A Spiritual Discovery While Searching for Health

A Spiritual Discovery While Searching for Health

A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon from Thousand Oaks, California The search to obtain and maintain good mental and physical health appears to be at an all-time high. Media in all its forms offers frequent reports on the pursuit of a solid health plan, although western medicine has held sway over non-traditional methods for decades. Continue Reading

Defeat Stress Through Healthy Thoughts

Defeat Stress Through Healthy Thoughts

by Don Ingwerson 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

Keep on Course Through Winds of Change

Keep on Course Through Winds of Change

By Susan Spears from Costa Mesa, California I found myself looking out the window yesterday and there is a tree at the level of our third floor window that was vigorously dancing in the wind – an unusual occurrence here in Southern California. It was beautiful to watch – with flashes of silver from the undersides of the leaves and hints of red from the new growth. Continue Reading

Women in History Whose Faith Glorified God

Women in History Who's Faith Glorified God

Correcting impositions by writing and being published is one of the main thrusts of Committee work, and I wanted to share with you an article Anne Stearns Condon, assistant committee and writer from Thousand Oaks, wrote. Anne consistently publishes her articles in the Ventura County Star and I appreciate her efforts and wanted to share her latest article with you. -Don Ingwerson Continue Reading

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

A guest post written by MaryLou MacKenzie from Lancaster, California Have you ever wondered why some people look at life more darkly than others? Researchers have pondered this question and have recently come to the conclusion that there is a biological reason for this difference. “Subjects who had a specific form of a gene in which certain amino acids are missing…had a heightened awareness of negative stimuli.” Continue Reading

Is It Possible to Banish Anger?

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Whether living in sunny Florida or sunny Southern California, we all are sometimes faced with the opportunity to negate negative thoughts. My colleague Bob Clark, media spokesperson and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Florida, recently wrote a column for The Tampa Bay Times on the importance of banishing anger in all its forms as an effective way for healthier living. I have mixed feelings about the popular movie Anger Management Continue Reading

Are You Prepared to Not Be Fooled?

Are You Prepared to Not Be Fooled?

A guest post written by Susan Berry from Cambria, California Can we be fooled on April 1st? Probably not, because we know it’s coming and we’re prepared. But what about on other days of the year? With the bombardment of information coming at us every day, how do we handle the constant stream of news, opinions, and warnings? It can feel like we’re standing in a rainstorm, a downpour. Don’t we at least need a good strong umbrella to open Continue Reading

What’s Your Age Got To Do With It?

What's Age Got To Do With It?

by Don Ingwerson Have you ever woken feeling older than the day before and noticing a slow erosion of physical freedoms? But have you also had moments when you realized that it was just a mindset that you could move through to higher ground? A certain frame of mind and an understanding in a higher power have allowed me to work past these messages of apparent physical limitation, to hear ideas that encourage me to keep growing. For me, Continue Reading

A Key Ingredient to Handling Stress: Lean on the Divine

A Key Ingredient to Handling Stress: Lean on the Divine

by Don Ingwerson 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. The deeper I look into my community, region, and nation, the more I observe new and sometimes threatening situations that are developing: reduced school funding, public services not being provided, and Continue Reading