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What is Building Biology?

I was sitting at the community table in a local restaurant when a young woman sat down next to me. We started to chat and of course my first question was, “What brings you to Santa Fe?” She answered that she was attending a course in Building Biology. “What’s that?” I asked. “It’s the investigation… Read more »

Loving Creativity

It seems that creativity is not just for fun. It is is an important component to good health. In Mind Over Medicine, Dr. Lissa Rankin looks at creativity as an essential aspect to thriving. Being creative goes beyond the common reference to art, music, writing and theater. “You may also express yourself by flower arranging, photography,… Read more »

Is It Possible to Work Yourself to Death?

The Japanese say yes. They even have a word for it – karoshi, which means death by overwork. Twelve to sixteen hour work days with no vacation or time with family and friends has led to some premature deaths. According to author Lissa Rankin the typical karoshi victims are otherwise healthy men in their 40s… Read more »

Why Is Thanksgiving Stressful?

It’s all about family. For those who don’t have family, it could feel lonely or isolating. And for those getting together with family, it often involves travel during crowded times…packing, rushing to airports, dealing with delayed flights or crowded roads and foods that might not agree with you. But, more importantly, why is being with… Read more »

What Did You Hear?

After a lovely dinner, my friend and I decided to stroll the streets of the village and enjoy the crisp air. As we were walking down a particular street, we heard shouting. It appeared that a mother and her daughter were having an angry argument. We couldn’t hear everything that was said, but we got… Read more »