Change Your Habits, Change Your Health

Walter Alexander Interviews Dean Ornish, MD A medical doctor's story of personal awakening, perseverance, and how his research-based work is bringing about a new standard of care in heart medicine and more Dean Ornish, MD, is president and founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, as well as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of ... Read More ►

Working to Serve Others at the Fellowship Community

By Eleanor Zimmerman, Oona Younger, Paul Scharff, M.D., Ann Scharff, Elizabeth Scherer, Jairo Gonzalez, Yoko Conlon, Catherine Commerford Work-Based, Intergenerational, Long-Term Care for Elders The Fellowship Community is an intentional community that “walks its talk” every day. Since 1966, the Fellowship Community has existed with the intention of “serving needs.” We work not so much for money, but more for ... Read More ►

Winter 2013, Issue #70: Editor’s Note

Dear Readers, During recent travels through the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, I spent time in Tamang villages accessible only by four days of walking into the Langtang River valley. Tracing their ancestry from Tibet, for 1000 years or more, these indigenous inhabitants of Nepal have resided along the Tibetan border, often at elevations of 12,500 feet and above. The daily ... Read More ►

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 ►