• What Trees can Teach Us About Life

    Ever since I was a little boy, I was fascinated by trees. I remember this became painfully obvious to me after a hurricane hit Long Island where I grew up. There was this Weeping Willow in my backyard that I loved to climb that came down in the storm. I remember going up to it […]

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  • Love, The Only Medicine You Need

    This month I’m going to go a little farther out on the limb of a tree I’ve been cultivating–the primacy of a spiritual compass and its relationship to Medicine. I’ll admit up front, I know that I’m running the risk of upsetting you. So, I apologize in advance, because it’s not my intention to turn […]

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  • How are You..How’s Your Being?

    When I greet someone, or they greet me, it’s not uncommon for the question, “how are you?” to be heard. It’s polite and often a reflexive greeting that makes sense on the most basic level. Similarly, on the most basic level, it’s typical to hear a response such as, “fine” or “good”. This is often […]

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  • The Emerging Spirit of Wholism

    I was at a “health conference” this past week to learn more about how our Autonomic Nervous System (sympathetic/parasympathetic, fight-or-flight/rest-digest functions) affects us. As you may know from my work, Slow Medicine, an underlying theme of my collected experience, learning and beliefs is that there is a common denominator to what ails us — the […]

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  • Embracing Your Life – ALL of It!

    We have all had those moments when we wish something different happened — small little annoyances, and major tragedies alike. The latter are profound and often beyond the pain that words can describe. The former–bad breaks, missed opportunities, people in our way and problems of all sorts–are numerous, often trivial, by comparison, but bother us […]

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  • The Old Way of Healing

    Those in thirst need water, not the faucet. -Hank Wesselman, Visionseeker Have you ever wondered why you have the life you have? Why you face specific challenges? And what this all means for you? Have you ever considered the larger question about the meaning of life in general? ….Or, perhaps you are one of the […]

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  • I Love Winter

    There are many reasons I love the season of winter. I love the crisp cold air, the incredibly clear blue skies, the sound of the wind howling through leafless trees, the smell of the fireplace and the cozy warmth of the hearth. But, above all else, I truly love the winter because of the spring […]

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  • Examining our Emotions

    At our recent Men’s Group, one of the guys shared something he recently came across…a book that suggested that our emotions are essentially another sense; similar to smell, taste, sight, etc. This got me thinking, largely because I have spent so much time considering the effects of emotions, both personally and professionally, that they have […]

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  • It might be Winter, but there’s still a Garden in your Heart

    Now in the midst of the dark of winter, recovering from the festive period past, deeply entrenched in our hibernation, one might assume all is dormant; but, that’s not necessarily so. As I gaze out at our garden from the warmth of my writing desk, I am aware that there is still life under that […]

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  • Doing Less

    One of the hallmarks of people who are not feeling as well as they’d like is described as the feeling of being overwhelmed. For some, this means not having the energy to do the things they want; and to others, this manifests as a drain on the muscles of motivation that are required to stay […]

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