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Healing

Johnny Miller's Whole?

Trish Kinney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

When I see Father of the Bride on the program guide, I cannot resist watching it again. I rely on movies and television to show me, and validate for me, the way life is supposed to be.

Hospital’s New Policy Welcomes Role of Hmong Shamans

New York Times | PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

At Mercy Medical Center in Merced, where roughly four patients a day are Hmong from northern Laos, healing includes more than IV drips, syringes and b...

Awakening and Mending

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

We must be willing to look at the "broken zones" of our personality with honesty and courage.

Travel as Therapy, Pt 1: 10 Ways to Heal the Soul & Expand the Mind

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Remember, you're only traveling because you've got time on your hands. So relax, take a look around you, and know that what you call a problem now will be a funny story later.

Let Go and Laugh!

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Research is very strong showing that laughter is the best medicine. Yes, life is difficult, especially right now, but laughter and even smiling is so good for you.

The Fierce Urgency of Now: This is the Moment for Sane Health Care Policy

Karen Kisslinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Kisslinger

Until the profit essence is taken off the table and progressive, prevention-based health care is understood to be a basic public service, there will be no meaningful health care reform in America.

The Secret of Patient Care: Lessons From A Bathroom Wall

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

When physicians express caring, empathy, and compassion, the duration and severity of illness are often reduced and the body's immune system is stimulated.

Art of Attention: From Acceptance to Intimacy

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

We must cultivate a state of radical forgiveness to experience true intimacy.

Computer Loneliness

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Take some time away from cyberspace and connect. Appreciate. See life and yourself as small miracles and allow yourself to experience awe.

A Holiday To Hope

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I often tease the husband that over the years of our marriage he fancies that he is a doctor. Well, he was my doctor and guide as I trusted him enough to stop and take time for a holiday.

There Is Always Trauma In The Room

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

I've done a little bit of work with soldiers returning from Iraq and have worked with domestic violence shelter workers on issues of vicarious trauma. I've also found in teaching the diverse groups who come for meditation guidance that, as someone once said to me, "There is always trauma in the room."

Heal Yourself

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Can you heal with a shift in attitude?

8 Ways To Read Your Body's Warning Signs For Health

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

This morning, I woke with a stiff neck. I was not aware of it until I turned by head to brush my hair and then - ouch! A stiff neck tells me I am bei...

Whites Who Say Blacks Are Racist Are Onto Something

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

In Glenn Beck's mind it doesn't add up. How can it be that people who are treated badly are not filled with hate?

5 Ways To Heal Grief: One Couple's Heart Wrenching Story

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The one thing we all pray won't happen, happened one day when Art was driving home from a hockey game in Vail, Colorado, with his wife Kathy and their...

Should Physicians Participate in the Death Penalty?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

I submit that delaying the death penalty is an indication that our own brains are in conflict about killing people in the first place.

Why I Love Self-Help Books (Even Though They Don't Work)

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Patterson

Don't you just love those exclamation marks? Well, maybe you don't, but I do. I love the perkiness. I love the confidence. I love the lack of ambiguity.

Heal Yourself with Ayurveda: The Science of Life

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Ayurveda is India's 5,000 year old "Science of Life." It is the art of living in harmony with nature, and it explains the nature of everything in the universe.

One Nice, Simple Way to Find Your Center

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

Even if you have not attained perfect inner harmony, there is something to be gained from finding out what is going on with you at your core.

Making the Best of the Worst

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Some people I know are exquisitely sensitive. Every hurt, harm, or horror imprints their impressionable soul(s). Meanwhile others laugh it off, tough it out, shut down, deny, or resolutely move on.

What's Your Favorite Method of Nature-Connection?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

Research has shown that nature-connection of almost any kind turns out to be a powerful healing force.

How Service In Prison Brings Forgiveness And Healing

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Prison isn't a place... It's a state of mind." Freedom To Choose is a 22 minute documentary based on the 7th workshop conducted at Valley State Prison for Women at Cowchilla California in 2007. This film won the award in the Documentary category, Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the American Pavilion at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Sexual Abuse Takes Toll on Victims

Trish Kinney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

The emotional stress of being a victim of sexual abuse may lead to physical illness such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and even cancer.

Oprah Backlash in Newsweek

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Schneider

Oprah does cover some fringe stuff that is wacky and sometimes wrong. But I think she's right to do it. Here's why.

The Moment is Now

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

My life has been one sacrifice after another. It would have been simpler to lower my ideals, to set my sights on something easier, more mainstream. I couldn't do that.