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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | June 13th, 2018

The Emerging Spirit of Wholism

I was at a “health conference” this past week to learn more about how our Autonomic Nervous System (sympathetic/parasympathetic, fight-or-flight/rest-digest functions) affects us. As you may know from my work, Slow Medicine, an underlying theme of my collected experience, learning and beliefs is that there is a common denominator to what ails us — the…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | May 15th, 2018

Embracing Your Life – ALL of It!

We have all had those moments when we wish something different happened — small little annoyances, and major tragedies alike. The latter are profound and often beyond the pain that words can describe. The former–bad breaks, missed opportunities, people in our way and problems of all sorts–are numerous, often trivial, by comparison, but bother us…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | April 15th, 2018

The Old Way of Healing

Those in thirst need water, not the faucet. -Hank Wesselman, Visionseeker Have you ever wondered why you have the life you have? Why you face specific challenges? And what this all means for you? Have you ever considered the larger question about the meaning of life in general? ….Or, perhaps you are one of the…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | March 17th, 2018

I Love Winter

There are many reasons I love the season of winter. I love the crisp cold air, the incredibly clear blue skies, the sound of the wind howling through leafless trees, the smell of the fireplace and the cozy warmth of the hearth. But, above all else, I truly love the winter because of the spring…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | February 15th, 2018

Examining our Emotions

At our recent Men’s Group, one of the guys shared something he recently came across…a book that suggested that our emotions are essentially another sense; similar to smell, taste, sight, etc. This got me thinking, largely because I have spent so much time considering the effects of emotions, both personally and professionally, that they have…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | December 18th, 2017

Doing Less

One of the hallmarks of people who are not feeling as well as they’d like is described as the feeling of being overwhelmed. For some, this means not having the energy to do the things they want; and to others, this manifests as a drain on the muscles of motivation that are required to stay…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | November 20th, 2017

In Pursuit of Happiness

I’m struck by how many times the word happiness comes up in conversation. Not only the ones that I share in a professional capacity, but in my life ongoing — indeed, in my own head, almost incessantly. I’m guessing that I’m not alone. So, when I saw that a nearly discarded piece of paper, left…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | October 19th, 2017

How Will Your Story Go?

“They” say that today is the first day of the rest of your life. And, I believe that is true. Yet, so many times, I find myself rehashing the past, indeed, reliving it, or at least, playing the past forward. One of the most important things we can do, of course, is to redirect our…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | September 20th, 2017

Majesty Shrouded In Mystery

I think I was 11 years old when I first saw a Redwood Tree. Walking within the eerie primordial mist of Muir Woods, just outside of San Francisco, I was struck by something more awesome than anything I had previously seen or experienced. The forest itself was breathtakingly beautiful, but there was an element of…

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