The Dance Between Needs and Desires

April 15, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

Oscar Wilde once said, “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

In the Noble Truths, His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains that happiness essentially comes not from getting what we want, but from wanting what we get.

This poses the questions: “How do we know what we truly want… or what it is that will make us truly happy?” Read more


April 11, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

What does a hospital do with a homeless schizophrenic recently diagnosed as being “dangerously delusional and paranoid?” According to an editorial appearing in yesterday’s LA Times; they dump them off somewhere. Anywhere. A bus stop… the Salvation Army shelter… on the street.  Apparently it doesn’t matter where they dump h/her off.  An investigation uncovered evidence that vans dispatched by the College Hospital chain left as many as 150 mentally ill patients on skid row in the last two years. Now isn’t this a comforting thought.

FULL ARTICLE FROM THE L.A. TIMES HERE: A remedy for patient-dumping?

Medicine Given to Wounded Soldiers Risky

April 4, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

After questions, Army dumps treatments
Some medicine, special bandages given to wounded soldiers shown to be inadequate or risky

“Senior Army doctors rushed medical innovations onto the battlefield without the rigorous review common in civilian hospitals, The Sun found, and sometimes changed or disregarded data from their own scientists.

In some instances, wounded soldiers were among the first humans on whom the treatments were used. And while the Army’s published research supports the treatments, some Army studies concluding that they are ineffective or dangerous haven’t been published.”

READ FULL ARTICLE (from The News Tribune)

Is Gardasil Worth the Risk

April 3, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

Researchers Question If HPV Vaccine Is Worth the Risk
Gardasil’s High Cost and Effectiveness Come Under Fire
Aug. 20, 2008

“The overall effect of the vaccines on cervical cancer remains unknown,” Dr. Carolyn J. Haug, the Journal of Norwegian Medical Association’s editor, wrote in the New England Journal editorial. “The real impact of HPV vaccination on cervical cancer will not be observable for decades.”

Gardasil is also expensive, costing about $400 to $1,000 for the necessary three doses of the vaccine. Studies have not proven how long the immunity will last and whether or not additional shots will be needed, which would raise the cost even higher. ”


The Next Step

April 3, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

Many of us have wondered why we feel the way we do, or how we can heal old wounds and move on to create a life of joy and abundance.  Often times we feel as if there’s some missing piece of the puzzle… something we’re doing, or not doing, or should be doing, that could be holding us back from living the life of our dreams. Ordinarily, we are only partially aware of the ideas and feelings going on within ourselves, while the rest lies hidden from us in the realms of the unconscious.

Ever since the Age of Enlightenment in the eighteenth century, Western thought has idealized the faculties of reasoning and logic above all other ways of knowing ourselves. Analytic and mechanical data hold credibility in our world of technology. As a result, most of us have lost our capacities to imagine, to feel, and to intuit information.

While there is no way musings on a blog can answer all of our inner most questions, we can at least strive to understand our most important issues and find out how we truly feel about them.  And along the way, perhaps we will be able to discover what it is that we can do, or find new tools that we can use, in order to change whatever it is we intrinsically know we need to change in order to manifest our heart’s desires.

Native American authors, and leaders in their respective tribes, Edna Manitowabi and Miriam Younchief once stood before an impressive group of executives noted for their achievements and success at a conference on the American economy and, when asked the question, “What is the next step for American business?” said, “No one can tell us what actions to take. Each of us needs to discover this on our own. First, we must know who we are and second, how we behave. Then we will know what actions to take. We will not have to ask what to do. We will simply do it.”

According to web stats and the nature of blogging, the vast majority of people who read blogs prefer to read and not comment. For those who are reading this blog, it is my sincere desire that you find something here – or on the site — that will benefit you on some level, in some way.

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