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Wholeheartedness: The Synergy of Love, Compassion, Neuroscience, and Philosophy

Week of March 2, 2024

Where Love of Wisdom & Truth Meet
Philosophy – the love of wisdom, and science – the search for truth, are intertwined and complementary. Both seek the advancement of knowledge, and the recent accomplishments in so many disciplines have been breathtaking. Answers revealed as universal truths become apparent, yet ever more questions arise. From the origin of the universe to the magic & mystery of love, enjoy an enchanting tour of our amazing world, culminating with the magical synchronicity & serendipity of RLP Wisdom Keepers Week. Where Love of Wisdom & Love of Truth Meet

Wholehearted Humans, Everything is Relative
Life has appeared where science predicted it was impossible. The ancient Kingdom of Archaea was first discovered by humans only fifty years ago yet has been living on Earth for the billions of years preceding us. Follow the paths of discovery that are full of unexpected surprises, leading to the finding that every living organism on the planet is a not-so- distant relative. As we are all so closely related, and engage in frequent communication, our definition of ‘other’ and ‘self-love’ require reconsideration. WholeHearted Humans, Everything is Relative!

Love Your Gut!
The amazing world within offers great opportunities for extended vibrant health & well-being, The interconnection between gut, microbes, genes, nervous system, and diet is astonishingly sophisticated. These and other recent discoveries about the redefined human organism, including the importance of love, laughter, and social connection have revolutionized our understanding of human health and disease. Love Your Gut!

Wholeheartedly Embracing a Sensational Life
We all too often under-appreciate our remarkable five physical senses of touch, vision, hearing, taste, and smell. We are also blessed with the incredible gifts of the senses of humor, compassion, purpose, gratitude, wonder, &, love. We have inherited tremendous gifts from the wisdom keepers of the past that have illuminated our path to ever greater enlightenment. Hope springs eternal that the wisdom keepers of today & tomorrow will bring wise balance to the exponential growth of knowledge using the most important, yet rarest sense of them all, common sense. Whole-Heartedly Embracing a Sensational Life!


Joseph B. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, is Clinical Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine, and did his clinical and research fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Under the auspices of the World Health Organization and others, he has pursued interests in Tropical and International Medicine and Public Health with stays in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Dr. Weiss is also an accomplished humorist, professional speaker and the author of many acclaimed books on the topics of health, wellness, digestion and nutrition (To Air is Human; Got Guts: A Guide to Prevent and Beat Colon Cancer; Artsy Fartsy; A Digest on Digestion; The Scoop on Poop; and more at www.smartaskbooks.com). He has presented at international conferences, universities, medical centers, Fortune 500 companies, YPO/WPO, Bohemian Grove, Esalen, Aspen Brain Forum and international spas and resorts. He has co-hosted a popular health radio talk show, “Health News and Views” and truly enjoys educating and entertaining his audiences!

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