Imagine a world where we looked at health from an integral perspective, when we had achieved a positive shift in our thinking - from health and wellbeing as a mere physical notion to taking account of the whole person. Imagine health care systems designed to answer the question: ‘what does it take for a human being to flourish?’. Imagine if our medical and health practitioners saw disease as dis-ease, and worked to heal and restore a person to their wholeness - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This will require an evolutionary step and a breakthrough in consciousness across the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, reflected in the treatment of the individual.Read more
Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.
Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women's health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can't quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery
“Almost all physicians possess a lavish list of strange happenings unexplainable by normal science,” says Dr. Dossey. “A tally of these events would demonstrate, I am convinced, that medical science not only has not had the last word, it has hardly had the first word on how the world works, especially when the mind is involved.”