What if There Were Live Music at the Doctor’s Office?

There was a really interesting study published earlier this year that had live music in a medical waiting room. The aim of the study was to learn more about the staff’s perceptions of this live music, but as you might expect, the live music had an effect on patients, too: One of the unanticipated results of the music […]

The “Real” Purpose of TV (& Movies): Education, Inspiration, and Storytelling, Part 2

A few years ago, I wrote a post about the purpose of TV and I think I sold it (TV) short. That is, in that post, I essentially decried TV: Watching TV is a mechanism that allows people to stay at jobs that they are otherwise less pleased about. Being able to tune into a created […]

Conclusion: A Brief Overview of Shamanism, Part 4

In yesterday’s post, we explored the numerous roles of the shaman. I can remember that when I was first writing this paper about shamanism, I had a vague sense that shamans were responsible for many things within the community, but when I started listing them, I was still a bit surprised at just how many roles there were. […]

Complementary and Preventive Medicine: Healthcare & American Public Policy, Part 5

Part 1: Economics Part 2: Campaign Finance & Elections Part 3: Education Part 4: Food On March 23, 2010, you may have seen many Facebook profiles switch over to the picture on the right. This is a picture of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Most of the people […]

The Scientific Evidence for Distant Healing: Psi Phenomena, Part 5

Part 1: The Scientific Evidence for Telepathy Part 2: The Scientific Evidence for Clairvoyance Part 3: The Scientific Evidence for Precognition Part 4: The Scientific Evidence for Psychokinesis Finally, we’ve reached the last of the “Big 5.” Today’s post will be about the scientific evidence for distant healing. I struggled with what to title this […]

Your Words and Thoughts Affect Others – Believe It!

A week ago, I did a post on how our words affect our reality and mentioned that I would be doing a post about how our words not only affect our reality, but the reality of others. In pulling together some outside resources for this post, I was quickly overwhelmed. There is an abundance of […]