A Doctor's musings on mindfulness.


On Taking Notice — Learning Mindfulness from (Boston) Brahmins

Michael W. Kahn, M.D.

N Engl J Med 2015; 372:901-903March 5, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1410397

A young resident sees the value of mindfulness as he learns about communication between a seasoned Doctor and his patient. 

Click here to read  this story  published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  It is a sweet example of one doctor's experience, learning to appreciate the importance of paying attention in ways that may not be taught in medical school.

Mindfulness means, very simply, paying attention. It is sensitivity and awareness. And add to that, the intention to slow down. It is something we cultivate in yoga practice. It is something to apply as we travel the world.