May 20, 2015

Medicine can learn to go with the flow: lessons from the military and sport

What is the source of mastery that is appreciated at all levels, whether it be as a fighter pilot, an elite athlete, or a physician? If you were to ask this question while speaking with a group of fighter pilots, they would tell you it’s instinct, which is ‘flying with feel’. As a flight surgeon for 8 years with over 40 hours logged during F-16 Fighting Falcon training flights, including […]
April 17, 2015

Happy Earth Day! A Fresh Perspective of the Inner Workings We Share with Our Outer World

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015. Paying homage to Mother Nature on her special day may require no further looking, than inward… to our own bodies, where the same blueprint that forms the function of forests, oceans and space ecosystems, exist and thrive, for us, as well. Let’s take a journey, with pictures, to our own inner space, to see just how similar we all are.
April 17, 2015

Why you Need to Learn Herd Mentality, Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

I am so very fortunate to live in a city that is immersed in horses. Here in Lexington Kentucky, horses are a focal point of study. From every angle it seems, we revere, respect, pamper and preen them. We race, jump, ride, and parade them. From an intellectual perspective, we learn from them as well. The science of horse performance conducted here in the Bluegrass helps trainers guide the next […]
April 12, 2015

Heart Rate Variability as an Indicator of Heart Health

February is a month to pay homeage to the heart. My health newsletter this month is about Heart Rate Variability, a vital sign for the measurement of accumulated emotional and mental stress. Read about it at my blog: www.soulfulscience.tumblr.com. Huffington Post writes about heart rate variability in the last paragraph of this tagged article about handling stress, offering their new, free app” GPS for the Soul to track the phenomenon […]
March 17, 2015

Underestimated and Overlooked: The Genius Nature of Our Bodies ( Part One of Three)

While our minds may be focused on business at hand, like tax preparation or getting through traffic, our bodies are centered on keeping all systems balanced.  Each and every day, our bodies adjust  to our every need.  Most of the time, we are not only unaware of these subtle shifts, but are outwardly frustrated and fearful about them as well, because we do not understand them.  As our thoughts begin […]