accept what is
Investigate your response
Take a breath