How To Engage Your Spiritual Nature To Improve Your Health

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Living here in Southern California with its active life style I find prayer and spiritual study are key players in bringing a balance to my daily activities. My colleague Debra Chew of Tennessee has some thoughtful ideas of the benefits we receive when we nurture our spiritual nature.

If there was a way to improve your health by changing the way you think about things, would it be worth it to you?  So, what if you are clueless about how to nurture your spirit and make choices that will make you spiritually and physically healthier?  There are some simple thought-changing exercises you can do on a daily basis to nurture your spirit and body – and therefore improve your health.

When we nurture the spirit it has a definite effect on the body.  Dr. Scott Morris, of the Church Health Center of Memphis, encourages people to “realize that the spiritual dimension of our lives affects health just as much as the physical limitations of our bodies and the ever-present fear of disease and aging.”  As we grow in spirit, that spiritual wellness can spill over into physical wellness.  Dr. Morris also agrees with the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, in the aspect of her teachings “that point to a spiritual dimension to life that must be nurtured for improved health.”

I understand that getting healthier means so many different things to so many different people.  I find that when I focus my thinking on some simple daily exercises that nurture my spirit rather than on the physical limitations I might be facing in my body, I can achieve a healthier me. Here’s just one experience that proved this to me.

Click here to read the rest of Debra’s article.

Debra Chew is a self-syndicated columnist and writes about the connection between thought, spirituality and health.  She has been published in the, Memphis Commercial Appeal, and in the UK.  She is a Christian Science practitioner and also the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science for TN.  You can contact her at

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  1. Mary Lou MacKenzie says

    I think that Shakespeare would agree with this blog. He has said, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

  2. Anne Hughes says

    I’m new at posting items to Twitter, and Debra Chew’s article inspired me to get going!
    I have been reminding myself lately that everyone I think about is already God’s beloved child, whether they are stranded in an ocean or behaving badly at the time or having their normal day. So I can trust them and myself to God’s care and be joyful.

  3. Pamela says

    Thanks Don for sharing Debra’s article. I especially loved her three little exercises which of course are achievements to gained mentally. When our mental attitude is prayerful, positive and balanced we are much healthier in every way.