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Is it ever good to get sick?

This is a very challenging question, because even daring to ask the question can seem immoral, crass, or uncaring, especially when it arises out of medical work.  But at some point it becomes essential to ask this question when we strive to understand illness in the context of broader patterns of human growth and development.   The usual, reflexive answer to asking "is it ever good to get sick?" is "No."  We perceive illness as painful, dysfunctional, and representing a failure, a breaking down of the machine of the body.  Sometimes this failure comes through an invader (like a viral or bacterial infection), sometimes it comes from mistreatment (poor diet, alcohol, drugs), overuse of our body, or overexposure to toxic agents.  Sometimes it comes from an unknown failure in our own cellular or genetic machinery.  When all illness is characterized in this way--as a failure--we make lists of all possible failures and conclude that avoiding any and all such possible "failures" is go ...

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Getting Unstuck, Part 1: How a Homeopathic Remedy Can Help

Been stuck recently?  Seems to be going around.  It’s not necessarily bad as long as it doesn’t become a way of life, though it usually does last longer than we feel comfortable with.  But it has its place.  Take breathing as an example.  There is that place in your breathing, where you have taken in a full breath, but not yet started to release the air.  Do you know that place?  And it feels like nothing is happening, but there is something happening—a change in activity is coming (from in-breathing to out-breathing).  And while the natural world around us these days is bursting into new activity, the human process for change seems to lag behind this time of year.  Why?  Well, when the winter comes and brings cold temperatures and long nights, we all naturally breathe in.  It feels really good to breathe in at that time.  Fall, the winter holidays, and the changing of the year bring an inwardness that feels really good.  It's ...

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