A Spiritual Discovery While Searching for Health

A Spiritual Discovery While Searching for Health

A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon from Thousand Oaks, California The search to obtain and maintain good mental and physical health appears to be at an all-time high. Media in all its forms offers frequent reports on the pursuit of a solid health plan, although western medicine has held sway over non-traditional methods for decades. This grip is loosening little by little as shown by those in the medical field being forthright in Continue Reading

Defeat Stress Through Healthy Thoughts

Defeat Stress Through Healthy Thoughts

by Don Ingwerson Stress. We would all be hard pressed (pun intended) to find someone who hasn’t had to deal with a stressful situation. And we’ve all heard from researchers and clinicians that the fight-or-flight response commonly attributed to stress affects health. How? It turns off the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms, which help maintain heart health, fight cancer and infection, and hold off symptoms of aging. While poor diet, Continue Reading

Chairman Gives Update on Chaplaincy Conference

Chairman Gives Update on Chaplaincy Conference

by Don Ingwerson Two weeks ago I shared with you tweets that were being sent during a week-long conference in New York City on chaplaincy and spiritual care research. These tweets showed in real time the excitement and commitment attendees had to the idea of bringing spirituality into health care. I want to share with you the thoughts that George Hanzo, conference chairman, gave about this important conference: This past week, HealthCare Continue Reading

Keep on Course Through Winds of Change

Keep on Course Through Winds of Change

By Susan Spears from Costa Mesa, California I found myself looking out the window yesterday and there is a tree at the level of our third floor window that was vigorously dancing in the wind – an unusual occurrence here in Southern California. It was beautiful to watch – with flashes of silver from the undersides of the leaves and hints of red from the new growth. This tree’s movement got me thinking about an idea mind-body guru Lissa Continue Reading

Pioneers in Health are Vital to New Ways of Healing

Pioneers in Health are Vital to New Thinking

by Don Ingwerson Many are welcoming reports that the practice of medicine is changing. How much and how fast is still anyone’s guess. One article profiling this change is “More hospitals offering alternative therapy services,” written by Los Angeles Times seasoned-reporter Duke Helfand. Hefland writes that alternative therapies, including meditation, relaxation training, homeopathy, and chiropractic care, are being offered at more hospitals, Continue Reading

Women in History Whose Faith Glorified God

Women in History Who's Faith Glorified God

Correcting impositions by writing and being published is one of the main thrusts of Committee work, and I wanted to share with you an article Anne Stearns Condon, assistant committee and writer from Thousand Oaks, wrote. Anne consistently publishes her articles in the Ventura County Star and I appreciate her efforts and wanted to share her latest article with you. -Don Ingwerson March is the month when outstanding women in history are Continue Reading

The Role of Spirituality in Health Care

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My colleague Eric Nelson is the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California and has had articles published and featured in numerous newspapers. I thought my Southern California readers would appreciate reading his recent column on consciousness and health. In 2002, Dr. Donald Moss, then president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), decided to devote his entire annual Continue Reading

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

A guest post written by MaryLou MacKenzie from Lancaster, California Have you ever wondered why some people look at life more darkly than others? Researchers have pondered this question and have recently come to the conclusion that there is a biological reason for this difference. “Subjects who had a specific form of a gene in which certain amino acids are missing…had a heightened awareness of negative stimuli.” The study discussed how two Continue Reading

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality?

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality?

by Don Ingwerson Have you ever thought about sharing your views about spirituality with someone for the first time? When I think about it, there are actually many opportunities to discuss God and prayer in day-to-day encounters, but many times these opportunities are passed by. According to articles written by physicians, it seems they too have difficulty discussing spiritual beliefs, even though about three-fourths of all patients think Continue Reading