Category: Healing Ourselves

Gratitude and Wellbeing

Gratitude defies easy classification. It can serve as an emotion, a moral virtue and even a coping response. It is the overwhelming feeling of appreciation to someone or something outside of ourselves for something in our lives that we find beneficial. Gratitude has been prized as a virtue by most of the world’s religious traditions …

James S. Gordon, MD speaking at TEDMED 2016 in Palm Springs, CA

Fulfilling Trauma’s Hidden Promise

Don’t miss Jim’s TEDMED talk released January 17, 2017 and then tune into his Facebook Live Q&A at 4PM ET.


Compassion for Syrian refugees

…getting to know the refugees, seeing and feeling their tragedy, and acting with generosity toward them could help open the hearts of Americans…

The On Being podcast with Krista Tippet and James Gordon

On Being with Krista Tippett: Download & listen to “Transforming Medicine”

A transformation of medicine is underway — a transition from a science of treating disease to a science of health.


A Letter to the Editor

…antidepressant drugs, which are burdened with such depressing side effects as weight gain and sexual dysfunction are, at best, only marginally more effective for mild to moderate depression than placebos.

Benefits of Fasting

Benefits of Fasting

Although Ramadan is mainly thought to be a month for spiritual rejuvenation, there are many ways we can benefit from it if we just take the right steps. One of these steps is to focus on our dietary habits, and how they can, in conjunction with worship, energize our mind, body, and soul.

Staying hydrated during Ramadan

Staying hydrated during Ramadan

Dehydration is probably the biggest challenge when fasting during the summer…Here are some ways you can hydrate properly.

Sadness in Winning

Sadness in Winning

An unfamiliar mixed emotion overtook my nine year old son, Gabriel, and me as we watched the New York Giants close out the San Francisco 49ers.