Classic yarn about baseball a lesson on authenticity

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There’s authenticity and then there’s fake façade. Celebrities are often encouraged to flaunt the latter and neglect the former. Writer Steve Salt ponders the difference as he reviews a favorite American poem, in which a baseball idol disappointed his fans and “the Mighty Casey struck out!” Salt writes: “There actually was a real Casey. His […]

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 […]

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 […]

Would you ever talk to a Christian Scientist about health?

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Would you talk to a Christian Scientist about health? Would you ask a dachshund for a driving  lesson? Or maybe that’s a silly comparison. Health columnist and practicing Christian Scientist Eric Nelson takes the first question seriously, however.  After asking this question of editors and reporters and getting rebuffed by many, Nelson connected with medical […]

Treating Pain: A New Ontology is Needed

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Who wouldn’t want a better approach to pain? One that actually obliterated it, or at least didn’t introduce another kind of pain in the process? Treating pain should not be a “Rob Peter to pay Paul” kind of thing. Seattle writer Bill Scott adds new insights that offer real hope for treating pain more effectively. […]

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…

All-Star or team rejection?

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!

Frozen attitudes: Let it go!

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 […]