Month: March 2012

Hot off the Presses: Research & Reports

Hot off the Presses: Research & Reports

In a survey of 29 U.S. integrative medicine centers, 75 percent reported success using integrative practices to treat chronic pain and more than half reported positive results for gastrointestinal conditions, depression and anxiety, cancer and chronic stress.

Finding the Light in the Darkness

Yesterday, I had an incredibly powerful yoga class. I spent the entire class practically wtih my eyes closed. It wasn’t intentional at first but then had great meaning for me.

Backyard Abundance

Backyard Abundance

Since planting my garden, I think my grocery bill has been cut in half!…It is hard for me to justify leaving the house for meals because I have so much delicious bounty right here in my own backyard.

Plain & Simple: Brown Rice

Plain & Simple: Brown Rice

I’m often asked how to make a good pot of brown rice– neither hard nor mushy, but just chewy enough. Classic brown rice. That’s easy.

Launching Today: Freedom from Depression Audiobook

Launching Today: Freedom from Depression Audiobook

With Freedom from Depression, Dr. James S. Gordon reveals a new and empowering approach for dealing with this misunderstood condition—a way out of the darkness that helps you restore balance and joy to your life.

Problem Solving: Healthy Meeting Food

Problem Solving: Healthy Meeting Food

For a recent staff meeting at the Center, I came up with the following menu…

Mind-Body Bookshelf: Enjoy Every Sandwich

“In many other cultures, death is looked upon as a natural event and peaceful deaths are looked upon as celebrations of the person’s life, not steeped in tragedy… What if our healthcare system could be based on this awareness instead of the disease-avoidant system that we have today?”

Day 5: Images of Our Time Together

Often without words, old and young, farmers as well as physicians, create a climate of acceptance in which everyone seems to feel safe.

Amazing Graces: Days Two, Three and Four

Discussing trauma in a supportive group environment helps those stricken with grief find joy

In Jacmel: The Missing Twin

…in the background for everyone in this coastal city, and all the surrounding communities, as well as in Port-au-Prince, is the tide of losses that came with the January 2010 earthquake. The deaths of children seem the hardest to bear.