It’s the principle of the matter

Mountain biking is an incredible sport. It is physically, mentally and emotionally demanding and I love every minute of it. Best of all, it's something you can do with friends. It is a highly technical sport, demanding balance, strength, agility, alertness and cardiovascular fitness. It is also a highly artistic sport, requiring finesse, creativity and …

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Side Effects

Various systems of medicine have developed around the world and each possesses its own unique character, emphasis and approach. The overall "shape" of each system reflects in many ways the dominant cultural, political, economic and philosophical forces at work in its country of birth, and it is thus that we have the so-called "Eastern" and …

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Individual Initiative

The future of the world hangs upon the initiative of the individual. As with our physical bodies, individuals cluster and coordinate into groups of individuals and groups of individuals organize into larger systems, but the health of the body of humanity depends upon the health of its individual members, just as the health of a …

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The Elegant Solution

Having been moving through one of the most layered and complex "cold/flu" bugs I've ever come across over the course of the last week, I cannot help but give thought and credit to one of the greatest marvels of creation: the immune system. The immune system is one of the most complex and interesting systems …

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Life is Trusteeship

"Trusteeship is one of the great words of life because it concentrates in a single expression the essence of all true living. It inspires man with the revelation of his constant relation to himself, to all others and to the Infinite. It gives a royal dignity to life, making man, not a mere isolated individual, …

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Inner Strength and The Spirit of Victory

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." ~ Marcus Aurelius My eighteen year old cousin, Savannah Leigh Burns, was recently diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Its onset was rather sudden and took Savannah and her family completely by surprise. The first two weeks in …

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Comfortably Numb

I heard Pink Floyd's song, Comfortably Numb, yesterday, which apparently is an autobiographical tale of Roger Water's childhood experience with a high fever that made him delirious, giving him the sensation of being dissociated from his body. He had the same feeling at different points in his adult life, including a bout of hepatitis while …

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Sleep your way to the top!

Arianna Huffington made an excellent case for getting more sleep in her recent TED Talk. We live in a time where sleep deprivation is seen as a symbol of male virility, a badge of leadership and proof that you are a person of worth. According to a 2008 CDC study, 29% of US adults report …

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