Mindful Reframing

The art of mindful reframing is an important aspect of mindfulness practice. It allows us to embrace our suffering by looking deeply into the causes and conditions of our situation. We examine our suffering in the light of our loving connected presence or self-kindness, interbeing, and mindfulness. These are the elements of self-compassion as taught […]

Newly-Released Book Provides Guidance and Methods for Healing Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Los Angeles, CA)—September 15, 2015—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 14 million people are diagnosed globally with cancer each year. Dr. Jerome Freedman, a cancer survivor, provides those with cancer with healing methods that support traditional medicine with his newly-released book, Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness, How […]

Do Not Feed Your Cancer!

In Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness: How to Thrive and Succeed in a Complex Cancer System, there is a small section on “The Cancer Diet.” The major point of that section is, “Do not feed your cancer!” What does this mean? Cancer thrives on sugar – almost any kind of sugar. Why do […]

The Fear Cure

On Thursday evening June 18, I went to hear Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD talk about The Fear Cure, her new bestseller book. As she was attending to patients who wrote their own prescriptions according to the formula in Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself were often afraid to implement their plans. […]

What Do You Do When You Feel Lost

What do you do when you feel lost and don’t know what to do next? What do you do when life no longer helps you achieve your goals? What do you do when nothing you do seems to be right anymore and things are falling apart? I have been struggling with these questions ever since […]

Five Tips for Saving the Planet from Lissa Rankin

I got these five tips for saving the planet from Lissa Rankin, M. D. Lissa is the author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself and her new book, The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul. Mind Over Medicine is one of the books that […]

It is Time to Put the Show on the Road

On Sunday evening, March 22, I was invited to a party to celebrate the launch of our book, I Am with You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients. The party was offered by one of my co-authors, Dr. Leslie Purchase, M. D. at a parlor in San Francisco. I brought my wife, son, and daughter-in-law elect. […]

Anna Halprin Came to Our Shabbat Sangha

Last Friday, Anna Halprin came to our Shabbat Sangha. My good friends, Maryanne and David, open their homes on the first Friday of the month for a group of us to come together and build a community. We gather in the kitchen around 6:45 PM and set out our delicious plates to share with each […]

Kelly McGonigal is Coming to Stanford

Kelly McGonigal is coming to Stanford on Thursday, March 12. She is giving a talk at CCARE, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is on the faculty there. In this Ted talk, she talks about how to make stress your friend. Up until now, Kelly has been trying to eliminate stress. […]

Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness

Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing The Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing have been formulated over the past 38 years – ever since my son was stricken with metastatic kidney cancer at the age of seven. Up until now, they have been implicit in everything I did for my son and for myself. When […]