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In 2022,To Be or To Do, that is the Question

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Saturday, January 1, 2022, In : Being Still 







In a heavenly court, three legendary men are debating the greatest question of all: What is the meaning of life?


Jean-Paul Sartre, the great French existential philosopher says, “To be is to do!” All in attendance applauded the intellectual acumen.


Socrates condescending smirks at Sartre and says, “To do is to be!” and the crowd claps in admiration of the profundity.


Frank Sinatra comes to the podium, offers a serene smile, and with his rich baritone sings, do-be-do-be-do”  Mr. Sina...


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The Yoga You Can Do

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Friday, April 17, 2020, In : COVID 19 





Ever wish you could escape your thoughts? 


I have, especially on days when my mind was fixated on my failures and uncertainty of the future. On all the things I wanted to be - but wasn’t. Wanted to do - but couldn’t. Wanted to have - but didn’t.


Mired in my negativity bias, or “pity committee”, my thoughts used to be like a playlist of songs written by my own worst enemy (me) looping endlessly. It felt like there was a war waging inside my mind. Like I was living on a battleground. 


Bu...


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The Illusion Of New Year's Resolution

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Friday, January 5, 2018, In : Mindful Intentions For New Year 

  

Research tells us you will not fulfill your New Year's resolution. Instead, the New Year's resolution will create stress and overwhelming pressure in your mind and body, leading to failure and poor health. In fact, today is only January 5th, 2018, and most of you reading this have given up on your New Year's resolution. Even if you put your nose to the grindstone and fulfill your goal, the stress induced by achieving it will be detrimental if not catastrophic to your health. You may ach...

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The Best Gift & Addiction For Well-Being!

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Thursday, December 21, 2017, In : Self-Compassion 


Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii! I am here on vacation and wanted to share the cornerstone principle for well-being. This blog will describe in detail the best gift you can give yourself during this holiday season. Enjoy! In medical school, I was always creating mnemonics to help memorize important medical facts. Some of the most memorable mnemonics that medical students create have an overt sexual connotation. Sex and addictions seem to capture the human imagination. Today, I would like...


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Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. Board Certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. Author and All American Masters Runner.