Martha Calihan MD
Dr. Calihan is a Board Certified Integrative and Holistic Medicine Physician and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. She studied Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, DC and she studied acupuncture at UCLA. She currently is the owner and CEO of the Five Stones Healing Arts and Wellness Center in Leesburg, VA, where she has a robust clinical practice and runs the not for profit Five Stones Institute that provides training and education in the balanced care of body, mind and spirit. Dr. Calihan has a long standing special interest and experience in end-of-life care, and is the author of the recently released book, A Death Lived. Through her unique vantage points of both physician and wife, she chronicles the story of her husband, Charles’ final illness and death, focusing on the incredible power and need to have the difficult conversations about death. Dr. Calihan believes that the time has come to expand the mindfulness paradigm to include mindful dying. And that it is in the process of having the difficult conversations that the space can be created to allow for a mindful death experience. Dr Calihan brings an element of the Spiritual to her work, both as an author and as a physician. She blends the medicine with the mystical; the science with the spiritual. She teaches meditation and offers workshops in both the US and in Ireland. Dr Calihan was married to Charles Beardsley for 30 years.