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Oliver Sacks on living life, detachment, and gratitude

Oliver Sacks is a medical doctor and professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine. He is also the author of many popular books, including “Awakenings,” “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” and “Uncle Tungsten.” Dr. Sack recently revealed in a NY Times op-ed (“My Own Life,” Feb. 19, 2015) that he has terminal cancer, a by-product of cancer treatment that he had received nine years ago, and he does not have long to live. About this he writes:

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Mindfulness makes your workout more satisfying

The Well section of today’s NY Times contains an article that connects mindfulness and how successful people are at maintaining a physical exercise routine (“How Mindfulness Can Jump-Start Our Exercise Routines,” by G. Reynolds). The emphasis here is on the word ‘routine’ because so many of us take up exercise and then, after a couple of sessions, let it lapse. Continue reading