Hakim Archuletta has worked within the healing arts profession for over 30 years. His first formal studies were in the Fine Arts which he studied in the 1960s in Berkeley where his expertise ranged from graphic arts to theater, cinema and ethnomusicology. He studied homeopathy and apprenticed in London in the early 1970s. Thereafter, he continued his studies in the Middle East, England and North Africa in the mid 1970s and in Pakistan in the late 1970s, where he earned the title of “Hakim”. Returning to the Americas in 1980, he began teaching students privately and established a family practice clinic in Santa Barbara, California. Today he lectures and teaches classes and workshops nationally. In this interview, he puts a different spin on the concept of ‘productivity’ and discusses the importance of ‘being connected’.