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Chemophobia, Empirico-phobia and Truth-o-phobia

Have you ever hear about the Reticular Activating System? This is a pretty important part of our brain that, as far as I can understand these matters, helps that great organ transition from times of sleep to times of waking and alertness.  Another cool little function of the RAS (we’re on an acronym basis, now) […]

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February 17, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Julia Goguen - In other words, Doctors know what they have collected. They don’t know everything. Armed with this knowledge, they try and make a dent in the voluminous sphere of the unknown while being expected to help people. The irritation at being questioned or challenged comes from a deep seated awareness of this truth. To ask too many questions outside the normal is to open them up to saying things which may not have already been litigated. They listen to the “research” being done by those who have more money and resources than themselves to treat things they can no longer afford to investigate for themselves.
The pharmaceutical companies are not the source of mercy. They are trillion dollar industries that can’t afford to make a mistake after investing in a new drug. So, often, a drug that has been deemed useless or dangerous for its initial purpose, is tampered with so as to alter it slightly thus allowing it to be reissued for a different condition by changing the name and the advertising hype. Have some extra drugs lying around that cannot be used for its initial purpose? Come up with a new disorder that can be treated with this. It has long been understood that the bright and brilliant future for pharmaceuticals has been the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), now on its 5 revision. It is not only where authority is given for insurance companies to pay for treatments, it is also where new disorders are born which, feeds the entire industry cycle of practitioners,allowing the psychiatrist, the psychologist, and social workers access to the money cycle as well.
It is not purity of purpose that drives these companies. It is not a mission of mercy that informs their dedication. It is profit; the only pure and simply natural thing in the entire racket. Even in the days when the drug companies had a somewhat more respectable relationship with the government regulation boards with whom they share a bed, the testing was a sham. Did you know that when it was claimed that a drug had been tested and found safe, that the pool of participants upon which the testing had been performed was on males between the ages of 18 and 35-45, and not on the old, the young or the females?

The history of the drug suppliers comes from two backgrounds, the herb and natural products users for the alleviation and relief they offered, and the alchemist for the responses they hoped to control or cause.
Take care physicians, heal thyselves. Don’t delegate this most important responsibility for yourself to others. Use strong medications only after you are aware that you cannot derive the proper response on your own or when you have no faith in alternatives.

Hiatus: Life Interrupted – Gabe’s Thoughts

Hiatus Back in July when this idea was born it was supposed to start, develop and end, with a nice bow at the end…. or, as they call it in the film world, a denouement, a dramatic unraveling of the plot. You know, the final sequences when the bad guy is caught, boy gets the […]

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January 13, 2014 - 11:41 pm

Julia Goguen - My God, My God, My Savior! These parents are amazing and inspirational. I see that even in them the fire has purified and destroyed the bondages. I see no ‘lacks” or “less-thans” on my grandchildren. I see an amazing uniqueness. I was making Christmas ornaments and cards with them a few weeks ago. Vivia happened to pause the video right when one of the characters, a green crayon was squinting his right eye. Rio became so excited. He squeals, “Bella, Bella, look green crayon HAS A SMALL EYE!” This was a bitter sweet blessing number one. Then Vivia says, “Isn’t he so precious? I LOVE HIM AND HIS SMALL EYE.” number two precious blessing. I am only just learning first hand what people who love special children have been telling me for years. There is no lack, there is only a multiplication of blessings.

January 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Jeff Adams - Amazing I had no idea! God is faithful!

“Must Know” before you Go, Tips for Flying With Kids: Do’s and Dont’s

Recently, my family and I flew from Orlando, Florida to Sydney, Australia. My daughter was gifted this trip by the amazing organization Make a Wish Foundation who grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses. Read more about her story HERE. Although I knew this would be a trip of a lifetime, I was really stressed out in the days […]

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April 8, 2015 - 10:14 am

Camilla - First, you have such a beautiful family! I am traveling with my daughter, who has special needs, and my husband in a few months for 17 hrs from Orlando to Alaska. Thank you for the wonderful tips. I’ve been struggling to find activities that will occupy my daughter’s attention and keep her calm. I hadn’t thought about bringing a bag for trash or packing a whole snack box, so thank you! My daughter is big into painting, but that’s not going to happen on a plane, so I’ve been stocking up on some color magic coloring pages and special markers. I’ve also been looking at wiki stix, which are made in the USA and are non-toxic. Thanks again for sharing your story!

Faith in Action: Guest Blogger Kim Poston Miller

It’s pretty easy to be a “good” Christian when things are going well. It’s easy to trust in God, have hope and faith when life is running on the smooth side.  I mean, why wouldn’t you feel great and comfy when everything is hunky-dory? That is were we were about 5 years ago. My husband […]

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September 13, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Freedom Goguen Martinez - Honored to know such an amazing woman as Kim Poston Miller- Thanks for sharing your struggle with us and how you’ve learned to overcome. Love the diamond analogy- maybe that’s why we are considered “Jewels” in His crown! xo

September 13, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Aimee McCloskey - Beautiful kim .. silver lining to the jdm journey.. the incredible women that have shared the journey with us . X

September 14, 2013 - 1:37 am

Julia Goguen - We are truly blessed who have let go, for whatever reason, of the idea that life needs to be a certain way in order for it to be extraordinary. Our God is not a God of the majority of observed statistics. Our God is …a real God..with no limitations. We are the ones who put him in a box. To understand His blessings is often a matter of letting go of what we have been taught to expect, and freeing our vision to be aligned with his truth and perspective.

September 14, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Erika Kirsten Maddox - Kim you have no idea how much this spoke to me today. Thank you my friend. Much love.

September 17, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Sissy Taylor - Thank you Kim Poston Miller – we are honored to know so many inspiring families brought together by one (or 2) ugly diseases.

November 26, 2013 - 9:20 am

Hope Floats - Living With Juvenile Arthritis - […] to find a way to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and make the best of it. Despite the bad, you may find some good, or even better things (yes, I did actually say that.) that come out of the horrible situation […]

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