I am a doctor of internal medicine who works as a hospitalist at Northern Dutchess Hospital. With my team I care for people who are admitted to the hospital to the medicine service. I have been practicing medicine for more than 27 years. I am also a yoga teacher with an interest in bringing mindfulness and meditation practice to the caregivers I work with. My passion is to create a space where we as caregivers can draw on our humanity and give up the need to be guarded against our emotions and feelings as we sometimes are trained to do. Personally I see my purpose in life as a quest to find my resources for growth and to pass on what I learn to others.