Recently, someone asked, Is there more to health than not needing too many medications, not having a disease, not being overweight, not being a smoker or someone who drinks too much? Or, is that what being healthy is basically all about?
I consider this a profound question that invites attention to a much neglected challenge facing medical and other health experts. How many of that number can explain the nature of health separate and apart from the symptoms of its absence. Not many, in my opinion.
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), aka "The Great Agnostic," was a champion of liberty and an enemy of superstition, a social activist and America's greatest orator of the Golden Age of Freethought during the latter part of the 19th century. Many, myself included, believe he was the greatest orator of any nation, now and throughout recorded human history.
Humor was one of many elements in his armament of speech qualities. He once said this about the subject:
The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an expression of fealty to the Flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America, originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942. The official name of The Pledge of Allegiance was adopted in 1945. The last change in language came on Flag Day 1954 when the words "under God" were added. (Source: Wikipedia)
Introduction: What Makes Life Worth Living?
Lots of things, of course, but we differ in the choices we make, usually unconsciously and to some degree to fit in with the kind of choices others around us are making. This applies to the kind of mates we seek, the material things we desire and all the rest of it.
I don’t wish to set off a long philosophical rant but let me put a few questions about choices for making life worthwhile to you. The point is to bring into conscious awareness what you most appreciate.
In a new book on WOs (Wellness Orgasms), Dr. Grant Donovan and I take note of the fact that many of the greatest minds in history offered a rational, WO-filled view of life. We believe the sheer number of luminaries who favor science over religion is encouraging to freethinkers. Perhaps, in time, reason will overtake faith. When and if that ever happens, our species will better appreciate and look after the Earth’s extraordinary natural wonders. What’s more, we all will better appreciate the wonder of our chance existence.
Introduction: Could WOs Really Save the World?
Lacking medical credentials, we were unable to conduct actual autopsies on deceased, world-class WO (wellness orgasm) paragons to confirm our hypothesis that the power of WO’s may very well result from neurological changes in the brain’s medial prefrontal cortex.
The 2014 Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) set for Marrakech, Morocco on September 10-12 will attract some 500 industry leaders to explore ways to "fast forward" the business of spas, with special focus on the role spas can and should play in promoting wellness for clients.