Shekinah Elmore: From Hospital Gown to White Coat

“Shekinah Elmore was not yet a physician when she gave her own second opinion. After a year of cancer treatment — including lung surgery, chemotherapy, and a double mastectomy –she was hell-bent on starting medical school. Her doctors tried to dissuade her, recommending that she take more time to recover …

Equanimity, Mindfulness and Politics

While contemporary society praises the benefits of mindfulness in domains from schools to workplaces, open, non-judgmental awareness is far from a panacea for solving the world’s most pressing dilemmas. Individuals and nations remain divided on the issues that define us. “Are we really creating individuals who can focus on improving …