I am an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Office of Physician and Student Wellness at the University of New Mexico School of medicine. My wellness work involves working with faculty, staff, and trainees to develop and implement programs that promote a culture of wellness, efficiency of practice, and personal resiliency. I have a general internal medicine practice at a local community health center. Writing about my experiences in medicine—as a physician, as a patient, and as a bystander – helps me better understand and learn from these experiences. I am grateful to be one of the cofacilitators of the Taos Retreat.