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by | Jun 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Not everything is broken. To heal, find the parts that are not. Jackie Levin RN, MS Years ago, in the studio where I apprenticed as a Pilates instructor, a woman in her early 70’s, bent and arthritic, walked slowly across…

by | Mar 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

Recently, a charge nurse of a busy telemetry unit set up a coaching appointment to talk about a career change. But instead, when she arrived at my office and sat down, tears started streaming down her cheeks even before she…

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 | Feb 22, 2015 | No Comments

“Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, why not find a better job?” ~ Hafiz (14th Century Poet) Last week I woke in the middle of the night with a patient on my mind. It’s not…

by | Feb 2, 2015 | No Comments

Have you ever been waiting in line for a cuppa something at the local cafe? The line’s not too long, but the friendly conversation between the barista and the customer in front of you, is. You look at your watch,…

by | Jan 1, 2015 | No Comments

Recently a patient said to me, “If I get a bar code implanted, you can just scan me. Then I won’t even have to talk!” She was referring to the presence of the computer, a.k.a. the Electronic Health Record (EHR),…

by | Dec 29, 2014 | No Comments

With the New Year’s arrival, there usually comes a flurry of resolutions; the year’s to-do “better” or “differently” list. This year I’m making a “Not to-do” list, but it’s not my usual kind. It’s not about not-to-drink too much coffee or not-to-skip a day of meditation….

by | Dec 17, 2014 | No Comments

About 15 years ago I was walking down the street with my mom, complaining (really really kvetching) about how I wasn’t making enough of difference at the hospital or in the world. Suddenly she stopped, grabbed me by the shoulders…

by | Dec 10, 2014 | No Comments

The holidays can be tough, especially when you see such need around you. As a caregiver your natural gift to give (and give) of yourself can get out of balance with your receiving. One sign that that this is happening…

by | Nov 23, 2014 | No Comments

If you’ve been to or live in New York City, you know that people are on the go. Once at Penn Station during evening rush hour, I saw a young mother struggle to pick up her daughter in a stroller to walk down the long flight of stairs. Against the tide of humans coming at her, a gentleman, without so much as a hello or a goodbye, grabbed the stroller, jogged it down to the bottom of the steps and continued on his way.

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