Category Archives: Mind / Body Medicine

Living with Humor

Life is difficult but it can become intolerable when the child in you dies. When that child dies, so does your sense of humor, and your ability to laugh at life. I know from experience how easy it is to … Continue reading

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Consciousness

When I was four years old, I was home in bed with one of my frequent ear infections. I took a toy telephone I was playing with and unscrewed the dial and put all the pieces in my mouth as … Continue reading

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Sell It

“Herman Grimhoffer was stuck in an elevator for four hours.  Upon his release he had sold the elevator operator a new Cadillac.” ~ Matty Simmons When I first began to speak about my experience with cancer patients, I encountered anger … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – May 21, 2018

Question for Bernie: Hi Dr. Siegel, One of my employees has had 3 miscarriages…the last one was twins at 23weeks (one week shy of being able to save them). She is now 22 weeks and started cramping so is at … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – May 14, 2018

Question for Bernie: Dear Bernie – I first heard about you on Erin Lay’s Cancer telesummit.  I have multiple myeloma. Diagnosed in October of 2013 as a result of what I thought was a sports injury. It turned out that … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – May 7, 2018

Question for Bernie: Good Morning Dr. Siegel, I am in my 70s and am a wife, mother and grandmother, and I have just had my first chemo treatment for Stage 1 lymphoma.  I have heard you speak (years ago) and … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – April 30, 2018

Question for Bernie: Sorry to bother you. I’m just upset because I can’t stop licking my mouth, and now my lips are all red and chapped.  I’m out of Vaseline, and I’ve been running around since 2 o’clock this afternoon … Continue reading

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Effort

“It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.” ~ Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951) Why do you extend yourself and put extra effort into certain tasks? Is it the desire for personal gain or reward … Continue reading

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Your Nature

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and sliver.” ~ Martin Luther The next time your family complains about your behavior, just … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – March 12, 2018

Here is the follow-up to earlier 2016 correspondence from the sister of a patient suffering from metastatic melanoma. Original Question for Bernie: Dear Bernie: This is  in regards to my sister’s diagnosis She is starting whole brain radiation next week  … Continue reading

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