Bridging East and West: One Doctors Journey

Why am I now doing a medical practice that combines both conventional medical care and complementary (“alternative”) methods? What happened that made me decide, at 58 years of age (!), to put my energy into starting this type of private practice???? Before I even considered going to medical school, I knew that my calling in […]

Death of the American Soul: Reclaiming Our Lives and Finding Purpose

I don’t know where I have been these past twenty years – perhaps having worked for small, health conscious, non-profits has isolated me from what is happening to the souls of the majority of Americans – Americans who are forced to wake up well in advance of their own biological clock, who drive maniacally, fighting […]

Home is Where the Healing is

The healing environment and quality of health care varies from institution to institution and home to home. An impersonal, rushed assembly line approach to hospitalization may leave people’s emotional and spiritual needs unmet. A person is expected to take on the role of the ‘patient’, one who suffers in silence. The needs of the individual […]

Self-Esteem = Team Esteem

Teams are composed of individuals. A teams ability to function and the commitment of the members is determined, to some extent, by the team-image. Team-image is dependent upon the self-image and the self-esteem of the individual team members as illustrated in the following story. “It’s not my fault. I don’t care what you say I […]

Appreciation: The Heart and Soul of the Team

One of the most overlooked areas of health is in the work place. We spend more than half of our lives in the work place interacting with what are usually the most important people in our lives. “Good work, Bob.” “It wasn’t that good” “Yes it was. The way you handled the situation was like […]

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