The Coalesence Phenomena in Stages of Evolving Mindset: Thoughts on Thinking

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 3, 2019

How is it we evolve to think with a new mindset using reassessment of our past experiences…and allow this process to translate to improved thinking about our current condition of the Self? How does the evolution of a new mindset allow an individual to understand their own Self or personality and that of another? How does this contribute to a greater satiety for Self and desire for mutuality with another? These are the type of questions considered in this article. Read more

Native American Medicine: The Medicine Wheel

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / October 1, 2019

Native Americans have a deep connection to nature that helps establish and maintain balance, health and wellness. Nature is referred to as “Mother Earth” and is adopted into many numerous Native American customs and traditions…including medicine. Do you know about the Native American “Medicine Wheel”? Read more

Ayurveda: Balancing Life Forces for Vibrant Health

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / September 30, 2019

What kind of balance would you like to see in your life? Health is the happy expression of a balanced life. Would you like to experience this? Using the practice of Ayurveda and its balancing of life forces, one can experience health benefits. It requires establishing proper diets, lifestyles, exercise, spiritual well-being and…importantly… being in tune with one’s body. The result is a physical and mental balance that resists disease and allows wellness to be ever- present. Read more

Auras, Chakras, and Health

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / September 23, 2019

Who has an Aura? Everyone! Aura is the energy that everyone radiates at a very low level of electricity or magnetic field. It is a colorful, multilayered oval energy field that surrounds each individual. It is sometimes referred to as a psychic energy field. This energy field can be seen and captured using special photographic equipment. Of course, individuals “radiate” different colored auras with varying intensities of color and these auras are a reflection of one’s state of mental being and health. Surprised? Read more

Breaking Free from the Narcissist’s Web

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / September 18, 2019

As today’s practicing pharmacist knows, unique counseling may need occur with patients who are taking anti-depressant or anti-stress medications like Lexapro (escitalopram) or other similar medications. One such unique counseling that has grown in prevalence relates to helping a patient deal with a narcissist in his or her life. Do you know a narcissist? Do you know what a narcissist is? Do you know how a narcissist plays the control game? Read more

Adiponectin: What is Your Number?

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / March 19, 2019

Why is this number important? Adiponectin is the bioactive long chain protein (a 244 amino acid composite) hormone made by fat cells that circulates in the bloodstream and triggers how the body uses sugar, and fat for energy, including weight loss. It is a diabetic friendly hormone. It helps stimulate the breakdown of fat molecules so the body can use the resulting energy for other metabolic activities. Perhaps most importantly, it also signals the liver to stop making or releasing glucose when blood glucose levels get too high. Working together, these two activities can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Insulin, of course is the hormone that helps people use blood glucose for energy and improve the diabetes condition. Read more

Using Dreamwork to Solve Problems and Relieve Sleep Apnea

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / January 22, 2019

With age, the rate of change in the dynamics of the mind-body axis can often challenge the pursuit of longevity through quality sleep. Self-programmed dreaming can create better sleep and help overcome sleep apnea while simultaneously finding solutions not achieved during waking hours. How can this happen? Read more

Come Along If You Dare

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 27, 2017

When did you last journey to the center of your mind? Ever? Never? In today’s healthcare environment, the use of psychedelic drugs is helping patient individuals (through clinical involvement) to relieve themselves of various challenges: depression, addiction (alcoholism, heroin, cocaine, smoking), schizophrenia and anxiety in terminal cancer patients. Is this true? YES! Read more