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With Suicide Rates Increasing, Awareness Is Needed

With Suicide Rates Increasing, Awareness Is Needed

Suicide holds a silent role in our culture. Although aware of it, we struggle to talk about it and acknowledge the impact it has on our lives. Yet no matter how many times we push it aside, it still has profound effect on the lives of many. A suicide can send ripples through families and […]

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The Bottom Line? We Hope New Fukushima Cancer Case is Not a Trend

The Bottom Line? We Hope New Fukushima Cancer Case is Not a Trend

We held our breath the last few years wondering when this headline would appear: First Fukushima Cancer Case. Today that news appeared and now we wait for the other shoe to drop. Although experts say that this does signify a wave of cases to appear, we can’t help worrying. So far news from the 2010 disaster […]

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You Thought Your Life Was Busy! Your Remarkable Cells Have You Beat By A Mile.

You Thought Your Life Was Busy! Your Remarkable Cells Have You Beat By A Mile.

Ever wondered what’s going on inside your cells? If you look at the news everyday, it’s rare to see a headline about all the great work someones cells are doing to keep them alive. Or the great work those cells did in the football game on Sunday. No kudos for cells at that last Red […]

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How To Uncover Hidden Stresses With One Surprisingly Simple Test

How To Uncover Hidden Stresses With One Surprisingly Simple Test

Life brings change. Everyday we move through our lives and the world shifts around us. This shifting may appear subtle, even nonexistent, especially if we have a daily routine that stays generally the same. We step through each day. We wake up, eat breakfast, go to work – etc, etc. Despite this routine, the world […]

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Take Hold of Your Habits Today – Part Two on the Enneagram

Take Hold of Your Habits Today – Part Two on the Enneagram

In this, our second of two articles on the Enneagram, I wanted to spend a bit of time on the nine basic personality types. Again, your personality type in the Enneagram describes only your habits of thinking and behavior. The habitual ways we think and respond to people, places and situations is often rather narrow. […]

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The Enneagram and the Wisdom of Knowing Yourself Well.

The Enneagram and the Wisdom of Knowing Yourself Well.

Know thyself, as the adage goes. What does that mean exactly? More importantly how do we go about doing this? Understanding how we see the world, and how the world sees you, plays an important role in how we navigate through the world. Self awareness helps us to understand how we interact with others and […]

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Cancer and the Stories We Rarely Hear.

Cancer and the Stories We Rarely Hear.

A couple days ago I read a powerful article from Laurie Becklund in the LA Times. Many things make the message in her article about cancer powerful, not the least of which being that she died February 8th. Her message brings impact to the conversation about cancer and the system in place working to find […]

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Embracing The Season Cycle: Reveal Your Buried Strengths This Winter

Embracing The Season Cycle: Reveal Your Buried Strengths This Winter

We move in cycles. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Over and over since the beginning. We are part of the natural world and these cycles. Easy to loose sight of this in our modern times. Although we benefit from technology, it also distances us from the movement of things. We keep our fast paced connected […]

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A Promise To You As We Enter The New Year

A Promise To You As We Enter The New Year

As 2014 draws to a close, we join the endless number of blogs on the web offering year end thoughts and reflections of the past year. We felt it important to chime in and say something before 2015 leaps in to take over. It is the time of reflection and resolutions after all. What inspired […]

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An Organic MD Holiday Card Revamp: These are Good All Year Long!

An Organic MD Holiday Card Revamp: These are Good All Year Long!

Normally the cards we get for the holidays are just that – holiday cards. Once January rolls around, they lose some of their relevance and end up in a drawer somewhere. Just a reality if your purpose in life is as a holiday card. Here at Organic MD we wondered what it might be like […]

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Despite Craving Hibernating Solitude, You Can Reflect on Joy, Community and a Healing Year Ahead

Despite Craving Hibernating Solitude, You Can Reflect on Joy, Community and a Healing Year Ahead

“Hello Darkness my old friend….” This seems to be the refrain in my head these days. Darkness all around with no end in sight. So it feels anyway. The days seem to spend their time in the dark. Daylight shows up briefly and then “poof” – it’s gone like that. Makes me feel reflective and […]

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When Grief Shines Through, It Gives Us All a Chance to Heal

When Grief Shines Through, It Gives Us All a Chance to Heal

Grief has a way of coming through. Despite our social resolve to remain composed and pulled together, grief somehow finds an opening. Even if that opening is small and subtle, it’s important that grief gets expressed. It is something I continue to be thankful for, because it keeps us honest and open. It reminds us […]

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