Medicine and Healing

A few thoughts on packaging and healing


Hello readers, I recently heard a radio interview with a British gentleman who called himself a “garbologist”…His work involved archaeological excavations of Victorian era landfills. He explained that the first appearance of convenience foods and packaging was during the Victorian period. Glass containers and such were common. A few years ago, I watched a documentary […]

Power and the new age of the human being


Hello readers, I have always known, felt, and experienced that reality and the world in which we live are so much bigger and more wonderful than we are told as children. As we grow up in this world, we are often taught to think of ourselves as so much less than what we are. We […]

Stand up for yourself…on back pain in America


Hello readers, So many of us, including myself, suffer from chronic pain. The most common chronic pain is back pain, and generally, because we live in a material world and a materialistic culture, we attribute our aches and pains to material causes. I sit too long at my desk, staring at the computer. I spend […]

Guess what? Universal health care is better and cheaper!


Hello readers, Many politicians and business leaders in America have spread untruths regarding universal healthcare to Americans for many years. They want the average American citizen to believe that they would pay higher taxes if the government were to run our healthcare system. Bernie Sanders (Democrat) is the only candidate running today who supports the […]

Touching, isn’t it?


  Hello readers, We often underestimate our sense of touch and how sophisticated it really is. We know that our skin is the largest organ in/on our body, yet our awareness of our instinctive ability to  interpret the emotions and states of mind of other humans around us based on this under-appreciated sense is quite […]

Where do I belong?


Hello readers, I’ve spent a big chunk of my life thinking about belonging and identity, and also about love of self and others…mostly because my own mother and father were never able to love me for myself and eventually cut me off from the family in every way. They tried to make sure that I […]

The heart in our stomachs


Hello readers, Some aching in my lower back caused me to recently go see my dear chiropractor, Dr. John. He gave me a series of exercises to do in which I have to remain more or less flat on my back for over a half hour at a time. I checked out an audiobook by […]

Does Duality Make Us Sick?


  Hello readers, From a very young age because of circumstances in my life causing me to be rejected by my family, I have spent a lot of time alone.  Introspective by nature anyway, this solitude caused me to think deeply about the meaning of my life and my place in this world.  Instinctively, my […]

The Wisdom of Your Body


Hello readers, I am a fan of Deepak Chopra’s writings, and I have been trying to finish reading his book, “What Are You Hungry For?” for some time… On page 230, I found this wonderful passage that I wanted to share with you: “Each of us possesses an inner wisdom that isn’t reflected in our […]

Emotional Bodies Making Decisions


    Hello readers, Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to heal, to transform the patterns in our lives that cause pain and suffering?  Even people who are aware of the painful patterns and can put a name to the disorders that plagued their families and childhood still struggle.  Years of therapy, […]

Healthy Relativity


Hello readers, A big part of self awareness is the realization that each being is unique.  I like to pay attention to health-related issues and publications, and I am noticing an increasing consciousness that there is no specific diet that is ideal or that promotes optimal health for everyone.  Basically, each person, as we evolve, is being […]

Against Nature: Creative and Healthy Humans


Hello readers, As creators of culture, humans tend to historically set ourselves apart from nature, maintaining a complex and dual relationship with our self-images and our self-facts.  I do believe there is a way to heal this schism in the way we see ourselves and in the way we function in the world.  In fact, […]

How Can You Tell If You Are Thirsty?


Hello readers, Currently, I am reading (among other books!), “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water: You Are Not Sick, You Are Thirsty!), by F. Batmanghelidj.  The cover of theolder edition (see above) is fairly lurid, and the author goes by the nickname “Batman”, but his arguments are clear and convincing.  If you are the type […]

How Can I Help? Using Personal Experience to Assist Others


Hello readers, Free will is an important, if not essential part of being a human being.  This means we are all free to make mistakes or to ask for help if we need it.  Giving advice is often counter-productive for this reason.  If a person is ready and receptive to the fruit of others’ experiences, […]

New Manipulative Trends in US Healthcare System Invade Privacy


http://http://www.kvue.com/news/CVS-employees-to-face-fine-if-they-do-not-report-weight-other-vitals-199195511.html http://http://consumerist.com/2013/03/20/cvs-employees-must-provide-personal-medical-info-or-pay-higher-insurance-premiums/ Hello readers, This past year in my workplace, employers / insurers required that we sign an affidavit claiming that we do not smoke and have not smoked for the last six months.  If we did not provide the affidavit, an additional $50 per month would be added to our health insurance premiums, deducted […]

What is the “Matter” with the Way We Choose to See the “Physical” World? Some thoughts on body, health, mind, and matter


Hello readers, From what I glean about recent findings in quantum physics (an area which always interests artists, innovators, and free thinkers of all areas of expertise) – the world exists only in our minds.  As each particle is named and discovered, we end up realizing that there is endless space inside everything.  Basically, the […]

Some Thoughts on the Power of Fear and Negativity…and How to Go Beyond


Hello readers, While I was rinsing some beans at my kitchen sink the other evening, the thought came into my mind that the many stressful challenges and “negative” experiences that have peppered my life were expressly chosen by me before coming to this Earth and this lifetime for a specific purpose.  I often wonder why […]

Starving or Feeding the Feminine from within: Some thoughts on eating disorders and spiritual purpose


Hello readers, Yesterday, I read a blog post by Elena on thecitizensoffashion.com (see link below) about how young women are promoting and spreading eating disorders through social media.  http://thecitizensoffashion.com/2013/01/09/valeria-levitinthe-worlds-thinnest-woman-campaigns-against-anorexia/ Reading about Valeria Levitin, described as “the thinnest woman in the world” in the article, gave me pause.  I remembered N., a former room-mate from art school […]

Portrait of a Proper Lady with Snake: a drawing


Hello readers, This drawing does not represent someone I know.  Rather she came to me from my imagination – a proper “southern” lady wearing white gloves, holding a small apparently inoffensive snake as if it were a purse matching her gloves. The neglect of the feminine is my subject of fascination.  The mystery and duality […]

Love, Approval, and other Legalized Addictions


Hello readers, I like to try and understand how the human mind and body function.  There is a complex beauty and savagery innate to the structure of our being human.  Our bodies seek balance, and balance must be obtained at all costs in order to maintain life.  For example, from a physical perspective, from what […]