For Steve and Theresa Harris

By Mary Lou Sanelli On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m., a major mudslide occurred in Oso, Washington, engulfing an entire neighborhood, and covering an area of approximately 1 square mile, killing forty-two people. Others are still missing. Ask any columnist how she decides what to write, and she may say, “no matter how I begin, another idea will ... Read More ►

Empowering Patients

By Craig Weiner, DC Having been a health care provider for nearly thirty years, the question of how to encourage patients to be more active on behalf of their own health and well-being has always both challenged and inspired me. I’ve had the blessing of having a relationship with my patients that is unique and heartfelt. For me, the patient/doctor ... Read More ►

One Mind

Craig Weiner, DC, interviews Larry Dossey, MD How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters David Bohm, the great twentieth-century physicist, said that “deep down, the consciousness of mankind is one, and if we don’t see this, we’re blinding ourselves to it.” It’s not just the sense of connectedness that people experience and are ... Read More ►

Children’s Questions

By Nancy Blanning What Are They Really Asking? Little children ask endless questions. Their initial wordless finger-pointing, which might mean “Take me there,” “What is that?” or “I want,” eventually gives way to verbalization. The first questions begin to emerge at about eighteen to twenty-four months, and are mostly “What?” But the third year brings more “w” questions: who? when? ... Read More ►

The Harmonic Heart

Jennifer Lipski, RN How Embodying Love and Gratitude Can Change the World Our lifeblood circulates through our bodies via a profoundly powerful biomechanical pump known as the heart. The heart beat is created by electrochemical interactions between the heart and brain; as the dynamic conversation between these two entities changes, so does the rhythm and intensity of the beat. Research ... Read More ►

Spring 2014, Issue #75: Editor’s Note

Dear Readers, After living in bucolic land-locked Kentucky for more than twenty years, my family and I traveled to an island off the coast of Washington State with the thought of making a move. During this first visit to the town where we have now lived for three years, I stood overlooking the salt water passage which borders the island’s ... Read More ►

Overload

By Nancy Blanning Overstimulated and Underprotected in the Modern Media World Information, useful and trivial, wanted or not, bombards us constantly. Our senses are continually stimulated. In self-protection, I have personally found an email access that avoids a “home page”— I no longer am assaulted with the latest celebrity news, nor the disaster of the moment, whether actual or threatened, ... Read More ►