Invest in Spiritual Health says Puchalski

Invest in Spiritual Health says Puchalski

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by Don Ingwerson

Listen to Dr. Christina Puchalski, founder and director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health at George Washington University, as she discusses the need for inclusion of spirituality in health care. She says spiritual health is crucial to wellness, and we need to invest in patient/care-giver relationships to address patient spirituality.Continue Reading

Celebrate Life, Not the Illusion of Death

Celebrate Life, Not the Illusion of Death

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A guest post written by Diana Usrey from Escondido, California

My husband made an interesting observation about Halloween the other day. He said it is a holiday celebrating mortality. Now I love sweet little kids dressing up and bobbing for apples and attending parties, and I like trick-or-treat candy.Continue Reading

Relying on God in the Foxhole of a Health Crisis

Relying on God in the Foxhole of a Health Crisis

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by Don Ingwerson

Have you ever heard the statement, “There are no atheists in a foxhole”? I recently came across this statement, and it really brought to mind the idea that although most of us aren’t actually hunkered down in a war zone foxhole, figuratively many of us feel that we are as we fight for health.Continue Reading

Don’t Enter into a Contract with Disease

Don't Enter into a Contract with Disease

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A guest post written by Charles Lindahl from Fullerton, California

When I listen to the current health care conversation, it appears that there’s an underlying assumption that it’s necessary to continuously monitor the body and intervene to maintain balance and wholeness. Even if the body is working fine, we are encouraged to take something to augment energy, heighten concentration, stimulate thinking, and promote sleep.Continue Reading

Is There a Simple Solution or “Silver Bullet” to Gain Health?

Is There a Simple Solution or "Silver Bullet" to Gain Health?

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by Don Ingwerson

Americans with all their good intentions have a tendency to want instant everything. It seems we are always looking for that proverbial “silver bullet” solution. That’s true for many things, including our health.Continue Reading

Is Permanent Health a Present Possibility?

Is Permanent Health a Present Possibility?

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by Don Ingwerson

The Christian Science Monitor is a newspaper with an extremely important mission for humanity: “To injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” And one key way to bless mankind is to broadcast widely the idea that health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind. Everyone wants to be healthy, and this article, “Permanent Health: How can we attain lasting health and wellness?” helps bring this goal in view.Continue Reading

The Healing Power of Gratitude

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Did you know that Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957? It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. My colleague Wendy Margolese writes on this topic of how expressing gratitude can lead to better health.Continue Reading