Re-thinking our self-imposed limitations

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Self-imposed limitations crop up at the darndest times– even in dire circumstances. Ask yourself: How often is self-doubt at the base of my fear of failure? Writer Anna Bowness-Park lived to tell the tale of a scary cross-country race on Lillehammer and shares her take-aways in a recent article. She explains: “I confess that I […]

Can better health be bought?

Buying health may be possible

Have you considered buying health? Say what??? You heard it— donate to charity and your health might improve, says the latest research. So let’s consider this added benefit to benevolence, as described by writer Eric Nelson. Be prepared for a spiritual perspective as Nelson writes: “There was a time during the late Middle Ages when […]

Get on your Bike! It’s Good for your Health

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Biking for health as well as enjoyment is a great idea, according to those who do it and the experts who study it. Aussie writer Beverly Goldsmith is taking a look at this increasingly popular phenomenon—and participating in it as well. It’s never too late to take up biking for health, she discovers, or the […]

A healthy perspective on cancer – remove the fear

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Fear of cancer is a huge stress producer for some health seekers.  So what did one woman do when she found a lump in her body while working at a Medical Oncology practice? Her own mother had passed on from this feared disease two decades earlier. Did she succumb to fear and have a diagnosis? […]

What if health were catching?

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People fearing contagion may well wonder: If it’s possible to catch disease, is it also possible to catch health? Writer Bob Cummings thinks so, and he cites both the authority and the experience to back up this “higher view.” Cummings says: “Several winters ago, when I took my car in for a repair, this higher […]

Getting to the heart of true health

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It’s February— and we see hearts everywhere. We know what those hearts mean: romance and finding our heart’s desires. But could they also remind us of heart-healthy ways of living? Writer Kay Stroud riffs on this theme in a piece on how to turn anger and stress into heart-healthy behaviors like empathy and compassion. She […]

#LOL: a key to good health?

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Is there a laughter or #LOL and health connection? If we #LOL at the knock-knock joke or sight of the proverbial man slipping on the banana peel, will our bodies actually feel better? Both personal experience and research say Yes, according to writer Wendy Margolese. She writes: “Laughter appears to cause the opposite of stress […]

Do you really need more evidence?

Choose evidence-based medicine?

Recently a trauma care physician was discussing evidence-based medicine with health writer Keith Wommack, a Christian Scientist. The physician raised serious concerns about this concept, citing “sham diagnosis…poor regulation… and predetermined agendas.” Wommack later mused about the evidence for prayer based health care. Was there any? He writes: “Actually, there have been, [studies] yet, they […]

The human mind can’t go it alone

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Some think that human intellect is sufficient to solve all problems. Yet the limited human mind has until now not solved the daunting personal and global challenges we face every day. Writer Steve Salt reflects on this limited human mind and finds another, unlimited source of solutions. He writes: “Like winter, life’s challenges can be […]

Humble prayer and health

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Have you ever thought about the importance of humble prayer to help and heal the world’s problems? One congregation learned much from the wisdom of the Biblical King Solomon, especially from the humble prayer he is so famous for. “Give me, O Lord, an understanding heart,” says the hymn referring to this prayer. Writer Bob […]