Category Archives: Health

Notes from 2017 – What is your innermost truth?

Knowing our truths is an anchor, a center, a “know thyself” tactic at a time when the new president and his minions are trying to normalize lies as “alternate facts.” Continue reading

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Notes from 2017: Six ways to be miserable (and one way to be happy).

The following aphorisms on traits to avoid were written by Patrul Rinpoche, a 19th c. Tibetan master. A contemporary Tibetan lama, Phakchok Rinpoche, gave a teaching on the text that was printed in Tricycle in January, 2016. Here are the aphorisms: … Continue reading

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The Bell Tolls

Sometime during the first semester of graduate work in psychology, our clinical practice professor made an interesting observation. “The funniest people I know,” she said, “have all deeply experienced sorrow.” Her words came back when I heard we had lost Robin … Continue reading

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Notes on the Mind – Body connection

One of the key themes emerging for me this year, both in living and blogging, involves mental hygiene, in particular, watching what ideas and thoughts I dwell on. I tried to express it in posts like Guarding the Mind and The Wishing … Continue reading

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams

“Don’t let reality control your imagination. Let your imagination be the user interface to steer your reality.” – Scott Adams. How to Fail at Almost Everything is a quirky, funny, irreverent, and often inspiring “sort of autobiography” from the creator … Continue reading

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Wild Eating

This post isn’t really about food fights in school cafeterias – some of us have matured (a bit) since those days.  Actually, the photo of John Belushi was a classic bait-and-switch, a ploy to draw you into a post about … Continue reading

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More on Robot Surgery

In a strange synchronicity after my robot post yesterday, our Sunday paper business section carried an article called “Robot surgery faces lawsuits.” The source for the piece is listed as Bloomberg News, and this appears to be original story, posted … Continue reading

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