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[28 May 2015]
Sleep Well!

By Doug Wysockey-Johnson and Betsy Perry A few days ago the issue of sleep and doctors went viral (at least among physicians). In Mexico, someone had posted a picture of a sleeping medical resident, attacking her for not doing her job. In response, doctors around the world leapt to her defense by posting pictures of doctors caught napping during some of their most grueling shifts. These images are going viral and many included comments like “We are people, not machines.” If sleep is not a big issue for you, then you can stop reading this blog right here! Most likely, you’ll be reading on, and you know that sleep (or more accurately, the lack of sleep) touches on every aspect of your lives from how effectively you do your work, to your mood and emotional stability, and back to sleep itself. And researchers are recommending loudly and clearly that we need eight ...

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[20 May 2015]
Soul-saving Practices in a World that’s Not Ours

by Lauren Van Ham When we look beyond appearances, we see oppressors and oppressed people, in all societies, ethnic groups, genders, social classes and casts; we see an unfair and cruel world. We have to create another world because we know it is possible. But it is up to us to build this other world with our hands and by acting on the stage and in our own life. ~ Augusto Boal I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. ~  John 17:13-15 (NRSV) In the season of Pentecost, the gospels invite us to observe the difference between heaven and earth. Seeking the kingdom within and bringing heaven to earth have ...

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