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We over medicate

Conventional bio-medicine follows a reductionist model that theorizes that if there is a problem in the body the source of the problem can be ascribed to a malfunction along the body’s chemical assembly line.  The belief is that pharmaceutical drugs will rectify the disorder and restore well-being.  Unfortunately, most of these drugs have a voluminous […]

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The Five Laws of Couple Relationships

1.  It is an unparalleled opportunity If life is a school, relationships are graduate school. We are biologically designed to seek and maintain attachments to others. The area in which we experience our most intense feelings as adults is with our love partner. We learn, grow, and heal most in our intimate relationships.  They bring up all our buried […]

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Kids need recess

There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately regarding the disturbing trend of discontinuing recess in elementary schools.  It appears that with the implementation of standardized testing, the quantification of academic performance has taken on a new meaning.  Performance results can be linked to funding decisions.  The consequence of this is more […]

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You can change your genes

For many years science believed that genes are immutable and unchanging.  It was presumed that we are either saved or condemned by our genetic make-up.  We now know that biology’s most sacred tenet, genetic determination (life is controlled by genes), is a flawed belief. Genes provide broad parameters for human dispositions, not the dispositions themselves. […]

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Childhood trauma can lead to unhealthy adulthood

A landmark research project over the last 20 years, the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, assessed thousands of adults’ physical and emotional well-being, then asked them about their childhood traumas: abuse, neglect, family dysfunction, and attachment.  They found that the more traumas children had, the more they developed chronic illnesses as adults, such as heart disease, […]

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