Darwin, Einstein and The Dalai Lama

Darwin, Einstein and The Dalai Lama

Several years ago, I started asking myself:  Why do I care for my children more than other children?

Shouldn’t my attention extend beyond my immediate family to include all children?

I bring this question to my classes, which at times feels a bit dramatic and rebellious, and I am heartened by the number of people who nod in agreement, admitting that they too have contemplated this question.

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Snapshot Of A Moment In Time

Snapshot Of A Moment In Time

Her diagnosis is early Alzheimer’s disease, and simply sitting in the waiting room with individuals who are exhibiting symptoms of the disease elicits fear.

She is informed of the progressive nature of the disease, counseled about necessary lifestyle changes and even given statistics about probable outcome.

Now referred to as an Alzheimer’s patient, and even classified by stage, she leaves the office feeling uneasy, as if her identity has been altered.

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