When Pleasure Outweighs the Pain…

Almost every choice we make in life is motivated by one of two powerful forces….the desire for pleasure and the fear of pain.  Although we say that we don’t want to feel pain if we can help it,  the prevailing force for many is the desire for pleasure regardless of the pain that comes with…

What’s So Great About The Miracle Water of Lourdes? Plenty!

The spring waters of Lourdes, France have long been recognized for its remarkable healing properties.  Millions and millions of people travel to Lourdes, France each year in hopes of finding healing.  Though many are in search of a spiritual restoration; there are just as many folks hoping for physical restoration.  Thousands upon thousands of visitors…

Bring Back the Outhouse!

News from Scientific American: Only about half of the prescription drugs and other newly emerging contaminants in sewage are removed by treatment plants. The scientists reviewed 10 years of data from wastewater treatment plants worldwide to see how well they removed 42 compounds that are increasingly showing up in the Great Lakes. Six chemicals were…