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woman carrying baby at beach during sunset

I spent Mother’s Day with my cousin who is more like a sister. We had such fun reminiscing about our Mother’s and eating good Southern food—hash browns, biscuits, BBQ and hush puppies, casseroles with Cream of Chicken soup. YUM! It was a splendid holiday of love and laughter. I needed the break because the week…

Praise for Who Cares What the Numbers Say? — a journey in defying cancer

“Nonfiction writers face a sticky choice: to confide in the reader or confess to the reader? Julia Burns beautifully, artfully—often humorously—balances both. She confides and confesses, and the honesty of her words strikes at the heart of the nonfiction writer’s goal to always to write the truth.” -Scott Mason, WRAL-TV’s Tar Heel Traveler Author of…

The Beginning and the End

The life of a psychiatrist can be odd. Today, seven patients were scheduled. Two late-canceled, two no-showed. That left one who got sick, and two who came. No-shows were rare during the first decade I practiced medicine—probably no more than three or four. But the chaos of summer, and the mores of 2018 combined to…

It Hurts!!

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com From: Julia Burns Subject: Mastitis Date: March 19, 2014 To: Lisa C, MD Julia here with a medical problem. I have had mastitis since early February, which has not responded to two rounds of antibiotics. IT HURTS!! My doctor is trying to get me an appt. with the breast…

Introduction to Who Cares What the Numbers Say?

Remember the last time you had the flu and you were leaning over the toilet? That’s perfect concentration, meditation on one specific point: Please make it stop. Nothing distracts you or diminishes the power behind the one obsession you hold sacred. Let that be the last time. Make me well. When you’re handed a death…

Steve Pemberton praises Songs for the Forgotten-A Psychiatrist’s Record

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Songs for the Forgotten offers a strong practical component also, providing information about trauma and healing. Dr. Burns illustrates how hope and wholeness can come from remembrance and telling. By incorporating healing prayer into her work with patients, she began to see dramatic results with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Trauma. You'll be inspired and renewed…

Telling Patients

This is my first entry from my new book, Who Cares What the Numbers Say? My daughter named the book on my birthday, when she wrote her best wishes to me on Facebook. "Who cares what the numbers say, I'd be hard pressed to have a smarter, cuter, more perfect Mom." While practicing psychiatry in…