When Men Cry

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By David L. Thomas, Jr. Pedro, over dinner the other night, expressed admiration for President Obama’s January 5th public tears. Pedro is the former President of Parliament of our region in Spain, so he has given lots of impassioned speeches about many causes he has championed. Neither he, nor any European politician, has had to stand up in front of…

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The Infinity Symbol: Love, Jewelry and Breaking Cycles of Violence

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By Kathryn Hayward, MD Years ago, I had a dream in which the infinity symbol appeared. In the same dream, I saw myself creating an Integrative Health practice, and calling it Odyssey. We often encourage each other to “follow our dreams,” and I did that with Odyssey. I opened the practice in 2004, worked nights and weekends with Odyssey participants,…

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The Year When All the Forgiving Happened: 2016

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By Kathryn Hayward, MD Leaders like Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who helped end the violence, misery and separation of apartheid in South Africa, have shown us how to break cycles of violence. They forgave their oppressors and established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission “to enable South Africans to come to terms with their past on a morally accepted…

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The Hero Within

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By Kathryn Hayward, MD A few years ago, I was facilitating a group of medical students in a self-reflection exercise. After sharing, listening, weeping and hugging, we stood in a circle and pressed the palms of our hands together and brought them to our hearts. I looked deeply into the eyes of each student in the circle and said, “Namaste….

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Awareness, Action and Change

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By Kathryn Hayward, MD A friend who had been planning to attend the Paris COP-21 climate summit cancelled her trip because of the terrorist attacks. She is in good company. Many flights to Paris are 50% empty, and cancellations include attendance at the summit by the President of Iran, all rugby matches, concerts by U2, Motorhead, Marilyn Manson and the…

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Mediterraneans, Their Diet and the WHO Findings on Meat

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By Kathryn Hayward, M.D. I live on the island of Mallorca, a Spanish island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. People here regard themselves as the Chosen Ones when it comes to diet. After all, numerous scientific studies or at least their press accounts have told the whole world that the Mediterranean diet is the winner. For those living…

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Vulnerability and Trust

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A video post by Tom Rosshirt This week’s blogpost is a video of a short talk given by Advisory Council member and former Clinton speechwriter, Tom Rosshirt. The remarks, delivered at a conference in Washington, DC, highlight three “parts of speech”—Trust, Argument, Request. Tom explores the role of vulnerability in building trust, which he says is the most important of the…

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