Flu Shot Frenzy

Flu Shot Frenzy by Michael Braunstein It’s that time of year again. The first cold snap and people start thinking “flu season.” Doesn’t it seem that “flu season” is longer than ever? I mean, I saw ads and store signs for flu shots back in July. I’ve always been skeptical when products need so much […]

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Energy and Healing, Conclusion

Energy and Healing, Conclusion Problem: fear blocks energy by Michael Braunstein So, let’s wrap this up; this thing about energy. This is installment three of three. In Part One, we established that it’s pure science that all of creation — the stars, planets, oceans, trees, rocks and our bodies — are nothing but pure energy. […]

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Energy and Healing, Part Two

Energy and Healing, Part Two Along the Spectrum by Michael Braunstein Wouldn’t you agree that in order to heal, we have to know what it is we are trying to heal? Even a conventionally trained M.D. would say that. So, now that we have firmly established through science that you, I and all the rest […]

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Nuke Your Mind Science leads to spirit by Michael Braunstein It occurs to me that all nuclear physicists should be the most metaphysical and spiritual people on the planet. After all, their field of expertise obliges them to acknowledge a world that is not at all what it appears to be. You see, looking at […]

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Heartland Healing: Now More Than Ever

Heartland Healing: Now More Than Ever by Michael Braunstein If you are old enough to remember, and bright enough to have been paying attention, you may have noticed something disconcerting back during the Great Economic Contraction of 2008. While brick-and-board businesses and the housing market were floundering, while people were losing their life savings and […]

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Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett: A Place on the Peace Wall by Michael Braunstein I was always jealous of Jim Corbett’s guitar-playing talent as he effortlessly fingered the fretboard of his beautiful Martin acoustic in the basement of my Spencer Street home. I coveted that guitar. I wanted one almost as badly as I craved a 1968 E-Type […]

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Why I Meditate

Why I Meditate by Michael Braunstein My first brush with meditation turned out to be something other than meditation. As a sophomore in high school, our Jesuit theology teacher wanted to teach us and he gave it a go. ( I love the Jesuits. They taught me freedom of thought and respect for intuitive knowledge.) […]

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But is It Food?

But is It Food? Or the willing suspension of disbelief? by Michael Braunstein They’re all over the news and it’s far too early to tell if they’re here to stay or just a flash in the (frying) pan. They are those, hi-tech, not-meat, faux food meat substitutes gaining traction with a segment of the population […]

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Something in the Air

Something in the Air Negative ions give a positive outlook by Michael Braunstein There’s an old song written by Johnny Mercer and significantly performed by Bing Crosby in the 1944 film Here Comes the Waves. It’s a sort of inspirational tune called “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” Mercer maintained that he mined the title idea from a […]

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