Dr. Julie Hwang is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and the President and Cofounder of Aurum Medicine & Wellness Clinic. In this interview, Dr. Julie reflects on why she pursued entrepreneurship, what she enjoys about her work, and how working with complex and chronic health issues involves looking at the bigger picture of human experience, incorporating factors of the mind, body, and environment. Read more in her official bio here at this link.
What do you enjoy most about your practice?
One experiences a great deal of gratitude when working with patients. It’s a beautiful thing to witness the healing and uncover the joy under the pain. In working with entrepreneurs and creatives, it’s amazing to see them break through their blocks as it presents so tangibly in their work product and business results.
What is something that you’d want your potential patients and clients to know?
Leadership is a universal skill. Some are raised with an aptitude for it, but it is absolutely something anyone can learn and it can be empowering and essential in developing a person’s sense of agency. Healing is all about coming back into knowing who you are and honouring and nurturing your gifts in the opportunity of life. As a provider, it’s important not to judge where one is in their life, to honour their story and to try one’s best to hold a safe space of understanding, which can facilitate that learning and personal growth. This is a critical component to healing alongside the physical treatments and modalities – finding your soul, confidence and purpose again. Everyone has the capability to do this.