Is spiritual-based healing weird?

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When columnist Keith Wommack was told his practice of spiritual healing was “weird” he took the comment good naturedly. Oddly, he was reminded of the first time in 1973 he also saw something “weird” to him: a friend cooking scrambled eggs in a microwave. Wommack recalls: “Just as the microwave seemed weird to me in […]

Why you can stand up and live like an all-star after being dumped…

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Have you ever felt left out, or experienced rejection from something you wanted?  Maybe even from the time you were a kid? Syndicated health columnist Keith Wommack remembers keenly the time he was not picked for the team. He recalls this event and its tender lesson in the online (Houston) Chron. Wommack writes: “Like me, […]

Disney’s Frozen phenom: Letting it go!

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What does it mean to “let it go?” Perhaps you are “frozen” into unhealthful attitudes and ways of thinking? Maybe Disney’s popular movie “Frozen” can give us a clue as to how to “Let it go.” Health blogger Linda Ross thinks so and shares this powerful experience: “I think London’s Guardian caught best the reason […]

A novel idea improves health

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Would you like another drug-free approach to health? One source might be an underrated item on your bedside table—a book! My latest monthly column on health and spirituality describes a kind of medicine that’s affordable, accessible and very easy to swallow. I hope you enjoy it. Here’s an excerpt: “In their new book The Novel […]

Not too late for World Mental Health Day

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  Oops. I try to see important things coming, but I completely missed World Mental Health Day on October 10. Not to worry, not to get into major stress about it, because that’s the last thing those honoring the day would want. Instead, they want to draw attention to this serious and evermore widespread problem […]

Experts weigh in on spas and healing waters

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After a wonderful visit to Virginia’s Homestead Inn, site of the Jefferson Pool’s mineral springs, I got to thinking about healing waters and what people believe about them as they seek better health.  Have they been healed by the waters, or simply helped? Even more, will people choose to swim with the current of conventional […]

Love, joy, trust: a healthy three-fer

One sum that adds up: if we add love to joy and childlike trust, the result may be healthier lives. In fact, expressing any one of these health-giving states of thought means we actually express all three of them—a three-fer. Here’s a reminder of the love of Love: “I walk with Love along the way, […]

For Alzheimer’s Month: tender reassurance helps

As health-watchers worldwide consider the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementia, they may feel discouraged. Will their loved ones lose their memories entirely, forgetting even what is most valued? Will drugs and medical interventions really help? Or, is there a spiritual approach that is both comforting and effective? In this article by health writer Tony […]

For good health: Drop the attitude or improve it!

What do you think when people tell you that good attitudes make for better health? Do you smile politely and think, Sure, sure, very nice–but give me hard evidence and advice I can really sink my teeth into? Consider sources like Dr. Mark Hyman, Dartmouth Medical School, Huff Post and Duke’s Journal of Gerontology and […]