Category Archives: Reflections

The Value of Simplicity

This week, author and speaker Dave Bruno guest blogs on simple living as a discipline. Dave writes a regular blog of his own and frequently guest blogs at The Rabbit Room. He is also author of the critically acclaimed book … Continue reading

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“Let them be kids”

“Let them be kids” In the late 1800s when he was just 8 years old, young Meriwether Lewis was helping to run the family plantation. It is said that he would set of into the woods on foot for days … Continue reading

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Science Mumbo Jumbo part II

Another long post. Sorry. But hopefully less technical than last week’s! What does science have to say about how mental and behavioral changes can protect me from chronic stress or reverse its effects? Lifestyle medicine In 2014, the journal BMC … Continue reading

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Science Mumbo Jumbo part I

* This is a long post on the science behind the claims I have made recently about methods for preventing and healing from chronic stress. If you like science, read on! If not, I won’t be offended if you pass … Continue reading

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Button pushers

Button pushers Child 1: You hit my foot. Child 2: You were trying to kick me. Child 1: That’s because you pushed my seat. Child 2: I didn’t actually touch you. Child 1: Stop. I’m serious. Just stop. Child 2: … Continue reading

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Hope in the face of stress, anxiety, and depression

Hope in the face of stress, anxiety, and depression Yesterday I wrapped up another successful summer of microbiology research at PLNU. After cleaning up the lab, I was able to take my team of students on a tour of our … Continue reading

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Psychobabble

Psychobabble Over the past couple of weeks I’ve made the argument that we have proven tools at our disposal for preventing stress from becoming chronic and impairing our mental and physical health. Some of these same tools can be used … Continue reading

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