Tag Archive: general health

Jan 26

Meditation and Multitasking

Within the past two years, I made two significant changes in my life: I began practicing mindful meditation, and I decided that my lifelong habit of multitasking had to stop—or at least be reduced to doing two things at once rather than three or more. The result has been greater peace of mind, less stress …

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Dec 23

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

It’s not unusual for children to be afraid of the dark. Parents try to soothe those fears, making a big show of looking under beds and in closets and announcing that there are no monsters hiding, and then leaving a nightlight on either in the room or just outside the doorway to ease suspicious minds. …

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Dec 06

5 Herbs That May Harm Your Liver

Herbal remedies can be effective, safe, and less expensive alternatives to conventional medicines, depending on what you want to treat. These are just a few of the reasons why more and more people are embracing the use of herbs for common and even not-so-common symptoms and ailments. But just because herbal remedies are natural doesn’t …

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Oct 16

Styrofoam, Health and Worms

I’ve written previously about my disdain for plastic and the environmental and health dangers associated with it. I referred to my displeasure as a plastic plague. In that discussion I didn’t focus on any one type of plastic in particular, but this time I am—and the target is #6, specifically Styrofoam (aka, polystyrene). This form …

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Sep 06

Plastic Plague, Fight Back

I’m from a generation when a reference to plastic often brought to mind a moment from The Graduate (1967). In a scene from the movie, a young man (Benjamin) who is searching for his life’s work is being advised by a businessman that the future is in plastics. Fast forward to 2015, when we are …

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