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Sandy L. Patient Expert

La Jolla, California
I retired from academia in 2003 and began to take a closer look at myself and figure out - what next? I had accumulated a lot of stress in my life, as many of us do, and so I was ready for a change. I also learned that I had a mild form of heart disease aggravated by stress, so I reduced my... Full Bio
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Still Alice by Lisa Genova by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Click icon for more book review blogs@Barrie Summy A friend gave me Still Alice the day before my flight back to Illinois to visit my 87 year old mother.   I ... Read on »
The Kindle & Kindle DX by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health   Today I’ve decided to talk about the Kindle for  Barrie Summy’s Book Review Club .  Don’t forget to check out Barrie’s other great book club reviews. ... Read on »
The UltraMind Solution by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Click icon for more book review blogs@Barrie Summy    Today I’m combining a little teabag wisdom with a book review for  Barrie Summy’s Book Review Club .   ... Read on »
Lots of Teabag Wisdom by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health  Last week I had a bad cold.  It made it’s home in my sinuses and the only relief was laying down.  I drank a lot of tea and contemplated the wisdom instead of thinking abo ... Read on »
The Alchemist by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I just reread a great book I’d like to share with you, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  The story is about a boy from Spain who became a Shepard in order to travel and ... Read on »
Communing with Nature by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health This past weekend I was reminded about the benefits of communing with nature.   I was in Muir Woods, just north of San Francisco.   It was a holiday weekend and the park ... Read on »
Moonlight in the Western Sky by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It’s a half hour before sunrise as I grab my cup of tea and head out the door.   The sky is cloudless blue as light ascends on San Diego.   The near full moon lights my way ... Read on »
Live From Your Heart by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Each morning when I complete my yoga practice and come down for breakfast, I start the day with a cup of tea.   I tend to drink Yogi or Good Earth Teas because they have ... Read on »
Pratipaksha Bhavana by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The Yoga Sutras refer to negative thoughts (Vitarka) and how to get rid of them.   The solution is to think of something positive.   This is pratipaksha bhavana and is so m ... Read on »
Limited and Unlimited Views by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I’m reading David Frawley’s book “Vedantic Meditation.”   He writes about how our lives present us with both limited and unlimited views of the world.   So this morning ... Read on »
Five Benefits of Massage by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Ever since I discovered I had heart disease, I treat myself to a monthly massage to keep my stress in check and to relieve muscle tension in my neck and shoulders.  Whil ... Read on »
People I Admire by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Thanks to Barrie Summy for organizing this roundup about the people we admire. For the past several days, I’ve thought about which person I most admire.  I’d ... Read on »
Equinox Monday by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health This equinox message is from Frank (Rico) Hayhurst here– and I thought it so  right, I want to share it with you today: Celebrating Solstices and Equinoxes has become a tre ... Read on »
WomenHeart - an organization for Women with Heart Disease by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health While there are hundreds of resources on the Internet about heart health, I wanted to say a few words about an organization that I am affiliated with, WomenHeart. ... Read on »
WomenHeart - an organization for Women with Heart Disease by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health While there are hundreds of resources on the Internet about heart health, I wanted to say a few words about an organization that I am affiliated with, WomenHeart. ... Read on »
Zen Paradigm - Stop thinking and talking… by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Stop thinking and talking about it and there is nothing you will not be able to know. I’ve been rereading Julie Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” and came acr ... Read on »
Zen Paridigm - Stop thinking and talking ... by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Meditation Stop thinking and talking about it and there is nothing you will not be able to know. I’ve been rereading Julie Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” and came across ... Read on »
Truth is Everything - Teabag Wisdom by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I like today’s teabag wisdom. It says so much in so few words. What is truth anyway? Is it the absence of lies? Truth is certainly talked about in all religi ... Read on »
Pay Attention by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health How many times have you heard someone say “Pay Attention”? I can remember my teacher from first grade saying that all the time. In school, ... Read on »
Dreaming of Nature by Sandy L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Did you ever wake up slowly from a pleasant dream, remembering all the details and wishing it would never end? That was how I began the morning. Parts of the dre ... Read on »