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C. Richard Hulquist, M. D., grew up in a tiny Nebraska village, studied in London and New York, married in Vienna, and loves the diversity of Los Angeles where he lives with his lovely wife and two very nasty, feral cats. People sometimes call me "Dr. Brain Yoga," but I'm Dick Hulquist to my friends. I was a general physician and I served two years as a Navy doctor, often at sea in the Far East. I later studied in London, Vienna, and New York to become an Ophthalmologist. I've had a long interest in mantra meditation (maybe from too much hanging out with my students in the 70's?), but I found it tough to learn and impractical to use in a busy life. This led me to develop the practical new method called Brain Yoga, and then to share it with others. As a Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Medicine my earlier writing has mainly been research articles in leading medical journals. I've spoken before groups like the New York Academy of Medicine, AMA, International College of Surgeons, and others. I've also written two other small books, "The New Cataract Technique" and "Dumb Swedes in the New World." My wife of 51 years, Marilyn, and I were married in Vienna (we both were working in Europe). We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Marilyn and I liked our rural childhoods and we tried to let our kids see other lifestyles by means of car trips and camping. Our kids have their own families now, so we only have our weird cats at home. I've retired from private practice but keep up my life passion for teaching and patient care by volunteering as a UCLA consultant and teacher at the Venice Family Clinic. Marilyn and I love to travel, but are also involved in church, community service, arts, music, literature, and social groups around Los Angeles. I'm a music "junkie." I played piano in childhood, trumpet and French horn in college, and I love singing. I played tuba in an eye doctor jazz band. But mainly I just enjoy hearing music, from The L A Philharmonic to jazz, country, gospel and rock. Marilyn and I also love to dance. Another addiction is reading - print, e-books, audiobooks, papers, magazines, and medical literature. It's great to also have time for exercise, crosswords, Scrabble, pro basketball, movies, modern art, and nature study. This retirement life is great!

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