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100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it.

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.
When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go. What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread…
Read at Vox

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

To an outsider, the fancy booths at a June health insurance industry gathering in San Diego, Calif., aren’t very compelling: a handful of companies pitching “lifestyle” data and salespeople touting jargony phrases like “social determinants of health.” But dig deeper and the implications…
Read at NPR

These Guatemalan women save mothers and babies. Why are they treated so badly?

Juana Cac Perpuac sits on the grass outside the health centre in her town with a look of desperation and disbelief in her eyes. She whispers: “I’m attending to one woman who is eight months pregnant and very thin. I told her to come here to get help, but the staff wouldn’t see her. She’s due soon and I think she’s going to have problems.” Cac Perpuac adds that doctors and nurses often don’t take women like her seriously…
Read at The Guardian

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by diet. Instead of another type of diabetes, it’s increasingly looking like Alzheimer’s is another potential side effect of a sugary, Western-style diet…
Read at The Atlantic

What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.
I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, begins and ends each day by meditating: He focuses on his third eye, the tip of his nose, the tip of his tongue and his throat. He then goes to the rice fields, where he works with his son. When he returns home, around dusk, patients come from his village in the regency of Gianyar and beyond…
Read at NYTimes

Cavity Country

Lynnel Beauchesne’s dental office hugs a rural crossroads near Tunnelton, W.Va., population 336. Acres of empty farmland surround the weathered one-story white building; a couple of houses and a few barns are the only neighbors. But the parking lot is full. Some people have driven hours to see Beauchesne, the sole dentist within 30 miles. She estimates that she has as many as 8,000 patients. Before the office closes at 7 p.m., she and her two hygienists will see up to 50 of them, not counting emergencies…
Read at The Washington Post

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Creativity Is Available To Us At Every Moment

Ricky is interviewed by Allie Stark, on “Gutted.”

Creativity Is Available To Us At Every Moment

Ricky is interviewed by Allie Stark, on “Gutted.”

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Forest Bathing Club

Forest Bathing Club

Forest Bathing Club

The Forest Bathing Club philosophy is a combination of design, mindfulness, meditation and getting wild.We imagine a world where everyone is able to tap into nature as the greatest source of energy and inspiration. We exist to enable people to reconnect to nature as a way to heal — themselves, their communities, and the planet. We are committed to inspiring people to heal themselves, their communities, and the planet through spending time in nature. A complete reverence for the Earth informs all that we do.

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Events, Activities, Healing

Forest Bathing Club

Forest Bathing Club

Forest Bathing Club

The Forest Bathing Club philosophy is a combination of design, mindfulness, meditation and getting wild.We imagine a world where everyone is able to tap into nature as the greatest source of energy and inspiration. We exist to enable people to reconnect to nature as a way to heal — themselves, their communities, and the planet. We are committed to inspiring people to heal themselves, their communities, and the planet through spending time in nature. A complete reverence for the Earth informs all that we do.

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