Magical thinking

Some incidents from chaplaincy are unforgettable. One was watching a woman get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) — three times over the course of a day. Twice, she was resuscitated. Death won the last match-up, but not without a fight. Before the attending doctor instructed the code team to stop, the woman’s abdominal area looked like a…

Be well

There are so many lifestyle habits that provide benefits to body, mind and spirit. Why do we have such a hard time incorporating self-care practices into our lives? Scientific research backs up the connections between taking care of ourselves physically to stay heart strong, but also for brain protection. Exercising, eating nutritionally and getting sufficient sleep are…

Take A Trip To A National Park — Doctor’s Orders!

A physician recommended minimum 5 hour-a-month nature dose in Finland and pediatrician prescriptions for family visits to nature parks in California are pilot projects spurred by the recent studies on the healing powers of nature. Forward thinking doctors acknowledge: interacting with nature physically lowers our stress level. “People underestimate the happiness effect of geting outdoors,”says…