Monthly Archives: March 2012

Orthogonal Reality in Health Care

Health care has become all too much disease management. The confines of this two dimensional care-space has become intolerable for patients. More than 80% of patients surveyed are generally dissatisfied with care. As a result many turn to complementary and … Continue reading

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Orthogonal Shifts

or·thog·o·nal adj \ȯr-ˈthä-gə-nəl\ 1a : intersecting or lying at right angles 1b : having perpendicular slopes or tangents at the point of intersection <;orthogonal curves>; Miriam-Webster Online Dictionary accessed 27 March 2012 http://www.m-w.com In his comprehensive work Coming to Our … Continue reading

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Mind and Brain

The effects of meditation on brain function are an active area of neuroscience research. Eileen Luders, a neurologist at UCLA has recently published the results of a study in which morphological changes in a portion of the frontal lobe called … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Leadership

The hyper-polarized world of the US Congress seems an unlikely place to encounter a calm and mindful presence, but Congressman Tim Ryan (D) Ohio is demonstrating unusual clarity amid the chatter. His new book “A Mindful Nation” will be released … Continue reading

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What Is Mindfulness? Why Should I Care?

Mindfulness is an ancient exercise in maximizing human potential that is becoming a hot topic in the 21st century. Born in one of the cradles of civilization as a key component of Buddhist philosophy around 500 years BCE, mindfulness has … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Health Care Reform

I have made some interesting acquaintances in my brief journey toward self awareness and mindfulness. One is Kelley McCabe-Ruff founder and CEO of eMindful.com, a Florida based company that offers web based mindfulness based stress reduction solutions for clients. Kelly … Continue reading

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Science and Mindfulness

What flows through your mind sculpts your brain. Thus, you can use your mind to change your brain for the better—which will benefit your whole being, and every other person whose life you touch. Hanson, Rick (2009-11-01). Buddha’s Brain: The … Continue reading

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Enriched Environments and Enhanced Minds

The recently opened Kroc Center in Greenville is a major indicator of the kind of place that Greenville is. One of 10 centers funded by the Joan Kroc Foundation nationally, the Kroc Center is a $53 million state of the … Continue reading

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Stressful Lives

I went through a period of intense personal stress about 3 years ago. I had taken what I thought was my “dream job” which turned out to be not a dream so much as a nightmare. Like everyone I had … Continue reading

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More From the Vortex

Max Heller 1919-2012 “But we do not have the experience the loss of our sight or hearing, or any other sensorium, to accord attention to it. It is the invitation of mindfulness to meet our senses at the point of … Continue reading

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