Love tackles “tough guy” mentality that hides depression

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The tragic suicide of much loved Robin Williams was a wake-up call to those who would minimize the seriousness of depression. But amid the mourning and the hopelessness this event inspired, there are encouraging bits of information surfacing. Take a look at Canadian writer Wendy Margolese for more: “… campaigns to raise awareness of depression in […]

Do you love enough to heal your dog and cat? To bring an elephant to tears?

Love heals pets, too!

Can love do more than comfort and help our pets when they are hurt? Can love heal pets as well? Columnist Keith Wommack thinks so, believing that pets, like us, are essentially spiritual ideas. After telling a touching story of an elephant’s rescue, he then tells how he prayed for divine Love to heal a […]

Women and Balancing the Change of Life

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What changes do women fear? Is the so-called change of life, or menopause,  one of them? And what about the men who care about them; would they like to know more how to support their women during these changes? Tennessee syndicated columnist Debbie Chew takes up this subject as she reasons and prays through troublesome […]

Worried about worrying

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What, me worry?? Seriously?? Unfortunately, Yes. Being worried is so very human we almost don’t question the way it takes over our thinking. But maybe we should, as today’s health experts suggest. Huff Post columnist Ingrid Peschke finds the opposite of worry, a kind of prayerful silence, helps in situations of pain or injury. See […]

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 […]

Our inalienable right to better health

One more inalienable right: the right to better health

My colleague in California, columnist Eric Nelson, finds that, according to one famous health writer of the early 1900s, we have an inalienable right to better health. He discovers that Pulitzer Prize dramatist Tony Kushner admires this same writer. Nelson says: “During a recent radio interview to promote the west coast premier of his latest […]

Humor and man’s superiority to all that befalls him

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Does humor influence health? Consider: if you’re an average adult, you may laugh four times a day. If you’re a toddler, you laugh 300 times in the same day. Whatever the number of giggles, are toddlers and adults healthier for their laughter? Health blogger Bob Cummings reviews the evidence  and  writes: “Has the phrase “laughter […]

My secret to a healthy body

Not the health secret he's talkin about

Is there a secret to having a healthy body? Syndicated health columnist Keith Wommack doesn’t think so—at least, he’s been trying to share the “secret” he’s discovered from decades of his own healing practice. Along with countless others, especially for almost the last 150 years, Wommack has put this “secret” on record. Here’s how he […]

It’s so good to be loved by a dog

Dog love written all over

Have you ever experienced “dog love?” Have you heard that therapy dogs are now used in airports to de-stress weary travelers? Travelers love this canine attention, and apparently the project is a great success. Just a little nuzzle, a small lick of affection, a simple wag of a tail, and stressed out travelers relax, smile, […]