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Erratum

I’d like to invite you on a journey, my friends. It’s not a journey to any exotic land, unfortunately - at least not for a while yet -...

Shall we talk epigenetics?

Many of you have probably heard of the old debate around how human behavior moves through generations concisely described as nature...

What I'm doing

I love to organize information. I love to categorize and make lists and even describe my past in phases. But what I’ve been thinking...

The entry point to empathy

Dunbar’s number refers to a theory that primates - including humans - are limited by their brain size to a certain number of social...

Whether you like it or not

We are all in this together. Whether you like it or not, this doesn’t really seem like something with which you can disagree or argue. I...

Be kind and let it ride

For nearly two and a half years now, with only a brief break late in 2018, I have been in therapy. Although I’ve never asked in all this...

What is smart?

Have you ever called someone smart? Been called smart yourself? Probably most of us have. But have you ever stopped to think about what...

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

There is no end to the advice out there in the ether about how to live life well. Sometimes I admit to personally rolling my eyes - I...

Getting better

My first trip abroad was just after I graduated pharmacy school. It was my gift to myself for getting through those five grueling years....

Ch-ch-changes

Bowie sang about it, so did Tupac and Charles Bradley and many others, including my personal favorite, Langhorne Slim. Obviously, things...

Nostalgia

I’ve found myself feeling nostalgic quite a bit lately. I mean, sure, sure, sure, everybody’s feeling nostalgic about the “pre-corona”...

Let it go

Right, remember how I mentioned last week that I had subscribed to Disney+? So is it really a surprise that I haven’t been able to get...

All good things

This week it’s all about the good things. This week I am choosing to be humbled by the resilience of human beings, their desire to help...

Notes from the lonely

In the insurance biz, we often use the term whole health. It refers to the idea that to keep our members healthier, we have to think not...

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey

I wrote a little recently about ordinary moments and routine and how in times of struggle, I can sometimes find solace there. Ordinary...

From one moment to the next

I hemmed and hawed a little about what to write today. I hesitate to write doom and gloom because we don’t need any more of that, but so...

A perspective on the present

This morning I got up, I read the news as I made my coffee, I sat in my chair to read and write. All of this is just as I do every...

Freedom to serve and enjoy

Alright, I think I’m a little obsessed. I feel like I’ve been reading and/or thinking about Elizabeth Gilbert now nearly non-stop for...

The lesson

I’ve gotten some gems of advice from people about skiing over the years. Once, I ended up on an otherwise deserted run with a ski...

 

Personal experience turned inspirational writing.