As I was searching for information on the use of mindfulness exercises, I came across this survey conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a research agency of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The results of the survey revealed that practitioners of mind and body practices including yoga are steadily on the rise in America. The survey data was gathered in 2012 and were compared with versions of the survey fielded in 2002 and 2007. The survey results were released in 2015. Among the interesting findings of the survey are the following: Continue reading “Yoga for Selective Mutism”
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What do the novel The Edible Woman, the LongPen device, and the chamber opera Pauline have in common?
The Edible Woman
The Edible Woman is a novel first published in 1969. It is the story of Marian who works in a market research company and has a dependable but boring boyfriend named Peter. Following her engagement, Marian’s sane, structured, and consumer-oriented world starts to slip out of focus. She starts bestowing food with human qualities, a development which causes her to identify with and unable to eat food. As the story progresses, Marian finds herself unable to savor and enjoy more and more kinds of food, while slowly realizing she is also gradually losing her identity.