Medicine, the mind, and responsibility

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations. – Norman Cousins Do I think “laughter is the best medicine? How do I feel about conventional and alternative medicine? What can the power of the mind do to heal the body? […]

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Beauty in diguise

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. – James Lowell Looking at the field I see only the dirt, not the hidden flower Whether I envision a daffodil or a rose, I will appreciate it’s own intrinsic beauty. Even a dandelion can be beautiful. What odd beauty do I find in something […]

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Grateful for the big and small

“Persons thankful for the little things are certain to be ones with much to be thankful for.” – Frank Clark Small rewards abound Be grateful for one and all Rewards multiply Yipee! I am so thankful for all of the opportunities there are in life. It feels like I have written this before. It’s a […]

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Seeking truth

When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything. When you try to understand everything, you will not understand anything. The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything. – Shunryu Suzuki I searched for the quote in the book so I could copy/paste but the first line actually […]

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Practicing like an expert

Be willing to have it so. – William James What was so hard for me that I can accept today? My own abilities. I have always doubted my abilities. Even after practicing some skill for years, I would continue to look at myself as a beginner. Not with a beginner’s mind, where I am open […]

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