Healing the Warrior

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“Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” —Virginia Satir   Lately, I’ve been thinking about how Western culture approaches mental and physical healthcare. As far as we’ve come in understanding the human body and human psyche, in many ways […]

What Does Your Body Say About You?

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Aloha, When you think of what your body says about you, do you think about these things? What your sagging middle or 6-pack abs might say to other people What you “hear” from your reflection in the mirror The signals your body tries to give you Your body type and what that announces about you […]

Do placebos work, even when you know it’s fake?

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Aloha,   I found this to be amazing! Did you know “the placebo effect” takes place even when you know you are receiving a placebo?   It’s true, according to Scott M. Schafer, Luana Colloca and Tor D. Wager in a article published earlier this year in The Journal of Pain.   Here is the link to read […]

Is Health Optional?

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“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha  Health as a duty — interesting idea, isn’t it? I think too many of us in our culture see health as an “option,” that it’s our personal choice whether we’ll be […]