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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.

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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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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