Treating Alzheimers Through The Creative Arts Brings Results

Treating Alzheimers through the creative arts brings results

The arts play an important role here in Southern California and I for one enjoy the creative expression of beauty artists exhibit. My colleague Anna Bowness-Park of Canada writes how the arts can transform lives of those with dementia. Her article was first published in the Vancouver Sun. Watching her mother Hilda Gorenstein slowly disappear into the labyrinth of Alzheimers disease, Berna Huebner asked her: “Would you like to paint again?” Her Continue Reading

Thinking Outside the Brain About Health Care

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by Don Ingwerson Is it important to focus entirely on the body in order to know how to maintain your health? Is health exclusively dependent on material things (blood, bones, etc.), as has been generally accepted over time? Or does the fact that the body is comprised of energy suggest that health is affected and controlled by something else? An article in the Huffington Post, “Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box,” really got me thinking about Continue Reading

Better Media, Better Health

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by Don Ingwerson Discussions within the health community continue to be important as more people look for answers to their health care needs. That is why supporting and distributing the message that health is a condition of mind - through social media sharing - is also important. Eric Bashor from the Federal Office discusses the importance of better media to promote better health in this Health News Briefing. Feature photo © GLOW Continue Reading

Where Will Mapping the Brain Lead Us?

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A guest post written by John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon “Investing in 'the best ideas.'” That’s what President Obama wants to do. And he plans to do it by funding the mapping of the human brain. Scientists envision this as a “concerted effort to advance the knowledge of the brain’s billions of neurons and gain greater insights into perception, actions and, ultimately, consciousness.” Understanding Continue Reading

What is Real?

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A guest post written by Mary Lou MacKenzie The popularity of the current best seller, Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander, indicates a yearning and interest that most of us have for a deeper understanding of what constitutes eternal LIFE. No matter how full ones life is here and now, most of us wonder at some time or another what eternal life feels like. Whether or not one accepts what Dr. Alexander experienced as valid, he certainly Continue Reading

Health Consciousness: Working Together

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by Don Ingwerson It seems to me that people’s attitudes are changing as they become more conscious of the need for health goals to be achieved through interrelationships and world connectedness. People are finding that personal health goals like losing weight, eating better, exercising, and quitting smoking, while very important to the individual, also need to be considered in the context of world health issues. For example, if an Continue Reading

Health Goals: Developing an Awareness of Alternatives

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by Don Ingwerson While establishing goals for the 2013 year, an article by Deepak Chopra titled, “The big idea(s) for 2013: A Critical Mass of Consciousness” caught my attention. As I read further, I realized that a goal has a better chance of being successful if it is in concert with the efforts of others. Chopra successfully makes this point when he states, “Our world right now is in a state of worrisome turbulence and chaos. If we are to Continue Reading

Key to Better Health


A guest post written by Eric Nelson, media spokesperson and legislative advocate for the Committee on Publication for Northern California. This article, "The Key to Better Health: Individual Mandate or Individual Commitment?" originally appeared on Communities In the months leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most of the nation’s attention was focused on the viability of Continue Reading