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Consciousness and Health
Olympic Meditators Spur Research Into Mind-Body Connection

Olympic Meditators Spur Research Into Mind-Body Connection

They’ve been described as Olympic meditators – Tibetan monks who spend hours each day perfecting a contemplative practice that has proven to improve both mind and body. Although their accomplishments have yet to garner any medals, the lessons they ...

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Consciousness and Health
What Can NASA’s Curiosity Rover Tell Us About the Future of Health?

What Can NASA’s Curiosity Rover Tell Us About the Future of Health?

My cousin Tracy is our family’s token rocket scientist. (Doesn’t everyone have at least one in his or her family?). She’s so smart that you can tell it’s an effort for her to explain, in terms the rest of us can understand, exactly what it is s...

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Cristo Rey High School’s student orientation

Aug 16, 2012


Consciousness and Health
My own (health-inducing) Olympic moment

My own (health-inducing) Olympic moment

This summer in London an estimated 10,500 athletes from around 200 countries will compete in 26 sports for over 900 bronze, silver, and gold medals. Although the Olympic Games have just gotten underway, the next couple of weeks are certain to provide m...

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Consciousness and Health
Spirituality keeps women happy, healthy and whole

Spirituality keeps women happy, healthy and whole

According to the latest Gallup-Healthways research, if you’re a woman between the age of 45 and 55, you’re most likely to be happy if you’re from California, live in a household that brings in at least $120,000 a year, eat plenty of fruits and ve...

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Consciousness and Health
Is The Higgs Boson All In Our Head?

Is The Higgs Boson All In Our Head?

For all the fanfare we’re hearing about the statistically confirmed discovery of the Higgs boson particle and what this discovery might tell us about the nature of the universe, there’s at least one big question that remains to be answered: Wh...

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Consciousness and Health
The Key to Better Health: Individual Mandate or Individual Commitment?

The Key to Better Health: Individual Mandate or Individual Commitment?

In the months leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most of the nation’s attention was focused on the viability of the so-called individual mandate: the requirement for all Americans to have health insu...

Consciousness and Health
Who Knew God Had a Sense of Humor?

Who Knew God Had a Sense of Humor?

This may be hard to believe but shortly after tumbling about a thousand feet down a rock- and ice-covered mountain and suffering multiple injuries from head to toe, I had to laugh. Despite the trauma, despite the pain, and despite the fact that it woul...

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Consciousness and Health
Stanford Prof Says Compassion Essential to Health

Stanford Prof Says Compassion Essential to Health

The story goes something like this… Years ago a man living in the Middle East made some startling discoveries having to do with compassion and its relationship to health. What he found was that to the extent he expressed compassion toward others, the...

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Consciousness and Health
Polling – and Proving – the Practicality of Prayer

Polling – and Proving – the Practicality of Prayer

A couple weeks back about a dozen Patch.com web sites conducted an online poll based on an article I originally wrote for Communities @WashingtonTimes.com about the health benefits of prayer. In response to the question “Is there a link between praye...

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