Category Archives: health care

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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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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Get Well Elana

Elana Miller, a brilliant young Harvard educated integrative psychiatrist at UCLA who writes a wonderful blog Zen Psychiatry was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic T cell lymphoma stage 4 last week. Would you please keep her in your thoughts and devote … Continue reading

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Spending More, Getting Less

I’ve just finished a very important book The American Healthcare Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less. Authors Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor offer a fresh insight into the paradox that characterizes the health of the U.S. population: that … Continue reading

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Compassion Fatigue

An amazing aspect of our brain’s pain system is not just that it senses existential pain as well as physical pain, but also that this same system feels pain when we are confronted with another’s distress. We feel this in … Continue reading

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Emotion Felt in the Body

Emotion Felt in the Body.

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Emotion Felt in the Body

Our conference, Transforming Health Care Through Compassion held on October 25th, was a big hit. We had about 80 participants, not too bad for a first time event with a less than effective marketing plan. Should I be surprised? Compassion … Continue reading

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Compassion in Health Care

I am helping to organize a conference on October, 25th in Greenville, SC, USA on the role of compassion in healthcare. The meeting is jointly sponsored by the Greenville Health System, Clemson University and Furman University. We have a great … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Watch This Video

Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO of Aetna on CNBC “Squawk Box” discusses his experience dealing with injury and the role that mindfulness meditation, yoga, craniosacral therapy, accupuncture and naturopathy have had on his recovery. The initial segment is about the … Continue reading

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Dean Ornish TEDx

Dr. Dean Ornish, Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and one of the giants in the revolution in medicine that we call integrative medicine, recently delivered this lecture at TEDx San Francisco Dr. Ornish offers … Continue reading

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