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

Owning our Health: Can technology touch what the heart needs most?

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In thinking about health needs of the heart, I found today's post worth highlighting in honor of World Humanitarian Day which falls on August 19th this year.  Gentle compassion touches the human heart and is needed in caring for our health.  Today's post, written by Anna Bowness-Park, originally for The Vancouver Sun, includes a piece of her own personal story that all will certainly touch the hearts of many.  Machines can efficiently diagnose a disease or dispense a meal, but we also need a Continue Reading

Tap into God-given sense of joy for a better life

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Need  to have a good laugh?  Go right ahead.  Joy is beneficial to your health.  Today's post written by my colleague, Bob Cummings of Michigan, originally for The News Herald offers another perspective that can enhance everyone's well-being.   Has the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” ever bothered you just a little bit or seemed a little overreaching? I don’t think we’re supposed to take it too literally. It simply indicates that humor can be beneficial. These days, studies show, Continue Reading

Do vitamins really make us healthy?

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Having grown up in a gardening family, I naturally assumed for many years that taking vitamins was somehow similar to adding fertilizer to a plant.  I fully expected vitamins to produce a healthy human body.  Like, Valerie Minard, my opinion shifted along the way to a more spiritual foundation for health.  Below is an excerpt from her article as it appeared in MyCentralJersey.com When I was growing up, it was normal at breakfast time for my mother to have a variety of vitamins on the kitchen Continue Reading

How can you make summer vacation better for your health?

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It's August:  a month when many of us head off on a week's vacation or so, leaving the office behind but, increasingly, packing the 'work desk' in our bags via smartphone or laptop. In today's post, my colleague Wendy Margolese, of Ontario, Canada, considers how a truly unplugged vacation may reduce the stress and strain of our 24-7 modern day lives.   I hope you enjoy this excerpt, and click through to read the entire article, which originally appeared in InsideOttawaValley.com.    More than Continue Reading

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