by Don Ingwerson
Looking back on my own life, I can truly affirm that spiritual cultivation brings with it a happier, healthier life, and that it is important to live and share this spiritually based life.Continue Reading
Can 10-year-old girls have the potential to lift the world? My colleague Ingrid Peschke wrote an article recently published in The Christian Science Monitor that points to the fact that girls have something to offer. Here is what Ingrid wrote.
As a new teacher of 9- and 10-year-olds in the Texas public school system many years ago, I was profoundly aware of the large gap between my students and those in the mainstream classes. My English as a second language class was made up of immigrant students, many of whose parents hadn’t completed their high school education and didn’t speak English themselves. I’d prayed to know how best to help them.
So it was heartwarming when one of my students found me on Facebook recently – several decades after I’d taught her – to share that she had graduated from college with a professional degree. That was a happy day!
Read more from Ingrid Peschke’s Monitor article.
Is finding good in others a healthy way to live our lives? Russ Gerber works in media relations. He spent many years in news programming, most notably with The Christian Science Monitor. He is passionate about the subject of health care and I want to share with my Southern California readers his recent Psychology Today article.
“Earth’s preparatory school must be improved to the utmost.”
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures Mary Baker EddyContinue Reading
Whether its financial, family, or health, to be successful one needs to understand the issue. I have been an educator most of my life and I can remember all too well that there was a time in the 50’s when educators told parents that they should not get involved in their child’s curriculum. The school and primarily the teacher would teach the child because they didn’t want the child confused by trying to understand different methods. This was especially true in the field of mathematics. That approach was not successful and the same might be true in the area of antibiotics and health.
I was reminded of this when reading an article in the Los Angeles Times by Karen Kaplan titled “Antibiotic Use Has Grown Along With Obesity. Coincidence?” Antibiotics are usually viewed as helpful. However, Dr. Martin Blazer, microbiologist at New York University Langone Medical Center stated, “Antibiotics kill the bacteria we want, as well as those we don’t. Sometimes, our friendly flora never fully recovers.” The inference from this statement indicates that the use of some antibiotics may address one health problem but could create another health problem.Continue Reading
I have spent the majority of my life as an educator in schools and universities across America and I have traveled extensively with students in many different settings. Riding with teenagers for 9 weeks on 10-speed bikes across Europe. Teaching the area’s history while traveling with 200 youngsters on a cruise ship to Israel. Escorting numerous performing arts groups to Hawaii and Europe. We even took the Glendora, California Sunday School on a bus tour of the northwestern United States and Canada. I’ve had the opportunity to work with and observe students and faculty in many formal and informal settings.
Last Saturday, my wife and I opened our home and beach to the Jazz Band from Principia Upper School, St Louis, Missouri. A group of 30 students and adults arrived about 11:30 in the morning and as soon as most could get their swimsuits on, they were off to the sand and a swim. Six hours later, they were back on the vans to Corona del Mar to give a performance at the senior center. I was very taken by the social graces exhibited and the level of the group’s conversations. Every student, teacher, and chaperone introduced themselves to us and expressed appreciation for the opportunity to relax and enjoy some California sunshine.Continue Reading