Having diabetes or any chronic illness requires lots of patience. I once had a male companion who needed to check his blood glucose level and take an insulin injection before every meal. I recall his impatience as well as my own, when we traveled and were hungry and would finally find a restaurant. Having any chronic illness requires the patience... Read more
All of us look after our bodies. We take our morning shower, wash our hands and brush our teeth every day. We wear clean clothes, we rest at night and we give the body shelter, avoiding inclement weather. If we have diabetes, extra special care must be taken with proper diet, exercise or medication. Without the necessary care for the body, we... Read more
If you have diabetes, you may or may not have a pain related condition. Yet everyone experiences physical pain both major and minor.
As soon as pain arises in the body, our minds usually become preoccupied with how to relieve it. If we can remove the cause of the pain or eliminate it with pharmaceuticals, this is good. But most people,... Read more
Stepping out of the comfort zone transformed my life. It all started with the discipline of doing mindfulness meditation. It was difficult for me. I felt agitated and wanted to jump out of my skin whenever I sat down. I meditated with a group and I was the only one in the meditation hall who would cry. All of my "stuff" came to the... Read more
Mindfulness meditation is gaining more and more credibility as a practice that can have significant health and psychological benefits. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, funding agencies are beginning to look favorably... Read more