The Dalai Lama's Doctor
Physicians can renew their capacities for empathy and
reclaim their own emotional hygiene through meditation.
The Size of a Physician's Soul
"By S-I-Z-E I mean the stature of [your] soul, the range and depth of [your] love, [your] capacity for relationships. I mean the volume of life you can take into your being and still maintain your integrity and individuality, the intensity and variety of outlook you can entertain in the unity of your being without feeling defensive or insecure. I mean the strength of your spirit to encourage others to become freer in the development of their diversity and uniqueness. I mean the power to sustain more complex and enriching tensions. I mean the magnanimity of concern to provide conditions that enable others to increase in stature."
-- Bernard Loomer, Process Philosopher
Mental Hygiene as Soul Care
In much the same way that dental hygiene involves brushing our teeth and flossing every day, and personal hygiene involves cleaning ourselves and taking care of physical injuries when we sustain them, emotional hygiene refers to being mindful of our psychological health and adopting brief daily habits to monitor and address psychological wounds when we sustain them.
-- Guy Winch, PhD, Five Steps to Mental Hygiens in Psychology Today
The Emotional Hygiene of Physicians:
Fat Soul Manifesto