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 […]

Escape the painful consequences of sin

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When we hurt—in body or feelings— we might consider “painful sins”as the source of the problem. Of course, it’s easy to accept that big sins like lying, stealing, adultery and murder would have a hurtful effect on our own lives as well as those of others. But what about the little “sins” of pride, anger […]

It’s as plain as the nose on your face

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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 […]