Category Archives: mindfulness

Thought for the Day

“If you are going through hell, keep going” Winston Churchill

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Integrative Weight Loss

As a recent graduate of the fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine I’ve been stimulated to think outside the box when it comes to health. As a result I’ve made several changes in … Continue reading

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Trends in Violence

While it seems like our world is becoming more dangerous, the data show quite the opposite. The trend line shows an accelerated reduction in violence from prehistory that continues into the 21 st century. I’m reading “The Better Angels of … 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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Memory

Our memories are a main aspect of our identity. In the science fiction classic Blade Runner the replicant Rachel , and later Decker explore the limits of memory and the role that memory plays in our self identity. Just as … 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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