• Motivation and Procrastination are Two Sides of the Same Coin

    March 24, 2020 by

    Oh. I got a great idea, and here is another good one! The excitement of the new ideas can flood the mind, and you immediately get motivated to take action. However, for other things we tend to procrastinate, and that tomorrow would be another tomorrow. I see this procrastination tendency in myself, in my students… Read more

  • Mindful Micro-Moments

    March 17, 2020 by

    I ask my students, “When you think of the word ‘mindfulness,’ what words appear in your mind?” Their Responses:  A man/woman on the mountain top, yoga, zen, prayer, silence, and impossible.  The last word struck out at me. I ask why do you say “impossible.”  In our technology-driven society where we are constantly being pulled in multiple… Read more

  • Work is a Social Determinant of Health

    March 10, 2020 by

    How’s Work Treating You?  I was reviewing the film “Unnatural Causes,” which highlighted the five social determinants of health: 1) economic stability, 2) education, 3) social and community context, 4) health and health care, and 5) neighborhood and built environment. As a health economist, I started to wonder how does the context of ‘work’ impact… Read more

  • Happy Friendship Day!

    February 11, 2020 by

    This month February is bombarded with hearts and roses marketing for our loved ones.  In the spirt of this months’ theme, I’d like to declare a Happy Friendship Day. I am in the mood after finishing the book “The 8 Vital Friends” by Tom Roth. Reviewing my network as described by the author, I am grateful and… Read more

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