Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

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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.” Continue Reading

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality?

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality?

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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. Continue Reading

Chaplaincy Conference Brings New Insights to Spiritual Healing

Chaplaincy Conference Brings New Insights to Spiritual Healing

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by Don Ingwerson

Spirituality in health care has become the hot topic, which is wonderful because my colleagues and I have been working to correct the imposition – through blogging – in public thought that health is the domain of matter. This week an exciting conference is being held in New York and sponsored by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network on the topic, “Caring for the Human Spirit.”Continue Reading

Is It Possible to Banish Anger?

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Whether living in sunny Florida or sunny Southern California, we all are sometimes faced with the opportunity to negate negative thoughts. My colleague Bob Clark, media spokesperson and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Florida, recently wrote a column for The Tampa Bay Times on the importance of banishing anger in all its forms as an effective way for healthier living.Continue Reading

What’s Your Age Got To Do With It?

What's Age Got To Do With It?

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by Don Ingwerson

Have you ever woken feeling older than the day before and noticing a slow erosion of physical freedoms? But have you also had moments when you realized that it was just a mindset that you could move through to higher ground?

A certain frame of mind and an understanding in a higher power have allowed me to work past these messages of apparent physical limitation, to hear ideas that encourage me to keep growing.Continue Reading

Are You Interested in Answers About the March 31st Deadline?

Are You Interested in Answers About the March 31st Deadline?

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by Don Ingwerson

The March 31st deadline is fast approaching and I wanted to share with you an article from the Los Angeles Times that you may find helpful. Keep in mind that every day new information is coming out about this health care issue, so I will continue to update you as often as possible!Continue Reading

If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?

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In his Huffington Post piece my colleague and health writer Tony Lobl ponders an interesting point – If you cannot measure it, does it exist – and considers important “immeasurables” like spiritual healing experiences. He begins with what Dr. Brené Brown has to say.

“If you cannot measure it, it doesn’t exist,” Brené Brown was told by a research professor when still an aspiring PhD student.Continue Reading

Receiving Joyous News by Phone

Receiving Joyous News by Phone

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A guest post written by Rahla Lindsey from La Cañada Flintridge, California

“I have to tell you what just happened!”

My interest was piqued. The woman I was talking to has been my friend and neighbor for more than fifty years, and we shared just about everything – husband stories, recipes, children’s scrapes, and moments of neighborhood gossip.Continue Reading