Reflections

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Fear, Seduction, & Preventative Procedures (like Mammograms): How can we make (informed) decisions?How do we decide whether or not to undergo a, “preventative” procedure like a mammogram? First, …
The Mechanics of Emotional Contagion: Who Affects Whom? Excerpt From, The Four Qualities of Effective PhysiciansDear Friends, My previous book, “How the Art of Medicine Makes the Science More Effective: …
Post-Election Shock, Birth, Death & Sūtaka Today, in the wake of the 2016 US Presidential election, there is shock, daze, awe, …
The Value of “Screen” Use, “Screen” Detox, & Loving TouchBy Dr. Claudia Welch As of January 2011, a Kaiser Family Foundation study found that, …
Desire, Discipline, Decision-fatigue & DinacharyaAbstract The Problem: Sensory control v. repression of urges. The solution: Read on… I grew …
Fake Smiling Is Bad For You, (As Well As Irritating To Me)Gentle Reader, I am guilty of this too. I could pretend I’m not, but then …
Extremely Extreme (Rest is Radical)I was thinking lately… I was thinking that traditionally the Aghora sect of Hinduism has, …
Reasons to MoveSome of us are exercise junkies. Some not. Some of us enjoy a good, brisk, …
Alas, I Have Good News“Alas, I have good news.” In late May 2010, I got this cheerful voicemail message …
Natural Rhythms, From Rivers to RoosHi all. I just spent a couple weeks in New Zealand, or “Aotearoa”– “land of …
Good vs. Evil; Devas vs. Asuras; Good Planets vs. Bad Planets: If We are Scientific, Why We Should Even Bother With Stuff Like Myth, Movies & Astrology?A few months ago, I was reading about how one of the big Hindu Gods …
Autumn Cleansing or Detox Programs: Why Go Austere in a Time of Harvest?It’s happened. I can feel it. You probably can too. Autumn. Quite a personality she …
Um. Try Not to Be a Psychopath With Your PatientsI just spent such a delightful weekend with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda students, who …
Oil Pulling: Miracle or Myth?About 5-7 years ago I started hearing a lot about, “oil pulling.” How it was …
What Does “Having It All” Really Mean? And Is It Possible?This article was actually guest-written for Diaforlife.com, a resource-full website dedicated to Connecting and inspiring people …
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