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Respiratory Therapy: Deep Breathing Meditations

In the hospital, I have always recommended deep breathing and coughing as a technique to keep the lungs inflated and ward off pneumonia. I tell my patients “the antibiotic will kill... 



Change is an Inside Job

Advice that has been around a long time is usually good. More than a hundred years ago Henry David Thoreau said, “Things do not change; we change.” More than sixty years ago Gandhi... 



A Change Agent Speaks On Change

My interest in change long predates my becoming a professional change agent.    A series of traumatic events in my childhood—twice abducted and sexually abused, father dying in... 



Pain or Fun?

I often meet people who are reluctant to make needed changes in their lives. This is not uncommon, since most of us (me included!) do find change difficult.   I am sure that you have... 



Victimhood to Forgiveness

“So that’s how it happened.” I said. “My childhood was not very good.” My girlfriend and I were sipping coffee, while sharing insights from our personal histories. Both of... 



Deconstructing Dinner: Ending Hunger

Will it take a strong role from municipal governments to once and for all alleviate food insecurity?  If we were to analyze the role of local governments in North America, the most... 



Eating for Balance

I have been eating “holistically” all of my life. Raised in the country with free range goats, chickens, wild game, fish and organic vegetables, I ate all the foods such an upbringing... 



Natural Immunity and Artificial Immunity

Inside of you are an astonishing 70,000,000,000,000 cells all living in perfect order and harmony. You are a living community of cells. Wait, there is more. Inside you there are an... 



What Are You Doing With Your Money?

Okay, we know the stats out there aren’t pretty when it comes to budgeting. We know there is a lot of debt and credit cards in circulation, combined with a lot of poor planning and... 



Observing Birth Order

I remember the first time I discovered a book on birth order. It was in 1992 in the ‘library’ where I was house-sitting on a gulf island. This opened up a whole new way of understanding... 



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