Here’s another video recorded during the College of Marin community education class I co-teach with Larry Berkelhammer, Phd. This one covers the relationship between mind and body while giving suggestions for how to improve it. The last part of the recording Continue Reading →
The following video was recorded during the College of Marin community education class I co-teach with Larry Berkelhammer, Phd. It discusses the human pelvis from a number of perspectives, with an eye toward helping us feel more appreciative of that Continue Reading →
For quite a few years now, I’ve regularly connected with an expansive feeling of awareness spreading outward toward the larger sphere, into what I once called the corridors of consciousness. It’s as if my local experience mixes with that of a great cosmic mind. This mental state, Continue Reading →
Biology has always been central to my maturation as a human being. It helped me survive a harrowing childhood; it diverted me from delinquency; it gave me a focus in young adulthood; it led me away from addiction; and it Continue Reading →
When I was in medical school, my classmates came from diverse backgrounds. Some came from wealthy families and some were poor. The majority were of European-American descent, but many came from minority backgrounds, including African-American and Latino-American. Slightly more than half the class Continue Reading →
The video below was recorded during the College of Marin course that I teach with Larry Berkelhammer, PhD. This particular presentation briefly looks at how the body and mind respond to life experience.
The video below was recorded during the College of Marin course that I teach with Larry Berkelhammer, PhD. This particular presentation briefly explores models of human experience with the aim of encouraging mindful appreciation of life.
Step into almost any big box store, and you will see huge sections devoted to escapism. In my local Costco, televisions dominate the space inside the entrance. Screens up to six feet across shimmer by the dozens. Smartphones and tablets Continue Reading →
In the last post we saw how medical systems are responses to fear but also generate it. This is particularly true of today’s biomedicine, but is also a feature shamanic systems of care—which date to prehistory—induce fright as a side effect. Continue Reading →
Today’s health care is one of those so-called modern miracles. What doctors can do now would have looked magical to our forebears. After all, it’s not uncommon for those who appear to have died to be brought back to life. But for all its Continue Reading →