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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | October 27th, 2019

Looking Outside of Ourselves for The Solution

As you can imagine I’ve had many conversations with people about their medical conditions. These were much easier when I was practicing “conventional western medicine” since my approach was straightforward and clear-cut: make the diagnosis, figure out the treatment, prescribe the treatment. But, as my method evolved to consider the alternatives, a much more complicated…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | September 28th, 2019

To Want What You Have

Over the past 2 weeks I have been immersed in my bi-annual Group Detox and Cleansing (Juice Fast) Retreat at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. At the same time, Robin and I have been watching a docuseries, produced in India, on the life of the young Buddha, Siddharth, and we’ve been practicing a little…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | August 30th, 2019

Getting On With Your Life

This is not going to be an easy message to get across without risking upsetting you; but I feel compelled to challenge the status quo a bit. It’s on the theme of not sweating the small stuff, which though I have written before, seems ever more critical in this time when we are driven to…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | August 1st, 2019

Supplements are Supplemental!

I am used to conversations that include a discussion of supplements. Indeed, I feel supplements have a place in our lives, especially considering that our food supply is not as vital as it once was. In addition, the smart use of supplements can be quite instrumental in helping us seek some additional advantage in support…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | July 2nd, 2019

Last month I wrote about persistence — the way of a river cutting through rock, effecting change not with brute force, but gently over time. Indeed, I still like to think of this often, as it soothes my spirit to trust that things work out so effortlessly. And, comforted by such faith, I find I…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | June 3rd, 2019

Persistence

In my daily life, as I assume in yours, I am exposed to individuals who inspire me. And though this might come across as pollyannaish, there seems to be something special about everyone I meet — what extraordinary challenges we each face from birth on, that allow us to reach the moment of our encounter.…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | May 4th, 2019

Friendship, A Vital Nutrient

Today would have been the 59th birthday of a dear friend of mine, who tragically was killed in a car accident shortly after his 21st birthday. I was driving; and the ensuing grief was compounded by deep remorse that I carry to this day. The circle of friends that surrounded us were never quite the…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | April 5th, 2019

A Life with Purpose

I speak to many people each day about health. In fact, once they find out I’m a physician, the questions fly. And, I get it. There’s a great desire to be healthy and any symptoms or conditions that get in the way of that can be irritating at least, if not debilitating at worst. But,…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | February 4th, 2019

When Death Comes – A Tribute to Mary Oliver

Each month, in this “MoonLetter,” I try to capture a concept and distribute it along with some of my own thoughts and reflection. I truly hope they are of some benefit. Indeed, I sincerely care about its meaning and value, and spend some time with it, in preparation. This is a creative process, one that…

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