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Category: Editorial Musings

Editorial Musings

It takes real courage these days to go to an airport and attempt to board a plane. I say “attempt” because, as those of us who have tried to fly recently have discovered, there is no guarantee that you will be able to board that plane or that the plane will actually leave the airport. All too often, as I found, that dreaded “cancelled” message appears just an hour or so before the plane is due to depart. And there you sit, stranded and abandoned.

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On the abortion issue

 My first thought when news broke about the Supreme Court’s possible decision to eliminate the protections for women of Roe v. Wade was—Oh no! Not again! The late 1960s were filled with seemingly endless discussions and arguments about the abortion issue. By the time Roe v. Wade was passed, I was almost more relieved to

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Some Thoughts On Alternative Medicine

I have been a data driven scientist for the process of decision making for some forty years as a member of the Physiology department in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. While on a hiking excursion in Sweden I slipped and fell. In an attempt to break my fall, I grabbed a

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Lessons in Psychotherapy from the Experiences of a Therapist Who Is a Patient

Abstract Ive focused in my writing and editing on wholistic healing therapy, addressing body, emotions, mind, relationships (with other people and with the environment) and spirit. My focus has been on the principles and practices involved, and especially on research confirming various aspects of wholistic healing. In this editorial I focus on my personal experiences

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On Getting Past Square 1 of Our Problems

Abstract Introduction People often have difficulties figuring out what, exactly, their problems are and how to deal with them in the most constructive ways. We often know we are uncomfortable about certain situations or events in our lives; having difficulties with other people; stuck in patterns of behaviors that are serving us poorly; or in

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Dealing with End of Life Issues, Individual and Collective, with Focus on Grief

Abstract style=”padding-top:0px;padding-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:35px;text-align:left;”> As we approach the end of our life, and as we see others who are close to us doing the same, we often experience anticipatory grief about our impending death. This can cause a lot of distress to ourselves and to those close to us. Wholistic frameworks help us to understand and address

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Life as Non-Proprietary Lessons in Healing of Self and Others

Abstract While healing is generally considered to be a natural process of the body, and varieties of practitioners offer approaches and supports to support and enhance healing, the innate capacities of people to heal themselves and to offer healing to each other are largely ignored. There are numerous factors contributing to this situation. Modern therapeutic

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Filling Big Gaps in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Western society has come to take for granted the availability of counseling and psychotherapy, along with urgent care for mental health emergencies and long-term care for the more serious problems. In many other countries around the world, however, even the basic services may be severely limited. Even in the US, which has modestly good services,

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