Defending our Mental Health Atmosphere

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A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon from Thousand Oaks, California

Have you ever been in a social situation, expecting to have a pleasurable time, when the conversation begins to take a depressing turn? What do you do? Join in with your own tale of woe, clam up, or even walk away?Continue Reading

Focusing on Each Moment for a Healthy Life

Focusing on Each Moment for a Healthy Life

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by Don Ingwerson

Pay attention or listen up! We all know the meaning: focus on the present. Parents will get down to a child’s eye level and say, “Now focus on what I’m telling you.” The musician’s full attention is on the notes he’s playing, and the basketball coach is instantly aware of all player positions for maximum offense and defense.Continue Reading

Understanding My Perfection Resulted in a Hearing Healing

Understanding My Perfection Resulted in a Hearing Healing

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A guest post written by Bill Priest from San Diego, California

At one point a while back I realized that my hearing was reduced in one of my ears. For over a month I prayed about this problem, but because results weren’t evident fear crept in. Not only was this affecting daily life, but because I’m a professional musician, it was also affecting my music as well.Continue Reading

Finding Proof of Heaven Even While Snorkeling

Finding Proof of Heaven Even While Snorkeling

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A guest post written by Lani Meanley Collins from Santa Barbara, California

We have all experienced it: a brilliant sunset, a colorful rainbow, unconditional joy in the smile of a young child, a loving embrace. In that moment our thought is transformed. In that moment we experience proof of heaven. And this proof is health giving.Continue Reading

Some Veterans “Kicking” the Drug Habit

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by Don Ingwerson

Patient participation in health care is on the rise, as seen in people looking for alternatives to allopathic medicine. And now a new NPR report has come out, titled, “Veterans Kick the Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors’ Orders.” It details how some veterans – initially prescribed with many pills for pain and PTSD – are now personally deciding to stop taking these medications. And those included in the NPR Program report they are feeling significantly better without the drugs.Continue Reading

Why Should You Expect Anything but Good Health?

Why Should You Expect Anything but Good Health?

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A guest post written by Pamela Scott from Poway Rancho Bernardo, California.

When my daughter was younger, she wanted to join Brownies. Because the local troop had just lost its leader I decided to volunteer. I was really happy to have those eight girls – and six years later I had sixteen girls!Continue Reading

Ingrid Peschke Interview Discusses Christian Science

by Don Ingwerson

I wanted to share with you a great interview on Christian Science. Ingrid Peschke is the Massachusetts Committee on Publication and answers questions about Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy in a TV interview on “Virginia’s Views and Vibes.” It’s really wonderful to be able to clear up misconceptions about Christian Science and Ingrid does a fantastic job!

Where Do We Go From Here When More Care is Not Better Care?

Where Do We Go From Here When More Care is Not Better Care?

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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

How Do You Define Health?

How Do You Define Health?

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by Don Ingwerson

For the past couple of years the focus of this blog has been on health. For me health is the domain of spirit. Nineteenth-century health researcher Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “…being is sustained by Spirit, not by matter, and… [you] find health, peace, and harmony in God, divine Love.” But I found this blog, “A Critical Question for Doctors: What is Health?” interesting because the author really delves deeply into the different definitions of health.Continue Reading

The Spiritual Option to Defeat Obesity

The Spiritual Option to Defeat Obesity

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by Don Ingwerson

A life that expresses mind-body-spirit balance is so important because this balance allows people to find health and happiness. While many focus on the climbing rates of disease and other health problems, the key to finding a solution to these problems may lie in examining how this spiritual balance can be obtained.Continue Reading