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Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Northern, California
Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FT, CWS is a respected physician, professional health educator, professor, lecturer and author. She received her Medical and Master's Degrees from the University of California, Davis and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and... Full Bio
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Grief, Loss & Comfort Quote - The Stars Openings in Heaven by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management This is one of my favorite comforting quotes. I love the symbolism-- the stars as openings in heaven. I also like using this quote as a way of keeping the memory of loved one ... Read on »
Words to Comfort - In Memory of You by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Poems Reach and Touch People with Words It was during college and the later during medical school that I discovered the power of words to help people through the grieving and ... Read on »
How to Write a Condolence Note or Send a Sympathy Card by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Sending of sympathy cards links people together and reinforces a sense of community and solidarity in the wake of the calamity of death. Charles Lippy Sympathy Card ... Read on »
Coping with Sudden Death - A Series of Recent School Shootings by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management In the past few weeks we've seen another series of school shootings in California, Florida and now in Illinois. Friends, Family, Schools are left trying to figure out how to h ... Read on »
A Virtual Hug for You on Valentine's Day... Pass it On by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Sometimes, a hug is all that we need. Juan Mann Valentine's Day can be difficult for those who are single and for those who are newly single. In previous blogs this ... Read on »
Be Inspired by A Knock at the Door by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management "A Knock at the Door" was created as a love letter to your Inner Child. It was written for the dreamers of the world, those who still believe in magic and in miracles. This ... Read on »
A Cleansing, Healing Candle Burning Ceremony by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management I was inspired by the post yesterday onCoping with Valentine's Day as a Singleand remembering thecleansing Valentine's Burning Ritual (Boyfriend burning bonfire) conducted byP ... Read on »
Coping with Valentine's Day as a Single by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management For many, many of my adult years, Valentine's Day was a harsh reminder and a reality check of the absence of someone special in my life. As a medical student and resident p ... Read on »
How to Write a Condolence Letter by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Finding the right words to write a condolence letter or sympathy note may be challenging, yet the benefits can be immeasurable especially for the recipient. Many people d ... Read on »
Being with a Dying Person - A Sacred Event by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management For me when I was a medical student, a resident physician or a physician in practice and now as a bereavement professor, one of the most sacred experiences was that of being w ... Read on »
Earth Hour - Turn out the Lights on 3/29 Prevent the Loss of the Planet by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I am taking a bit of a digression from the Normal Grief, Loss & Transitions postings to post a blog about Earth Hour, a Global Event on March 29 to raise awareness about Clima ... Read on »
Life Transitions - Challenges that Test the Soul by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management In the last blog, I looked at the definitions forLoss, Grief, Bereavement and Mourning. This timeI'll look at the concept of Transitions since this blog is dedicated to "your ... Read on »
Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Mourning - the Terms by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Mourning This blog focuses on the topics of grief, loss and transitions, but people may not realize what these terms mean. In this entry, I look ... Read on »
Light a Candle for Sacred Life Sunday by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management The first Sacred Life Sunday post is dedicated to Carla and her amazing candles. (If you haven't tried any of theZena Moon Candlesbe sure to order some for your own sacred cer ... Read on »
Celebrating Sacred Life Sunday by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Carla Blazek at Zena Musings has come up with a wonderful idea for celebrating what is special or sacred to you in life by blogging about it weekly on Sundays. She descri ... Read on »
Grief, Loss & Transitions is Now a Passionate Blog by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management In my Internet blog searchings, I came across the Small is Beautiful Manifesto and immediately signed up the Grief, Loss & Transitions Blog as a Passionate Blog. I have b ... Read on »
Dr. Dyer to talk about the Anniversary Response and Healing on 9/11 by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management On 9/11 I will be joining Dr. Sally Witt as one of her guests for her blog talk radio show “9/11 Remembrance and Healing with Dr. Sally.” The show is about ... Read on »
What is an Anniversary Response or Anniversary Reaction? by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management The 11th anniversary of the Sudden Death of Princess Diana today, the 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina a few days ago (August 29) and the upcoming anniversaries of the de ... Read on »
The Blue Man Group's Take on Global Warming - Can You Hear? by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The Blue Man Group take a serious look at Global Warming. Join the Stop Global Warming Virtual March Global warming isn't opinion. It's a scientific reality. The ... Read on »
The Blue Man Group's Take on Global Warming - Can You Hear? by Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The Blue Man Group take a serious look at Global Warming. Join the Stop Global Warming Virtual March Global warming isn't opinion. It's a scientific reality. Th ... Read on »