This episode is dedicated to Ken Calcaterra Sr.

“I believe that we are here to contribute love to the planet each of us in our own way.” – Bernie Siegel

“Mother Theresa said that she would not attend an antiwar rally, and the people who invited her were very upset, but she said to them, “If your ever have a peace rally, call me.” – Bernie Siegel

“I’d say, unfortunately, for the majority of people, most of whom are the authors of multiple books that I interview, they have to have a tragedy to get them to wake up. And I always say, that’s what’s so sad, because what they’re saying has already been written and I say the same thing about my books! I can’t write anything new. I mean over the last thousand years there’ve been a hell of a lot of wonderful, inspiring people who have said it all! But yes, I will modernize it!” – Bernie Siegel

Bernie prefers to be called by his given name and not Dr. Siegel. For over 40 years he has been helping patients by treating their symptoms to help them overcome dis-Ease. This originated in 1978 with Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her own healing potential. Ken Calcaterra had the honor of interviewing Bernie in New Haven Connecticut in 2015 along with his father Ken Sr.

Watch Bernie Bits – The Words and Wisdom of Dr. Bernie Siegel through the following link.

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Ken Calcaterra’s favorite Bernie books

365 Prescriptions for the Soul: Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love –

Love, Magic and Mudpies: Raising Your Kids to Feel Loved, Be Kind and Make a Difference –

Love, Medicine and Miracles –

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