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The City is Contagious

Note: Mixing it up today with a poetry post. It’s darker in tone, but speaks to things like vision and responsibility, and what happens when they are absent.  I welcome your feedback and hope you enjoy! The City is Contagious Empty streets, crowded alleys not a soul to be seen unless you know where to look. [...]

Dreams, Life, and Change

I’ve been doing some of these handwritten images on facebook and twitter.  This one had a particularly great response, so I wanted to share it here and see the discussion it sparks.  Please share how your dreams have changed or been let go of and why.

What I Learned On My Last Trip Home

It’s December, though you wouldn’t know it here in North Carolina until you see all the Christmas decorations.  The snow-blanketed Christmases of my youth have been replaced by sunny and 50ºF.  I’m not complaining.   For my family (wife, dog, me) December means travel time — preparation, planning, packing, and I’m sure a whole host of [...]

New Directions

We all get to a point where we keep doing what we are doing, largely because it is what we have been doing (insanity!).  It’s habit, it’s ritual, it’s even escapism because it feels easy and safe.  Then comes your moment of reckoning — is this what you envisioned?  Are you truly creating art, or [...]

Stress and You

I was talking with a patient this morning, and as she was explaining the stress in her life to me I realized that many people have not heard the full story on stress, how the body responds to it, and what it does to their bodies over time. This is another conversation I have daily, so I wanted to share it with you. First, I will tell you a story about a stressful event, and then we will break it down afterward.

Your Story, Your Health

Today I would like to share a story with you from an unknown author. It is applicable in many ways, but as you are reading it, think of yourself as the carpenter of your body. You hold within you the power to lead a long, healthy life if you use the right materials and the right effort. God supplied the blueprint, and daily we provide the materials to rebuild. Build wisely, and live abundantly.

Heartburn drugs under fire

Common heartburn drugs are under fire, as a series of studies from the Archives of Internal Medicine released on Monday demonstrating serious side effects such as increase in fractures and bacterial infections.