What if nothing about you needed fixing?

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Would you describe yourself as a fixer upper? In other words, having potential but needing a bunch of improvements before your potential is realized? If so, you might enjoy HGTV’s Joanna Gaines’ story describing herself as a “fixer upper.” As well, you’d enjoy Ingrid Peschke’s observation that we can all learn from Joanna’s faith journey—one […]

Chronic pain— or freedom from a life sentence?

Will there be freedom from chronic pain?

Will there ever be a cure for chronic pain? Canadian health writer Wendy Margolese considers recent research as well as ancient proofs. As well, she describes a modern day recovery with unique features you’ll want to learn about. Margolese writes: “The Association for Psychological Science produced encouraging findings for pain relief in research using a […]

Increase your spirituality: try sistering the joists

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by Cynthia P. Barnett:  Published first on April 2, 2015  in the Tryon Daily Bulletin, North Carolina You hear from both experts and everyday people that spirituality affects our health positively. So it makes sense that increasing your spirituality would be a good thing. But what if you don’t know how to do that? It […]

Celebrate Easter: It’s good for your health

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Soon millions will gather around festive dinner tables, backyards and places of worship to celebrate Easter. But first there will be Maundy Thursday services in many Christian churches commemorating the Last Supper before the crucifixion of Christ Jesus.  At this somber time it’s important to keep our thoughts on the real message of the Easter […]

In search of a cure for cancer

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Are you among the many who search for a cure for cancer? With Ken Burns’ new documentary on cancer showing this week, what messages will audiences take away? Will it be fear, or hope that healing of this “Emperor of All Maladies” is possible? Writer Eric Nelson explores the increasing evidence of a spiritual approach […]

Finding a cure for negativity

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Is negativity a disease? Not quite. But maybe one step removed– in that negativity is proven to worsen health outcomes. In contrast, research shows that positive attitudes improve health. That’s fine, but even if people don’t want to be negative, just how are they to swap out negativity for “positivity?” Health writer Anna Bowness-Park describes […]

Hug for health and kiss the boo-boo: it works!

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  by Cynthia P. Barnett There once was a boy who got a boo-boo. He’d been hurt on the playground and came running, crying, to his teacher. Hugging him gently, needing no details, she simply murmured, “I know, Ramon, I know.” The boy’s tears stopped, he was quiet for a moment, and then went happily […]

Hollywood Debunks Aging: Can We?

Marigold Hotel: where Hollywood aging is delightfully ageless

Is “Hollywood aging” in the movies the same as aging in real life? Well, maybe you should see “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” to find out—but only if you’re young, old or aging. (Did we leave out anyone?) Writer Wendy Margolese reflects on Hollywood aging, real life aging and the delightful lessons learned in […]