Finding Your Way Up and Out of Stress

Finding Your Way Up and Out of Stress

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by Don Ingwerson

Years ago, I had my office and car windows shot out because of community resistance to a school that I was closing. This created a fearful condition for me and for my family. As I tried to resolve this stressful situation, a painful and unbearable thumping in my head developed. I was able to handle it, as I’ll explain in a minute.Continue Reading

Focusing on Each Moment for a Healthy Life

Focusing on Each Moment for a Healthy Life

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by Don Ingwerson

Pay attention or listen up! We all know the meaning: focus on the present. Parents will get down to a child’s eye level and say, “Now focus on what I’m telling you.” The musician’s full attention is on the notes he’s playing, and the basketball coach is instantly aware of all player positions for maximum offense and defense.Continue Reading

What Heals a Broken Heart?

What Heals a Broken Heart?

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by Don Ingwerson

“Me heart broken,” my 3-year-old grandson said with tears in his eyes as he hugged his mother. This after he had gotten a little too rough in playing and had accidentally hurt her. Her physical hurt immediately drew a reaction from him – a reaction of sympathy, sorrow, and seeking forgiveness.Continue Reading

God’s Qualities Expressed Promote Health

God's Qualities Expressed Promote Health

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by Don Ingwerson

Truth is one of the seven synonyms of God as described by Mary Baker Eddy, health researcher and the founder of Christian Science. From Science and Health, Eddy says, “The utterance of truth is designed to rebuke and destroy error. Why should truth not be efficient in sickness, which is solely the result of inharmony?” Every time God’s qualities are expressed – like Life (think joy, exuberance, activity), Soul (think music), and Love (think forgiveness) – health is found and cultivated. And now we have a new study that shows that being truthful is health giving!Continue Reading

Some Veterans “Kicking” the Drug Habit

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by Don Ingwerson

Patient participation in health care is on the rise, as seen in people looking for alternatives to allopathic medicine. And now a new NPR report has come out, titled, “Veterans Kick the Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors’ Orders.” It details how some veterans – initially prescribed with many pills for pain and PTSD – are now personally deciding to stop taking these medications. And those included in the NPR Program report they are feeling significantly better without the drugs.Continue Reading

Prayer and the Placebo

Prayer and the Placebo

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by Don Ingwerson

When the subject of placebos enters into the conversation, what’s the perception? That the brain can fool the body? That doctors sometimes use it to convince the patient that a substance or pill will change the existing conditions of the body? Are there ethics guiding the use of placebos?Continue Reading

Ingrid Peschke Interview Discusses Christian Science

by Don Ingwerson

I wanted to share with you a great interview on Christian Science. Ingrid Peschke is the Massachusetts Committee on Publication and answers questions about Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy in a TV interview on “Virginia’s Views and Vibes.” It’s really wonderful to be able to clear up misconceptions about Christian Science and Ingrid does a fantastic job!

Where Do We Go From Here When More Care is Not Better Care?

Where Do We Go From Here When More Care is Not Better Care?

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Health care seems to be getting more complicated, expensive, and unnecessary over time. In my youth it seemed that overdiagnosis and overtreatment weren’t much of a part of growing up for many people. Sounds like the “good old days” in some ways, I know. I think that sports, daily chores, school work, and many other activities all added up to a healthy lifestyle.Continue Reading