Docsplainin' -- it's what I do

Docsplainin'--it's what I do.
After all, I'm a doc, aren't I?

Saturday, August 14, 2010


In you are here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment, Thich Nhat Hanh writes,
To me, the definition of hell is simple. It is a place where there is no understanding and no compassion. We have all been to hell. . . If there is compassion, then hell ceases to be hell. You can generate this compassion yourself. If you can bring a little compassion to this place, a little bit of understanding, it ceases to be hell.
Then he writes what, to me, is the perfect definition of the psychotherapist's job:

"Your practice consists in generating compassion and understanding and bringing them to hell."
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The 24-Hour Experiment: Love Your Body

Yes, that's right. Love your body.

Identify something your body can still do right (and it's doing something or you wouldn't be reading this. Then appreciate it. Tell your body you appreciate it.

Then for 24 hours, treat your body like you would an adored child. Rest it, wash it, dress it, and feed it like you would a precious infant. Play with it. Talk to it.