Dr. Eben Alexander Says It’s Time For Brain Science To Graduate From Kindergarten

In a previous post I wrote:  “I didn’t use to have any belief in spirituality….it was very upsetting for me to think about the possibility of death.  What bothered me most was the fear that I wouldn’t be able to think anymore….I’ve wrestled with the question of whether my consciousness is in my head, or…
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What’s In A Name?

This blog title is from the famous line in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet:  “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  Shakespeare also wrote in Hamlet, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”  The following guest post from my colleague,…
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Healthy Summer Unplugging

Here’s my colleague Bob Cummings from Michigan (which also has a few beautiful lakes) on how to unplug for health.  He provides references at the bottom, giving you a choice to plug into them…or not. Vacations – Unplugged And Then Some – For Health and Well-being Today marks the official start of summer, and for…
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Boston Marathon Tragedy – What Can We Lean On In Such Troubling Times?

An attack at an event like a marathon – so full of good cheer, love and courage – can make us wonder if anything anywhere is ever safe.  It can make us feel as if our life is very temporary and subject to the whims of chance. As a student at Boston University decades ago,…
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Good News About A Cure

At the ceremony for my brother’s graduation from Columbia Medical School in the early 1980s, the dean noted how medically eventful those four years had been.  He said that during that span they had discovered a new vaccine, developed a new cancer tracking procedure, and discovered a new disease (AIDS). I remember thinking at the…
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