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by | Jun 7, 2016 | No Comments

Curiosity: A strong desire to know something. Curiosity never killed the cat. It’s a misnomer. Originally the phrase was “care killed the cat”. What that meant was our cares, worries and burdens, were what took the “cat’s” life. Still true today. Curious, eh? In a recent podcast, Linda Graham, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your…

by | Apr 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, I left my office, turned left down the hallway and suddenly was on the heels of a slow moving patient and her companion. They each instinctively looked behind them to see who, or what, was about to run them over….

by | Mar 28, 2016 | 8 Comments

My 85 year-old mother left me a voicemail early one morning, telling me two of her neighbors died the night before. Ending the message with, “I feel numb.” When I call her back a short while later, she simply explains, “They were here…

by | Mar 7, 2016 | 10 Comments

This is a longer blog (and a bit more personal) than usual on a topic I’ve been pondering. How do we sustain ourselves in body, mind and spirit in the work we do? Please join me and send me an email on your…

by | Feb 20, 2016 | 5 Comments

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.  Rumi (13th Century Poet) Anger is one of the emotions that triggers all kinds of responses from loud shouting, to shutting down, to tears. And that’s not just the…

by | Feb 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

I remember being in first grade planting bean seeds in a paper cup. Everyday I’d run over to the windowsill where my cup showed no sign of progress. After several frustrating days of nothing happening, I burst out during quiet time,  “What can I do to make…

by | Jan 19, 2016 | No Comments

Mindfulness is as Much about Your Heart as it is Your Head As many of you know, I am passionate about bringing Mindfulness into health care. But why mindfulness? After all, there are many transformative practices out there. Mindfulness, like…

by | Jan 8, 2016 | No Comments

Mark Silver, one of my business teachers, is also a Sufi. As part of my yearlong program with him, he taught a practice that helped us find the “perfect thirst”. The perfect thirst is how we get enough emotional, mental and…

by | Jan 1, 2016 | No Comments

It’s New Year’s Day 2016. Wow. A year ago, I started regularly (and irregularly) writing these newsletters. I had a vision to bring forward ways, as health professionals, we could take care of ourselves as much as we take care of…

by | Sep 16, 2015 | No Comments

I’m so excited by the questions I’m getting about the upcoming Room to Breathe: Rewiring for Ease Program.   Here are the most recent ones: Why is the title Rewiring for Ease? This takes off of the new neuroscience research on…


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