Meditating on Love and Kindness is Healthy!

Meditating on Love and Kindness is Healthy!

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by Don Ingwerson

I’ve been pondering the ideas of love, kindness, and forgiveness a lot lately as I go through my days. These qualities are divinely inspired and actually qualities that we have in abundance. We just need to open up to the knowledge that they are a part of us.Continue Reading

How to Keep Healthy Thoughts

How to Keep Healthy Thoughts

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A guest post written by Melissa Clendenen from Newport Beach, California

Scientific studies have shown the impact of our thinking on health and wellbeing. Shift recently published, “How Your State of Mind is Affecting Your Well-Being,”  and states: “If you have an optimistic state of mind you have a better ability to become accomplished in life, are better able to cope with stress, and can take on life challenges more resilientlyContinue 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

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

What Heals a Broken Heart?

What Heals a Broken Heart?

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by Don Ingwerson

“Me heart broken,” my 3-year-old grandson said with tears in his eyes as he hugged his mother. This after he had gotten a little too rough in playing and had accidentally hurt her. Her physical hurt immediately drew a reaction from him – a reaction of sympathy, sorrow, and seeking forgiveness.Continue Reading

You Yearn For Progress In Your Life. Now What?

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Russ Gerber works in media relations. He spent many years in news programming, most notably with The Christian Science Monitor. He is passionate about the subject of health care and Psychology Today published an article on July 7, 2014 by Russ that I want to share with my Southern California readers.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