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Living with a Visionary

For more than fifty years, my wife and I shared a world. Then, as Diana’s health declined, her hallucinations became her own reality. You would think it was a performance of some kind. When she wakes up, if she has slept at all, she tells me about the giants carrying trees and bushes on what she calls zip lines, which I am able to identify as telephone wires. Beneath the busy giants, she explains… Read at The New Yorker

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe… Read at Time

‘Why Is It So Expensive?’

We Asked People From Around the World What They Think of U.S. Health Care. Byzantine health plans. Impoverishing deductibles. Exorbitant drug costs. Soul-crushing surprises lurking in the fine print. The American health care system is — to put it mildly — totally perplexing… Read at NYTimes

Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana in Conservative South

Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” “That’s a powerful thing to claim,” said Roth, a former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who served multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan…. Read at KHN

Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

There’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot. I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch. I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before lockdown was announced, then… Read at The Guardian

How ancient remedies are changing modern medicine

Long overlooked by Western science, traditional Chinese treatments are yielding cutting-edge cures.

In my hand I’m holding a warm, beating heart. About the size of a softball, it’s a luminous globe of scarlet, pink, and white tissue. I can feel its chambers contracting and hear the whoosh… Read at NG

Struggling to find happiness while you’re stuck at home? Experts say contentment is enough.

Many of us are experiencing hardship during the pandemic. This is a time of extreme challenge, and there’s a lot to feel anxious about right now. We’re in the middle of an enormous social experiment, and the results are becoming clearer every day. For a lot of us stuck at home, it’s what we brought into the pandemic that’s causing us unnecessary suffering: an expectation of happiness. No, this doesn’t mean that misery is the answer. What this means is that pursuing happiness … Read at The Washington Post

Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana in Conservative South

Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” “That’s a powerful thing to claim,” said Roth, a former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who served multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan…. Read at KHN

PerspectivesPractitioners Speak

Book + Product Reviews

Three Books on Race: A Review

Three Books on Race: A Review

Review by Ricky Fishman, DC

One of the things coinciding with the COVID pandemic, has been the explosive growth of social justice movements, including “Black Lives Matter.” Perhaps it was the spate of police killings of unarmed Black men and women–combined with the racial inequities in health care and economic opportunity laid bare by the pandemic–that sparked the conscience of our nation, leading to mass demonstrations.

As a self-identified “progressive” I sympathized with the cause. But at the same time, I realized there was just so much that I really did not know….

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Ricky’s Riffs: A blog about health and healing and a world that needs care.

Techniques of Transcendence

Techniques of Transcendence

Who are we? Who am I? We are daughters and sons, mothers and fathers; we are our jobs, our homes, our educations, our nationalities; we are our ethnicities. We travel through life attached to these identities; composites built, brick by brick…

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Health GroovesA Podcast

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

Decision making is one of the most challenging aspects of leading, as we never have all the information we need and yet we still need to act. Especially in these unprecedented times of great uncertainty. Our special guest, Rick Snyder, executive coach, and author of “ decisive Intuition,” researches and implements how to incorporate intuition into the decision-making process make better and faster decisions that impact all areas of the business. And this conversation is more timely than ever.

I talk to Rick about how to stay balanced and keep moving forward personally and professionally in this “time of Covid.”

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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Yet the anti vaxxers clam vaxxing is a hoax. https://t.co/mZTG3C51oh
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The new science of metabolism. https://t.co/TJ1JHTSXi2
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Breathe. Meditate. Your heart depends on it. https://t.co/dvUdsXhGpL
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The evidence is conclusive. Masking helps. https://t.co/GbTZ4rHVY6
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The mind/body connection is real. https://t.co/wrFK2ATPiN
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A broken heart is real. Metaphorically and physically. https://t.co/8rd9Z3fx5M
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Sugar is a drug, not a food. https://t.co/M1UXKehPMU
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- August 26, 2021

Phubbing. One more symptom of social anxiety. https://t.co/JB75cvbKXb
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Ricky FishmanChiropractor, Advocate,Content Curator

Ricky Fishman has been a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1986. As a leader in the field of integral healing, he has brought together and assimilated the work of chiropractors, medical doctors, acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physical therapists and others. Complementing his clinical work, Ricky has taught both graduate and undergraduate coursework in the history and philosophy of science and medicine. In addition to the treatment of back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries, he works as a consultant in the field of health and wellness with companies dedicated to re-visioning health care for the 21st century. “Condition” is the culmination of his many years in health care; of practice, teaching and research. For more information about his work, visit www.rickyfishman.com

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