Loving Teresa

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By Kathryn Hayward and David L. Thomas, Jr. From the beginning, Teresa wholeheartedly embraced an integrative approach to cancer. During her first surgery 4 ½ years ago, we joined her husband Andoni, daughter Ainhoa and sister Marisa at Teresa’s hospital bedside, offering jin shin jyutsu and smuggling in miso soup and other healthful foods. During her recovery, we lived in…

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Reaction to Action, Part 3: Introducing #SameDifferenceProject

By | #HowIWillChange, #MeToo, #SameDifferenceProject, Charlottesville, David C. Read, David L. Thomas, Generous and Reflective Listening, Generous Listening, Integrative Health, Kathryn Hayward MD, Katie Hughes, Nicole Zambolla, Sarabeth Rees, Sin categoría | No Comments

The Reaction to Action series invites us to take an honest look at judgment, and mitigating it through Generous and Reflective Listening. When we judge another, we separate from that person. When we judge ourselves, we separate from ourselves. Judgment creates power imbalances, which fuel sexism, racism and so many of the world’s ills. Our personal health and the health…

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Reaction to Action, Part 2: #HowIWillChange

By | #HowIWillChange, #MeToo, #SameDifferenceProject, David L. Thomas, Generous and Reflective Listening, Generous Listening, Kathryn Hayward MD, Nicole Zambolla, Sarabeth Rees | No Comments

The Reaction to Action series invites us to take an honest look at judgment. When we judge another, we separate from that person. When we judge ourselves, we separate from ourselves. Judgment creates power imbalances, which fuel sexism, racism, and so many of the world’s ills. Our personal health and the health of our world depend upon our meeting the…

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Reaction and Action, Part 1: #MeToo

By | #HowIWillChange, #MeToo, #SameDifferenceProject, David L. Thomas, Integrative Health, Kathryn Hayward MD | One Comment

Two social media trends, #MeToo and #HowIWillChange, have gone viral. How can their effects create lasting change? Our three-part blog series, Reaction and Action, explores how Integrative Health contributes to sustained personal and cultural transformation. In Part 1 and Part 2 of the series, we examine the context and importance of the #MeToo and the #HowIWillChange phenomena. In Part 3,…

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Under the Regalia: Integrative Health and the Fear of Failure

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“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.”   At the Bay Path University commencement in May, 2017, Dr. Carol Leary, President, quoted these words as she conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Kathryn Hayward, MD of International Integrators and introduced her as the commencement speaker. Dr. Leary was referring to the perspective of holism that Kathryn…

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Living Whole in Ávila

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By John Coppelman I would like to say that I recognized the unique opportunity embodied in the Living Whole immersion retreat in Ávila, Spain and that I signed up on my own, but that would be “fake news”. I signed up because my wife, Nancy, was determined to go and invited me to join her. Despite my well-established phobia for…

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Worth the Risk? Bicycle Commuting for Fun, Health and Pocketbook. A Community Gets Involved

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By David C. Read, MBA, MPH January is the month for New Year’s resolutions and making plans for summer. If you are resolving to improve your health and decrease your level of stress, you may be considering traveling to Avila, Spain for the next Living Whole immersion retreat from June 18-23, 2017. The self-care and wellness experiences at the retreat…

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Better Late than Never: Transitioning to a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

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By Nancy Coppelman Seventeen years ago, I had the good fortune to fall into Kathryn Hayward’s hands. My gynecologist recommended her, thinking we would get along nicely. In retrospect, it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship, initially a fairly conventional one of doctor and patient. It was evident from the beginning that Kathryn was a truly caring professional with…

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The Gift of a Plant-Based Birthday

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By David L. Thomas, Jr. and Kathryn Hayward, MD A group of long-time friends, including International Integrators blogger Tom Courl, have celebrated their birthdays together each April for many years. Last year one factor had changed. Tom had gone vegan, eating a whole food, plant-based diet with no oil or nuts. You may remember why based on his blog posts…

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