Rediscover the roots of your joy, by Dr. Kwane Stewart
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CNN’s 2023 Hero of the Year, veterinarian Dr. Kwane Stewart, has long had a passion for helping animals. Yet when a difficult work environment leaves him entirely depleted, he starts to consider walking away from his profession forever. It’s only when an unexpected encounter reminds him to return to the fundamentals, that he rediscovers the magic of his craft. Listen to Hrishikesh Hirway's Meditative Story, "Giving myself permission to create": Visit Dr. Stewart's website:  Find Dr. Stewart on Instagram: Fine Project Street Vet on Instagram: Discover Dr. Stewart's book, What it Takes to Save a Life: Learn more about Dr. Stewart's CNN Hero Award: If this episode resonates with you, we’d love to hear from you. Please take a moment to share your reflections by rating and reviewing Meditative Story in your podcast player. It helps other listeners find their way to the show, and we’d be so grateful. Each episode of Meditative Story combines the emotional pull of first-person storytelling with immersive music and gentle mindfulness prompts. Read the transcript for this story: Sign up for the Meditative Story newsletter: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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