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Training Yourself To Think Differently

Training Yourself To Think Differently

By Eric Nelson


As it turns out, you really can forget how to ride a bike. All it takes is a little effort. About eight months to be exact. 

At least that’s how long it took Destin Sandlin. As a joke, some friends at work gave him a bike specially designed to veer left when the...

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A Spiritual Approach To Dealing With Adverse Drug Reactions

A Spiritual Approach To Dealing With Adverse Drug Reactions

By Eric Nelson


Toyota’s latest TV ad is funny. And telling.
 
A photographer finds himself waist-deep in a Louisiana bayou. As he reaches down to balance himself on a log, he’s bitten by a large snake that quickly slithers away.
 
Fearing that his life is in danger, he hops into his 4Runner (the real focus of...

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Is Matter Just A Big Fat Lie?

Is Matter Just A Big Fat Lie?

By Eric Nelson


“Why doesn’t your butt fall through the chair?”

That may sound like a silly question. But if you were to take a stroll through the mind of astrophysicist Adam Frank – the man who asked the question – you might think otherwise.

“Consider, for a moment, the chair your butt is resting on right...

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Can We Be Scared Into Being Healthier?

Can We Be Scared Into Being Healthier?

By Eric Nelson


Anyone over 40 likely remembers the TV ad.

A man standing next to a kitchen stove picks up an egg. 

“This is your brain,” he says. “This is drugs,” he continues, pointing to the piping hot skillet in front of him. 

Then, after cracking the egg into the skillet, he says, “This is your...

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What It Really Means To Be Debt Free

What It Really Means To Be Debt Free

By Eric Nelson


It was a moment that can only be described as the grace of God: Reciting the Lord’s Prayer with a dozen friends during a lunchtime meeting and realizing, mid-prayer no less, that no one owes me a thing. Not money. Not a token of their appreciation. And most importantly, no apology. 

I’d repeated...

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Is There A Cure For Allergies?

Is There A Cure For Allergies?

By Eric Nelson


Check out the latest Google Trends and you’ll see that searches for all things “allergy” are peaking this month, just like they do every year about this time, marking the start of what The San Francisco Chronicle recently dubbed “sneazin’ season.” But despite all this searching, it would appear that we’re...

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In Search Of A Cure For Cancer

In Search Of A Cure For Cancer

By Eric Nelson


Until recently, any recovery from serious disease not involving medical intervention was usually dismissed as little more than “spontaneous remission,” generally defined as the unexpected disappearance of a particular ailment by inexplicable means. These days, however, there appears to be a growing willingness to re-examine such dramatic changes in an individual’s health...

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Redefining The Mind-Body Connection

Redefining The Mind-Body Connection

By Eric Nelson


As trailblazing as it may seem, the field of mind-body medicine may actually be stuck in the mud, trying in vain to extract itself from the idea that matter is the be-all and end-all of existence.

Even as it acknowledges decidedly non-matter-based factors like compassion, companionship and an absence of stress as essential...

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You Can’t Google Intuition

You Can’t Google Intuition

By Eric Nelson


During a familiar and oft-quoted exchange just before his crucifixion, Jesus is asked by Pontius Pilate that singular question that continues to reverberate some two thousand years later:
 
“What is truth?”
 
Apparently, the folks at Google are wondering the same thing.
 

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