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How to Treat and Prevent Ganglion Cysts

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled bump that forms under the skin near a joint, most commonly in the wrist area, and sometimes in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, or foot regions.

The conventional medical view of ganglion cysts is that they are idiopathic, meaning that definitive causes are not known. Ganglion cysts are usually left alone, aspirated, or excised. Read more about How to Treat and Prevent Ganglion Cysts

 

Samson, by Regina Spektor

Such a lovely song that captures hurt. Had to share it.

Lyrics for Samson, by Regina Spektor

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
I have to go, I have to go
Your hair was long when we first met Read more about Samson, by Regina Spektor

 

The Business of Being Born: A Must-See Documentary for Expectant Parents

My wife and I haven't agreed on every little thing over the years, but there is one thing that we have always agreed on: the best experiences of our lives so far have been the home births of our two sons.

I still remember both home births as though they occurred a few hours ago.

Margaret's labor with our firstborn was about six hours long. With the help of three midwives, we sweated and huffed and puffed our way through every hour. And I mean we.

About halfway through the labor, I distinctly remember thinking, I'll never say no to this woman again...whatever she asks for from now on, my answer will be yes. I know this is a bit of a funny thought to have had while she was crushing my hands during each wave of contractions, but the point that shouldn't be missed is this: I felt some serious respect and awe for my wife as I witnessed her giving birth to our firstborn. Read more about The Business of Being Born: A Must-See Documentary for Expectant Parents

 

Music for Health: Now We Are Free, by Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard

While up north for a few days at the end of August to re-charge, I stumbled upon a song that I had longed to hear again, Now We Are Free. Little did I realize it was created for the soundtrack of Ridley Scott's Gladiator. This hauntingly beautiful piece has become my new go-to song for getting into a peaceful and inspired state.

Here's what singer Lisa Gerrard had to say about the lyrics to Now We Are Free: Read more about Music for Health: Now We Are Free, by Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard

 

Skinny Love

From the first listen, I was enchanted by Birdy's recording of Skinny Love but was unsure of what it was about. How immensely gratifying it was late last night to stumble upon an interview that revealed the following thoughts from songwriter Justin Vernon: Read more about Skinny Love

 

The Empowerment Plan

Imagine a warm winter coat that unfolds at its bottom to tranform into a full sleeping bag. This survival tool is at the heart of The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based nonprofit organization that hires homeless women from local shelters to make this coat, which is gifted to homeless people with no strings attached. Read more about The Empowerment Plan

 

What I Have To Offer, By Eels

I stumbled upon this gem in the special features section of This Is 40, a film by Judd Apatow that didn't hit Moneyball or Read more about What I Have To Offer, By Eels

 

Look Up

Please take a few minutes to watch the following and then unplug and look up. Thank you Gary Turk.

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Music for Health: Gravity, by Sara Bareilles

A lovely ballad by Sara Bareilles for anyone looking for strength to say good bye. Read more about Music for Health: Gravity, by Sara Bareilles

 

Music for Health: I Choose You, by Sara Bareilles

Talk about a voice that can take you places. Please do your soul a favour and enjoy this one while seated or lying down, eyes closed, and with the best quality earphones you have access to. I have to believe that even the weariest of souls will find this divine. Thank you Sara Bareilles. Read more about Music for Health: I Choose You, by Sara Bareilles

 

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