Tag Archives: Life

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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Happiness and The Missing Tile Syndrome


“We have met the enemy, and he is us” is Pogo creator Walt Kelly’s apt 20th century parody of Perry’s famous quotation. It captures the essence of a profound and oft unrecognized truth, that we are often our own worst … Continue reading

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A Departure


It’s another Poetry Monday. Hope you survived the weekend. Here are some words from Peter Ferenczi to help place you in a different mindset than the one you currently hold.   a departure   my final night in New York … Continue reading

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Socrates on Happiness


Socrates (469 – 399 BC) claimed that his wisdom and insights arose merely in “knowing that he knew nothing.” He argued that happiness is not just bestowed on a select few, but could actually be obtained by human endeavor. In … Continue reading

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The Harvard Happiness Project


The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest running study of happiness. Begun in 1938, the study has followed 724 men since they were sophomores at Harvard University. The researchers have collected data every 2 years, asking questions about … Continue reading

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