Monthly Archives: May 2011

Meditation: Finding Meaning in Emotion – part 2

Do your feelings reflect your physical state? Insufficient sleep can make any of us feel drained, less motivated and even a little depressed. Too much stress in the absence of sufficient rest throughout the day can make you feel distracted … Continue reading

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Meditation: Finding Meaning in Emotion

There is meaning in emotion. Powerful feelings – anxiety to the edge of panic, anger to the limit of rage, and sadness to the depths of grief – can highjack our thoughts, shape our behaviour, harm our relationships and limit … Continue reading

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Meditation: Seven Questions, Seven Mantras

Imagine relief from your most troublesome thoughts and difficult emotions – depression, anxiety and anger. Imagine a way to find the peace, meaning and joy you’ve sought throughout your life. If this was a new drug, you may wonder, “Does … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain

Save this one for a rainy day (though you may need to laminate it). A screening test for dementia is the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) in which short-term memory and orientation are assessed.  One question is, “What is the … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Living Together (Part 3): On Going to Bed Angry, Changing Eachother, the List & Listening

Though I’ve counseled many couples working through the challenges of getting along, personally I’m no expert; I’ve only been married to one person (for 22 years so far). I don’t agree with the advice of never going to bed angry. … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Living Together (Part 2): The Rules

At each of our hospitals, physicians are organized into departments according to specialty. The existence of some departments is threatened by the retirement their members. At a meeting I chaired, the question was asked, “How many doctors does it take … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Living Together (Part 1)

My sons are now 16 and 18, and I wonder how much more they will grow emotionally over the next 10 years. They will encounter many challenges, discover their own strengths, ride the roller coaster of emotions, meet many people … Continue reading

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