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In Reclaiming Banished Voices, I explain how unresolved losses, parental expectations and neglect can impact our most important relationships and effect our performance at work. From my medical diary about 10 years ago: I awaken, look…

By Dr. Larry Lincoln

July 11, 2019

But It Takes Too Much Time

The practice of medicine is unpredictable.  Schedules are interrupted by emergency visits, requests by other physicians to see their infectious disease or dying patients in the hospital, unexpected admissions to the hospice in-patient unit, concerns…

By Dr. Larry Lincoln

July 9, 2019

Elisabeth's 15 second rule

One of my favorite sayings of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was her 15-second rule: if you react to an event longer than 15 seconds, it is triggering old, unfinished business.  Clearly, the 15 seconds is symbolic. Our…

By Dr. Larry Lincoln

July 2, 2019

Isn't There Something Else You Can Do?

Isn’t There Something Else You Can Do?   I met Miriam and her husband over thirty years ago, when they came to me for primary medical care.  They were devoted to each other, always in…

By Dr. Larry Lincoln

February 24, 2019


Tammy accompanied Carmen, her aged mother, in the transport vehicle from the hospital to our hospice unit. Carmen is suffering from gradually progressive heart failure, along with dementia.  About seven years earlier, Tammy and her husband…

By Dr. Larry Lincoln

January 23, 2019