E-mails from Jason

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 9:43 AM Hello everyone! This is your local cool Captain Jason Carter coming to you live from exotic and very cold Afghanistan with this weeks’ exciting tale.  Shall I? Let me start with the temperatures.  It has been very cold for the past 2…

Heal thy-self

My experience with life is that often answers show up in twos, twos implies choice, and invites us to choose. The culprit in life is lack of sufficient education, we are simply taught what to do and what to think and how to live and placed on a…

I Wanna See More of the Story…

We sail along through our lives, enjoying the highs, disregarding the lows as much as possible, and not really focusing on the legacies we will leave behind in this world. I am no different from anyone else in that regard, and we only think about making changes when…

Holistic Medicine: Making the Connection

Forty + years ago, we were greeted with a medical philosophy that invited us to connect, rather than dissect our techniques for healing of mind, body, and spirit– holistic medicine. The Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) division of the National Institute of Health (NIH) defines the goal of holistic…

Sarin’s Thai: Home Cooking

I got to eat from Sarin’s table almost daily while visiting Bangkok.  Each day there was culinary delight, emanating from the way she prepared dishes to the display and taste, nothing but love.-Victorine Sea Bass with Curried rice and shoots veggies What I learned:  Soak whole fish in…

Trauma-informed Community Movement

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your offspring may live. – Deuteronomy 30:15 (NIV)  Health is more than the absence of disease. – (Author Unknown) The…

Blossom: The Manna of Susan D. Peters

Susan D. Peters and I go way back.  We share Old School Chicago and the years as teens when we rocked our way through social clubs, Ivy League clothing, and boys who could dance. It was not until Facebook that Susan and I reconnected as adults, and I…

Bernie Basley Photography: Floating Market

We set out early morn to cheat the sun, my brother, Bernie, and I.  As with the entirety of my visit, I had the inside track to a Bangkok tour of a Floating Market.  Our driver cautioned us to buy our coconut water from the outside road. “It’s…

Adriana Peeples: A Cavernous Angioma Survivor

My name is Adriana Peeples and I am a cavernous angioma survivor.  When I was five years old and just a kindergartener in elementary school, I remember having headaches all of the time and just feeling “weird” was my childlike interpretation of it. My head would hurt and…

What Health Means to Me

  I looked the word up. Health. See if a definition might jog my writing perspective. Look what I found. Health – a wish of health and happiness as pledging in a toast. That’s the perfect perspective. Health as a blessing forward or benediction over one’s life. The…