This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer

As told to Sasha Bronner. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Huffington Post March, 2015 In 2011, William Tran, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk with the honorable ranking of Highest Buddhist Master, went to the dentist for inflammation in his gums. Antibiotics did not help and when the […]

Living With Cancer: The Lure of Alternative Remedies by Susan Gubar

The New York Times Well November 5, 2015 Susan Gubar writes about life with ovarian cancer. When I get tired of being told to juice carrots, I remember that the essayist Anatole Broyard took tap-dancing lessons as he underwent treatment for prostate cancer. Sick people need all sorts of strategies, […]

If You Want to be Happy, Be Grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. If you want to be happy, be grateful. The Dalai Lama puts it this way: […]

Art Therapy, Dance Therapy, Music Therapy, and Imagery

What is art therapy? Creating art, viewing it, and talking about it provides a way for people to cope with emotional conflicts, increase self-awareness, and express unspoken and often unconscious concerns about their illness. The art therapist uses pictures, art supplies, and visual symbols as well as an understanding of […]