Independence Day – Freedom from Tyranny

Independence Day - Freedom from Tyranny

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Is July 4th just a day for barbecues, friends, and family?

It seemed that way to a friend of mine a few years ago at an Independence Day neighborhood gathering. He was very surprised to learn that most of the kids attending didn’t know why they were celebrating.Continue Reading

A New View on Living Life in the Moment

A New View on Living Life in the Moment

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I was racing to be on time for an interview about the merging interests of physicians and chaplains, when I was sidetracked by several signs reading: “Mindful Conference this way.” These signs caught my attention because I wondered if the spiritual mindfulness that I practiced was part of the conference’s discussion.Continue Reading

No Mixed Blessing – Even With a Busy Life

No Mixed Blessing - Even With a Busy Life

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A guest post written by Bethany Brix from Beverly Hills, California.

The week had been a blur. Long hours of work, makeshift meals on the run, virtually no down time. Sound familiar? Although my husband and I felt genuine gratitude for activity – and its resultant benefits – the situation qualified as a mixed blessing. Where was the time to catch a breath, visit with loved ones, or give appropriate care to needy family members?Continue Reading

Are You Looking for Vigor and Promise in Life?

Are You Looking for Vigor and Promise in Life?

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A guest post written by Robert Nafie from Arcadia, California

It seems modern society is obsessed with statistical probabilities and future predictions of all types. We hear and see them everywhere – from national and local newspapers to best-selling books, from television commentators to talk-radio hosts, from political forecasts to weather forecasts.Continue Reading

What Do You Need to Deprescribe to be Healthy?

What Do You Need to Deprescribe to be Healthy?

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by Don Ingwerson

Have you heard of deprescribing? It means re-evaluating the medications you are taking and discontinuing those that are inappropriate or ineffective.

Health professionals have become increasingly aware of the over-reliance on drugs for health improvements, and deprescribing is a step in reducing this over-reliance.Continue Reading

Making Healthcare Sustainable and Healthy

Making Healthcare Sustainable and Healthy

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by Don Ingwerson

Many feel that there is nothing more important to our quality of life than health. Without sufficient health, living a productive life is difficult. Yet, few options are left beyond treatments approved by medical organizations and/or insurance plans when it comes to caring for health.Continue Reading

Lives Lived: Healing of Eye Condition Through Prayer

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Healing is such an integral part of Christian Science! Here’s a wonderful example of vision healing by understanding that, as Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures says, “…the real sight or sense is not lost.” Meet John. He lost functionality in one of his eyes, but regained sight after praying in Christian Science.

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Pursuing God Through Science

Pursuing God Through Science

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by Don Ingwerson

The spiritual insights recorded in the Bible and many other books such as Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures have long been the basis for healing disease and addressing other health concerns. What is unusual today about the use of prayer in healing is the rigorous research by scientists exploring the connection between prayer, spirituality, and physical healing.Continue Reading

Can You Block Trigger Warnings?

Can You Block Trigger Warnings?

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A guest post written by Tracy Clifton from Glendale, California

A while ago I read an article about domestic violence that began with the phrase “Trigger Warning!” It warned readers that the article might bring up emotions that were unresolved – that there was the potential for someone’s innate “trigger” to go off.Continue Reading