How do I embrace change? The way that we answer this question can be life defining. Change is a constant. It is important that we learn how to adapt to life in order to find that balance between the external and internal environment that we call health. Change requires more than just a new, exciting tool in order to be sustainable. It requires seeing things with new eyes and letting go. Change that sticks requires personal transformation. How do we get there? Transformation requires that there be a path that works and can be followed in community, even if it… Read more.
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Matt Mumber, MD is a practicing, board certified radiation oncologist with the Harbin Clinic in Rome, Georgia. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia and completed his radiation oncology residency at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He graduated from the 2002 Associate Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Matt serves as the Medical Advisor of local and regional cancer initiatives through the Georgia Cancer Coalition, and is the immediate Past-President of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology. In 2002, Matt founded Cancer Navigators Inc. in, a 501(c)(3) corporation which provides nurse, education and service navigation for those touched by cancer. He continues to facilitate residential retreats for cancer patients and physicians. He edited Integrative Oncology: Principles and Practice, published by Taylor and Francis in 2006.
Matt is the co-director of the MD Ambassador Program at the Harbin Clinic and co-Director of the Harbin Integrative Oncology Program. Matt received the Hamilton Jordan Founders Award in 2007 for involvement in state wide oncology activities and was named a Health Care Hero by Georgia Trend magazine in 2008. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Oncology Practice, and the Integrative Oncology section editor for the journal Current Oncology. He is a past member of the Clinical Practice Committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology. His research is focused on Integrative Oncology and is supported through grants as a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar.
His new book Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body and Spirit was released in September 2012.
Matt and Laura enjoy raising their three children-- JT, Samson and Marcus.
For more information, please visit sustainablewellnessonline.com.
Entries by Matt Mumber
The life and death of two prominent and beloved figures were brought into our national consciousness recently: Lou Gehrig and Robin Williams. They brought joy to the lives of others through their respective careers in the limelight—one a professional athlete and the other an entertainer. They died in different ways. Gehrig died slowly and methodically from an illness that now bears his name. Williams took his own life after a long struggle with depression, addiction, and perhaps a different chronic illness looming in his future. Williams’ death brought surprise and sadness. We still ride the ripples as the media presents… Read more.
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It's said we choose our families: parents, siblings, even the time and place we are born into, because our souls have determined this is where we will learn fastest on our journey of soul growth. On our journey, we face the seven karmic shadows writ into the history of all families. These shadows are: abuse, addiction, violence, poverty, illness, abandonment and betrayal. In this course, we’ll use journaling, karmic mapping, guided meditation, energy healing and shamanic ritual to heal whichever of the seven shadows are present in your family. The results of work are profound: you’ll see shifts and changes in relationships you thought would never heal.