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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.

Will Altruism Be The Next Healthcare Breakthrough?

Looking at a problem in new ways can be the source of real scientific breakthroughs. There was Galileo’s new “view” of the heavens; Einstein’s new view of motion, time and space; and Mary Baker Eddy’s new view on the source of health. Glimpses of breakthroughs in the medical systems of our time are appearing everywhere. [...]

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Do We Need Steps For Health?

As a father, I remember many times assembling toys for my children. Some of them were complicated. In the end, when I patiently followed the steps for putting these toys together, I accomplished my goal and the kids were happy. There are other areas in life, too, where following some steps brings about good results.  [...]

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Taking Responsibility – Will It Make Us Healthier?

Taking care of my grandchildren reminds me of all those parenting years, from birth to watching them strike out on their own. Once my kids left the nest I sort of forgot just how dependent they were on my wife and me for most of their needs. As they got older their dependency shifted to [...]

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Finding Fun, Not Fear, In Our Senior Years

George Bernard Shaw once said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Cultivating the right state of mind can help one stay active and vibrant. A centenarian friend of mine seemed to understand this point. She lived alone in an upstairs apartment with no elevator. She did [...]

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Do You Love Enough To Heal Your Dog And Cat? To Bring An Elephant To Tears?

Today my friend Keith shares his perspective on loving animals and our pets. Recently, a Wildlife team devoted to protecting animals in India approached an elephant cruelly abused and confined for 50 years. Rescuers, armed with fruit, spoke softly to Raju. Once the elephant felt their love, tears poured down his face.  He’s now living [...]

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A Healthy Way to Enrich the College Experience

With the return of college students to campuses across the United States often comes the overuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Like many college campuses, the University of Oregon struggles with alcohol abuse by students and party crashers from the community. As with any drug, alcohol easily lends itself to overuse and abuse. This [...]

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Health is More than Meets the Eye

Imagine a future that Michi Kaku describes in his 2011 book Physics of the Future. “…your health will be silently and effortlessly monitored several times a day without your being aware of it… You will have more sensors hidden in your bathroom and clothes than are found in a modern hospital or university today. “In [...]

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What the Brain Isn’t – Mind or Love

Neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel is astounded that neither scientists, including psychiatrists, nor philosophers nor academicians have come up with a good working definition of mind; nor, can they describe what thinking is. Mind is clearly not the same as a brain firing electrical impulses through neurons, according to Siegel. No one even knows how much [...]

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Here’s How To Leave Despair For Resilience

A 19th century woman loses her husband after only months of marriage. In ill health, her young child is taken away when family members adopt him out. Her second husband is imprisoned in the civil war, then deserts her. Nearly penniless and in precarious health, she has a life threatening accident. Yet, at the darkest [...]

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Can We Define Quality Health Care?

Are we always approaching improvements in health care in the right way? Sometimes our efforts to make things better actually have the opposite result. Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, MD makes this point in his book Over-diagnosed – Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health. Welch looks at how our pursuit of health, with the [...]

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