Issue #39 Articles

A Message from our Editor, Issue #39 - A Sacred Trust

A Sacred TrustThis issue celebrates the 118th birthday of chiropractic, and covers some major issues that face the future of chiropractors and our role in the emerging paradigm shift we are all part of. Chiropractors are leaders and...

One Conscious Path in Parenting

As I opened the doors to the grand ballroom, I felt the spirited energy of the current presenter, Howard Moody. He was engaging the audience in an activity that allowed them to discover their playfulness. I scanned the room. It was packed to...

Fear or Freedom

There are seven areas of life we are here to master: spiritual, mental, vocational, financial, familial, social and physical. They can either be powerfully supportive of your genius, or impede it. There are also seven common fears and guilts that...

They Say It Takes a Village

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the lifestyle of people long before our time, when families lived in villages—the time of hunter-gatherers, when everyone had a task to do that the community relied upon for survival. When meals were prepared by a...

Epidural Anesthesia: Important Facts that will Help You Take Charge of Your Birth

Each year, 4 million American women give birth.1 Epidural anesthesia is used in almost two-thirds of labors, making it one the most common obstetric interventions in the United States today.2 In...

Gentle Birth Strategies

There is a misconception in modern childbirth. It is that childbirth should be painless. Women today are being raised to believe that a painless birth is a good birth. The word and concept of “pain” has negative connotations for many. The very...

Learning to Trust Our Intuition

“The only really valuable thing is intuition.” —Albert EinsteinAlthough intuition is an innate capacity that is available to everyone (and can be our great...

Schoolhouse, Rocked

The author of Free to Learn discusses his hopes for the book, and for children’s education in our society.With regard to our educational system, I feel a bit like the child in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” who...

Parenting as the Practice of Freedom

Does parenting reinforce the control and domination in our culture, or is it a reflection of the freedom we claim to value so dearly? When I stepped into the role of parent, I didn’t question the foundation upon which the parent-child...

Animal Chiropractic

The name of this magazine is Pathways to Family Wellness, and in my world, animals are indeed members of our families. My entire life has in some way, shape or form involved close relationships with animals—relationships that I value as much a...

Chiropractic Philosophy and the New Science: An Emerging Unity

As a former medical school professor who currently lectures before chiropractors and chiropractic students, I must admit I am very perplexed about the intellectual foundation of chiropractic education. Major chiropractic colleges create an academic...

Dropping Love Bombs

Change is the great paradox of certainty in our lives. Every day, in some degree, we are experiencing its waves. Sometimes the waves rock us gently, and other times the waves crash on board, ripping us apart. Then we are left broken, with the...

All Your Health Solutions…As Simple as I Can Put It

It amazes me just how little most people understand about health. While it is a complicated topic, it is also simple when certain principles are understood. Most people approach health from a completely backward perspective. The powers that be love...

Has the Science Revolution of Our Times Just Begun?

In April, two open letters from Deepak Chopra and several highly acclaimed scientists, including Stuart Hameroff and Menas C. Kafatos, reprimanding TED’s removal of the talks by Graham Hancock (The War on Consciousness) and Rupert Sheldrake (The...

The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Inquiry

The “scientific worldview” is supremely influential because science has been so successful. It touches all our lives through technology and through modern medicine. Our intellectual world has been transformed through an immense expansion of our...

Why Are We Losing Our Bees?

Scientists have investigated a number of factors to help explain colony collapse disorder (CCD) and have offered a variety of explanations. The primary theory seems to be that CCD is caused by a variety of imbalances in the environment, secondary...

10 Ways You Can Help Bees

From the makers of the film Queen of the Sun1. Plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs. Bees are losing habitat all around the world due to intensive monoculture-based farming practices;...

The Human Break: An Experiment in Enjoying Life Again

Hey. You. Yes, you. Put down your iPad, iPhone, GPS, MP3, Blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, and any other device that ironically extracts the “I” from you. Huh? Snack on that for a few moments. Don’t worry. You won’t. It’s outside of your routine to...