Vulnerability and connection

Posted in: behavior change, human behavior, neuroscience- Jan 11, 2014 Comments Off on Vulnerability and connection

Addictions always originate in unhappiness, even if hidden. They are emotional anesthetics; they numb pain. The “Warm Embrace” of Addiction, by Gabor Maté, MD,  is an article I read recently that made a ton of sense to me. (Note I say “me”. I truly believe this is a unique journey for each individual and I’m just putting out what […]

On Interconnectedness and Interdependence

Posted in: life- Apr 07, 2012 Comments Off on On Interconnectedness and Interdependence

“God is just what happens when humanity is connected. Humanity connected is God.” —Jim Gillian I believe in higher beings but “God” comes with too many preconceived definitions and associations for me to embrace the name. That said, this incredibly moving talk by Jim Gilliam speaks to a truth I can fully embrace. Life is […]

The value of being human

Posted in: behavior change, human behavior, medicine, psychology- Sep 26, 2011 1 Comment

“In Dr. Siegler, I have had a doctor who is interested in my husband and me as persons, not just diseases — although we’ve confronted him with a few of them,” Kay Bucksbaum said. “I have so valued that. A special mark of Dr. Siegler’s character is his extreme kindness and interest in what makes […]