Listen to this episode Adobe Flash Player is required to listen to audio files. You can download it for freeDr. Esther Sternberg
explores the connection between our minds and our bodies in her book, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being
. Dr. Sternberg is an internationally recognized researcher in the area of brain-immune reactions, and the effects of the brain's stress response on health. She says science now shows that a beautiful view, a scented candle, meditation, even prayer, can help us heal.
Also on the program: We have rituals for many of life's passages, but not for the end of a marriage. That's beginning to change. We hear about one woman's formal divorce ceremony, which she hoped would give her a new start in her new life. Our documentary is presented by Vancouver broadcaster Pamela Post