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Magic or Medicine

An Investigation of Healing & Healers
Author: Dr. Robert Buckman & Karl Sabbagh
ISBN #: 1-55013-481-7
Publisher: Key Porter Books

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“Magic or Medicine? is a fascinating exploration of healing in the late twentieth century. This is a vital reading for anyone concerned about the effective delivery of health care in a time of escalating costs and growing concerns over the effectiveness of western medicine”

The Decision Tree

Taking Control of your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine
Author: Thomas Goetz
ISBN #: 978-1-60529-729-3
Publisher: Rodale

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“The future of health is in your hands. In the Decision Tree, Goetz proposes a new strategy for thinking about health, one that puts us at the center of the equation. Drawing on new research from public health and medical science, Goetz shows that when individuals engage in their healthcare decision-making, they have significantly better outcomes. (…) Full of thoughtful, groundbreaking reporting on the impact that personalized medicine will have on the individual patient. The Decision Tree shows how each of us can thrive as we navigate the new frontier of healthcare”

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
Author: Robert Fulghum
ISBN #: 0-8041-0526-X
Publisher: Ivy Books

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“Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School.”

Watersheds: Mastering Life’s Unpredictable Crises

Author: Robert H. Lauer (PhD)& Jeanette C. Lauer (PhD)
ISBN #: 0-8041-0469-7
Publisher: Ivy Books

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“Life is filled with watersheds—the unexpected events that significantly alter our lives for good, for ill, or even a combination of the two. A watershed can be an accident, an illness, a marriage or a divorce, a humiliation, an award, the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, a move to another city, an inheritance, or even an important decision—anything that signals a change, a new direction in life that can either be viewed with fear…or as an exciting opportunity for personal growth.”

The Woman's Comfort Book

A Self Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life
Author: Jennifer Louden
ISBN #: 0-06-250531-9 N/A
Publisher:  N/A

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“Nurturance comes naturally to most women - as long as it's directed at someone else. But taking care of yourself is more difficult. You don't have time. It feels self-indulgent. You're simply too tired. Here- for women too busy to worry about their well-being - are more than 200 soothing recipes and inventive rituals for relaxation, practical self-care, and gentle growth.”

You Can Heal Your Life

Author: Louise L. Hay
ISBN #: 978-0-937611-01-2
Publisher: N/A

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“This book incorporates portions of Louise L. Hay's previous book Heal Your Body which has become widely accepted as an authoritative work on the mental patterns that create dis-eases in the body. If you do the excercises in You Can Heal Your Life progressively as they appear, by the time you finish, you will have begun to change your life.”

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Janet and Adam's Story: Beating the odds to share another birthday together

Turning the same age, on the same day as my husband, never gets old. They call us, Astro-Twins. According to many different sources, the odds were low that it would have lasted. His Auntie May discouraged it from the start saying, “You are both Sagittarians and should NOT be together.” My daughter Isobel did a quick calculation. Fun fact. In a group of 100 people there is a 2.8% chance of two people having the same birthday.

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