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Book Review: Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process

“Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process” by Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D., Published by Bear& Company ISBN 978-1-59143-065-0 Dr. Mehl-Madrona... 



Healing Through Self-Care

“Self-care is self-loving. It will heal you…” writes Sonia Choquette in Vitamins for the Soul. Recently, this has become my new occupation. I’m moving toward what feels... 



H – P – Cl – Ca – W

What is wisdom if not the simple act of making a good decision? It is a concept so basic it risks being viewed as obvious and mundane, yet little could be farther from the truth.... 



De-cluttering

I should have known that I would be in for quite a ride when I let Judy into my bedroom. My dear friend, although she can be positively anal about her narrow definition of good taste,... 



Dear, Body of Mine

Dear Body of Mine, I know it probably seems a little strange to be receiving your first letter from me considering we’ve had such a close relationship for the last 38 ½ years or... 



Do You Hit the Renew Button or Replay?

How support groups can facilitate growth…or keep you stuck Human beings are social creatures. We need to support one another and we need support. Barack Obama is right when he says... 



Talking to Myself

Today I’d like to reflect about the practice of talking with one’s self. I’ve become used to talking with my self over many years of my life. I think it’s a... 



Cultivating Community

Is community a relic of the past, or a necessity of the future? Can the communal models of yesteryear be reintroduced into our culture with today’s social norms and capitalist... 



Winds of Change

We are experiencing strong winds of change! Never before, in the history of mankind, has there been such a critical time for us to synchronize our minds, our hearts and our actions.... 



The Value of Going Green

A question I am often asked when talking about the benefits of "green” technologies is, "What is the pay-back period?” By this they mean, "How long will the energy... 



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