Dancing with Elephants: A Beginners’ Guide to Losing your Mind

4 Reasons to Buy My New Book

4 Reasons to Buy My New Book This week I am launching my new book, Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain. To celebrate, everyone who buys before March 12 and sends me their receipt will receive a Great Mindfulness Package for free (worth $176). I’ll share […]

Facing Elephants

Note: This is a sneak preview for the first chapter of the book Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain (release date: March 6). To make it very tempting for you to buy,  I am giving away a Great Mindfulness Package  (worth $254) for free for every […]

A More Healing Way: Video Conversations on Disease

Several months I ago I surveyed my readers and asked: When my book Dancing with Elephants goes on sale, I want to make you an offer so good you cannot refuse it, and you are so impressed you want to tell all your friends and family to buy the book.   Help me craft that offer. […]

Living the Life You’ve Got with Jon Kabat-Zinn

  “From our perspective, no matter what diagnosis you come with or what’s wrong with you, there is more right with you than wrong with you—no matter what is ‘wrong with you.’” It was like someone just smacked me on the head and I fell awake. More right with me than wrong with me? The […]

Learning to See with Holocaust Survivor Eyes (Part 2)

In this two part series, I’ve identified 6 habits I’ve learned from Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, which I think can be helpful to those facing a critical illness.  The first habit was covered in Part I which you can read here. 2.The Greatest Secret “A thought transfixed me: for the first time in […]

Learning to See with Holocaust Survivor Eyes (Part 1)

My dear one, you must learn to see with eyes of a holocaust survivor.  It pains me to lead you in this direction.  This way lies a kind of stripping away of everything – a kind of taking away everything we thought made us human to see what is left.  There are no short cuts […]

Confessions of a Shame-Game Enthusiast

  I know it might not be right or good – but there are particular situations where I love shaming others. It feels like a dirty little secret.  I have this Shame-Game that I play.  I need your help to determine if this is a habit I should live into, or let go of. So here […]

Unlocking the Keys to Dying Well

My wife’s mother died this week.  She had Alzheimer’s but died from a stroke.  She was deeply loved by many, many people – including myself.  Almost exactly a week ago, on Tuesday morning she had a stroke. By supper time she was unresponsive in the hospital.  Two days later, on Thursday morning, after each of […]

From the Crumbling: Facing Death, Life and Love with Integrity

What a powerful tribute to living and dying in love with integrity!   I just finished listening to the incredibly powerful book (and #1 New York Times Bestseller) When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, including a beautifully wise epilogue by his wife Lucy Kalanithi. At age 36, just as his career as a neurosurgeon […]