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Meet Ron Parks, MD

Dr Ron ParksI am Dr. Ron Parks. a consultant, teacher, and writer for your support and interest in integrative psychiatry, medicine, and holistic therapies.

My health interests began as a child growing up in rural Maryland. After developing a high fever and stiff neck, I was diagnosed with polio and rushed to City Hospital for Children. I was treated naturally with heated wet packs for over a month until my health returned. This illness and successful treatment gave me a deep respect for natural and alternative therapies.

I feel blessed to have married my childhood sweetheart who shares many of the same interests in health, nutrition and community activities. My wife and son both assisted me in my practice throughout the years. I studied yoga and macrobiotics as a young medical doctor and gained an appreciation for the holistic and the spiritual qualities of good healthcare.

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Getting Better Organized and Tasks Done

Getting Better Organized and Tasks Done

Not getting tasks done or being able to stay on schedule is an obstacle to health, well-being, and career.

There are important issues and considerations – that if addressed – may decrease disorganization and the difficulty completing tasks.

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Horrific Synagogue Shooting Precursors

Horrific Synagogue Shooting Precursors

Are the issues with guns, mental health, or current politics?

The standoff between powerful and influential groups with conflicting positions continues while there seems to be little change or constructive action taking place in public discourse or government. Perhaps a fresh overview of this tragedy would be helpful, along with the examination of possible contributing factors. Getting caught up in debate or dialog can polarize people. Rigid positions or ideologies interfere with meaningful action or needed change – a type of “insanity” in itself. How can our outrage and “position taking” channel itself into an effective dialog and constructive actions?

The senseless killing of worshipers at a synagogue in Pittsburg leaves many unanswered, perplexing questions.

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Hurricanes – Trauma – Recovery

Hurricanes – Trauma – Recovery

Hurricanes, as the recent Florence, demonstrate the extremes of nature

with massive destruction and disruptions of lives. The full impact of the storm forced people and communities into survival mode.  The process of recovery, the rebuilding of homes and lives begins as the storm moves and resides. For some people, the aftermath of the storm is a time of reflection, self-assessment, prospect taking, and possibly personal transformation.

Mary* was a young a single mother, divorced, living just above the poverty line, with a thirteen-year-old daughter.

With her new waitress job, she was able to move into a small rental cottage near a scenic local river. It was the first time she felt some security. She now had a place to call her own, where she could store her meager belongings. Her daughter settled into a new school.

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