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A SENSE-ble Look at Healthy Living: Stretch Receptors

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I remember a conversation I had with my director when I was working at the Maine Public Health laboratory. He referenced the time he taught anatomy at Harvard and commented on the complexities of the human body. I replied that, … Continue reading

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A SENSE-ble Look at Healthy Living: Touch

little girl reaching for a pot on the stove

It takes thousands of nerve endings (receptors) throughout our skin to process four basic sensations: pain, heat, cold and pressure. The sense of touch is very complex. As with the other senses shared on this journey, I really don’t think … Continue reading

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A SENSE-ble Look at Healthy Living: Smell

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“Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. The science is very direct behind why this fourth sense is so powerful, bringing forth … Continue reading

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A SENSE-ble Look at Healthy Living: Proprioception

woman and man unhappily looking in the mirror

Before we go any further, I need to remind you that even though I’m sharing my personal investigation of eighteen human senses, please use your common sense. I’m not offering medical advice but just attempting to use topics to think … Continue reading

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Mindful Matters

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“Life’s a journey” is a common metaphor, encapsulating the thought that the destination is not our final goal. One of my favorite expressions in dealing with my weight loss is that I am on a journey to a healthier lifestyle … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: Rewarding and Recognizing Your Efforts

the constellation Leo

When I see a picture of a lion, I think about how this magnificent beast has been portrayed throughout history. The lion is a symbol of royalty, majestic strength, and courage. The next signpost, Leo the Lion (one of the … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: Projected Societal Pressures

the constellation Cetus

The next few signposts on our journey may be uncomfortable. Some may be controversial. However, they are out there and they need to be discussed and understood. Growing up as a person struggling with obesity isn’t easy. I know this … Continue reading

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