CAN VOLUNTEERING CAUSE HAPPINESS? The answer from many, many experts is …YES! As His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama says regarding happiness: It is this pattern of thought, transforming problems into happiness that has enabled the Tibetan people to maintain their dignity and spirit in the face of great difficulties. Indeed, I have found this... Continue Reading →
I took this photo over the weekend. This HUGE Saguaro cactus has been standing in front of San Xavier Mission in Tucson, AZ for literally centuries. A small deep hole in the ancient living being is home to a wren's nest. A place of new life, nurturing, coming and going - despite the prickly exterior... Continue Reading →
Vulnerability https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/02/she-was-dead-how-shame-almost-ruined-a-physicians-life.html Dear friends, especially my colleagues, My original post (or a least a version of it that did not include F words) was published several weeks ago now. Having written one 'good enough' post, I thought I would try my hand at a second story. Ever since, I have felt blocked, frozen, even constipated.... Continue Reading →
Warning: contains cursing Dear friends, especially my colleagues, I recently failed a class (I have been working on a PhD in psychology) and found myself immobilized and disengaged from life, personal happiness, and joy. I actually didn’t even tell my husband (who is my true confidant of my feeling and thoughts) until the following day.... Continue Reading →
In New York for special screening of the documentary film about physician suicide. It's hard to even write words about an issue that is so personal to me.
Are you a perfectionist? I don’t know how many times I have been told that we, physicians and healers, tend to be perfectionists. It is actually demanded of us to be perfect. But, the demand of perfectionism in our doctors comes at a very real cost. For this reason, I always took being a perfectionist... Continue Reading →
Dear Healer, Pictured above is a simple Tibetan Buddhist monk taken at Stongdey Monastery in Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. I love this photo! Out of literally thousands of photos I’ve taken, this is my favorite from this year’s medical mission trip with Hands On Global, Inc. (http://www.handsonglobal.org). This man has been laughing and smiling... Continue Reading →