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5 Questions to Help You Learn From Last Year and Make the Most of This Year

5 Questions to Help You learn from Last Year and Make the Most of This Year

About a 6-7 minute read
28th December, 2021

This year instead of just setting New Year intentions, I looked back first to see what I could learn from last year. The results were revealing, and I feel good about what I learned and the intentions I ended up setting. In this article I’ll share the journaling process I used. It works for New Year rituals, but it also works for other endings/beginnings too.

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Two Different Kinds of Healthcare – Part 2

Two Different Kinds of Healthcare - Part 2

Part 2 of 2; Part 1 is here Approximately a 6 minute read

How did we become dependent on the doctor visit and the prescription? What happened to the ways we cared for our families before modern pharmaceutical medicine?

When the globalized economy replaces local ways of living, people exchange broad skills and community-reliance for specialized career paths.

Instead of sharing time and resources with family and neighbors to meet everybody's needs, people start to work jobs to pay for basics — and also for new commodities that are assumed essential to living a modern life.

Paying for your needs with money means you need not rely on friends and neighbors, so families and communities are no longer so tightly bound together. Instead of relying on themselves and each other, families now rely on corporate providers and outside experts.  

Local knowledge fades away and the understanding of natural remedies grows dim, all but replaced by the profitable kind of medicine that only experts know.

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Two Different Kinds of Healthcare – Part 1

Two Different Kinds of Healthcare - Part 1 

Part 1 of 2; Part 2 is here Approximately a 6 minute read

Our culture loves the quick fix. 

The quicker it works and the less effort we have to put into it, the better we like it. We have fast food, fast internet, fast aps, and... pharmaceutical medicine. 

Pharmaceutical medicine is the medical equivalent of fast food – its fast, its convenient, and it erodes our health over time. 

In contrast, at-home healthcare and natural remedies are like home-cooked, real food they take more time and effort and they work more slowly.

Over time, at-home healthcare and natural remedies build robust health on many levels, individual and collective.

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