I'm sure you have already heard of the power of positive thinking and of the placebo effect, but have you heard of the nocebo effect? Erik Vance, the author of Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, says, "Nocebos are probably more powerful than placebos. All the evidence… Continue reading Say NO to Nocebos!
Looking to engage your brain, start a new hobby, or build a skillset? Then check out these free online platforms for taking classes in everything from Anatomy to Zhuangzi. No matter what you are interested in, there is a class for that. But most of all, I recommend checking out the health and wellness classes.… Continue reading The 3 Free Must-See Online Learning Platforms
Candidates and political parties create manifestos or a public declaration of their policies and aims before an election. Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto is a well-known one. You may have noted our opposing political parties' manifestos as you prepared to vote. But have you ever thought of writing one for your own life? This is the… Continue reading Writing your Manifesto
All different cultures perform ritual acts of blessings, but it does not have to take place in a religious gathering or be performed by a religious leader. How comfortable are you with giving a blessing? Have you ever received a blessing from a family member or a friend? Since before biblical times, people have given… Continue reading Time for a Blessing
So I had an experience the other night... I was sitting on my back deck with my friend as it was growing dark. We were talking about how our outer world is often a reflection of our inner world. I was saying how in my front yard, my crape myrtle was diseased and dying, and… Continue reading What do you need to die to?