It’s as plain as the nose on your face

Are these bracelet links? Christmas lights? The #dressgate effect?

You know about #dressgate by now: The dress that appears gold and white to some but blue and black to others. The famous pic recently made the rounds on the Internet, and at dinner table and water cooler conversations. “What color do YOU see?” each asked. You’d think the answer was plain as the nose […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sexual abuse—reclaim a pure and blameless identity

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If one has been sexually abused, how is it possible to forgive, move on and restore one’s original sense of innocence? Writer Wendy Margolese explores this difficult subject. She writes this about sexual abuse: “One of the two great Christian commandments asks that we love our fellow man no matter what he has done to […]

#WhyIStayed #WhyILeft

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Domestic violence doesn’t have to go on forever. People like Emma are finding ways out— and ways up to a better sense of themselves. Writer Wendy Margolese learned that survivors of domestic violence often mention their spirituality and faith communities as part of their ability to survive. She shares Emma’s story of abuse, and finally, freedom. […]