Art

My Latest Painting: I Am Nothing, I Am Everything, All At Once

Today I want to share with you the latest painting I just painted. You can probably tell from some of my recent blog posts that I’ve been thinking a lot about the preciousness of our fleeting time on this earth.  About how our bodies reflect God’s divine design, and about the beauty that is inherent in the death transition.     So I wanted to paint it.   To somehow capture that moment when your physical body releases your energetic body and the dissolution of the tangible flows into the intangible.  How must that feel? I think how it must feel …

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The Golden Ratio of Our Beautiful Human Body, Both Inside and Out

      You have probably heard about the Golden Ratio (in math it’s known as Phi) before — it is a pervasive pattern in both nature as well as in the natural design of our human anatomy. Even if you didn’t know it was called the Golden Ratio, you’ve probably seen figures like this one — first described by Leonardo da Vinci — that show our body’s torso proportions, limb proportions, facial proportions, finger and toe proportions, external ear proportions, etc… are all designed according to this beautiful, reproducible mathematic principle:       This ratio is a common …

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Reflections On The Death Transition: What I’ve Seen, What I Feel

        As a physician, I’ve had quite a few experiences with patients who were dying, as well as patients who had near death experiences and told me about them. In medical school, I had an attending physician who had a heart transplant. He said as they removed his heart on the operating table, he went somewhere totally different than earth. After putting his new heart in, the surgeon shocked it to get it to start beating again. He says he felt that shock and felt himself feeling pulled back into his physical body and when he woke …

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Your Healing Mantra for 2021

  Your body is completely new — inside and out — every few years. All of your organs (except for one) completely regenerates, repairs, and optimizes on a continuous basis. Some parts of your body are so fresh and new that they are only one day old… the cornea of your eye, for example. Your cornea can completely regenerate every 24 hours. Some parts are a little older… the lining of your intestines, for example, are about 3 days old. Your skin is about 1 month old. Your fingernails have completely grown out and replaced themselves in about 6 months. …

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Letting Go Helps You Heal (Here’s How)

Well I don’t know much. I do know that this world is a complicated, beautiful, painful place. And I have lived quite a few decades and for roughly half of that time I’ve been a practicing physician as well, so I’ve learned quite a bit about what allows the human body to be resilient to stress and trauma and illness and disease. And what I’ve found is that surrendering is what allows healing to happen.   Surrendering = healing.   What heals people in real life is the total opposite of what I learned about healing in medical school. We …

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You Have Angel Wings Inside Of You

  This is my second painting that I painted last month. Remember my reminder to stand up tall?   Well, this one is my reminder to: Stop. Grow Still Take A Deep Breath.     It occurred to me, when I was working with a patient on his breathing issues, that our lungs remind me very much of wings. I told him to take a big deep breath of air as if he were stretching out his wings behind him, imagining his lungs filling, his shoulder blades growing wings, and his arms reaching out and up as if he were …

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Posture Affects Your Health

I just finished teaching my annual Chakra Healing Class… and one of the most interesting topics came up. On of the participants (thank you Steve!) mentioned that he noticed becoming more short of breath when his posture slumped.   That brought on a wonderful discussion of all the different ways that poor posture literally physically affects your health… …everything from dry mouth and dental issues to decreased oxygenation, decreased sleep quality and even increased ADHD symptoms!     But posture affects more than just our physical body… it affects our spirit.   In class I shared a link to this …

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