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 treats each of his patients as a unique individual with a history and a story rather than simply a diagnosis. As well as listening with compassion, he offers a traditional […]

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 ideals? It would seem that a "cooperate with your neighbor” moniker on a fridge would be tantamount to a "compete to be successful” one in […]

What Do We Truly Value?

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Your actions speak so loudly, I can’t hear what you’re saying.” A frequent topic of conversation amongst us as human beings is what we value most in life. What do we hold dearest to our hearts? The most common answer is, “My children” or “My family”. Let us take a […]