For a long time, Western medicine saw the mind and body as separate things. Your thoughts could influence certain things through your nervous system, like where you place your hand and how you breathe. But certain things, like growth and your immune system, were beyond the reach of your thinking. It turns out your mind
Author: William T Batten
Many people have a broken idea of how science works. This is doubly true for the alternative medicine crowd. This isn’t true of everyone who looks for answers outside of Western medicine… but it is pretty darn common. Anyway, here’s how some people think science works…
This is not the first time I’ve written about ducks (or even the second). So when I heard about the Peabody Memphis Ducks, my mind instantly clicked. Back in the 1930s, some hunters decided to place a few ducks in the fountain outside The Peabody in Memphis. This somehow started an adorable tradition. In 1940,
I’m grateful to live in a time and place where I can say ‘it’s easy to read books’. That’s not true of everywhere and most of human history was full of illiterate masses. But I can say it, so I will: It’s easy to read books. But it sure is hard to learn from them.
Life well lived is always full of big questions: Are they the one for me? What am I meant to be doing with my time on Earth? How can I get my body in shape, my finances in order and my time freed up?
Are you looking for the perfect start to your day? Having a ‘breakfast of champions’ – whatever that means to you – might help. That could be a bowl of cereal, some fruit with yogurt, herbal tea… or more interesting things like shots of apple cider vinegar. That’s up to you and your digestive system
I’m not going to talk about the obvious health dangers of smoking. Everyone knows the damage it does to everything from your eyes to your toes. Another lecture on the poisons in cigarettes won’t help. Instead, I’m going to talk about another danger. This one’s a lot more subtle. I admit it isn’t unique to
Some topics are easy to learn. The concepts make sense, they stick in your mind and they’re easy to connect with each other. It’s fun to go over the ideas, whether they’re the basics of the cutting edge. When the topic is this good, studying is a great way to unwind. Other topics are different.
I talk about what self-hypnosis can do for you a lot. That’s because that’s a big category. Take any part of your life – how could it improve if you learned better ways of thinking? And better ways of being? But that’s vague to the point of meaningless. What on earth do I mean by
Anakin Skywalker was a little kid, desert world, pod racer… Let’s skip forward a bit – all the way to the third prequel. He had a problem: visions, prophecies, of his beloved wife dying. What was his solution? I have no idea.