Category Archives: compassion

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DFD on “Thinking Clearly”

I was recently very honored to spend time discussing mindfulness, consciousness compassion and neuroscience with blogger of “Thinking Clearly” Martina Feyzrakhmanova MD of Dublin, Ireland. Check out the first part our conversation: Thinking Clearly 

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Prison Yoga Teachers 

I have recently been honored to serve on the board of the Daya Foundation a small non-profit in Portland Oregon founded by visionary yoga teacher and tireless advocate for justice Sarahjoy Marsh. DAYA stands for Devoloping Accessible Yoga Alternatives. Daya … Continue reading

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A More Beautiful World

Thanks to my friend Robin Youngson, an anesthesiologist in New Zealand who is founder of a worldwide movement to humanize health care  Hearts in Health Care, I have become aware of the works of Charles Eisenstein, a young writer and … Continue reading

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The Joy of Healing

My eyes have this constant moistness as I say goodbye to so many who I have cared for and loved in some way. I am humbled to serve and grateful to receive… Most days being a doc drains you…but not … Continue reading

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Dragonfly and Symbolism

The dragonfly is an amazing creature. As a boy growing up in rural Alabama in the 1960’s I and my friends were avid insect collectors. Butterflies, like zebra swallowtails and giant swallowtails, and moths like Luna moths and Prometheus moths … Continue reading

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More Dharma, Less Drama

I recently attended my first silent meditation retreat held at the Southern Dharma Retreat Center in the mountains of western North Carolina, near Hot Springs. This was a 5 day Vipassana retreat organized around the 4 foundations of mindfulness: awareness … Continue reading

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