Category Archives: Mind / Body Medicine

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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Q & A with Bernie – February 26, 2018

Question for Bernie: Hello Bernie, It has been a long time to go without writing you. I want to say to you that I am very sad these last 2 months. I am remembering a lot about my ex-boyfriend who … Continue reading

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Second Wind

“Only the very exceptional individuals push to their extremes.” – William James I have run several marathons, and know that at some point something happens in my body and I feel as if I were just starting the race. We … Continue reading

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Time

“Life is precious and time is a key element.  Let’s make every moment count.” ~ Harmon Killebrew Time is the only thing we have, and it is everything, so why do we waste it?  Living in a body means we … Continue reading

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Face Value

“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.” ~ H.L. Mencken One of our sons was upset when he built a house and didn’t make a profit selling … Continue reading

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Meaning

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” ~ Buddha Anthropologist Ashley Montagu said it well:  “The meaning of a word is the action it … Continue reading

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