Stress. We would all be hard pressed (pun intended) to find someone who hasn’t had to deal with a stressful situation. And we’ve all heard from researchers and clinicians that the fight-or-flight response commonly attributed to stress affects health. How? It turns off the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms, which help maintain heart health, fight cancer and infection, and hold off symptoms of aging.Continue Reading
When I was growing up, I knew my dad would have appreciated help from my sister and me when the lawn needed to be mowed. We considered it a chore and tried to avoid helping if at all possible. But when our next-door-neighbor Mr. Turner needed help, we were over there in an instant to push his mower.Continue Reading
The pursuit of health and longevity is ongoing, with many searching for links between health and elements of lifestyle including greater income, higher education, and better health care access. But is there a direct link between these aspects of lifestyle and health? Continue Reading
When I read a San Gabriel Valley Tribune article about insurance, it reminded me of when I told my parents that I was discontinuing my health insurance. I felt that my study of Christian Science was giving me an understanding of God that was meeting all my human needs – including my health care.Continue Reading
I was at the gym recently. And as I looked around at the other members exercising, I could see the possibility of unlimited individual capability – from young girls doing back-up training for cheerleading to men who lift incredible amounts of weight. This idea of being unlimited was also expressed by one of the trainers I was talking to at the gym.Continue Reading
It’s Labor Day today – and this has me thinking about the idea of labor!
One of my favorite reminders of what to labor for is from Science and Health by health researcher and the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy: “In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error, — self-will, self-justification, and self-love, — which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death.”Continue Reading
A guest post written by Joan Clark from Redlands, California.
When I recently googled the words stress and health, I was amazed to see over 554,000 entries appear. Needless to say, I didn’t need to scroll very far to see that stress and health are invariably linked and that dire outcomes are predicted if the stress isn’t addressed.Continue Reading
I live in an area of the country where a lot of families have lost their homes and businesses because of economic conditions. Kids have changed schools and friends. Moms and dads have new pressures – many outside their control.Continue Reading
Relocating for a career move, a bigger or smaller home, or any other reason, is part of most people’s life experience. But it may be surprising to learn how often we move: Americans make an average of 11.7 moves in a lifetime, and from age 18 on, people will move an additional 9.1 times, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.Continue Reading