Hammerschlag teaches Emergency Medicine how to heal

The word for health in the Navajo language is “hozho.” Hozho is also the word for truth, beauty, harmony, balance, and the great spirit. “What a wonderful concept: to be in balance, to be in harmony,” renowned psychiatrist Carl A. Hammerschlag, MD, CPAE, said. “When...

The Art of Self-Disclosure

©Daniel/AdobeStock PORTRAIT OF A PSYCHIATRIST – Series Editor, H. Steven Moffic, MD The question of whether to self-disclose in my work as a community psychiatrist is a non-issue—it must be done. No matter how well-intentioned and well-trained you are, the community...

Resurrected in Texas

Several months ago, a healthcare organization canceled a speaking engagement with me. They were concerned that my heart condition might keep me from appearing (see Schlagbyte, Sept,2019). I was a bit demoralized thinking my public speaking days were over, however my...

A Dork Elf

At a community arts and music festival last week, I happened upon a face painting booth. The artist, whose name tag introduced her as Marilyn; she was a tiny, middle-aged woman, with an engaging smile and wearing an Elf hat. I thought I need to do this; it was the...

Keep on Moving

I recently read an interview with Twyla Tharp the 78-year-old internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer who spoke about her new dance premiere “A Gathering of Ghosts”. The interviewer commented on her amazing productivity and energy at her age, and she said...