Tag Archives: Life

Open Heart


As a student, seeing my first heart surgery was a profound experience. This Monday’s Poem of the Week does a remarkable job of capturing the mystery and the magic of this remarkable organ on which we all critically depend. Open … Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye


Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses a theme that recently has been to familiar for many of us. I like it because it does so with elegance and hope. Wishing we all can do the same. How to Say Goodbye … Continue reading

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Humility


Humility Humility is a character trait most of us tend to admire about another person. Ideally, it comes from the recognition that a great deal of rewards, honors and riches we accumulate over time are not necessarily due to our … Continue reading

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Project Clog


How many of us are unaffected by rush hour traffic, looming deadlines, personal and family demands, emails waiting for response? Not many, sad to say. Which is the reason why the following poem from my brilliant friend Dave strikes so … Continue reading

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Stress


I have some VIP visitors coming and going for the next six weeks, so here is piece from the Archives. Stress A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,Raised a glass of water and asked“How heavy is this glass … Continue reading

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Careers and Life


Medicine makes a lot of demands on those who chose to follow its calling. For most, the personal sacrifices are an unavoidable price that has to be paid. For others, the long hours provide an acceptable excuse for avoiding some … Continue reading

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Maps


It’s Monday again, and time for another installment in the Poetry on Monday series. Here is another piece by my favorite poet in a series about traveling through Europe. Hope you enjoy the journey. map this dot is Paris. this … Continue reading

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The Four Pillars of Happiness


I’ve written of The Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest running study of happiness, ongoing since 1938, in my previous blog. The main and inescapable conclusion of this study is that the single best predictor of a person’s happiness … Continue reading

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Ready…Set…


It’s another Poetry Monday, and one more from the series called Maps by my favorite poet. Hope you are all surviving the heat. Our A/C chose a bad time to go on the fritz. departure   that night train crouching … Continue reading

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JOY


I slept and dreamt  that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore My other favorite quote from this wise Bengali poet: You can’t cross the sea … Continue reading

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