Federer - The Inspiration.

Roger Federer is embarking on something new. Even with all the Grand Slam winnings, the joy and idea of being numbr one again is so enticing. His next match will be the beginning of the tournament that could give him just that. What winning this tournament means. Roger Federer currently is just 155 points short of the number one spot. It is like a little special gift that is just sitting there. He just has to open it. To do this, he must win the next 3 matches. On paper, he s

Wisdom With Medicine - The Little Things.

There is a patient who I have seen several times in the hospital during the last couple months. He has a blood disorder that is rapidly becoming fatal yet he still embraces the joy of every day. Every time he is admitted to the hospital, with the frequency becoming less than two weeks intervals now, he receives at least 6 - 8 units of transfused blood products. Every minute of the admission, he is eager to get home. He says he just enjoys spending time with his wife. He value

The Wellness of Tennis.

Singles tennis is played by yourself against one opponent at a time. Your fitness, your mental toughness, your strategy, your talent and skills against theirs. It is an equal playing field between the two of you in the same exact conditions. Tennis as a microcosm of life. After playing a lot of tennis you realize the game itself and the skills you need really mirror life itself. For both life and tennis you needs to be prepared, you need to have stamina, you need to be smart

Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Every year, the first full week in February marks the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament. Also every year, on that same week, it usually rains most days. This year, however, it feels like summer in Pebble Beach and everyone is enjoying it immensely. Quite the amateur list. Once again the amateur players' list is quite a mix. Bill Murray has made his annual pilgrimage to the links. Other household familiar names include Bret Baier, Mike Bloomberg, Larry the Cable Guy, Carson

Wisdom With Medicine - A Special Thanks.

There are many things that happen during your day as a busy hospital physician. You are often called into action when a patient appears to be failing quickly. In one such incident, I later received an unusal gift. Patient in distress. An elderly woman abruptly had decreasing blood pressure, she was breathing fine, her heart rate was fine although slightly elevated. She could hear as well as answer questions slowly but correctly. She was scared because she didn't feel well an

Photo Feeling.

Ever look at a photo and feel you see your exact perfect feeling? The photo conjures up your perfect feeling of calm serenity in regards to place, smells, sounds, and what you are doing. It goes to who you are to the core. When I was more than stressed. Years ago, when I was feeling overstressed from work as a physician, and at the same time overtaxed in my non-work time with having two active pre-school aged children and consequently little time for myself, I came across an

Wisdom With Medicine - Sometimes You Just Know.

Often you receive the best tips in life from patients with dementia. I know this is surprising but somewhere in between their confusion, their lack of knowing what day it is or whether they are at home or in the hospital, they share gems of little pieces of their own wisdom. Often you are treated with excitement when you approach the patient with dementia, they are sure you are there for an extended friendship type visit rather than to check up on their symptoms and to examin

Follow Your Passions.

We have all heard that following your passions gives you more success. Many of us need a little more evidence of that. We all have passions and if we focus and hone how good we are with a least one of them, surprising things can happen. Mixing Sports Medicine and Inline Skating. Renee Hildebrand always had a passion for roller skating and a far away dream of becoming a world champion roller skater. She studied physical therapy as well as the applications of sports medicine, a

Excited About The New Logo.

Nothing like a little unique identity. The Living Well Viewpoint logo is here. Feels right. What do you think? #life #sport #medicine #lifestyle #livingwell

The Living Well Life.

A life of living well has always been defined to be both virtuous as well as monetarily comfortable. How to acheive that has always had different philosophies of approach. Approach through happiness. Many philosophers feel the avenue to living well is through happiness. Aristotle felt that happiness was the basis of a good life. He even wrote that "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existance". Other philosophers did not focus as

Wisdom With Medicine - The Call Back.

My current practice of medicine includes treating the very healthy who want to maximize their performance and also treating the very sick who are confined to hospital. It is the two opposite sides of health, yet very rewarding. Many a time I am reminded by a human need or a human kindness that life has many wisdoms to learn. From time to time I will write about these calling them "Wisdom with Medicine". Today, a sister of a patient who died a couple weeks prior called me to t

Little Wine With Lifestyle.

The health benefits of wine, especially red wines, has been dismissed. Maybe not a reason to completely end any intake of wine. Perhaps it's better to look at wine as an artful experience in taste and smell. Drinking wine should be a part of your overall experience combining food tastes and smells with wine tastes and smells as well as being intermingled with the whiffs in the room possibly from flowers or what the fresh air from a window brings in. The goal of drinking wine

You Want To Start Running.

Deciding to start running or any exercise is a big decision for someone who doesn't normally exercise. Running such an easy exercise you can do right from your front door and you can be back home as well as showered and dressed within an hour or less. It is a very efficient way to exercise. It is also very easy to start after you have made sure with your physician there are no reasons why you shouldn't. Make sure you have a good pair shoes that are made for running. They shou

Erin Jackson - The Olympian To Watch.

Photo credit: Stacey Revere/Getty Images. Erin Jackson embodies the ideals of sport - focus, dedication, and going for your dreams with the hard work it requires. She has made the US Olympic Long Track Speedskating Team. Congratulations! An accomplished athlete in Speedskating Roller Sports, she has only been training on ice for the 4 months prior to the olympic trials. She is someone to watch at the 2018 Winter Olympics. What do you think of such an accomplishment? #life #sp

A Life Well-lived Is So Important.

Sometimes others say this so well ... https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/27-year-old-woman-dying-cancer-pens-heartbreaking-eye-opening-letter-224708485.html Have a cup of tea and savor the moments of life. #life #livingwell

Master the Wisdom from life's stages

Everyone know the stages of life - infancy, childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle-age adulthood and the senior years of adulthood. The transitions are often difficult and we do them each in our individual way. Is there something we can learn from looking back at the stages we have been through? Does the understanding help us live well? In infancy we are entirely dependent on someone else providing for our needs and well-being. It is not surprising that we develop ou

The finer things in Life.

Dined at TasteCafeBistro.com this evening and besides the excellent food and service, noticed the genuine joy expressed and pleasantness of the owner/waitress. A reminder that this is the way we should always interact with everyone. Great food, great people, always a great dining experience. Definitely a place which offers the finer things in life. Great finish to a fine day. #life #lifestyle #livingwell

Living well has meaning.

Lving well encompases everything. It is a work of art and together we can help its creation. Definitely your life should be a template for exactly who you are. A life of living well is a life where beliefs, hopes and dreams all mesh. It is a life that is mindful of its purpose and is supportive of its accomplishment. I thank you for being part of that journey, our journey. #life #lifestyle #livingwell

Lifestyle is about a few luxuries.

A little luxury item, just one or two in your collection of things as a statement to yourself that you are special makes you feel your lifestyle is wonderful. That little scarf, clutch or cosmetic bag goes a long way in to daily remind you of your luxurious life. I like the little finds of Elizabetta Boutique www.elizabetta.net. You feel like you have had the luxury of travelling to Italy! #lifestyle #livingwell