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John Clague

John Clague explores and writes about the relationship between thought, spirituality and health. A retired Lane County Sheriff’s Department captain, he is now a Christian Science media and legislative liaison.

Finding Your Indomitable Spirit to Defeat Addiction

Challenges are a part of life and we all face them at some time.  Mostly they’re every day little bumps in the road that are easily overcome and quickly forgotten without any lasting consequence.  There are times, however, when the challenge is so overwhelming that the ability to rebound would seem nearly impossible. Yet, there [...]

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Are You Losing or Gaining on Your Investment in Health?

Soon after spending a couple of hours talking with a prospective employee, I received a thank you note expressing appreciation for giving her the most valuable thing I have to give — my time.  Though that exchange took place more than twenty years ago, since then I’ve thought a lot about the idea that my [...]

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A Higher Walk To Better Health

It’s pretty simple.  If you walk regularly you will be healthier.  At least that’s what some researchers have concluded. My colleague in the UK asks, however, if that’s all there is to it. He found that there’s a spiritual dimension that adds benefits not only to walking but all aspects of life, including health. His [...]

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The “Art of Being Alone”

As a tween I was enthralled with the book My Side Of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George. The idea of living in the woods by myself seemed romantic and adventuresome. Not having to account for my actions was appealing. Living off the land and communing with nature was something I could connect with, at [...]

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We Don’t Have To Conspire Against Good Health

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer joined efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal. That’s the conspiratorial plot of a dark comedy in the late nineties called Wag the Dog. Conspiracy theories had a dominant presence in public thought at the time. Wikipedia notes that [...]

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The Promise of Hope – and Health – Fulfilled

What I know of Christmas today is certainly different than what I knew as a child. Like most kids, then and now, I was really caught up in the magic of the holiday: the Christmas tree, decorations, presents, special treats, and being out of school for two whole weeks. It was a very special time [...]

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Guiltless Holidays Better for our Health

The holidays are a special time for us – special traditions, special people, and special food. For many of us, it’s also a time of an abundance of food. All too often the pleasures of holiday eating turn into a nagging feeling of guilt. Advertising uses this obsession to peddle gym memberships, drugs, and diet [...]

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Gratitude Expressed Through Giving To Others Aids Health

A dictionary might define thanksgiving, as “an act of giving thanks”, but I think it means more than that. For me, it has to go beyond uttering words of thanks to expressing it in concrete ways. In examining my own motives, I feel moved to do for others because I’m grateful for the good in [...]

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Beyond Genetics for Health

Geneticists report that almost everything about us, including our health, is determined by the code built into the double helix of our 25,000 genes. We have little or nothing to say about it. But not all health researchers have bought into this predetermined view. There remains an important question: “Is it possible that we have [...]

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The Crowd And The Win – Better Health

Have you ever thought about how being part of a spiritual community – where you come together with others who share an underlying set of beliefs, values and practices and work together and root for one another – is a bit like being on a sports team and having the so-called “home-court” advantage? Looking back [...]

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