Hi, I'm Elana Miller, MD

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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The Slog

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted, and I had intended to write a longer, more purposeful article today… but just couldn’t. Sorry everyone. I finished the worst round of chemo of my life about three weeks ago (think: hospitalized for neutropenic fevers, constant, unremitting fatigue and pain, walking around with no immune system for […]

What Robin Williams Can Teach Us About Understanding Illness

If you’ve turned on the TV, opened up a newspaper, or navigated to any social media website in the last 24 hours, you know Robin Williams tragically passed away yesterday from an apparent suicide. I’m a psychiatrist, but feel that I can’t comment more on his story because I don’t know it. I didn’t know he […]

The Day Has Arrived! Get My FREE Cancer Quick-Start Guide Here

Last month, I came up with the auspicious goal of creating a brief cancer “quick-start” guide to help those recently diagnosed with cancer. I figured I’d compile and edit a few of my prior blog posts, and bam, have a nice 10-page booklet I could give away for free. Well, what started out as a 10-page […]

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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 →