Innovation is derived from the root novus, meaning new. No, not the the flashy advertising that says "New and improved!!!" I mean really new, fresh, perspective-shifting, like you're opening your eyes for the first time. When is the last time you felt that in healthcare?
If tapping and the placebo effect are both examples of mind-body effects, is the effectiveness of tapping a placebo effect? To answer this question to our full satisfaction, we must take our understanding of placebo to the next level.
Recently, a patient became confrontational with me over an opioid prescription. Here's what I realized.
In a recent op-ed titled “Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment,” Ruth Whippman took mindfulness to task. She told a great story about how mindfully washing the dishes added to the pressures of modern life rather than taking them away. I can relate.
There isn't anything necessarily spiritual about seeing, managing, and experiencing all of you, which is really what The Three Bodies are about. Experiencing all of you and learning how to manage that experience and apply it in the real world is quite practical.
The future of healthcare is not about healthcare. It's about wellbeing. Today, healthcare is centered on disease. That's what most of the research and practice is about. Even preventive care is about preventing disease. That will change. We will learn enough about wellbeing that we make it the cornerstone of healthcare
I thought for a long time about how I wanted to make a difference in healthcare. In the end, I found that I had to start by redefining the goal of healthcare. After seeing so many people come to the ER in severe distress, it became clear to me that simply getting better isn't good enough. It's just a start.
Q: You mentioned the experience of love as a practical, real-world experience. Why do you say love is practical? Isn't love irrational?
A: When I say love, I don't mean it in the everyday sense of the word. There are many kinds of love - love among friends, love between lovers, love of nature, and so on. These types of love are subsets of a greater love...