To View, Or Not To View “Fifty Shades Of Grey”…

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True happiness: can it be found in material pleasure-seeking? As writer Tony Lobl observes, that question may be at the center of debate over a new movie in theaters now. He suggests that a search for spiritual joy may bring more lasting satisfaction. I hope you enjoy this excerpt from his article in NewsHub, and click through to read in its entirety.  The fervour surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey reached fever pitch with the Valentine’s eve release of one of the raciest storylines ever Continue Reading

Healthy Heart or Heart Healthy?

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By Debby Kowit   Having a healthy heart is big business, whether you are talking about efforts to repair, recover or prevent America’s #1 cause of death, heart disease or #3, stroke.    Available at our fingertips are lists of remedies that include diet regimens, exercise programs and rehab guidance.  Even if you have a healthy heart, you are probably already alert to how to watch for symptoms of a problem or you may be aware of specific foods to indulge or avoid. As consumers we have the Continue Reading

Love and Health

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Valentine's Day 2015 is now past, but this article by colleague Bob Clark brings out some ideas that I hope will linger for months to come. Below is an excerpt from the original post as published in HyperOrlando.com.  Enjoy! Let’s give Valentine’s Day a boost and celebrate by taking a deeper look at love. Whether you prefer John Lennon’s anthem, “All you need is love”,  the bold Biblical statement from the Book of John, “God is love.”  or perhaps Emma Seppala’s research out of Stanford – Continue Reading

The Effect Of Thought On Health

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Today's post, from my colleague Moji Solanke of Nigeria, offers some wonderful thoughts... on thoughts!  She explores how thought can influence our health, and considers the benefits of thinking spiritually.  I hope you enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article, written originally for The Guardian.  MUCH has been said on this topic by psychologists, psychiatrists and religious thinkers, and because it is such an important issue, it bears another look. If there is a Continue Reading

Ebola: Are you preparing to help?

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By Debby Kowit   If we are honest with ourselves, most of us will steer clear of anything to do with Ebola. But, not all of us can do that. Many medical personnel, international development agency folks, and chaplains are preparing to serve whether that is in clinics throughout infected areas of West Africa or here in the US where returning personnel may need quarantine or treatment. Of the 35 currently designated treatment centers for Ebola in the US, 2 are located in Pennsylvania; one at Continue Reading

The Best Pain Relief Might Not Come In a Bottle

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When severe migraine pain put her in immediate and grave danger, the writer of today's post, Debra Chew, reached for the only remedy she had at hand: a thought and a prayer.  The results surprised her.  I hope you'll enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article, written originally for The Chattanoogan. I had been taking pills for migraines for more than a decade.....and I pretty much knew I was about to experience a few days of extreme pain.  I also knew that because my Continue Reading

The selling of happiness – finding a more stable joy

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As the post-holiday clearance sales wind down, many a bargain-hunting shopper is probably looking back over this month's "haul" with satisfaction and delight.  We can all appreciate a good deal. But in today's post, writer Anna Bowness-Park explores the nature of what has been termed "shopper's high," and considers how the search for spiritual joys may bring greater satisfaction, more lasting happiness and health.    I hope you'll enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article, Continue Reading

How to follow through on New Year’s resolutions

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Do you have trouble keeping New Year's resolutions? You're not alone.  Today's post offers some wonderful ideas on how keeping a high goal in mind can help you stay on course in 2015.  I hope you enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article, originally written for the Daily Record by my colleague Val Minard.  The ball in Times Square, New York City has dropped. The confetti has been swept up. The noise makers put away. It’s 2015! Time for fresh starts and new year Continue Reading

Simple happiness brings happy, healing thinking

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Joy.  It fills the songs of the season - and many a heart - as we ring in a new year.  As writer Rodolfo Jerome Lacusong notes, the simplest expression of joy can bring happiness and healing to ourselves and others, in any season.  I hope you enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article, originally written for Panay News.    Have you been hired in a job that the simple requirement is to be joyful? When I came to the United States and landed a job with an Continue Reading

Defining Health

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How do you define health?  Your answer to that question might play a role in how you experience health,  As Bob Clark found out in his own life.  I hope you enjoy this excerpt from his article appearing in HypeOrlando.com, and click through to read the full article.  People have been defining and re-defining the word “health” for a long time now. Today the word most often refers to physical health, and the phrase “health care” has come to mean primarily care of the body. But it hasn’t always Continue Reading