Depressed? You are not a label

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Is full recovery from depression possible? The illness is considered incurable, and at present is often labeled  a “women’s disease.”  This may be because women are twice as likely to suffer from it. Advertisers know this, and as a result cater to the fears and concerns of those suffering with depression, with women front and […]

Is the Power of Suggestion Making you Sick?

Feel like sneezing? It's the power of suggestion

We hear a lot about the power of suggestion, that curious outside force that seems to make us think, do or experience what we might not ordinarily. Because it’s a well-documented phenomenon, we might accept that the power of suggestion may even influence our health. Writer Debra Chew has this to say as she investigates the power […]

Health Emergencies and the Immediacy of Spiritual Thought

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Health emergencies can include more than illness. They can include dangerous situations which threaten one’s life and wellbeing. When a fire in my toaster flared up toward the kitchen cabinet, I had only enough time to pray, “Help me!” and the idea came immediately to reach up for the first product in the cabinet I […]

Making healthcare sustainable and healthy

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Is sustainable healthcare a present possibility? Is healthcare even healthy? Any answers of Yes are probably tinged with doubt, at best. No wonder some are looking to new perspectives in both mind-body connections and spirituality for better answers to suffering. So I was interested in this piece on the subject by Don Ingwerson, a health […]

Can Twenty-something Depression be Healed?

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Twenty-something depression is a tragic phenomenon that demands attention from today’s parents, experts and all who care about the stability and happiness of our young people. Health writer Tony Lobl looks to best- selling psychologist Lisa Miller, as well as to experience with spirituality for a wise perspective. He begins with Dr. Miller’s advice: [According […]

Addiction is helpless without you!

Addiction is helpless without you!

I’ve never been a smoker, but I know the addiction of chocolate chip cookies. Oh, the hold those innocent little sweets had on me once! But no more, and this piece by Malissa Dakin-Watson expresses how I overcame my addiction. Discovering that “addiction is helpless without you,” she writes: “This arresting sentence leaped out at […]

Debate that recognizes two valid sides is good for civility and good for your health

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Civility may seem like a mild virtue, but seen as fair-mindedness, kindness and even forgiveness, this mild virtue becomes a powerhouse of good in our lives. But how important are these spiritual attitudes to our physical health? Apparently, they’re  critical. New writer Wesley Davis reports on this vital link: “It’s a critical lesson that Kevin […]

Science Agrees… Prayer Works!

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As a health and spirituality writer, I’m interested in perspectives on science and prayer. Just this week a piece by Don Ingwerson caught my eye because he quotes the findings of one of my local North Carolina favorite researchers, Duke’s Dr. Harold Koenig, about the power of prayer. Ingwerson writes: “…a recently published article that reported […]