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Confessions of Cancer Patient

A recent post I wrote confused a few readers. "Was that happening now or was that when you were sick in 2014?" And even though I blogged and wrote a book about surviving cancer, I haven't been fully transparent about my life and disease. So here goes a review of life at the Burnses over…

Peace in Adversity and Chaos

Dear Julia, I wanted to share this text with you from my friend who has pancreatic cancer… I thought it would make you feel good to hear positive results from a reader… we are taking our copy to Washington with us. Beverly, I have almost finished your cousin’s book! It is just exactly what I…

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…

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…