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An accident of exceptional severity

by Gerald Epling The headline of January 15th read, “6 Hospitalized, One of Them Brain-Dead, After Drug Trial in France“.  Just past the headline we can see Marisol Touraine, the health minister of France, discussing the unprecedented “accident of...

Dream World

by Gerald Epling Last night as I lay sleeping, a large owl came to perch on the tree outside my bedroom.  Soon, the air was filled with resonant tones.  “Who, who, who”, the familiar voice called.  Even in the depth of slumber, my ears do not sleep but listen with...

Passion for Life

by Gerald Epling What inspires you to wake up and start your day?  If you wake up easily and look forward to the activities of the day, then you probably have found a way to tap into three important facets of a good life. The Big Three Inside each of us there is a...

Good things for the brain

by Gerald Epling What can I do for my brain?  This is a question that comes to mind every day for people from all walks of life.  Some people want a competitive advantage, others just want to know that they are doing all that they can to avoid dementia.  Most people...

Energy Adjustment

by Gerald Epling Even if you have a lot on your mind, the disarming smile of a child can redirect your attention to a happier place.  We naturally adjust to the social temperature of a room with little conscious effort.  This human ability to accept and mirror the...

Brain to Mind

by Gerald Epling On the way to consciousness Somewhere between “out there” and “in here”, our brains organize what we hear, and see into distinct items, and arrangements of items.  These arrangements might be the face of a friend or the sound...

Is Psychological Education almost as good as Meditation?

by Gerald Epling Perhaps, you have heard of mindfulness meditation?  It is the practice of meditation that is focused on keeping the mind centered on what is happening here and now in the present time.  Mindful meditation aims at enhancing the ability of an individual...

How do you do?

by Gerald Epling If you were to ask a group of prisoners how they feel after a 10 week course of yoga, they would probably say, “Better, thank you very much.”  This is what a group of researchers found when they set out to discover what Yoga could do for...