Category Archives: Perspective

The Perils Of Sitting (Yes, I Did Say “Perils”)

Sitting must be less dangerous than hang gliding, right? Surly it’s not as dangerous as rock climbing or snow boarding. Swimming is more dangerous than sitting, especially if you’re diving. Or not? How can sitting be perilous at all? And how can this be a newsworthy topic? Turns out, the dangers of sitting are much …

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Protein: Are You Getting Enough? Too Much?

Many people I meet tell me with some degree of pride that they eat little or no meat, or that the only meat they eat is chicken or fish. At 15, I became vegetarian. But at first, I also included chicken and fish, and I never gave up eggs or dairy. Unfortunately, I didn’t know much …

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First, Do No Harm, Right?

The Hippocratic Oath has long been revered for it’s wisdom. It is my contention, knowing personally a few doctors, and having conversed with far too many, besides, that most doctors are in their profession to actually help people. Of course, we may ask ourselves how we could ever know this for sure. In certain circles …

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Starting The Year With Compassion

I hope you have been enjoying the season – I have! I will not make excuses for not posting for the past several days. It’s the holidays, and I am somewhat busy. In future years, perhaps I will have a way to post things in my absence, but that is not yet part of my …

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Winter Is Really Here

It’s been a good year, in many ways. Weather inspires me, probably because I live in Colorado where the weather is pleasant so much of the time. Our summer was not terribly hot, autumn was temperate and full of colorful leaves (and yes, a big flood, which was scary and messy.) Now, it’s snowing and …

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To Tell The Truth: Gratitude

Thankfulness is a good thing for so many reasons. Have you been seeing “gratitude lists” on Facebook? Sometimes, it just does my heart good to read what a friend is thankful for. But, it’s also good for my friend, the one who is expressing thanks. In keeping with the season, I was thinking about the …

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A Change In The Weather

Seasonal eating is fun! Watermelon in summer, pumpkin in fall, leafy greens in spring – just seems natural, don’t you think? It’s fun partly because most of us don’t even think about having a nice hot cup of peppermint cocoa in July, so by the time the holiday season rolls around, it really seems like …

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More About Integrative Health

In my last post, I focused on the word “integrate,” and forms of that word. “Integrative medicine” is a term I never used to see, even with a keen interest in alternative therapies and nutrition. Now, the term is popping up a lot more often, in my experience. Though I alluded to this in my …

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“Integrate,” “Integrated,” “Integrative” – What Do They Mean?

My son has an amazing way with words. He can spell, play word games, and write poetry with a flair. I marvel at these things all the more when I remember his apparent aversion to such things while in middle school. He would use generalizations when talking, to the point that it was often difficult …

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Weight: One Piece of the Puzzle

The online community will never replace real flesh and blood, as some warn. But, I have “met” some fine folks from all over the globe via this blog and other internet sources. I think it’s pretty fantastic. Several of the people with whom I dialogue have made a public conversation around the issue of weight …

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