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

Life Transitions

Counting Blessings

“Home is where one starts from. . .We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” Taken fromFour Quartets by T.S. Eliot The world-altering events of this fall

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Going Forward

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”Mahatma Gandhi The tragedy of Tuesday, September 11, 2001 continues to affect us in profoundly personal and collective ways. Leonard Pitts, Jr., a sydicated columnist for the Miami Herald, penned a masterful piece for that newspaper

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Educational Transitions

“It’s interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can’t, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about.” Richard Ford in Harper’s, 1992 The return to school is

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The Long And The Short Of It

Have you heard the expression, “If Mother Nature doesn’t get you, Father Time will?” For the first time in the history of mankind, people in developed countries can expect to live long enough to become old. Census bureau statistics show that the average lifespan across the world

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Stop the Male

“The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough”Germaine Greer Pot bellies, balding heads, weakening muscles, decreased libido and a general decline in stamina all seem to occur variably as men grow older. Are these phenomena ‘just a part of aging’ or is

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January Juncture

“Good and bad habits both take time to acquire force. Powerful bad habits can be displaced by opposite good habits if the latter are patiently cultured.”Paramahansa Yogananda Junctures always provide an opportunity for change. It’s easy to follow a path when the road never forks, but decisions

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The Seasons of Life

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) Another glorious fall is here–transitioning us from muggy summer days to the crisp chill of autumn. Each year, when this season evolves, I reflect on

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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