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I'm a psychiatrist who's passionate about integrating Western medicine, Eastern philosophy, and holistic approaches to help people live richer and fuller lives

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Taking It One Day at a Time

Hi everyone. Today will be brief because I’m really starting to feel the effects of this round’s chemo, and I want to make sure I reserve my energy to teach an awesome class tomorrow on resiliency. By the way, if you are interested in the class and haven’t signed up yet, today is your last chance! […]


How to Cope When Life Sucks

First off, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all of your positive feedback and comments about my UCLA Grand Rounds talk. I had so much fun doing it and I’m thrilled my message resonated with so many of you out there! I also wanted to thank all of you for the support of […]

Psychiatry, Love, and the Healing Power of Connection

My talk at UCLA Tuesday was a smashing success! One person told me she has been going to psychiatry grand rounds since the 90’s and I got the first standing ovation she’s ever seen. I’ve uploaded the video and you can watch it below. If you’re reading this in email, click here to watch it directly on […]

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A Quick Story…

It is said that soon after his enlightenment, the Buddha passed a man on the road who was struck by the extraordinary radiance and peacefulness of his presence. The man stopped and asked, "My friend, what are you? Are you a celestial being or a god?"

"No," said the Buddha.

"Well, then, are you some kind of magician or wizard?"

Again the Buddha answered, "No."

"Are you a man?"


"Well, my friend, what then are you?"

The Buddha replied, "I am awake."

I don't want to be just alive, I want to be awake. I want to help you be awake, too. Read more about me and the mission of my work →