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Lissa Rankin's picture

How To Keep Your Heart Open When You Lose A Pet

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I was only seven when my parents hired a chimneysweep to wipe out the cobwebs on our brick flue. They didn’t expect him to stumble into a nest of four baby squirrels so tiny they had veiny, bluish, hairless skin and fused eyes. The chimneysweep brought the nest of baby squirrels into our house, but my mother insisted we must put them back, that maybe their mother would return for them, and that if she didn’t, perhaps it was God’s will for them to die.

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"It's Not You, It's Me."

Ever heard this line? – “It’s not you, it’s me.”

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Lissa Rankin's picture

It’s Owning Pink’s Anniversary, My Birthday & Nobody Should Go Through Cancer Alone

Today is Owning Pink’s 3 year anniversary (Throw confetti, pop corks, do cartwheels, and light firecrackers! WOOT! Happy Anniversary, Owning Pink!)

And that’s not all. 3 days ago was my 43rd (gasp!) birthday.

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Love Is The Healthiest Habit(at) Of All

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In her NY Times article, writer Jane Brody finds out about the power of love two years after her husband’s death. We can’t begin to know what their 44-year marriage was like, nor does she divulge much, though through her missing him we gather they had built a lifetime of good memories together. Nowadays, it’s easy to mock monogamy, marriage or commitment as pedestrian and oh so 1950s.

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Lissa Rankin's picture

The Healing Art Of Generous Listening

My mentor Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, spends a lot of time talking about generous listening in the programs she teaches such as these and in the Healer’s Art curriculum she developed for medical schools, which I had the privilege of participating in as a practicing doctor.

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Your Perfect Relationship (And Why It’s Only Real If It’s Actually Happening)

You know those perfect relationships, the ones that live in your mind but don’t actually exist in real life, the ones that are all about storytelling, the ones that break your heart over and over because they never live up to the fantasy relationship that lives in your head, the ones that leave you in tears?

In case you live in some grace-filled parallel universe from the rest of us and you’re lucky enough to have no idea what I’m talking about, I’ll give you a few examples.

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Soul Mates: Fact or Fiction?

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I need your guts.

Ladies.

Gentlemen.

I need your gut instincts, your intuition, your introspection on a subject that keeps coming up for me.

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The Health Benefits Of True Friendship

Lissa Rankin

I recently went to the monthly Finding Meaning in Medicine group I attend with Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen and a few other awesome physicians who gather together to remind each other why we are in service and who we are. Each month, we choose a topic to discuss. The topic was FRIENDSHIP.

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How To Love Unconditionally & Still Stay Sane

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After two painful divorces, I learned several valuable lessons about love and marriage that I was sharing with a friend awhile back. You may be reluctant to take relationship advice from someone who’s on her third marriage, so take what I’ve learned with a grain of salt. But I wish someone had taught me these lessons years ago.

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