spiritual iron


Mindful - How Are You Seeing the World?, by Heather Shayne Blakeslee.
The art of unhooking from your stories allows you to see what’s in front of you rather than seeing what you’re looking to see.

Nautilus - This is Your Brain on Silence, by Daniel A. Gross and Illustrated by Leonard Peng.
Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.

YouTube - Health Economics, with Greg Martin.

Global health and public health practitioners use Health Economics to better understand the decisions that get made that affect health. Calculating the DALYs averted or QALYs gained for per dollar spent, for example, can help NGOs and Governments decide which health interventions to invest in. These sorts of cost utility and cost effectiveness (economic evaluations) help with decision making.

Science Daily - Scientists find powerful potential weapon to overcome antibiotic resistance, by University of North Carolina Health Care.

Medical News Today - Can the moon really influence your health? By Maria Cohut.

YouTube - What is Public Health? By Let's Learn Public Health.

New York Times - New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill, by Carl Zimmer.

Forbes - Can Smart Materials Really Read Our Emotions? by Jessica Baron. The development of wearables and new “smart materials” designed to measure physiological responses has created an expectation that simply slapping on a bracelet will give us new insight into our bodies and minds. Are we looking at the future of the quantified self or the latest batch of pseudoscientific marketing?

Uplift - Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist, by Azriel ReShel.

"In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner.

Next Avenue -Does Being Religious Make You Healthier? One scientist used brain scans of rabbis to inform his research, by Debbie Musser. There’s a growing field of study that seeks to link the physiological effects of religious and spiritual practices on the body: neurotheology.

John Hopkins Medicine - Experiences of ‘Ultimate Reality’ or ‘God’ Confer Lasting Benefits to Mental Health. People over the millennia have reported having deeply moving religious experiences either spontaneously or while under the influence of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms or the Amazonian brew ayahuasca, and a portion of those experiences have been encounters with what the person regards as “God” or “ultimate reality.”

American Psychological Association - What Role Do Religion and Spirituality Play In Mental Health? Five questions for psychology of religion and spirituality expert Kenneth I. Pargament, PhD.

National Review - Jean Vanier on the Importance of a ‘Healthy Belonging’; by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Spirituality & Health - Pilgrimage as Presence, by Antonia Malchik.
The physical act of walking brings us more fully back into the present. Author Antonia Malchik shares, "Walking is what we turn to when we wish to show our devotion to our gods, and how we move when the precariousness of our precious human existence is laid bare."