Tag - John Travis

Make a Friend of Death

Look around you. Imagine that this is going to be the last day of your life. Don?t just skim over the thought, let it sink in, as if you were an actor who had to face death in an important part. Think about how you would like to reorient your...

Create a Bigger Picture of Health

Health is a function of participation. Here participation refers to is participation in relationships and participation in work that serves a vision or a context larger than your own personal survival. Your health and wellness are by-products of a...

Prevent Accidents

Commonsense safety is easily overlooked as an integral part of a personal wellness program. A person may exercise extreme caution about diet, yet be quite lax in attending to accident prevention. Most accidents—both in the home and on the road—are...

Learn Ten Basics about Food

This series of articles doesn’t prescribe a single system that everyone can or should follow. That would undermine its underlying premise of making your own choices. However, since we strongly advocate eating well for living well, some consideration...

Connect with Nature

The human body needs the touch of nature along with the touch of human skin. Yet too many people have dulled their senses and thus silenced that need. It’s easy to go several months without ever touching the earth, as most of our activities involve...

Watch Your Words

The childhood rhyme that says, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me," is far from true. Words can literally kill. In the introduction to Norman Cousins’s The Healing Heart, Dr. Bernard Lown, professor of cardiology at...

Discover What You Already Know

Wellness starts with the recognition that your body is wise, your mind is wise, and your soul is wise. You may not always honor that wisdom in yourself, but it is there nonetheless. You are at the leading edge of over five billion years of evolution...

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