Dr. Harold Komiskey is a Professor of Pharmacology at the Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and a minor in Medical Science/Physiology. Dr. Komiskey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. He is also a member of the Society for Neuroscience, Society of Toxicology, and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
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- Dr. Harold Komiskey is a Professor of Pharmacology at the Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Most Influential Person
- Master Liu, Also known as DeRu (Shawn X. Liu) - Founder of the Global Zen Conscious Conference. Founder & Chairman of the Global Zen Alliance.
Effect on Emotions
- Yeah. I think mindfulness has allowed me to think through things. I mean, do I get upset over certain things? Sure.
- When that guy confronted me about driving too fast in the neighborhood, he drives just as fast, but he doesn't perceive it, but if he sees somebody else then he thinks they're driving too fast in his neighborhood. I'm like, wait a minute. It's hard sometimes for people to put themselves in others' position. (See Bullying Story below)
Thoughts on Breathing
- Breathing, to really get it to work. I mean, I did the Tai Chi Movements. I learned the leg movements, the foot placement, the arms. I synchronized them. But I wasn't feeling the energy.
- It was only after I put the breathing with it. So you not only have to synchronize arm, legs, body with the movements, you had to turn around and stand up right, and you had to breathe appropriately.
- You know, breathing when you're pushing forward and when you're really relaxing, you know, really start to breathe in. So breathe out moving forward and breathe in when you get a chance to relax.
- The same thing's true with yoga, that breathing's very important. Breath with things, whether it's from India, like yoga or Tai Chi or Qigong over in China. You have to use breath.
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- I can tell you one. I have a home in kind of a conservative area outside of Atlanta. My wife has this home and I always stay with her. She has a home in Alpharetta. Alpharetta has this long street, the streets probably about a mile and a half and it's kind of like "L" shaped.
- So you go along the ridge in Alpharetta and she's right in like the "L" part, but before I get there, you have to go for about half a mile to a mile, straight road around the ridge.
- And so she's got a home that's 25 years old. And in Alpharetta these homes are going to run probably about a quarter of a million, so $250,000. They are twenty-five to thirty years old. So they're getting aged. But there's one guy who is a fireman and this guy's probably 50. Well, he felt I was driving too fast.
- Okay. So he pulls out in front of me and one time, this was about two years ago, he pulls out in front and I had been living there with my wife in her home for probably six years.
- And so he pulls out, he goes really slow, doesn't want to let me by. I thought, what the heck's this? Well, he left enough space, I just drove by him and then I gave him the finger. Okay. And he got upset.
- Well he came down and started yelling and screaming and I said, forget it man, and don't step on my yard, you're trespassing, you know?
- And so he wanted to fight me. I says, no, you don't want to fight me. I've been around a martial artist and I don't think you want to touch me. Well, yeah, he wanted to fight.
- Finally he left. I says, listen, if you don't leave, I'll call the cops. So he left. Then it wasn't long, maybe three, four months later, he again turns around and thinks I'm driving too fast, comes down and starts yelling and screaming. And I said, well, what are you doing man? You don't, you don't have no right dictating this, you know, and he wants to fight about it.
- And my wife came out and she says, let's just call the cops. So she calls the cops. And so I didn't want to fight him.
- I knew he'd be in bad shape because being around master Lou, I didn't take Kung Fu, but I was around him enough. I had learned enough and he had showed us some moves and I thought this guy, firemen or not, he's 50 years old, he could get really hurt and because it would be easy for me to flip him. I had done wrestling in high school. I was captain of the B team.
- So I thought, no, this is not smart. So anyway, the cops came and they talked to me and then they went up and talked to him and he says, well, I think he's got the message. The troll won't bother you anymore
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