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HEALING PAIN: The Cure is in the Pain

Published on 01/11/2018

The cure for the pain is in the pain.  ~ Jellaludin Rumi   We’re a culture that medicates our pain. We medicate our physical pain. We medicate our emotional pain. And our medicine may not necessarily be of the pharmaceutical sort. It may be workaholism. It may be other “medicines” that distract us from sensations and […]

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Hi Everyone, I’m writing to share with you a healing resource that I’ve been using for myself for sometime now: the streaming gaze of Braco. Braco is a Croatian man who goes by the singular name of “Braco,” pronounced “Brah – tsoh.” He’s been described as a “healer,” who by the power of his gaze, […]

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When I was in medical school, my mother, who was light years ahead of what I was learning about health, introduced me to Louise Hay’s work. Her “You can Heal Your Life” has held a prominent position on my bookshelf ever since. Some of Louise’s most profound wisdom are on the first several pages of […]

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ON CONSCIOUSNESS….Just what if?

Published on 12/01/2017

The ancient wisdom traditions have much to say about the nature of consciousness — that it’s non-local, that it transcends our linear constructs of space and time and our physical bodies. And that it doesn’t reside in the brain, or anywhere in the body for that matter. Yet, at the same time, it’s everywhere. Even […]

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THOUGHTS ON SICKNESS AND HEALING

Published on 11/26/2017

While doing research for a writing project, I happened upon some inspiring thoughts that I’d like to share with you: thoughts on sickness and on healing. What follows, are some of these words of wisdom, and a few suggestions on how you might apply these notions in your daily lives. On sickness All sickness is […]

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Resources for getting started if your’e a beginner, and for deepening your practice, if you’re experienced.    The other day, someone asked me if I had to choose the single most powerful tool for health and well-being, what would it be. The answer was easy: meditation. I’ve come to appreciate, from both bearing witness to […]

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As a life-long New Yorker, this piece is inspired by what feels like for so many of us, the speediness of life. Life feels full and busy, and before we know it, saplings have become full grown trees, children have become adults, parents have become grandparents, and people known to us have passed on. And […]

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Reflections on Mother Day….

Published on 05/06/2016

Hi Everyone, I’m writing this on a sunny Mother’s Day in New York City, wishing to all of you who are mothers, a very special day.  And for those of you who are not, a very special day, as well. Hoping that what follows can be helpful to you on your journey: it’s about how […]

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Reflections on a New Year

Published on 12/30/2015

Hi Everyone, Just a few thoughts on our entrance into 2016.  Hoping these can be interesting and helpful to you. As I’ve been reflecting on the eve of the New Year, I’m taking pause to be a little gentler, a little softer, a little easier on myself.  And I offer you the suggestion to do […]

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December 25, New York. I awoke to a quiet and sleepy city. Spring-like weather. And Christmas for many. My usual routine was sidetracked by my happening upon a recent piece in The Boston Globe about end of life care. Interestingly, it was written by the CEO of Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield. It’s a poignant […]

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