Heartland Healing

  • 2016.08.23 donovan

    Sunshine Superman

    Between the balmy, carefree beats of the Beach Boys and the edgier introspection of the Beatles, showing less grit than Dylan and more mysticism than the Rolling Stones, Donovan Leitch, known simply as “Donovan”, bounded to the top of the c... more

    Aug 23, 2016

  • 2016.08.16 bad medicine

    Holistic vs. Conventional

    There are two kinds of medicine being practiced in the United States and mostly they are diametrically opposed. One form is of the traditional sort, used for thousands of years, that engages nature and our human relationship to healing. It ... more

    Aug 16, 2016

  • 2016.08.09 grass fed

    Red Meat Roulette

    Yes, we live in a red state. When it comes to red meat, Nebraska has more beef on the hoof than any other state save Texas. And if you’re like most Americans, you’re still a meat-eater. Based on what’s been in the media for years now, it ta... more

    Aug 9, 2016

  • 2016.08.02 watermelon

    Watermelon, Man

    The Dog Days of deep summer can make a body desperate for help. The humble watermelon can help you make it through the plight. In August, with most of Europe on a month-long holiday, here in America the temperature is soaring and even the s... more

    Aug 2, 2016

  • 2016.07.26 not milk

    Not Milk

    Junk mail. We all get it. Sure, in a lot of cases it’s called “spam” these days. But the snail-mail hardcopy still finds its way to the front door. Like most people, I just give it a cursory glance and relegate it to the recycle bag. Usuall... more

    Jul 26, 2016

  • 2016.07.19 bates

    The Bates Method

    Let’s get one thing straight: We are constantly being deceived. Oh, I don’t mean everyone is a pathological liar or that it’s done intentionally. It’s just that people — especially those in media — are sloppy with words and language. That’s... more

    Jul 19, 2016

  • 2016.07.12a olympics zika

    Dirty Water

    Not the Plague of Justinian in the Sixth Century. Nor was it the Cocoliztli Epidemic in the late 1500s. Ebola? Hah! Barely touches it with its 4000 dead. Only the Black Plague of Europe in the 1300s comes close. With fatalities at nearly 10... more

    Jul 12, 2016

  • 2016.07.05 top ten

    Top Ten Tips for Now

    So the other day I was once again wanting to codify some behavior characteristics just to share with others. It seems to me that adjusting one’s life activities to consider these moves might be advantageous. In ascending order, I came up wi... more

    Jul 5, 2016

  • 2016.06.28 can-of-worms-by-jason-crislip-jpeg1

    Worm Therapy

    Sporadically we offer newsy tidbits we’ve gleaned that cover alternative therapies, metaphysics and holistic awareness. Found recently, here’s some news.   Don’t Squirm. Eat a Worm. Ordinarily, you’d think that having a few internal paras... more

    Jun 28, 2016

  • 2016.06.20 honey moon

    Summer Solstice

    You know, you never know who makes up a lot of this stuff. I mean, we have so many terms and myths that are ascribed to different parts of life and the world that we often never really stop to wonder how they came about. Take “honeymoon”, f... more

    Jun 20, 2016

  • 2016.06.14 guts reader

    Gut Reaction

    Flip Wilson, groundbreaking comedian of the 1960s and ‘70s, elevated two comic catchphrases to status in the American vernacular. His stage character, Geraldine, played in drag, often ended skits with the expository screech, “The Devil made... more

    Jun 14, 2016

  • 2016.06.07 hydrate


    Next to air, water is the most vital element for human survival. The human body is 75 percent water. You knew that. But if you’re under the age of 50, you may not know that there was a time that you could actually stoop over a creek or stre... more

    Jun 6, 2016

  • 2016.05.31 dunce


    There is no dearth of stupid human tricks. We are at once our own worst enemies and defilers of Planet Earth. It’s just the way it is. Maybe it goes back to the mythical “Garden of Eden.” To wit, when you violate instructions and eat of the... more

    May 31, 2016

  • 2016.05.24 atom

    Here’s Why

    When I was nine years old, my sister took me to work with her on a summer Saturday. She sat me down in the Children’s Department of the old Omaha Public Library where she worked in the Catalog Department. Kids’ books were in their own speci... more

    May 24, 2016

  • 2016.05.17 prince drugs

    Death for Profit

    “Examine the obvious.” That was a favorite imperative of Dr. Fritz Perls, originator of Gestalt Therapy. The ideal is followed too rarely. Prince Nelson need not have died. Not the way he did, at least: in an elevator, slumped over in an o... more

    May 16, 2016


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