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October 4, 2022

The Lost Art of Listening

By Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.

In the last two decades of our so called ‘progress’, we are less healthy, happy, and suffer from an unprecedented level of ‘soul-loss’. We are more depressed and anxious feel a greater loss of meaning than ever before.



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Dr. Kumar's Curried Red Lentils (Dal)


Ping Shuai Gong (Level Arm Swing)

Chunchieh Bruce Sun, Cac., MSOM, Dipl OM

My clients frequently asked me which form of Chinese Qigong could promote better physical and mental health. I always recommend Ping Shuai Gong as a fundamental exercise for a beginner. Ping Shuai Gong is a simple health-preserving exercise which was especially designed to assist in adapting to modern busy life. In addition, its lineage is long and wise spanning thousands of years. When this is practiced regularly, you can achieve balance, relaxation and well-being.


Dominion and the Dangers of Dichotomous Thinking

Eric Ehrke, LCSW, LMFT

After reading Dr. Kumar’s article about the India/Pakistan Partition of 1947, dominion and the dangers of dichotomous thinking came to mind. Polarized politics is not a new phenomenon. Sadly, once again black, and white thinking is resurging. News is now considered entertainment in some social media circles and truth, an inconvenient causality. Corrupt leaders and politicians have always lied and twisted the truth, so why is humanity regressing again? Let’s s consider the Western definition of the word dominion. 


You Can't Pour from an Empty Vessel: The Wisdom of Self-Care

Emily Klik, LMT, CST

You cant pour from an empty vessel,” is a phrase I will always remember, spoken to me by one of my most cherished mentors. She observed that as a therapist, I had a habit of placing the well-being of others before myself, a way of life, normalized in our society. I was caught in a loop of over-doing and over-care that left me depleted, exhausted and out of balance, I would rest and recuperate for short spurts, only to repeat this cycle over again. I was stuck on a hamster wheel with no end in sight.  



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