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Understanding the Needs of the Dying

Through a most fortuitous series of coincidences, I recently took a course on “Understanding the Needs of the Dying” with Dr. David Kessler, world expert on grief and loss. This […]

Holistic Pain Relief

Chronic pain is a miserable business.  When there’s no relief in sight from arthritis or injury or chronic back pain, the confusion and worry about what to do about something […]

The Deep Roots of Mindful Self-Compassion

(Because I’m beginning to teach a Mindful Self-Compassion course in September 2014, I’m re-posting the e-newsletter I wrote in September 2012 titled Self-Compassion More Powerful Than Self-Esteem. It’s still a great review […]

Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Mathew Lieberman’s new book  Social:  Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect explores the evolutionary necessity of social interactions for  happiness, effectiveness, and well-being.  Lieberman, a neuropsychologist at UCLA, says the fact […]

Daniel Goleman’s Focus

Daniel Goleman’s new book Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence is an excellent follow-on to the December 2013 e-newsletter about Sherry Turkle’s research on the impact of digital distraction on relationships and communication and […]

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