Can honesty improve your health?

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The precious diamond possesses qualities such as beauty and durability,  giving it lasting value.  Annu Matthai takes some lessons from the gemstone industry to explore the lasting value of honesty - -  to our health and well-being.  I hope you enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article from SpeakingTree.in .   “What makes diamonds a good investment?” I asked my friend who is somewhat of a diamond expert.  He listed four reasons – indestructibility, portability, Continue Reading

Finding Fun, Not Fear, In Our Senior Years

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Taking time, especially in our senior years, to cultivate a healthy view of ourselves yields a positive result.  I particularly appreciate the straight forward examples offered in today's post written by John Clague for ESouthernOregon.com  George Bernard Shaw once said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Cultivating the right state of mind can help one stay active and vibrant. A centenarian friend of mine seemed to understand this point. Continue Reading

Breaking free from addiction

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The media reports regularly on the growing problem of addiction to prescription painkillers - a sign that far too many are struggling with pain in their daily lives. Wendy Margolese writes that love has been shown to play a positive role in treating pain, with no harmful side effects. I hope you will enjoy toddy's post, and will click through to read the entire article as it originally appeared in Simcoe.com. You may have noticed lots of headlines lately about the rise of prescription drugs – Continue Reading

Laughter provides benefits for a healthy life

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You may have heard about studies linking humor and health.  In today's post, originally appearing in the Tampa Bay Times, Bob Clark notes some of the most recent findings, and shares one instance where a burst of laughter brought immediate healing results. It's a funny thing. Research continues to prove that humor can help to improve our physical health. The website for the University of California San Diego's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, which offers "Laughter Infusion" classes Continue Reading

Is there an alternative to supplements for our health?

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September is National Pain Awareness Month.  Today's blog by Tim Mitchinson looks at the role of supplements for treating pain and improving health, and considers whether an effective alternative might be found through a spiritual approach to well-being.   (This article originally appeared in Fit for Life.)  Millions of Americans take supplements each day for their health. They do this for a variety of reasons – to increase energy levels, decrease susceptibility to illness, and even to reduce Continue Reading

What the Brain Isn’t — Mind or Love

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Where in the brain is love generated? Can you scientifically measure the mind's output of forgiveness? What is mind, exactly?  As my colleague John Clague points out in today's article, these are questions some brain scientists feel they can't answer.   Neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel is astounded that neither scientists, including psychiatrists, nor philosophers nor academicians have come up with a good working definition of mind; nor, can they describe what thinking is. Mind is clearly not Continue Reading

Is Spiritual-Based Healing Weird?

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Spiritual treatment can seem like an unusual approach to health. But as today's blog by Keith Wommack notes, many are discovering how prayer can transform thought, and result in healing.  I hope you will enjoy his article, which appeared in the Utne Reader.   While in a meeting, a newspaper editor, after learning that I practiced spiritual-based healing, said, "Since Christian Science is weird, it ... " The editor stopped mid-sentence, looked at me, and said, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I didn't Continue Reading

Meeting Parkinson’s Disease With A Spiritual Response

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  Robin Williams' tragic passing last month brought much attention to both long-standing and more recent health battles he'd struggled with, including Parkinson's Disease.  In today's post, originally appearing in The News Hub,   Tony Lobl asks the important question, "Is there any way to cope with distressing diagnoses" without drugs, and their sometimes dangerous side-effects?   As if depression and addiction weren't enough, we now learn Robin Williams also faced the daunting diagnosis Continue Reading

Want Peace? Try Forgiveness

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Holiday weekends can offer an opportunity to reflect and maybe even think of someone you can forgive.  In today's post, Sharon McElroy notes, the road to peace (and health) may often involve forgiveness. And she relates instances when changing our view of others can have a truly transforming effect.  I hope you'll enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article, as it appeared in The Huffington Post.  "The magic didn't happen to him. The magic happened to me." Amazingly, Continue Reading

In A Worried World Signs of a Pushback

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Is worry a part of your daily life?  In today’s post, my colleague, Russ Gerber of Massachusetts discusses the impact of worry on our health.   I hope you will enjoy his insight in the excerpt below and click through to read the whole article as it was originally published on Blogcritics . Soon after departing Houston International Airport we hit turbulence. Severe turbulence. The pilot came on to warn that because we had to pass through a storm front the rough ride would last another 30 Continue Reading