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Heal yourself and heal the world

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (13)


You may have heard of The Butterfly Effect, which is both the title of a movie and the name given to one of the concepts in chaos theory. According to this theory, in complex situations, such as the formation of a tornado, changing one tiny circumstance in one location can result in a totally different outcome for t...

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Take a deep breath and improve your health

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on October 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

During the Medicine and Yoga Symposium in Copper Mountain, CO last August, Dr. Satkirin Khalsa gave the medical providers in attendance some surprising advice. She told the conference participants that there is one simple technique that could be used in the medical office to improve the health and wellbeing of every patient: deep breathing...

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A simple technique to change your outlook (and your life)

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently I was introduced to a powerful practice that is based on an ancient Hawaiian ritual for forgiveness and reconciliation called Ho’oponopono. In the Hawaiian language this word literally means to “put things in order” or “make things right” and originated with the cultural belief that forgiveness o...

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After a fall: 5 stages of recovery

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on May 16, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (1)


I’ve mentioned in previous posts the fact that a few months ago I was injured in a bicycle crash that caused a concussion and broken clavicle. I have learned a lot throughout this experience and have shared some of that wisdom in: 10 Things you can do for pain besides tak...

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Tips for starting a yoga practice

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 10, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


It seems like everyone is doing yoga these days as this spiritual practice from India has taken the Western world by storm in recent years and become widely popular. But if you are one of the people who has not become a student of yoga, you might wonder why you should consider joining the crowd.


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5 Patient behaviors that drive up healthcare costs

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 7, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


It is common knowledge that the cost of healthcare in the US is out of control. We spend more money per capita than any other country in the world and yet rank only 37th in key quality health indicators. Clearly something is very wrong with our healthcare system, but there is little consensus among experts about where the ...

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Conversation with a virus

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been battling a powerful respiratory infection for the past week and thought I would share this letter I wrote to the virus that is attacking me.

Dear Virus,

I know you are celebrating right now because you think you have won this battle we have been waging. True I did spend an entire day o...

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Friday end-of-life movie review: 50/50 is so-so

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Inspired by a true story, 50/50 deals with Adam, a 27-year-old man diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie chronicles Adam’s course of treatment and his struggle to accept his diagnosis with the help of his best friend, played ...

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Sacred illness and Magic Johnson

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

In previous posts the phenomenon of faith healing has been examined as well as the very difficult situation when healing is sought but doesn’t happen. The point was made that illness can be a sacred occurrence and may come in service of spiritual growth or the...

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5 Books that changed my life

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on October 1, 2011 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (1)
William Hazlitt once said, “Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.” As I look back at my life it is apparent to me that books and my love of reading have played a profound role in my growth as a person and a spiritual being. In honor of National Book Month, which takes place every October, I have selected five books that have especially shaped my course of develop...
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