Good Health Requires Your Mental and Spiritual “Yes!”

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Strong gusts of warm wind propelled us forward as my friend and I navigated the sidewalks of downtown Denver to the Hay House “I Can Do It” conference. The spring weather was strangely symbolic of the current crosswinds representing two very different approaches to health and well-being. I had just spent the last few days in nearby sessions at the annual Association of Healthcare Journalists, surrounded by writers and editors who bring us our health care news every day, primarily through a Continue Reading

Goodbye Headache, Hello Day!

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The following is a guest blog post by freelance writer, Estey Silva: You know the feeling. Ugh! A headache is coming on. So annoying. What to do? Many turn to medications like Ibuprofen or Aspirin. But have you read the side effects? Let me just say - there are so many … oh, and the warning label also says the medicine may even cause you to have a headache. Huh?! Have you ever thought about doing something else? Sure, it’s easy to pop a pill and hope for the best, but what if you could Continue Reading

“Dying To Be Me” Author, Anita Moorjani, on Healthy, Fearless Living

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Anita Moorjani has a recipe to fight cancer that might catch some by surprise. The New York Times bestselling Dying to be Me author revived from a near death experience (NDE) in February 2006 and completely recovered from end-stage cancer. In fact, she says she knew she was well before her body or her doctors caught up with her conviction. Within weeks they couldn’t find any trace of cancer. If Anita’s doctors had been right, she would not be alive today. But she is--and not, according to Continue Reading

Ageless Good Health

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By Guest Blogger, Kim Shippey: Despite evidence of a steady increase in life expectancy, the news media and television commercials continue to be preoccupied with the aging process and ways to counteract it. It's at the heart of countless studies on health and well-being. Those who believe firmly in spiritual healing tend to approach these issues differently -- sometimes with a blend of gentle humor and wisdom, but invariably through Bible-directed prayer. The wisdom is usually reflected in Continue Reading

You Are Beautiful: Beneath Facades to the Light Within

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Beauty can at once empower or defeat a woman. But when considered for its deeper, spiritual meaning, it has a lasting, blessing influence. The Dove Real Beauty sketches that went viral this year paint an eye-opening portrait of women and how critically they often view themselves. Surprisingly, only 4% of women in the world consider themselves beautiful, according to Dove’s research. And with a culture that connects beauty with self-confidence, society has its work to do to undo historically Continue Reading

Women’s History Month: Mary Baker Eddy as a Pioneer in Health

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March is Women's History month. This year's theme, according to the National Women's History Project site is: Celebrating Women's Character, Courage, and Commitment. The following blog honors an extraordinary woman in the 19th century who made significant contributions to spiritual and religious education as a teacher, writer, and leader. Her courage and commitment are clearly evident in the body of work she accomplished. Mary Baker Eddy was no ordinary woman. Behind her Victorian-era Continue Reading

Happy Meals: Beyond Diets and “Foodie Righteousness”

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The following post is written by guest blogger Kim Shippey, an international journalist who is now a full-time writer and editor with the Christian Science Sentinel, a weekly print and online publication: I received a glossy brochure-cum-prospectus through the mail this week. It outlines the online teaching offered by an organization called The Great Courses. What caught my eye (or was it my tastebuds?) was a course on the fundamentals of good nutrition, especially its impact on eating Continue Reading

Addiction Doesn’t Have to Be a Lifelong Sentence

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You can also read this blog on Huffington Post's Healthy Living page. News of the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, due to an apparent heroin overdose, flooded social media channels and news outlets last week. And the conversation continues. Most notably--and sadly--Seymour had remained sober for several decades and was a devoted father and Academy Award winning actor. His recent portrayal of Plutarch in the popular Hunger Games : Catching Fire film brought him increased notoriety Continue Reading

How Is the Body a Mirror of Your Thought?

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The most important part of your health is not daily exercise, taking vitamins, getting enough sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, or regular visits to the doctor's office. That's according to Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of the New York Times best-seller Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. In her TED talk, “The Shocking Truth About Your Health,” she suggested the body is actually a mirror of how we live our lives. It’s easy to think of our bodies as machines with Continue Reading

What’s Your Fountain of Life?

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My family and I recently watched the fourth installment of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean series, "On Stranger Tides." The story focuses on finding the legendary "Fountain of Youth," which supposedly restores youth to anyone who drinks from its waters. The quirky Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, spits at death at each turn and waltzes through the scenes with as much youthful enthusiasm and joie de vivre as could ever be found in the famed waters. The search for this proverbial Continue Reading