Beginner’s Mind

Julie/ July 11, 2023/ Paul Brenner, MD, PhD

(Though no longer here in person, Dr. Brenner is still here in spirit. Please enjoy this lovely musing he shared with us.) The mind can stimulate the brain to produce neuropeptides and hormones. These chemicals, aptly called, ‘molecules of emotions’ by Candace Pert, are the creator of ‘our feelings.’ We then label these strong feelings as good, bad, pain, fear,

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“Be Here Now”…Ram Das – An Ode to Nurses

Julie/ August 8, 2022/ Paul Brenner, MD, PhD

“Be Here Now” is an important statement that fills New Age Workshops throughout this country and Europe. To achieve this wonderful state of being is much more difficult than one might imagine. This can never happen in a weekend or a month. It demands time, a specific place of silence, ideally within Nature, “The Mother” of all that’s good, true,

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We Are All Miracles

Julie/ January 5, 2022/ Paul Brenner, MD, PhD

The sheer gift of LIFE IS A Miracle. If you could think, but for a moment: all the combinations and permutations that made you, you, is simply a miracle beyond belief or words. Two microscopic cells fused and divided, replicated forty one times, to create millions of cells with special DNA, emotions, understanding and beliefs; unlike any other human that

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If You Think You are Ready to Die, Buy a Puppy

Julie/ October 6, 2021/ Paul Brenner, MD, PhD

Here, I’m 87 years old, having difficulty walking, in intractable pain in my legs; and, at times, think of chucking it all in! So what can I do? No, not go to a therapist. Right, buy a puppy! Our Lucky is sheer Joy. He takes my mind off myself, and directs my moments of lost love of self to my

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Old Age

Julie/ February 1, 2021/ Paul Brenner, MD, PhD

Now that I’m old (and I am sure that is the correct definition of my present age, 87), I’ve learned a great deal about aging. But it always boils down to acceptance and permission, since I’ve lost the ability to walk when I was 80 (after falling off a surfboard in Hawaii on my birthday). I further fractured my already

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The Mirror

Julie/ July 8, 2020/ Paul Brenner, MD, PhD

This cry for equality is so very different than I have ever experienced. Mr. Trump has been our mirror of the vestiges of the racist, privileged lives we all have lived so it’s time for each of us to take an inventory of our own lives. Anyone who lives life with more than they need is privileged. If that is

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