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Modern Day Healthcare, Week 4: Hygiene (Physical, Mental, and Spiritual)

Joseph Pilates was considered by some to be a fanatic about hygiene.  There are stories of stiff brushes and cold showers to clean the body.  I, personally, am not too much of a fanatic about germs: research shows that exposure to normal dirt and germs actually increases our resistance to disease.  397 more words

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The Sister's Perspective: Cushioning the Blow

I don’t remember what I said when my sister, Kim, first told me of her breast cancer diagnosis.  For sure, I knew there was nothing I could do to fix her.  258 more words


How Am I Feeling?

Recently, I was asked how I’m feeling about being retired. It turns out to be a surprisingly difficult question to answer. I’m not feeling the euphoria I expected, but I’m also not feeling the negative feelings (disillusionment, loss of identity) that some have described. 925 more words