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It sounds like a simple concept: the idea that we can actually stop our busy, racing minds (“monkey minds,” as they’re called in Buddhism) for short periods of time and actually pay attention to the present moment. In reality, though—at least in our high-pressure, go-go-go culture—so-called mindfulness is a skill that eludes most of us Read More

The process of becoming a physician is an amazing and complicated journey. One part of this journey that gets little attention is how we teach (or don’t teach) our doctors-in-training to care for their own health. We certainly ask them to retain huge amounts of information, and we stress the importance of being deeply dedicated Read More