25 09, 2015

Global Meditation & The Crisis in Europe: How You Can Help

2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00

In recent weeks a number of people have contacted my office with concerns about the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe. Millions have fled their homes in places like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. These people are leaving behind countries torn apart by war and economic hardship in hopes of finding a better life elsewhere. The question many ask is: what can I do? More than seven billion people live on Earth. This is an intimidating number, one that makes any attempt by an individual to solve a problem seem fruitless. After all, what happens if you do something to help? [...]

Global Meditation & The Crisis in Europe: How You Can Help 2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00
11 09, 2015

Your Mind as Medicine: Healing with Placebo

2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00

The Placebo Effect is a fascinating field of science because it challenges established notions of how we heal.  In the traditional model you would go to a doctor and he or she would present you with a diagnosis and some treatment options.  Placebos work differently in that they heal from within, not without and this presents a choice: you can either heal from a drug or from a placebo. In placebo studies, patients are given a medicine and told it will either cure them or make the symptoms more manageable.  Of course, they're usually given a sugar pill or a [...]

Your Mind as Medicine: Healing with Placebo 2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00