Over the years I have had many patients and friends share with me their experience of feeling “dismissed” by the doctor they were seeing.  It may have been a dismissal of symptoms or feelings or they felt they were not listened to. Having reflected on their experiences, I recalled times when I had acted in… Read More

Thank those who have caused you pain

I had to seek the physician Because of the pain this world Caused me I could not believe what happened when I got there I found my teacher. Before I left, he said, “Up for a little homework, yet?” “Okay,” I replied. “Well then, thank all the people who have caused you pain. They helped… Read More

Enemy or NOT

Develop Conscious Relationships

Do you hide out in relationship?  What I mean by that is do you only have relationships with the people who are most like you in that they share your opinions, beliefs, and behaviors.  Do you avoid people who stir up feelings of dislike, trigger you in some way, or simply make your blood boil… Read More


Receive the gift of conflict

Perhaps we’ve got this conflict or disagreement thing all wrong.  Perhaps it is a way to deepen relationship, and it is offering us a gift instead of a threat that something is going to be lost or taken away.  Perhaps it offers the opportunity of understanding another and ourselves much more deeply. In order to… Read More

Live Here. Now

This past spring in a span of 6 weeks, my poppa and my dog,Bella, died.  Bella is the dog you see pictured on my website.  Both were great teachers, but in very different ways. This blog is a tribute in deep appreciation of them both. The lessons I learned from my poppa: Problem solve...every mechanical… Read More

In order to die well, we must have lived well

The three main issues that I observed the last weeks of my father’s life that caused him great suffering were: His monkey mind – wild with thoughts. Inability to produce or to be productive, which for him was tied directly to his self-esteem. In ability to accept what life was offering. Perhaps I am mistaken… Read More