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
by Don Ingwerson
This is one of the best weeks of the year on my calendar, as Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time to gather family together and slow down, to step away from life’s busy-ness and immerse myself in the love of family, country, and God.
But wait a minute. Who put Black Friday there?Continue Reading
A guest post by Michele Karlskind from Los Angeles, California
I’ve been focusing lately on the word advancement, which is applied to progressive activity in any area of life – usually with a positive connotation. The exception? Advanced cases of disease and advanced aging, both viewed as downhill inevitabilities, and to me an oxymoronic application of the word advanced. This is more than a mistaken word choice; it’s a misleading thought choice with a faulty sense of direction.Continue Reading
You have prepared for the holidays for months it seems, but are you prepared for the end of the holidays? With its parties, presents, and traditions, this season gets all the focus and is accompanied by happy, excited emotions. But as holiday decorations get put away and all returns to normal, it seems that life is all work and a sense of loneliness creeps in. How can you hold on to joy and the feeling of expectation without ending up feeling the letdown of drudgery and isolation?Continue Reading
A guest post written by B. B. Prest from San Diego, California.
Ready for that turkey dinner this year? And what about giving thanks – will that be on the menu? For many of us it will be. But for others, it may not.Continue Reading
Do you identify yourself as a disease? Eric Nelson writes each week on the link between consciousness and health from his perspective as a practitioner of Christian Science. Eric also serves as the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California. Here is a thoughtful column he posted on Community Digital News.
To say there is no cure for a particular disease is not to say that no one has ever been cured of that disease. And yet, this is likely the impression many people have when they hear or read these discouraging words, regardless of the illness being described.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Michael Ingram from Alta Loma, California
Are we really grateful? This is a question I’ve pondered often while going about my day, and it always leads me back to the moving account in the Bible of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
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
The medical field finds that categorizing diseases helps greatly in developing treatments and effecting cures, and two of the biggest disease categories are hereditary and contagious. Hereditary diseases are understood to occur when human genes malfunction or have hidden flaws that can appear as disease from one generation to the next. Contagious diseases work in a very different way, where microscopic organisms – germs, viruses, bacteria – migrate from one person to the next and can spread over great distances.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Melissa Clendenen from Newport Beach, California
“In the heart of the family, no one is rejected. Everyone is the same.” This was one of many sentences that touched me when I listened to Pope Francis speak of the importance of family during his visit to Guayaquil, Ecuador – a very poor area.Continue Reading