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Clear, calm communication

Dr. Paul
Couple working together to discuss at the kitchen table.

While I’m no Scrooge, during the hubbub of December, I do look forward to January. For one, the lengthening days become particularly noticeable towards the end of month. The longer days herald spring, which comes early to the Northwest. It’s a season I happily greet. Read more about Clear, calm communication

The Force Awakens: The Missing Message

Dr. Paul
The force awakens, the missing message

This Christmas holiday, I joined a battalion of kids and adults at the movie theatres to see the latest version of “Star Wars”. In 1977, Diane and I stood on a long line in San Francisco to watch the original. At the time, its special effects were stunning. Harrison Ford, a new actor, was brilliant as the swash buckling Hans Solo. We were all captivated by the “force”, which channeled the power behind mind, body and spirit. It had elements of Eastern spiritual traditions, like meditation and yoga, which were newly introduced in the West, popularized by none other than the Beatles. Read more about The Force Awakens: The Missing Message


Exercise is also good for your mental health

Dr. Paul
Female doing situps with help from male exercise partner.

Everett Clinic psychologist, Dr. Paul Schoenfeld, discusses the benefits of exercise on mental health, including the ability to reduce anxiety, improve the mood and increase emotional intelligence. Read more about Exercise is also good for your mental health

Savor the moment

Dr. Paul
Sunrise over Green Lake Washington.

On the morning of New Years Eve, I started my walk around Green Lake in the pre-dawn darkness greeted by tall cedars and naked maple trees.  As I walked past swimming ducks and Blue Herons patiently waiting for breakfast, the eastern sky grew light. That afternoon, in my office at the Everett Marina, I watched a magnificent sunset over the Olympics. The sky was cloudless and luminescent, painted with red and orange streaks of light.

For me, the perfect day is watching the sunrise and the sunset. They are magical moments. Why? Read more about Savor the moment


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