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Seeking Truth—Why Science Matters

Posted on: November 27, 2020

We live in interesting times when “experts” provide us with information about virtually every aspect of our lives—the foods we eat, how we should sleep, what we can do about climate change, and what public health guidelines we should follow. Many people use the term “…it’s a fact,” or “it’s based on science” when they are trying to prove a point. While most individuals do not consider where the information they receive comes from, in these days of “fake” claims, being able to understand where “facts” are obtained and understanding why science matters is vital to our health and the health of the world around us.… Read more »

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Mindful Communication

Posted on: November 9, 2020

Mindful communication means listening and speaking with intention, compassion, and awareness. It means being present. Intimate, complex, and necessary for our very survival, mindful communication can profoundly affect our overall health and wellness. Mindful communication not only transmits information, it helps us relate to each other as human beings in a context of relationships, cultures, families, organizations, and nations. What we say, how we say it, and what we mean are important and can be life changing.

To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else.

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Anxious and Overwhelmed? How Climate Change Impacts Our Health

Posted on: October 13, 2020

For most of us, the last 12 months have been harrowing. While the global COVID-19 pandemic has been deadly for tens of thousands across the globe, the simultaneous impacts of climate change have rocked many to their core. The United States has experienced thousands of devastating wildfires, catastrophic flooding, and the hottest temperatures ever recorded. Australians saw horrific wildfires destroy thousands of acres of bushland and kill an estimated half a billion animals. Many people have lost their lives, homes, neighborhoods, and livelihood.… Read more »

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