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JUNE 2017

I’m a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. I feel corny saying that because culture these days seems to be drifting away from traditions. Making New Year’s resolutions, however, should not be scoffed at or forgotten. The end of a calendar year is a perfect time for self-reflection. How is my body? How is my mind? How are my...
As more attention is being paid to climate change, information about the psychological implications is emerging at an astounding pace. It is also fascinating to see the appearance of new terminology to describe these impacts. New terms such as “eco grief” and “climate stress” are popping up in the scientific and popular press, alluding to acute anxiety about the accelerating...
What if I told you that, right now, right here in America, we have lots of a carbon-free fuel that could power our electrical grid for thousands of years to come. What if I told you that a pound of this fuel contains a million times more energy than a pound of coal. In fact, a mere ounce of...

Go Take a Hike

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -John Muir John Muir, the naturalist and conservationist, wrote these words in 1901. Muir,...
The holiday season is upon us and I am grateful. Although the weather has turned cold and the nights are longer, I have a warm house and plenty of food, and family to share it with. Soon the Christmas cards will start arriving and each one will trigger a smile and a remembrance. I always vow to respond in...
It’s December! Freezing temps! Nasty rain and snow! The shortest days of the year! Doesn’t it make you want to just get outside and exercise? Okay, maybe not. But maybe we just need a little shift in mindset? December really can be a tough time to be motivated to get outside, but too many people use the weather as an...
I said goodbye to an old friend this month. On October 15 at 5 a.m. the last patient was admitted to the old ER in the main hospital at U.Va. Our new ER opened in a newer building and began caring for patients. The new ER is about three times as large as the old one and it is beautiful,...

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Back to Fitness: Five New Year’s Resolutions

I’m a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. I feel corny saying that because culture these days seems to be drifting away from traditions....

Mental Health and Climate Change

As more attention is being paid to climate change, information about the psychological implications is emerging at an astounding pace. It is also fascinating...

Insights for Flourishing: Thorium—A Powerful Abundant Carbon-Free Fuel

What if I told you that, right now, right here in America, we have lots of a carbon-free fuel that could power our electrical...

Go Take a Hike

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Gratia, Grazie, Gracias, Grace, Grateful

The holiday season is upon us and I am grateful. Although the weather has turned cold and the nights are longer, I have a...

Back to Fitness: Cold Weather Exercising

It’s December! Freezing temps! Nasty rain and snow! The shortest days of the year! Doesn’t it make you want to just get outside and...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Tempus Fugit

I said goodbye to an old friend this month. On October 15 at 5 a.m. the last patient was admitted to the old ER...