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AM Inspiration: The Body Knows Its Heritage

Health care has once again taken center stage on the political landscape, and it's proving to be one of those subjects like food or carbon...Health and the measures we take to keep or recover it have to do with just about everything, which may explain why the national discussion on health care so...

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Tags: Body, Choice, Conscience, Health care, Policy, Wellness
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AM Inspiration: Because Of You, My Solitude

In counterpoint to yesterday's post about community comes today's meditation on solitude."One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude," wrote the poet Carl Sandburg. He should have specified North Americans, as one of the books that epitomizes Latin American cultur...

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Tags: Acceptance, Alone, Community, Consumption, Creativity, Recreation, Social, Wellness
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AM Inspiration: Keeping Company With Plants

After doing a bit of indoor gardening today I am convinced that there is a quasi-mystical benefit from palling around with growing things and playing in the dirt. A NASA study found that certain indoor plants can improve air quality, while researchers in the UK found that a healthful bacteria com...

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Tags: Dirt, Garden, Green, Horticulture, Plant, Wellness
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AM Inspiration: The Lunch Break and Other Endangered Species

For many people, Friday is the end of the work week and sometimes the most hectic day as projects are wrapped up before the weekend. Continuing our "break" theme from yesterday, I wanted to visit a lesser-known corner of 20th century psychology, transactional analysis, as conceived by Dr. Eric Be...

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Tags: Break, Lunch, Poetry, Rest, Wellness, Workplace
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