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Our Five-Year Anniversary: How International Integrators emerged from a London conference and the Boston Marathon terrorist attack

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By David L. Thomas, Jr., JD and Kathryn Hayward, MD Five years ago, on the eve of the Boston Marathon bombing, we went to London so that Kathryn and Kristy King, then a medical student, could showcase a program they had led which provided a five-day immersion in integrative medicine for North American medical students.  They were presenting at the…

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Synchronicities: No Such Thing

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International Integrators co-founders Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas shared a delightful lunch a few months ago with Barbara Braver and her husband, and the conversation turned to the theme of synchronicity. What does synchronicity mean to you? You think of a person and suddenly receive a phone call from that person. You have overstayed your time at a parking meter…

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#StephanieSaturdays

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By Kathryn Hayward and Stephanie Read Thanks to the enthusiasm and web savviness of some members of International Integrators, we have been dipping our toes in the waters of social media. Guided by Facilitators Sofía Ruiz-Blake (Switzerland), Gabriela Ruiz-Blake (Spain) and María Laura Chacón Roldán (Syria), our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter presence has been increasing slowly but surely. In July,…

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Medical News: What Can You Believe? Part 2: Disturbing Data

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In our series, Medical News: What Can You Believe?, Dr. Kathryn Hayward and Dr. Bill Manahan explore the whirlwind of news reports that tell us to do things for our health. Many reports point people in the direction of taking medications, which raises red flags like economic incentives and medication side effects. Some people wonder, “What can I do to…

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Medical News: What Can You Believe? Part 1: Raising Blood Pressure

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In our series, “Medical News: What Can You Believe?”, Dr. Kathryn Hayward and Dr. Bill Manahan explore the whirlwind of news reports that tell us to do things for our health. Many reports point people in the direction of taking medications, which raises red flags like economic incentives and medication side effects. Some people wonder, “What can I do to…

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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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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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