Category Archives: Science

GUEST POST: Adult autistics – are they doomed to solitude?

Here’s a very thoughtful article by my colleague Karla Hackney published earlier this week in the Oregonian.

Karla Hackney (picture courtesy of Karla Hackney)
Karla Hackney (picture courtesy of Karla Hackney)

Seldom heard are the stories of autistic adults.  And rarely do they report the challenges of those who seek companionship. It’s believed that autism blocks the ability to intercommunicate and express feelings in a normal way.  These difficulties often relegate those diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to solitude.  And yet, like us all, those diagnosed as on the Spectrum deeply wish to love another.

We may think of our own relationships as pertaining to the heart, but for solutions in the field of ASD, research has focused predominantly on the brain.

Click here to read the rest of the article…

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Women’s History Month: One woman often overlooked

Women's History Month (©Glowimages/Stock photo)
Women’s History Month (©Glowimages/Stock photo)

She “was no ordinary woman. Behind her Victorian-era velvet and lace dress was a 21st century power suit.”

March is Women’s History Month. And so, appropriately, Ingrid Peschke, a regular health blogger on the Huffington Post, “highlights an often overlooked 19th century woman for her significant contributions to religion and health.” Peschke continues, “Her strength of character, courage and commitment are evident in the body of work she accomplished.”

  • What is this woman’s name and what is her remarkable story?
  • How did she test her conclusions?
  • Why did a doctor ask her to write a book about her findings in achieving health?

A great read from start to finish. Find the answers here: Women’s History Month…

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What is Mind?

John D. Clague (Picture courtesy of John D. Clague)
John D. Clague (Picture courtesy of John D. Clague)

Think about it for a minute. How would you answer this question?

What is mind?

John D. Clague from Salem, Oregon, who writes about spirituality and health, discusses this after hearing neurobiologist Dan Siegel open his talk at a Portland, Oregon conference on integrative medicine with the question.

Clague shares Siegel’s observation that in measuring the brain, science cannot find love as one of its functions. And what about consciousness or mind?

These are deep questions, and Clague’s article will get you thinking. To read his article, click here: What the Brain Isn’t – Mind or Love.

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Rethinking the universe

Does thought know no bounds?

In my previous blog post, “Science and spirituality”, I shared a new shift in thought identified by Larry Dossey M.D. that he describes as moving from “local” (brain-body) to “non-local” (mind-body) healing. This non-local healing is a shift from one place at one time to any place at any time, and this further trends towards every place at any time, and thus every place at every time. This therefore trends towards an omnipresent, unitary mind, or in other words, one omnipresent mind.

Here is a guest post by a colleague of mine, Sharon Frey, that shares how quantum physicists are seeing “non-locality“.

Guest post by Sharon Frey, Media Manager, First Church of Christ, Scientist
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Rethinking the universe

Living in a Quantum World. The June cover of Scientific American really caught my eye. It seems that for a while now, physicists have been saying yes, quantum mechanics exists, but it only applies to a category of small things, very small things. However, the author of this article, along with a growing chorus of other physicists, says it looks like quantum mechanics applies to bigger things too.

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