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Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

-Yoda

Seeing a group of angry protesters, often on television news, is not a new phenomenon. These “patriots” adorned with the American flag altered into all types of clothing and…

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Why a change in perspective may not be life-changing.

I am awake. It’s the middle of the night, and the house is eerily silent. My eyes are open, but my body lies entirely still, paralyzed in thought. Should I try to move? What if I can’t? A feeling of familiarity washes over me as I hear the faint sound…

How a simple phrase from the right person can change everything.

Scared to death, I watched as the drips of chemotherapy entered my veins. This was my first step in the long road to beating lymphoma. I glanced around the infusion center nervously trying not to stare at the sickly people that were soon to be my tribe.

My wife sat…

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The Powerful Effect of Perspective After Direct Experience

America is a society with an abundance of opinions and a shortage of empathy. We love to proselytize our beliefs on everything from healthcare and gay marriage to vaccinations and the Second Amendment. Mostly though, our opinions are defined by limited information and lack of direct experience.

It’s only through…

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Simple survival skills to breakthrough the hunger.

Fasting seems simple. It takes a little will-power, but you could do it if you wanted. Have you tried it? Hunger is one of the most powerful human physiological states. Our nature is to fuel our bodies. But do we feed our bodies too much and too often?

Hunger is part of human evolution.

Three meals…

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Should My Oncologist Care More About Nutrition?

Despite the connection between poor diet and many preventable diseases, only about one-fifth of American medical schools require students to take a nutrition course, according to David Eisenberg, adjunct associate professor of nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

I was sitting in his office reading The Metabolic…

Robert Jackson

Cancer and bone marrow transplant survivor working to improve the lives of others by creating a new lens to view everyday issues. Twitter @rjacksonwriter

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