January 23, 2017 Beth Duncan 2 comments

I listened to the women interviewed during the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.  Many women expressed the sadness they felt about the political situation in the United States during and after the national elections for U.S. President.  They said they were home feeling helpless, despondent, sick with worry about how the election results may…

January 14, 2017 Beth Duncan 12 comments

My doctor has informed me that the diagnosis of the condition affecting my skin for the past two years has been confirmed by blood tests and skin biopsies.   Lupus.  And she informed me:  there is no cure, only treatment.  I’ve tried all sorts of home remedies to treat the discoloration, the dryness, the itching:  various…

December 12, 2016 Beth Duncan No comments exist

Words are powerful!  Not only do they have meaning, they can evoke emotions.  It doesn’t matter if the words are said by someone else or if the words are said to and by ourselves. We can change our friends and the company we keep.  But no matter where we go, our own mind is there! …

November 27, 2016 Beth Duncan No comments exist

I am ANGRY!  I feel manipulated.  How is this connected to mind-body one may ask?  Internalizing anger causes depression.  Depression increases hormones released into the body that can hurt, cause other chemical reactions, and interfere with healing throughout the body.  It makes one want to sleep more, to escape painful realities.  It diminishes one’s creativity—thinking…

October 13, 2016 Beth Duncan No comments exist

Change is hard. There are so very many ways to even think about change.  According to Richard Restak, MD in his book: The BRAIN,    (He has written several books on the brain.)  “The brain is the only organ in the known universe that seeks to understand itself.”   We humans are creatures of habit.  We…