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Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD
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Jamie Zimmerman, M.D. is a physician, meditation teacher and author who lectures internationally on "meditation medicine” and living your calling. A meditator since age 16, Jamie has had the privilege of studying with many of today’s leading instructors, teaches in Spanish and English, and offers free guided meditations at Her voice has been featured on, Yahoo News, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post. Passionate about global health, Jamie has lived and worked around the globe – from Belize, Haiti and the Thai/Burma border to Congolese refugee camps and the Amazon rainforest. She believes that healing – on the individual and global level – happens from the inside out. In this vein, she recently organized and hosted a “Unite for Peace” event with bestselling author Marianne Williamson in New York City. As a teenager, Jamie performed on such shows as 7th Heaven, Boston Public and The Practice. She is currently a medical journalist at ABC National News. Outside of work, she loves spending time in nature, exploring museums, yoga classes, cafes, and live music with friends.

Entries by Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

8 Reasons to Love Gratitude

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 2:46 PM


With Thanksgiving approaching, many of us are preparing to express our thanks. Gratitude has been celebrated in essentially every culture and religion -- from Christianity and Judaism to Islam and Native American traditions. As positive psychologist Shawn Achor points out in his amazing...

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Tips for Handling Difficult Family Encounters During the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 5:17 PM

Many of us visit family during the holidays. We may look forward to their company -- or dread it. Either way, unless you're Jesus, a fully awakened Buddha, or a zombie (if any of these apply, you can stop reading now), there will likely be some moments when the going...

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How to Be Brave in 8 Steps

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Jack Canfield said: "Everything we want is on the other side of our fear."

In my life thus far, I've been fortunate enough to live many of my dreams... and survive a few hair-raising experiences (a lion attack, robbery at gunpoint, and more). Many people ask how I've gotten the...

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Gaza Physician: No One Can Make You Hate Without Your Permission

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 2:43 PM


Doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish is an unlikely peace activist.

In one horrific instant, an Israeli shell took out a room in his Gaza home, killing three of his daughters and seriously injuring his fourth daughter, Shatha.

This after Dr. Abuelaish was raised in a...

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5 Simple Ways You Can Help Create Peace in Gaza and Israel

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 9:26 AM

Let's face it: the news coming out of the Middle East is just plain depressing these days. Watching images of children and other innocent people suffering, I feel angry, disheartened, sad. But there is one thing I refuse to feel: powerless.

As I've worked in hospitals, refugee camps, and...

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On Savoring Life

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM


When I was a kid, my mom and I would split a two-pack of Reese's peanut-butter cups. She usually ate hers rapidly. I would take tiny little nibbles, letting first the chocolate, then -- as I approached the center -- the peanut...

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Why I've Stopped Putting Anyone on a Pedestal

(6) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 3:24 PM

This year has been quite an adventure. I've moved from having many of my heroes on my vision board to meeting nearly all of them in real life, and in many cases sharing conversations in their living rooms, during long in car rides together or even in their bedroom (don't...

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How I Stay Motivated to Meditate

(4) Comments | Posted February 8, 2014 | 10:50 PM

New York City is an incredible mirror.


Some days, I leave my warm and bright Brooklyn apartment and walk down my tree-lined block, board the train, and then stroll the streets of Manhattan with a sort of joyous might. I feel simultaneously enveloped,...

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What (Most) Schools Fail to Teach

(13) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 11:01 AM

What if there was something schools could do that was scientifically shown to promote emotional resilience, physical health and academic performance? But what if only a few schools had started to incorporate it into their curriculum?

As a physician-in-training, I'm passionate about finding ways to enhance health and create a...

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10 Ways to Truly Embody Success

(12) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 10:17 AM

What if our definition of success included not only achievement, but also happiness, well-being and our contribution to society? I recently had the privilege of attending the Third Metric: Redefining Success conference at the lovely Arianna Huffington's home featuring leaders in politics, entertainment and business. Inspired by this...

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What I Learned From Wayne Dyer

(3) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Last weekend, I spent several days with Dr. Wayne Dyer in Denver (as part of the HayHouse Writing From Your Soul seminar). Although at a writing conference, Wayne taught some wonderful lessons on how to live a fully enriched life. Here are several of the weekend's most powerful messages:


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