Last week, I met with my mentor Chris Saade to discuss and brainstorm my larger message as a clinician and teacher – to discover my individual authenticity.

I have an important message that perfectly represents the blend of my personal life, my family life, my professional training as a Doctor of Physical Therapy as well as the insights and discoveries I have gained through years of clinical experience and teaching.

All the twists and turns of my professional career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, my love for teaching, my insatiable curiosity for learning and my health challenges have lead me to a place where I have become a patient advocate, working on behalf of others like me.

Chris calls this ripening process – individual authenticity.


After meeting with Chris a few times, I am clear that the purpose of my work is:

  • Teaching, writing and speaking out on behalf of people with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and unexplained repeated fall
  • Rescuing misunderstood and mismanaged dizzy patients
  • Advocating for public awareness of undiagnosed vestibular problems in older adults with chronic falls and the importance of screening the inner ear for all older adults
  • Writing and playing music that generates hope and peace

If the purpose of my work is in alignment with your needs and interests, please join my mailing list so I can keep you informed of what I am creating to share with you and those you love.

Gratitude to my Mentor and Friend:


As a former therapist, Chris Saade has trained therapists and coaches in the method of Individual Authenticity and Global Solidarity. Saade offers personal psychological coaching, and cutting edge workshops; and has led more than 200 retreats. Chris is the co-director of The Olive Branch Center (

Saade is the author of several books and resides in San Diego. The Lord Jesus Christ is his Savior.


This blog is provided for informational purposes only. The content and any comments by Dr. Kim Bell, DPT are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The details of any case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that Dr. Bell might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.

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