Over the past 6 years I have attended a number of Mark’s retreats and workshops in Tofino as well as other locations – Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Bethlehem Retreat Centre and also via Zoom during COVID travel bans. Over the time I have gotten to know Mark, my esteem and gratitude for the work he is doing has grown immensely. He has changed my life and, through me, has touched many others – my children, my husband, my med students, my patients, my staff, and my friends. I have been able to take his teachings and propagate them further. With Mark’s gentle guidance, I have come to know myself better and as a result battle burnout, build compassion and become a better doctor, wife, sister, mom, educator, and leader.