In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, Iven Hale reflects on depression and suicide. Statistics indicate a global epidemic of depression, although those figures work in the interests of the pharmaceutical industry. While medication can be life changing and life saving for those suffering this genuine and physical as well as mental illness, Iven questions the risk that the Western medical model poses to alternative cultural and political traditions of suicide. 9:43 minutes (4.45 MB)
Gongs are one of man's oldest therapeutic instruments and are believed to have a profound effect on the nervous system. They are reported to bring about relaxed and meditative states, aid in pain control, and decrease negative thought patterns, addictive behaviors, and depression. Many people use gong therapy every day to 'raise their vibration', which improves the quality of their thoughts and actions, and helps restore a state of inner balance.
You can learn more and watch Faye Henry perform this gong bath at: http://www.tsvibrations.com Click on 'Sonic Massage' and scroll down to 'Energize Your Field With Gongs.' 11:04 minutes (25.34 MB)
Marilyn Hayward, owner of Coventry Cycle Works in Portland, OR, triumphantly captured two bicycle world records at the age of 63. During her life, she also took powerful action to survive a terminal cancer diagnosis, twice save her limbs from amputation, and recover from severe brain damage. Marilyn urges, "Never give up!" and provides practical tips for moving forward with life's difficulties. 29:10 minutes (40.07 MB)
Kathleen O'Brien is a Democrat running for the seat in House District 42. She talked with Don Merrill about her passion for the rights of the disabled, her desire to advance the Progressive agenda in the Oregon legislature and her determination to better support teachers and reduce class size. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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