"If you cannot measure it, it doesn't exist," Brené Brown was told by a research professor when still an aspiring PhD student.
Now, many years later and a research professor in her own right, she begs to differ.
A video, based on insights from a large number of "human connection" stories she has amassed, proved her point. The TEDx talk, focusing on "our ability to empathize, belong, love", resonated so deeply with the public that it went on to clock up 14 million views.
Hoy en día, muchas personas en todo el mundo buscan muchas alternativas para tratar su salud personal que difieran de los llamados métodos convencionales y cada una responde de forma distinta, ya sea que se trate de medicina complementaria o alternativa.
Spiritual Mindfulness: A New View on Living Life in the Moment
By Donald Ingwerson
I was racing to be on time for an interview about the merging interests of physicians and chaplains, when I was sidetracked by several signs reading: “Mindful Conference this way.” These signs caught my attention because I wondered if the spiritual mindfulness that I practiced was part of the conference’s discussion.\
Watching the Sochi Games in the last month, we gasped at one stunner after another: faster races, higher jumps, greater stamina. This is not surprising: the three famous goals of the Olympics, introduced first in the Paris Games of 1924, are Faster, Higher, Stronger.
News of the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, due to an apparent heroine overdose, flooded social media channels and news outlets this month.
And the conversation continues. Most notably -- and sadly -- Seymour had remained sober for several decades and was a devoted father and Academy Award-winning actor. His recent portrayal of Plutarch in the popular The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film brought him increased notoriety among teens, including my own.
Als Geschäftsführer einer Zeitschrift über Spiritualität musste ich vor Jahren den Umzug dieser Zeitschrift mit Redaktion und komplettem Vertriebssystem aus den USA nach Deutschland bewerkstelligen. Möglichst schnell und möglichst kostengünstig natürlich.
Paranoia is defined as a specific mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, unjustified suspicion and mistrust of other people. It can also manifest as exaggerated self importance. Essentially, medical diagnosis shows it involves losing touch with reality. Fear can be seen as a general element of paranoia, except that it is not a case for medical attention. There are several acronyms for fear. The more well known ones are: ‘Forgetting Everything About Reality’, and, ‘False Evidences Appearing Real’. It is interesting that both paranoia and fear have something to do with reality, especially the lack or loss of it.
This was the inescapable conclusion from Monday's BBC Horizon special on research into the effectiveness of treatments that have no active medical ingredients.
"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.
The timing of Deepak Chopra's new book, What Are You Hungry For?, is just about perfect. The American Medical Association has declared obesity to be a disease, and the Centers for Disease Control says it's more common (affecting more than a third of us) and costly ($190 billion a year in added medical costs) than ever. But Chopra's take on the epidemic is as thought provoking and unconventional as his views of health and health care are.
El estrés puede describirse como una reacción física y emocional ante un cambio Según un reciente estudio compartir, los problemas o emociones con personas que están experimentando situaciones similares puede aliviar la tensión
Every time the Olympics – winter or summer – roll around, the athletes, the fans, residents of the host cities, and politicians are on heightened alert to the needs of the athletes and the safety of all. State of the art technology and innovative strategies are put into place to meet the extraordinary athletic demands.
En una cálida tarde de invierno en la hermosa playa de Santa Mónica, CA,Roxana Jones y yo nos encontramos para hablar de un tema que a nosotras dos nos fascina: ¡la curación espiritual y la salud!
Yo ya había leído dos libros de Roxana, la sigo en Twitter y Facebook, pero nada se compara a conocerla personalmente y sentir la luz de sus ojos, la energía de sus palabras, la inspiración de su trayectoria.
"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?" This maxim for life is inscribed on a tin plate that has hung on my office wall for years. It's a thought-provoking kick-in-the-pants that jolts me out of occasional mental stupors induced by the complaints of aging that try to get the better of me.
This article was published on Cleveland.com on February 17, 2014.
Pioneering Spirit of St. Louis Alive and Well in re-Thinking Health
St. Louis was a hotbed of achievement under Pierre Laclede. He became a pioneer of globalization in the fur trade with a “spirit of St. Louis” in his diplomacy with local Indians.
Charles Lindbergh had a single-minded goal to land his plane “Spirit of St. Louis” in France. He then pioneered advancements in health. “If man could take to the skies, Lindbergh mused, why could he not remain on earth forever?”
Canadian Kim Lamarre fell on her first run in the finals for slopestyle skiing (aka ‘ski slopestyle’) at the Sochi Olympics. As she was poised to make her final run, she looked up and said ‘Sarah, let’s do this.’ And, when she landed: ‘Yeah, Sarah, we did it,’ successfully capturing a bronze medal.
’Tis the season for chocolate and other sweets, or so it seems.
There’s a chocolate shop in my community with something yummy for everyone’s sweet tooth. This month finds Chelsea having its sixth annual Chocolate Extravaganza. Then there’s Valentine’s Day (can you say “box of chocolates?”), followed by Paczki Day early next month.
I was racing for a meeting about merging interests of physicians and chaplains when I saw a sign that read: “Mindful Conference this way.” I wondered if the spiritual mindfulness that I practiced was part of that conference's discussion.
“Meditation is as important as lifting weights and being out here on the field for practice,” said Russell Okung. “It’s about quieting your mind and getting into certain states where everything outside of you doesn’t matter in that moment. There are so many things telling you that you can’t do something, but you take those thoughts captive, take power over them and change them.”
In 1936, Albert Einstein received a letter from a sixth-grade girl asking him if he prayed. His answer, although perhaps not as direct as it could have been, provides a compelling if unintentional definition of the word “prayer.”
In order to find the secret to good health, it is important to first identify the source of goodness. Basing health on this source ensures that health is included, as an integral, inseparable part of goodness; and thus good health is established as a matter of course. Practically all religions, and many advanced schools of thought and philosophy acknowledge God, or the divine Being as the source of all goodness. This being the case, it stands to reason that when health is based on God, or Divinity, there must be a beneficial resultant effect. Yet, many people of faith, and those who live good, moral lives, may struggle with health issues.
This article was published on The Gaurdian (page 14) on February 16, 2014.
You can do good, feel healthy
By Steve Salt
How far would you go to be a good neighbor?
A regular Joe was driving home to be with his family after a hard day. He came upon a beat-up, broken-down car along the side of the road. This average guy, whose name was actually Jim, didn’t hesitate to stop and see what help he could give to the stranger standing nearby.