How good health requires good listening: the positive relationship between spirituality and health

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Today's post from Keith Wommack offers some healthy ideas on good listening. I hope you'll enjoy the article below, as it originally appeared in World Religion News.  Admit it. You’re a lousy listener. Don’t fret. I used to be one, but I’ve been fine-tuning my skill, and you can too. I believe, you’ll want to improve your listening because good listeners have fulfilling relationships and are more apt to experience good health. Regarding relationships, as you look to improve your listening Continue Reading

Binge Eating: Finding a Healthier Perspective on Food

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"What drives people to develop abnormal eating habits and how can they be reversed?"  In today's guest post my colleague, John Clague, takes a look at binge eating from a spiritual perspective.    Can you imagine eating enough Big Macs, milkshakes, french fries, ice cream, and M&Ms to equal 15,000 calories in an hour and a half?! That’s five times what the normal American male would eat in a whole day. Ron Saxen, author of “The Good Eater”, more than imagined it. He’s one of millions of Continue Reading

It’s so good to be loved by a dog

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  Therapy dogs are increasingly in the news today.  Today's post from Bob Clark, originally appearing in the Tampa Bay Times, considers what makes these 'counselors in fur' so helpful to the healing process.  I hope you enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article.  On a recent domestic flight I was happy to find that my bulkhead seat neighbor was a black Lab. He had been trained to anticipate and respond to his owner's seizures. The response part seemed natural, Continue Reading

6 Healthy Steps to a Mental and Spiritual ‘Yes!’

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Warm weather and longer days provide opportunities for  outdoor recreation and  enjoying seasonal fresh produce, --activities that promote better health and well-being.  But is there something more we should be considering, beyond exercise or diet, to improve our health?    In today's post,  Ingrid Peschke shares some  ideas on spiritually-focused approaches to healthcare,  presented by noted physician Dr. Lissa Rankin at a conference this spring.  I hope you enjoy the following excerpt and Continue Reading

A healthy perspective on cancer – remove the fear

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By Debby Kowit   Are you a cancer survivor?  I might be.  Like many, I have been through the fear and angst of trying to decide what to do about a lump - which in my case never ended up being diagnosed. Let me explain. At the time I was not a stranger to cancer.  My mother had passed on from it nearly two decades earlier and I had already spent many years working amidst the medical community.  In fact, at the time of this occurrence, I was managing the business office of, believe it or Continue Reading

Graduating into a secure and healthy future

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Today’s post offers some timely food for thought for those graduating this year.  I hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt and click through to read the whole article via the link below as it was originally written for Durhamregion.com  by Wendy Margolese. Graduation brings a host of mixed feelings as graduates celebrate, leave behind cherished friendships and take different paths to future endeavors. One emotion, generally high on every graduate’s (and their parents’) list at this time, is Continue Reading

God and the case of the runaway restless legs

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What can be done to still restless legs? In today's post, Cynthia Barnett considers mental causes that may play a factor in the condition, and shares solutions she and others have found successful.  I hope you enjoy this excerpt and click through to read the entire article which appeared in Wilmington Faith & Values.  Sometimes health problems take some sleuthing, and restless legs at bedtime may be a case in point. If you’ve ever had them, you don’t want them because the soreness and Continue Reading

Top Apps Heal Mind and Body

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There are thousands of health apps on the market today, offering a wide range of features designed to monitor and improve health and well-being.    Today's post from Keith Wommack considers some other apps that tap a centuries-old source for health and healing. I hope you enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article originally appearing in the Houston Chronicle.   Do you want to control your own health care? If so, you’re not alone. A societal shift to a more Continue Reading

Healthy Perspectives on Aging

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By Debby Kowit    If the old saying is true that aging is not for the faint of heart, then Ambler must have a strong vibrant community core.  Rather than crumbling with age, this town is ever being re-invented with fresh new ideas based on an old theme. Buildings have been re-built inside and out while preserving their original charm.  New businesses have taken up residence.  Some are growing roots. Ambler is one of many old towns expressing youthful aspirations from which we can learn a lot Continue Reading

Welcome Spring! Is health renewed by cleaning the mental closet?

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Spring is in full bloom here in Pennsylvania, and we're getting outside to clean up yards,  plant gardens, and enjoy the warmer weather.  Here's a wonderful, deeper perspective on springtime renewal from Wendy Margolese, originally written for  DurhamRegion.com.  I hope you'll enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article.  The hint of spring brings a sense of renewal to our lives. We shake off the winter parkas and get ready to rake the yard, clean out the closets, and get Continue Reading