• Practicing reverence

    “By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. ”
    ~ Albert Schweitzer

  • The practice of medicine is an art

    “The practice of medicine is an art; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head; a calling which extracts from you at every turn self-sacrifice, devotion, love, and tenderness to your fellow man.”

    ~Sir William Osler

  • Tender loving care

    The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around… Throughout history, “tender loving care” has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.

    ~Larry Dossey

  • Wonder

    Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
    ― Socrates

  • I Believe

    I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.
    — Robert Fulghum

  • The beauty of the mind

    “A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
    ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • Do what makes you come alive

    “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
    ~ Howard Thurman

  • Always Laugh

    “Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.”
    ― George Gordon Byron

  • Peace on Your Wings

    I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world. ~ Sadako Sasaki

Contemplations

Dr Amy Chadwick Borlotti beans simmer in a mirepoix of celery, onions, garlic and carrots. It is a slow-cooking day; a day to be contemplative about food. Contemplative about how this food came to be, the…

Contentment

Dr Amy Chadwick In pondering what to write about this season, I kept returning to the concept of contentment. However, I also found myself deeply blocked in my writing. I attempted to find quotations to inspire…

Jasmine Rice with Seven Vegetables

(adapted from Wolfert’’s Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco) ½ stick of butter (or 4 T. olive oil) 4-5 tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 T salt about a cupful each of five other vegetables, peeled…