Category Archives: Mind / Body Medicine

Time Out

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~ Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris TODAY WAS QUIET AND PEACEFUL.  I wasn’t going anywhere.  I was just being me.  And it felt good to be me.  … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Language of Death and Dying

This is a letter to the editor I wrote recently. Dear Editor, In response to your articles on cancer and death with dignity, I could write another book. As a physician, I started becoming involved in resolving many of the … Continue reading

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Safe Spaces

This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair. Good morning, lovely you! We hear so much about people needing safe spaces these days, but in this context, it’s usually a space to be safe from differing values, beliefs and opinions. … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – March 15, 2021

Question for Bernie: BDad, my favorite and only CD, Well, I did it again. I had a brain scan and it showed me as having developed another cavernous malformation. I meet with the neurosurgeon on Monday, March 8th by computer … Continue reading

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How to Support a Loved One Who Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer

This is a guest post by Prudence Sinclair. I received an email from someone in our community over the weekend asking for advice on what is the best way to help a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – March 8, 2021

Question for Bernie: An update on my ovarian cancer that came back three years ago: Interesting story that my doctor told his interns at the hospital—the second time I was diagnosed, 6 years after the first time, I was at … Continue reading

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Communication

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. ~ Nelson Mandela You may wonder if people hear what we … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – January 25, 2021

Question for Bernie: Hi Bernie, Hope you’re doing well. I’ve been enjoying all of your people on zoom and phone calls, and so appreciate everyone’s support. I hope you’ll be on again soon so you can enlighten us! I have … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – December 28, 2020

Question for Bernie Good morning Bernie, I hope this email finds you well. I have some good news—my tumor is shrinking after two treatments of chemo, and keeping an exceptional patient attitude! But I do have a medical question, or … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – December 21, 2020

Dear All, Every so often, one of you sends along a message to me reflecting on the learnings that came out of our work together, with me in the role of surrogate Dad. I recognize when someone needs the kind … Continue reading

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