Owning our Health: Cleansing Teas and the Search for Purity

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Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, many believe detox and cleansing diets are effective in caring for their health. Is the search for purity tied to how we see ourselves? My colleague Anna Bowness-Park of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada wrote an article on this subject.Continue Reading

Defeating the Demon of Teen Suicide

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Are we willing to give up a limited outlook on life? Eric Nelson, a spiritual thinker, writer, and colleague from Northern California writes about exploring mental and physical fitness from a spiritual perspective in his recent blog about what ultimately could have an impact in solving the problem of teen suicide.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

Who Knew? It’s Healthy to Help Others

Who Knew? It's Healthy to Help Others

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by Don Ingwerson

Awhile ago I was talking to my son as he was recapping the latest on his house-remodeling project. I’d been hearing about the ups and downs of remodeling the kitchen and bathroom – important high-traffic areas – and after months of disruption a date had finally been set for the cabinet installation. As you can imagine, after months of having kitchen materials stacked and piled on the dining room table and floor, the thought of finally having order restored brought relief.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