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When a Health Coach is Better than a Doctor

“A common complaint is that busy doctors spend little time helping a patient make better dietary choices.

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They are needed to provide a diagnosis and then treat according to an allopathic, pharmacological protocol. A good doctor might mention that the patient should cut down on saturated fat say, but with no further instructions as to how this should be done; no cooking, shopping, exercise, or meal planning instructions. Enter the health coach who provides the assistance that the medical establishment cannot. This is accomplished by partnering with a client to create an individualized program based on achievable goals, regular contact, motivational encouragement and the understanding that each individual is unique and no dietary program is one-size-fits-all.”
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/when-a-health-coach-is-better-than-a-doctor.html#ixzz1rhIMDlNc

50 Easy Ways to Get Healthier Now!

http://blog.integrativenutrition.com/2011/01/50-easy-ways-to-get-healthier-now

“The Game” (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The holographic game that controls minds.

Especially interesting in the context of considering contemporary smart phone use.
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Episode no.    Season 5 Episode 6
Directed by    Corey Allen

Plot
The episode opens with William Riker visiting Risa and being introduced to a video game by Etana Jol, a Ktarian woman with whom he has become romantically involved during his vacation on the pleasure planet. Riker, upon his return to the Enterprise, distributes replicated copies of the game to the crew of the starship.

Cadet Wesley Crusher, on vacation from Starfleet Academy, is visiting the Enterprise and notices everyone playing the game (and trying to convince him to play as well). Doctor Beverly Crusher, Wesley’s mother, secretly switches off Lieutenant Commander Data and sabotages his circuits, because he would be immune to the game’s addictive properties—it addicts people who play it by stimulating the pleasure centers of their brains when they successfully complete each level. Read more here.

“The Long Game” (Doctor Who)

“In the far future, Satellite 5 broadcasts to the entire Earth Empire. But anyone promoted to Floor 500 is never seen again, and the Doctor suspects mankind is being manipulated.”
http://www.drwhoguide.com/who_tv06.htm

Especially interesting in the context of considering contemporary journalism and media.

Spoiler
“Cathica realises that everything the Doctor told her was true; like the rest of humanity, she’s been bred to be a docile, stupid slave who doesn’t bother asking questions about the world around her. She heads straight to the Floor 500 media centre, pushes the corpses out of the way, sits on the central couch and activates her infospike.”

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

http://www.purposefairy.com/3308/15-things-you-should-give-up-in-order-to-be-happy/

Quotes

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
—-from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.

“I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you, where lies your love, your light, your truth and your beauty. I honor the place in you, where…if you are in that place in you … and I am in that place in me…then there is only one of us.”
—-Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D. (aka “Dr Love” – Author, motivational speaker, professor, 1924-1998)

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
—-Jalal ad-Din Rumi quotes (Persian Poet and Mystic, 1207-1273)

“The grass is always greener where you water it.” -Unknown

“The astonishing thing, so counter-intuitive, is that nothing else needs to happen. We can give up trying to make something special occur. In letting go of wanting something special to occur, maybe we can realize that something very special is already occurring, and is always occurring — namely your life unfolding in each moment of awareness.”
—-Jon Kabat-Zinn

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