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Monthly Archive for May, 2013

Hey Seattle! Think of how lucky we are! Br J Sports Med. 2013 Mar 6. Aspinall P, Mavros P, Coyne R, Roe J. School of Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Researchers in environmental psychology, health studies and urban design are interested in the relationship between the environment, behaviour settings and emotions. In particular, happiness, […]

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Longevity of Thai physicians

Interesting article with relevance to US health care professionals interested in increasing their own (and their patients’) longevity … J Med Assoc Thai. 2004 Oct;87 Suppl 4:S23-32.   Sithisarankul P, Piyasing V, Boontheaim B, Ratanamongkolgul S, Wattanasirichaigoon S. Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The objectives of this study were to explore characteristics of […]

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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001 Dec;950:215-24.. Kushner L. The universe is not designed by a deity outside, beyond, and other than the universe. The design of the universe is experienced in its unity, dynamic interdependency, and interconnectedness. The designer is to be found in the experience of such design, not beyond it. Within Judaism, […]

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Psychol Sci. 2013 May 6. Kok BE, Coffey KA, Cohn MA, Catalino LI, Vacharkulksemsuk T, Algoe SB, Brantley M, Fredrickson BL. Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The mechanisms underlying the association between positive emotions and physical health remain a mystery. We hypothesize that an upward-spiral dynamic continually reinforces the tie […]

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OVERCOMING AGGRESSION

Aggression is an obstacle to visual dharma, to hearing and the other sense perceptions, and to understanding reality in its fullest sense. To overcome aggression, some kind of fundamental discipline seems to be absolutely important and necessary. Without any actual practice of sitting meditation to enable us to make friends with ourselves, nothing can be […]

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