Category Archives: mindfulness

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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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Mind and Body

There are more things under heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.  W. Shakespeare in “Hamlet”   Even in the modern world among scientists and scientifically oriented physicians, belief systems play a controlling role in our … 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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Dragonfly On My Shoulder

On the first day of the retreat, the universe tapped me on the shoulder. Walking meditation is a lot like yoga in that it is a way to connect mind and body. This is the first foundation of mindfulness. I … 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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Light at the End

“For, clearly, we will just have to gird ourselves for the difficult challenges ahead. There is, literally, a light at the end of the tunnel, but there is a tunnel, and we are well into it.” Al Gore, 2014

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