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Anger and the Heart

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Our emotions can have serious effects, both good and bad, on our heart rhythm and function. Anger can cause fatal events and this is presented. Sympathetic and parasympathetic balance is discussed and distressing is suggested.              

Compassion is the Desire to Relieve Suffering

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Compassion is wanting someone to be free of suffering. Empathy is an evolked memory about ourself, not another person. Yet there is an empathy that comes from understanding the human condition. By itself, It is not an effective way to help another person. Compassion is not driven by our own emotional story or by emotions at all, it is driven by wisdom. When we...

Components of Care with Doug Boyd

submitted by: admin on 12/09/2023
Caring for someone can be active, supporting, being present. It is hard to give what you don’t have. Compassion, attentiveness, respect and empathy are an acronym: CARE. True care is like the sun, it radiates unconditionally.

Forgiveness and Compassion with David McArthur

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Compassion has an impact on health and wellbeing. A feeling of deep care blended with a feeling of understanding strengthens who we are and our ability to be compassionate. Resonance is what develops when we connect to one another and this has been measured.          

How MDs Balance Work and Home Lives

submitted by: admin on 10/04/2013
An article published in the August 2013 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reviewed 7200 MDs and 900 of their partners and found that there was more burnout and depresssion and more work-home conflicts in MDs working longer hours, are younger, are female, and who hold academic positions at teaching medical centers.  Medical training...

How to Deal with Human Suffering

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
Suffering is not necessary, it is a choice. Human flourishing with happiness, well being, and compassion are natural. It is necessary to know about suffering; the experience of suffering and then learn the causes before applying solutions. Most suffering comes from our personal afflictions such as jealousy, anger, pride, greediness, etc. Where do they develop...

How We Deal With Our Losses with Gary Gwilliam, JD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  How an attorney deal with losses requires wisdom. What we should be looking for is getting the right outcome. Yet we tend to have internal expectations that if unfulfilled lead to shame and sense of failure. With wisdom comes humility, compassion, courage, forgiveness, and authenticity.

Meditation has Long-term Effects on the Brain

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  According to scientists from Harvard and Boston University, meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain according to an article published in November of 2012 in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers trained people with one of two different types of meditation, mindful meditation and compassionate...

The Components of C.A.R.E. with Doug Boyd

submitted by: admin on 12/09/2023
"C.A.R.E." is an acronym for providing optimal health care to make patients more empowered and less victimized that stands for: compassion, attentiveness, respect, and empathy. Doug describes what this means with wonderful examples.

The Spiritual Heart of Healing with David McArthur

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Listening and caring are primal ingredients of creating healing. Following the guiding light when in the moment fully is a sacred experience that connects us with the central power of the universe.            

Transforming Fear with Courage with Judith Orloff, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
We often become entrenched in fear and don't realize that we need strategies to change this situation. We can transform fear with courage and can transform anger with compassion with a specific plan. The biology of fear can be specifically addressed.          

Uncertainty Causes Anxiety

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  When you don't know the outcome of a medical test, the uncertainty of not knowing can be more stressful and anxiety provoking than the worst possible outcome. Our minds tend to worry and we need to learn to "worry well." Chronic stress suppresses immunity and sets the stage for further inflammation and progression of whatever disease...

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