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Health + Inspiration

Health + Inspiration (aka or was originally created in 2014 by Dr. Phoebe Chi as a medical poetry blog. Today, it serves as a platform for inspiring and informing readers through a combination of essential health information and the arts.

While the earlier content on Health + Inspiration features original poetry penned by Dr. Chi herself, Health + Inspiration now focuses on informing readers while also showcasing the talents of writers, bloggers, and poets all around the world. What you will find here is a curated mix of practical health articles, inspiring stories, and uplifting poetry—all aimed at encouraging and empowering the reader community.

About Phoebe Chi, MD

Phoebe Chi

Phoebe Chi is a physician, educator, and author whose humanitarian efforts over the years have spanned the regions of South America to that of Sub-Saharan Africa. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, received her medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and obtained her public health and global health degrees from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

With a focus on health promotion and disease prevention and management, Dr. Chi has developed chronic disease management programs for health systems across the nation aimed at reducing hospitalizations and enhancing the quality of life for those living with chronic conditions. She is the author of Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A personal guide to taking control of your health while living with chronic conditionsa poetry-infused health guide that has been praised as being the “chicken soup for both the body and the soul.”

Dr. Chi is the founder of Pendants for a Cause, a nonprofit organization that creates handcrafted sea glass jewelry for the purpose of raising funds to fight illness, provide care, and bring awareness to medically vulnerable populations around the world.

Welcome to Health + Inspiration. We hope you enjoy your stay. 

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  1. HI. I love your bio page and the pic of the giraffe eating your yogurt. That is so cool. BTW, I’m a cat lover, too. I like dogs but get along with them best when they belong to other people.

      • Thank you so much. This is such a glorious time of year. The lights, the smells, the comaraderie, family get-togethers, the love that seems to prevail (in most places) makes me want to spread cheer and good wishes to everyone. May you and your family be mightily blessed.

    • Hi Ruth…yes I see that you’re in med school, right? And indeed, medicine and poetry go hand in hand very well! Well, I look forward to reading more of your writing; good luck in all your endeavors! 🙂 -phoebe

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