Looking Beyond the Brain for Health

Looking Beyond the Brain for Health

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by Don Ingwerson

Is it important to focus entirely on the body in order to know how to maintain your health? Is health exclusively dependent on material things (blood, bones, etc.), as has been generally accepted over time? Or does the fact that the body is comprised of energy suggest that health is affected and controlled by something else?Continue Reading

Does Spirituality Produce More Meaningful Meditation?

Does Spirituality Produce More Meaningful Meditation?

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by Don Ingwerson

Meditation, with its benefits and its shortcomings, has really been in the news in recent years. I’ve even written a number of blog posts on meditation as it relates to prayer. But now there is a different focus on meditation: combining meditation with the marketplace.Continue Reading

Health Potential Takes Flight

Health Potential Takes Flight

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by Don Ingwerson

I have a family of gulls (two adults and three chicks) nesting on my chimney, going about their business built on their own instincts and traditions. They are of course ignoring my family below. Because of these new guests – their eating, exercising, and family interactions – compared to human’s health habits – I got to thinking about health from the perspective of how beliefs of tradition can limit the acceptance of new health habits.Continue Reading

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

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by Don Ingwerson

One night many years ago while I was serving in the military, the chaplain calmly and quietly told me over the phone that a soldier’s wife had been asphyxiated because of a gas leak in the family housing barracks. He asked me to go immediately to the base hospital and prayerfully support her. You might say that it was a call for “all hands on deck.”Continue Reading

Finding Your Way Up and Out of Stress

Finding Your Way Up and Out of Stress

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by Don Ingwerson

Years ago, I had my office and car windows shot out because of community resistance to a school that I was closing. This created a fearful condition for me and for my family. As I tried to resolve this stressful situation, a painful and unbearable thumping in my head developed. I was able to handle it, as I’ll explain in a minute.Continue Reading

Can Spirituality Help Create a Better Body?

Can Spirituality Help Create a Better Body?

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by Don Ingwerson

I came to the Southern California area in the late 50’s from the Midwest to begin a teaching career. I loved the youthful spirit I found and the encouragement of that “can do” mentality. Today I still feel the winds of that freshness, where people tend to support what they created and they understand that many times progress calls for an innovative approach.Continue Reading