Center for Spirituality, Science & Medicine Blog

Posts from July 2013

Dr. Brad Lichtenstein has been an indispensable member of the CSSM faculty since its inception, and even before that has been one of the primary Health Psychology and Spirituality track instructors, and Bastyr University's Mind-Body Medicine faculty expert, for many years.

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Posted by Christy Lee-Engel, Director on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 9:21pm
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From the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago, a lovely short piece on The Poetry of Medicine, by Paula Tatarunis, MD:

Poetry and medicine intersect in the domain of body and speech.

The iambic lub-dub of the heartbeat, repeated five times, once for each finger of the hand, gives us the prototypic stanza of english verse, iambic pentameter

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Posted by Christy Lee-Engel, Director on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:17pm
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We can consider internationally acclaimed poet and author David Whyte a local treasure, as he and his family live a little less than an hour's drive plus a short and gorgeous ferry ride north of us here in Kenmore.

Here is a poem of his that I've heard many people read out loud as the beginning of an event or gathering, and it's perfect too for the beginning of the quarter:

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Posted by Christy Lee-Engel, Director on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:33pm
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The Center for Spirituality, Science and Medicine was created in November 2009 to support Bastyr University's commitment to a multidisciplinary exploration of the deep questions at the heart of spiritual and scientific inquiry.

As an expression of Bastyr's mission and vision, the Center hosts courses and conversations devoted to illuminating the interfaces, connections and congruence between spirituality, science, nature and medicine.

The Center shares resources in this field and develops collaborative relationships with other organizations and people who work at the frontiers of this exploration. The primary ambition of the Center is to contribute to the cultivation of wisdom and wholeness in the practice of medicine.

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