Creative Cycles

Between the shoulders of summer and fall lies my favorite ‘tween’ season. The bugs are less common in the cooler evening air while the biological clocks of the furry animals signal a coat change in preparation for the winter to come. The days, in the Great South anyway, continue to impart their only slightly diminished …

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Refiner’s Fire

If you’re anything like me you’ve cherished the opportunity to be in the company of those people who by means of their very presence compel refinement. You’ve no doubt encountered such people, that is, those who carry about them an inspiriting atmosphere which acts as a refiner’s fire as you draw near unto them. The …

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Conversation

“The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.” – Francois De La Rochefoucauld In Middle English, the word “conversation” denoted “living among, familiarity, intimacy.” I love these shades of meaning because even the most mundane conversation can …

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Valor and Kindness

“He is as full of valor as of kindness. Princely in both.” ― William Shakespeare, Henry V  There is something about the balanced demonstration of valor and kindness which has captivated my attention from a very young age. I remember seeing this in my father’s expression, perhaps unconsciously at first, but then consciously as I, as …

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Meaningful Education

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” ~ Plato The transition into the 20th century was a watershed event for both medicine and education. Over the course of a few decades, medical education and the system of primary and secondary education employed in our nation relinquished their classical …

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True Education

The late 1800s were a dynamic time in the United States. Cities grew at a dramatic rate. The mechanization of production led to vast increases in industrial output. The introduction of railroads provided the first major leap forward in transportation in centuries, which mobilized populations everywhere. Yet, with all of this burgeoning growth and development …

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Subluxation

Subluxation is a chiropractic term used to describe a partial dislocation or slight misalignment of the vertebrae that causes many health problems. Chiropractors posit that the misalignment causes a frustration of the life force or energy that would naturally flow through that juncture and they see this restriction as the root cause of many symptoms …

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A Sense of your Soul

Your soul is the constellation of your being, of your true inner identity. Its peculiar pattern of organization is the result of both inner and outer factors, or put in other terms, of things heavenly and earthly. The colors, shapes, shadings, and textures of your soul are unique to you. You are an individual for …

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