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Of Paradigm Shifts, Logical Fallacies and Process Philosophy


Step One "We admitted we were powerless over the New Age—that our Higher Selves had turned us into flakes." Step Two "Came to believe that a powerful bullshit detector could restore us to sanity." Step Three "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our lower selves and… Continue reading Of Paradigm Shifts, Logical Fallacies and Process Philosophy

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Academic Scandal Brewing? The case of the Sappho poems


The academic world went into a frenzy recently with the supposed discovery of two new Sappho fragments. A supposedly anonymous collector in London was the source and at least one academic publically claimed to have a paper on the two fragments ready to publish. Then lo and behold, the gem disappeared. Read more here and… Continue reading Academic Scandal Brewing? The case of the Sappho poems

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New page with peer reviewed articles


Since I have begun doing the early leg work for my capstone class, I decided to share some of my good fortune. I have created a new page that you will see on the left hand side of my blog that contains peer reviewed research articles on some of the most popular CAM therapies like aromatherapy and… Continue reading New page with peer reviewed articles

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Spas, Spa Evidence and Interdisciplinarity


An interdisciplinary approach can help spas and spa therapists better understand the framework of academic research paradigms and move toward a closer alignment with academic disciplines on which all research is based. By familiarizing themselves with the structures of American academia, spa management and spa therapists can integrate more evidenced based practices into their existing… Continue reading Spas, Spa Evidence and Interdisciplinarity