Scientists Prove DNA Changes With Language

Is That True? So a friend of mine sent me an article with the very provocative title “Scientists Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed By Word Frequencies” (hey, in my world, that’s provocative!). It’s an interesting little article talking about how some Russian scientists disagree with the commonly held belief that 10% of our DNA tells […]

What’s the Point?

Liver 3, Your Best Friend Probably the most common question any acupuncturist hears is “Why that point?” or a variation on the theme, “What does that do?” Here’s a little mini-acupuncture tip that might inspire you to try acupressure at home. Liver 3 is arguably the most popular acupuncture point out there and it’s easy […]

Eyes on Tails

How Blind Tadpoles Learned to See – and Why It Means You Can Learn to Feel Better (especially when you thought it was impossible). So Nature is pretty weird ‘n’ wonderful. In a recent study of “I’m sorry, some scientists decided to do what ?”, scientists grafted eye tissue to blind tadpoles. To their tails, […]

Dana’s Dispatches

Why People Fear InterDependent Communication aka How To Really Talk To Someone Effectively This is a new section of our newsletters (or ‘missives’, since we’re using fancy words today) for you to get to know Dana, some of the ideas he talks about, and some of the ideas that get batted around in class.  They’re […]

This is Your Brain on Music

If you’ve ever been in our office, you’ve noticed that music is fairly important to what we do. Not only is there ambient music playing, but Dana’s other life involves being a musician. And yes, it’s hard to go anywhere without hearing music (or muzak, as the case may be). Have you ever wondered what your brain […]

Whole Foods…

Or, You keep using that term…I do not think that term means what you think it means…. First of all, if you got that reference, you just made Colleen very happy, so thank you. Secondly, so many people either use this term with pride or shy away from it in embarrassment / annoyance / fear, […]

Lucky You!

Yes, that’s meant to be a slightly amusing title. But more than that, this is an article to get you to focus on being more lucky. That’s right, according to this super smart British dude, you can learn to be luckier. And that’s not based on happy thoughts and cartoon fairies (not that I have […]

Come Like Us :-)

If you’re a Facebook person, come and check us out! Newsletters are the place we send out big, chewy bits of information. Kinda like the entree at a restaurant. Facebook is the place we share little snippets of thoughts, reminders, food medicine, links, and other fun things. Kinda like having a computer full of appetizers […]

Grief as a Gift

I know, even I’m surprised to see that title. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gift that sucks. A lot. And then some. And then a bit more on top of that. And then a bit more crammed in on top. And, when you least expect it, a little more sneaking up behind you. It doesn’t […]