- In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your piece of heart. As soon as you compare that shadow with the shadows of other people, you lose all joy, because you have begun to trade in unrealities and there is no joy in things that do not exist.-- Thomas Merton
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Heather and I attended this conference in New York City on January 17th, 2013. The meeting was held in the World Trade Center Complex, Building 7. For a non-city dweller, it was difficult to identify the building even after getting explicit directions from the hotel concierge. After walking right past the entrance, a helpful police officer pointed at the 60 story glass-fronted building and said, in a wonderful New York City accent: “It’s right there in front of you—you can’t miss it.” I walked toward it, around it, and eventually Heather appeared near the entrance. We walked in and the … Read more
In the Preface of his powerful book, Healing Words – The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, Dr. Larry Dossey writes, “For many years, I’d ignored prayer. I considered it an arbitrary, optional frill that simply was not in the same league as drugs and surgery. I had in fact tried to escape spiritual or religious influences in healing, fancying myself a scientific physician.” Thankfully Dr. Dossey’s studies brought him in contact with scientific evidence of prayer’s healing power. Upon discovering a lone scientific study supporting the power of prayer, he began to probe scientific research for further … Read more
There are some very well-known healthcare trends in this country. Our health is declining. Our healthcare costs are skyrocketing. What might be less widely recognized is a more encouraging development: workplace-based wellness programs are being adopted at increasingly rapid rates. IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry market research and statistics, reports that (wellness) industry revenue will increase at an average annual rate of 9.8% over the next five years to $2.9 billion. Considering that medical costs can eat up nearly 50% of a company’s profits, this trend makes a lot of sense. These costs stem from a number of … Read more
Many people acknowledge that meditation has health benefits – especially the ability to decrease stress. However, its advantages are reportedly much more far-reaching. Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School researched the effects of meditation on the health and body and his book “The Relaxation Response” (published in 1975) introduced the concept of meditation to many Americans. He found that meditation can help treat both psychological conditions, including depression and anxiety, as well as diseases like cancer. In an interview with Health Insights Today, Dr. Benson stated, “What we found was that when people practiced Transcendental Meditation, there were … Read more
For many of us, stress is merely a part of everyday life. Some of us just tolerate it. Others find ways to address it – through meditation, exercise, mindfulness or other means. What many don’t know, however, is that there are several kinds of stress. And that, if evaluated and measured, stress can be better understood and managed. Considering that many of us think of the word “stress” as having a purely negative connotation, it might be surprising to learn that stress can have both positive and negative impacts. Endocrinologist Hans Selye defined “eustress” as healthy stress that gives one … Read more
In our book, Sustainable Wellness—An Integrative Approach to Transforming Your Mind, Body, and Spirit, Heather and I clarify the terms that appear throughout all chapters. The terms health, wellness, illness, and disease can have different meanings among people using or hearing them. Here are the definitions we use: Health – a state of balance with our external and internal environment. It is a dynamic state that can include responses to acute and chronic challenges. Wellness—the individual experience of that balanced state we call health. Illness—a state of imbalance which occurs when challenges come up and demand a response from our … Read more