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New Report Shows Benefits of Integrative Therapies For Breast Cancer Patients

Meditation and yoga received the highest grades for improving wellness

The Society for Integrative Oncology has released new guidelines regarding effective and safe integrative treatments for people with breast cancer. The new review adds to the growing body of evidence that supports the use of integrative therapies for breast cancer … Continue reading

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How Can Caregivers Practice Self-Care During the Holidays? An Interview with Judy Long, Part Two

A hospital chaplain offers tips and calming techniques for caregivers

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Faith Link” by Max Fleury, MD

A doctor explores the influence of spirituality on one’s health -- and even one's lifespan

“The Faith Link: Scientific Proof That Your Belief Determines Your Health” (Charisma House, 2016) offers insights into the fascinating effects that one’s religious beliefs and spirituality can have on one’s health. The book’s author, the French Dr. Max Fleury, offers a valuable … Continue reading

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“Inside the Now” by Thich Nhat Hanh

A monk's meditations on time

“Inside the Now” is a rare and beautiful book. Written by the Buddhist monk, poet and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, it is both a personal account of Hanh’s struggle to bring peace and enlightenment to the people of his native … Continue reading

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Phowa: A Tibetan Buddhist’s Conscious Dying Meditation

A look at how this meditation clears the mind and opens the heart to remove fear from the great transition of death

Phowa (sometimes written as Poa or Powa) is a meditation technique of the Drikung Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism, and is practiced widely in all lineages. The Drikung Kagyu includes the complete practices and teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, as well … Continue reading

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“White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field” by Mary Oliver

Contemplating the choice of ecstatic surrender at the moment of death

Mary Oliver is a contemporary anglophone poet beloved by many for her universally resonant contemplations drawing on metaphors from the natural world. Many of her poems are suffused with humbleness, gratitude, and wonder, placing death at the center of a … Continue reading

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