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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…

I HEAR DEATH KNOCKING

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“With long life will I satisfy her and show her my salvation.”—Psalm 91:16 My church is preaching healing over me during the service--wth the entire congregation. And guess what? It's working. None of my symptoms have completely disappeared but they are all better. My tinnitus is softer, no more nausea, my lymphedema is resolving, my…

Amazon Monthly Special!

Hi Julia,Great news! Who Cares What the Numbers Say was selected to be an Amazon monthly deal for the month of July. This means that the ebook will be on sale for 99¢ for the month. One of the great side products that often comes from these deals are more reviews.  While this is an Amazon deal, the…

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…

Generational Healing

SURELY WE ARE REMINDED THAT DURING THIS SEASON OF DARKNESS, WE ARE APPROACHING A SEASON OF LIGHT. THE MIRACULOUS BIRTH OF THE CHRIST CHILD REMINDS US THAT FORGIVENESS AND LOVE ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT MATTER. HALLELUJAH! CHRIST IS BORN, CRUCIFIED AND RISEN. LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT! LOVE DR. B          Time…