Articles written by me on Self-care and Palliative Medicine
On Self-Care & Palliative Medicine

Benefits of Exercise

Marathon Madness

“One’s reach must exceed their grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”Robert Browning On Saturday, April 28, 2001, I ran in the Country Music Marathon here in Nashville, TN. I made the decision to run just five days earlier, and registered as a late entrant two days before

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Mindful Postures

The exercises we call yoga today, are in fact hatha yoga, a discipline intended to prepare the body for the pursuit of union with the divine while simultaneously raising a practitioner’s awareness of creation to a higher, keener state. Controlled breathing, prescribed postures (called asanas), and meditation

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Meditation in Motion

“Stiff and unbending is the principle of death. Gentle and yielding is the principle of life. Thus an Army without flexibility never wins a battle. A tree that is unbending is easily broken. The hard and strong will fall. The soft and weak will overcome.” —Tao Te

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Get the Lead Out

Another Pro Football season is over–concluding this year with a very lopsided Super Bowl victory. And, though the game wasn’t keeping us on the edge of our seats with suspense, we did witness some pretty incredible running and displays of strength. People exercise for many reasons. In

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My Philosophy

(Latin: doceō, I teach) I learned in medical school that the word, doctor, comes from the Latin word for teacher. I hold that thought closely... read more

Hinesights on Health

These are articles I wrote while in private practice in the early 2000’s. These many years later, I still have folks who ask for links, so I’ve kept them active... read more