Happy Tuesday, everybody!
In today's blog, I get to unabashedly brag about my partner in both work and life, Dr. Colby Helton.
Every year, Louisville Business First selects forty honorees, under the age of 40, to receive the "Forty under 40" award; a prestigious honor based on professional and personal contributions to the Louisville Community. This year, there were over 500 nominations the judges had to select from, and I am so incredibly proud that Colby was chosen.
Over the past few months, we attended several events to celebrate Colby and his fellow nominees. We made some great connections with other professionals in the Louisville community and look forward to cultivating those relationships in the future. It was an honor to be among them at the official Forty Under 40 Banquet in September.
It's an amazing experience to watch your business partner excel and be recognized for their achievements. Although, because he is also my life partner, it brought an entirely new level to the experience. There is nothing I want more than for the rest of the world to see him as I see him - as a healer, and more importantly, as a person.
For those of you who have met Colby or have had a treatment from him, you already know he is one of the kindest and smartest people around. Colby has amassed a wealth of knowledge amidst his travels and education, and I can say (completely unbiasedly) that he is one of the smartest people I've ever met, especially with respect to his knowledge of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. Additionally, his technique in both acupuncture and herbal medicine is exceptional, so it's never a surprise when his patients tell me that he has literally changed their lives.
Nevertheless, what I find most special about him is how he is able to dissect the complexities of Chinese Medicine and explain them to his patients in a way they can easily grasp. He truly believes in giving his patients an active role in their care and helping them understand how to heal themselves and live more balanced and fulfilling lives. He also has a special way of making every patient feel understood and cared for; a kind of compassion that (sadly) we don't always see in the health care profession.
In a time of much disarray in our world, it's a blessing to know that people like Colby exist; people that wake up every day and make it their purpose help people heal. Because to effect real change in the world, sometimes it just means helping people find their balance again, even if it's just on person at a time.