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Second Calling: Finding Meaning After Medicine

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Second Calling: Finding Meaning After Medicine

Physicians often feel that they were "called" to their profession. After a very worthwhile career, the challenge many physicians face is finding a new life significance. This highly interactive program will provide opportunities for retired (and about to retire physicians) to explore what may be next in their lives.

Through discussion, visualization and exercises participants will discover new or forgotten pathways to live more fulfilling lives. Participants will leave the session with an action plan for creating a more meaningful life after medicine.

Event Details

 Date: Saturday March 23, 2019 
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Institute for Spirituality and Health
8100 Greenbriar #300
Houston, TX 77054

Free of Charge



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Michael Winters, Ph.D. is a psychologist and retirement transition coach. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Memphis. From 1992 to 2011 he was affiliated with the Rice University Counseling Center, retiring in 2010 as director of the Center. Since then he has continued his psychotherapy and coaching practice. He established his consultation business - Retire to Vitality ( as he saw that many successful professionals were struggling with developing a meaningful new identity in retirement. He has helped hundreds of people manage the retirement transition through classes, workshops and one-on-one consultations. Known for his powerful teaching, speaking and storytelling – he is a Moth storytelling champion and an award-winning public speaker.


Rev. Dr. John K. Graham, MD is President and C.E.O. of the Institute Dr. John K. Graham is both a physician and a priest. He received his M.D. Degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans and is board-certified in otolaryngology and plastic & reconstructive surgery. In 1990, John left the practice of medicine and responded to God’s call to the priesthood. Following ordination, John served at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin, TX, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston and, for twelve years (1998-2010), as Sr. Associate Rector at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. On March 17, 2010, John was elected President and C.E.O. of the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center. John is currently pursuing a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University.