I began working with Dr. Wood almost twenty years ago during a time of personal crisis. Although she hasn’t been my therapist for many years, I view our time together as the foundation for the meaningful and fulfilling life that I am now blessed to live. She is wise, practical and compassionate, which allowed the skeptical lawyer in me to grow, blossom and eventually flourish both personally and professionally. Law can be a wonderful career, but it can also be incredibly stressful and burn-out is quite common. As such, I am particularly excited by her recent work with lawyers empowering them to develop the tools needed to be successful and to live a balanced life.

Elise Luce Kraemer, L'93

Executive Director, Graduate Programs, University of Pennsylvania Law School

The human toll of executive careers goes largely unrecognized until highly skilled professionals find themselves in personal or professional crisis. I have personally observed Dr. Eve Wood work with leaders and professionals of all stripes to avert and mitigate these crises. A Cornell and University of Pennsylvania trained psychiatrist with vast experience, Dr. Wood is masterful at building deep, enduring and trusting relationships and working within those relationships to coach and empower individuals. I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Eve Wood in various capacities, including when I was COO of Porter Hospital and she was a Medical Director there, for the better part of a decade. I enthusiastically endorse her without reservation. She is a gifted individual who has proven herself invaluable as a mentor and coach in my personal and professional life.

Dave K. Dookeeram, FACHE, FHM

Senior VP Operations Dispatch Health

I hold Dr Wood in my highest esteem. I’ve been working with her for over two years now. When I first met her, I was struggling with my work as a lawyer, recently separated, taking care of two precocious young children, and worried about money. All of it seemed too much for me, and I was a mess. Today my work is going well, my children are thriving, and I am financially stable. I feel grounded and strong. I don’t believe I’d be doing as well as I am, happy, confident and forward looking, if it weren’t to Dr. Wood’s expert coaching. I enthusiastically recommend her as a coach and trusted partner in realizing your potential.

J. Linden Hagans

Attorney at Law

A leader in the field of integrative psychiatry, Dr. Eve Wood artfully blends medical science with a unique, holistic approach to mental well-being. She displays a true gift for weaving together conventional, complementary, and alternative medicine in a manner that is practical and easy to understand. This book is for anyone seeking a whole-person approach to anxiety, distress, or depression. Buy it for yourself or for someone you love.

Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.

I have seldom been so moved by a book. This is the only healing model that makes sense.

C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D.

Former U.S. Surgeon General & Former Professor, Dartmouth Medical School

It is a joy to work with Dr. Eve Wood. As her coaching client, I have experienced a safe and welcoming place to explore ideas and hopes about how to live my best life. She is a wise and compassionate partner, who has encouraged and sustained me, as I have met and navigated some big challenges. She has a unique, powerful, holistic way of viewing problems, and sorting solutions, and has been invaluable in helping me shift my perspective and achieve significant growth. I have found her guidance and counsel life-giving; She has served as the bridge from despair to hope during several key times in my life. She is truly a well-being champion!

Marjorie Bayes, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

I first met Eve A. Wood, M.D. over 8 years ago, when I was the CFO at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, and she was our Medical Director. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with her. She brought leadership skills of compassion, collegiality, focus and enthusiasm for excellence to our organization.

Through her hard work, and skill in creating strong interpersonal relationships, she built a top notch clinical team and program for our patients. She developed multiple clinical tracks at the Eating Disorder Center, based on the tenets of medically informed coaching, with healing and empowering at the core. Our patients and their family members expressed, again and again, that they had finally found a physician who truly cared, and was listening to their needs, during a time of crisis and challenge in their lives.

Eve is an outstanding colleague, and friend. It is always a pleasure to work with her. She has an uncanny ability to quickly discern the needs of individuals and organizations, and expeditiously meet those needs. But, most importantly, she brings compassion and caring to everyone she deals with.

Anita M. Walker, CPA

CFO CareConnect, LLC and former Chief Financial Officer, Eating Disorder Center of Denver

Where there is knowledge, wisdom and love – anything is possible. Dr. Eve Wood is a repository and skilled provider of these gifts. Her experience in life and work make her an invaluable resource for anyone looking to improve the outlook and perspective on their personal journey. Her toolbox is filled with everything needed to create space and light for the road ahead. The passion she brings to every relationship is motivational and caring. It is a delight to explore what is possible with this magical and practical guide.

Susan Davis

Manager of Volunteer and Courtesy Services, Porter Hospital

I first met Eve when she joined the medical staff of the hospital I worked at serving as the Chief Medical Officer. She immediately impressed me with her intellect, passion, leadership, spirit and desire to provide great patient care and help people. But what impressed me most about her was her heart. Here was a physician, a woman who genuinely cared. I have seen her pursue care for patients that is truly lifesaving. I have been honored to work with her for the last few years and am certain that any endeavor she engages in will be with professionalism, integrity, optimism and most of all, heart. Eve is the type of person that, when I saw her name on my calendar, I would think to myself “Good, I get to see Eve today”. Whether you engage Eve as a coach, consultant or physician colleague, I am certain you will be pleased that you made the decision to connect with her. I recommend Dr. Wood to you with my highest recommendation.

Thomas R Drake MD

Recently retired CMO

I have known Dr. Eve Wood for twenty-five years. Her wisdom and counsel have been invaluable to me as my life and career as a lawyer progressed over time. She taught me things that no one taught me before, enriching my personal, family, and professional lives.

Eve is a humanist who has many gifts. She is non-judgmental, gentle in manner, direct, sensitive, positive, empowering, and not wedded to one philosophy or magic formula for success. She brings everything she has to the table to work as a one-on-one partner in tackling the work before her.

Her boundaries are strong, she is unwaveringly ethical and principled, and trustworthy, all traits that are imperative in integrative medicine and executive coaching. Eve focuses her attention one hundred percent of the time on the person she is working with. There are no distractions, no interruptions, no phone calls taken. Her only agenda is to use all her skills all the time to help her client grow in discovering and achieving his or her objectives. Eve will hold your soul in her hands and introduce you to your own beauty and gifts where you might not have known them.

Sherry E. Baskin, Esq.

Recently retired Senior Corporate Executive

I first met Dr. Eve Wood nearly 38 years ago, when we were both medical students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. As a practicing gynecologist, I have referred Eve many patients over the years. Her patients adore her! When she moved out west from Philadelphia, many of her clients continued to maintain ongoing phone consultation with her: She could help them gain insight and problem-solve in ways that are unique, and she cared about them in a way that was hard to reproduce.

Eve has a wide breadth of life experience that allows her to share a personal perspective on many issues, and she loves learning from others. She is compassionate, thoughtful, trustworthy, reliable, and wise. She is my ideal physician, friend and coach. Eve is a great go-to person when times are challenging or tough, or when you are looking for someone to celebrate your successes! I am deeply grateful to have her in my life, and think you will be too.

Deborah Schrager


Dr. Eve Wood shines a gentle light on the complex world of emotional health and reveals a path to healing. She offers a broad range of options and shows you how to use them wisely. I recommend this excellent resource for dealing with life’s challenges, big and small.

Victoria Maizes, M.D.

Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Eve Wood helps us understand how the journey from wounded to healing must integrate all elements of one’s physical, emotional, and spiritual life. Although many believe that these diverse elements must all be integrated for true health, Wood describes a model that is unique in its clarity.

Daniel Gottlieb, Ph.D

Columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and radio host of Voices in the Family

Learning to control emotions is both difficult and rewarding, probably one of the most important steps to attain optimum health of both mind and body. Dr Eve Wood has authored a detailed and practical guide to help you do it. I recommend this book and am completely in agreement with the philosophy behind it.

Andrew Weil, M.D.

Director, University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine; the author of 8 weeks to Optimum Hleath and Healthy Aging