January 31st 2023
“Bringing us home, To ourselves, Our selves, Our bodies, our shelters…”
January 29th 2023
A psychiatric reflects on the latest news and remembers Tyre Nichols.
January 27th 2023
"I wish I could have caught his eye, delivered the silent message that I understood what he had to go through every day to keep the peace..."
January 24th 2023
“We are oceans, not boats.”
January 20th 2023
"My mother’s idea of heaven was a pulse, nurses in white spilling light across fields with hurricane lamps, bandage rolls, syringes, pain killers, stethoscopes, pressure cuffs, patella hammers."
Winter Evening Walking Meditation
“Breathing clouds at every turn, We hold what wisdom we must learn.”
25 Years of Poetry of the Times
Celebrating 25 years of Poetry of the Times with Richard Berlin, MD!
If You Ask Me My Name
"And if you like it simple, doctor will do."
"There is no greater loneliness..."
A psychiatrist shares his experience of how running has been a constant for him throughout life’s changes.
“…The light of a new year.”
Even when facing the most difficult opponents, it's possible to win a positive outcome.
A psychiatrist reflects on his story...
A fourth-year medical student reflects on the non-traditional traditions that came from growing up in a 2-physician, 2-religion household.
A psychiatrist shares memories of bonding over dance during the holiday season.
"Behind his couch, Freud senses summer’s return, draws a puff, flicks the ash, smiles as he studies his undying ember."
When It All Explodes: A Love Letter to Pottery
“Pottery is life. The finished product is just a reminder of the steps taken on the way.”
"...her steady green eyes and naked display of farmgirl skill the chemistry that bonded us for life."
Poetic musings on posttraumatic growth...
Reflecting on the process of healing...
Enjoy This Time
A fourth-year medical student reflects on leaving medical and entering residency—and all the patients who impacted their life.
"I was a Jewish boy from the Jersey burbs raised on corned beef and Milano cookies. She was a Mennonite farmgirl whose father shot deer for dinner."
A psychiatrist reflects on the fears resulting from real life experiences...
Your Brain Is Not a Prison!
"The sand stuck in an hourglass? Your brain is like stop it."
The Babcock Building
“Things change. People come and go. You quietly remain…”
"Patients get better, treatments end..."
A Psychiatrist Reflects on Black Poetry Day
Celebrating and honoring Black Poetry Day...
Reflections through poetry after a moving visit...
"Summer, Like the Body"
"You feel in your bones the gray gravity of late August clouds..."
The New Colossus
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore..."
Nightmare on Humanity Street
A Halloween reflection on stigma...
Garden of Meaning
Reflections on the bounty of life...
A psychiatrist reflects on trauma, healing, and growth...
"Patients get better, treatments end, openings appear in my schedule and I leave them open..."
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