Where should perseverance of effort rest in meeting today’s health concerns? My colleague Steven Salt is a writer and blogger about health, spirituality and thought, and shares some interesting points on this subject in an article posted on Fifty Is The New Fifty. Here is what Steven wrote:Continue Reading
Does spirituality and a connection with God have health benefits? My colleague Steven Salt is a writer and blogger about health, spirituality and thought, and shares some interesting points on this subject in an article posted on Cleveland.com.
“A healthy outside starts from the inside,” actor Robert Urich once said. That makes sense.Continue Reading
How would you respond to discontent and hopelessness? My colleague Steven Salt, contact for Christian Science in Ohio, in his January 27th HEALTHinkBlog.com blog shares his thoughts on the subject.
To put out a fire, throw water on it. To stop shivering, throw on a coat. And in a broader sense, to erase the darkness of ignorance and fear, which often leads to malice and hate, throw light on it.Continue Reading
“How well do you know you?” Here is a column from my colleague Steven Salt, contact for Christian Science in Ohio, who writes regularly for The Highland County Press and lists several impediments that stand in the way to self-realization and how to meet them.
What’s missing?Continue Reading
Are there limits to age? My colleague Steven Salt, writing about the connections between health, thought, and spirituality for the online edition of Cleveland.com, comments on how we should look at aging.Continue Reading
This is the time of year when New Year’s resolutions are made by all who hope to make a change – and in Southern California it’s no different. My colleague, Steven Salt, gives a fresh view on the concept.Continue Reading
Steven Salt, writing about the connections between health, thought, and spirituality for the November 2, 2014 online edition of Cleveland.com makes the analogy between tight-rope walking and maintaining our health. Is it really that difficult? He gives five tips on leaving the “high-wire” mentality for a solid spiritual stance. Here’s Steve: Continue Reading
My colleague Steve Salt writes about the link between health, thought and spirituality. His circulated article “Age No Reason for Self-Image to Suffer” was published in After Fifty Living. Here is an excerpt of what he wrote.Continue Reading
This is the time of year when New Year’s resolutions are made by all who hope to make a change – and in Southern California it’s no different. My colleague, Steven Salt, gives a fresh view on the concept and says that instead of resolutions, it is time for a revolution.
There is something appealing about a fresh start. No matter what has occurred the preceding day or over the past year, finding within ourselves the courage to begin again contributes to the promise of success.
That’s one reason for so many New Year resolutions. New plan + new resolve = victory!
Unfortunately, experts agree that most resolutions don’t stand a chance. Some reports peg the failure rate of individuals achieving their goals at 78%.
Did you make any this year? Healthier living is on many peoples’ minds. The list might include losing weight, eating better, exercising, or stop smoking.
A new national study released by the United Health Foundation concludes that in the last decade, the annual improvement in America’s health has declined 69%.
The report, the 22nd edition of America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities, includes these stats:
*Over 17% of Americans smoke
*Over 27% of U.S. citizens are obese
*Almost 9% of Americans are diabetic
The numbers are much higher for some states.
And more money isn’t the answer. Health care expenditures in the United States are roughly 17 percent of the annual gross domestic product already. That’s more than any other nation on the planet.
Maybe a change in tactics is required. Think revolution instead of resolution.
While concrete solutions to our country’s health care woes seem years away, there is a revolution going on right now that changes the whole methodology to health. It’s a spiritual approach.
90% of U.S. medical schools now address the connection between spirituality and health to some extent through courses or content. According to Crossroads…Newsletter of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University, over 90% of responding deans report that patients emphasize spirituality in their coping and health care.
Another survey found that a majority of U.S. doctors think that spirituality plays a significant role in influencing a patient’s health.
And with the use of prayer by individuals for health concerns increasing over the past decade, there is a growing body of evidence that a dynamic shift is underway in how patients and health professionals view the avenues toward health.
What’s exciting about this “fresh” approach to well-being is its availability to anyone, its 24/7 access, and cost is inconsequential. In addition, a spiritual approach to health benefits the whole person, mind and body.
So here’s to New Year revolutions. May your life be healthy and prosperous.
Steven Salt is a writer and blogger covering health, spirituality and thought. He is a Christian Science practitioner, curious about everything.You can read Steve’s blog at www.healthysalt.net.