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.Continue Reading

Forgiveness is a Beautiful Thing – and Leads to Health

Forgiveness is a Beautiful Thing – and Leads to Health

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A guest post written by Ame Schneider from Los Angeles, California

I’ve been praying a lot lately about the idea of forgiveness. It is so easy to take offense, to hold a grudge, and to obsess over how you were right, and the other person was wrong. I have found that when I am consumed with negative ideas, that my body will express that in some form of illness. Sometimes it can be difficult to snap out of those feelings of resentment, especially when you aren’t feeling well. Continue Reading

What Can Happiness do for You?

What Can Happiness do for You?

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by Don Ingwerson

Every time I look around I find another article about what happiness can do for someone. The most recent article was in the Los Angeles Times, where Amina Khan reported that, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, happiness can actually help people make more money.Continue Reading

Forgiveness can Bring Love and Peace – Both Health-giving Qualities

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by Don Ingwerson

I’ve written about the spiritual qualities that promote and maintain health, and forgiveness is one of my favorites. Some people practice forgiveness almost unconsciously, while others seem hard-pressed to forgive even the smallest slight.Continue Reading

Good Deeds Lead to Happiness and Health

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We all find ourselves with busy schedules, especially in the fast pace of  living here in Southern California, but I’ve found that simple acts of kindness can make someone’s day and brighten our own sense of well-being. My colleague Kate Johnson is interested in blogging about health and spirituality, and the importance of spiritual thinking in achieving and maintaining good health. Continue Reading

Creating the Right Environment for Health

Creating the Right Environment for Health

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by Don Ingwerson

Would practicing alternative medicine allow her to spend more time with patients and, thus, lead to an environment more conducive to healing?

This final question came from a young lawyer turned physician who, like me, attended a RAND Corporation meeting on alternative health care.Continue Reading

Reviewing the Spiritual Qualities of Health Care

Reviewing the Spiritual Qualities of Health Care

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by Don Ingwerson

The pursuit of health through various health care options continues to be a focus for the public. I thought this Christian Science Journal article by Lyle Young was especially helpful when thinking about how to pray for health care. Lyle is from Canada, with a different health-care system than the United States, but the spiritual qualities that are found within this health-care system are universal. Continue Reading

Top Apps Heal Mind and Body

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The popularity of mobile apps has continued to rise, as their usage has become increasingly prevalent across mobile devices. There are  even apps for monitoring your health, a priority interest for people in Southern California. Keith Wommack, a colleague of mine, has researched some of these beneficial apps. Check out this post that was first published in the Houston Chronicle on April 7, 2014.

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A Spiritual Discovery While Searching for Health

A Spiritual Discovery While Searching for Health

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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. Continue Reading