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Karla Hackney

A lifelong resident of Oregon, Karla Hackney writes about the connection between spirituality and health from her perspective as a Christian Science healer. She also serves as the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Oregon. Karla likes to go for local day hikes and is more than happy to chat with anyone, anytime, about vintage automobiles. Read similar columns on her website and follow her on Twitter @karla_hackney or email her at oregon@compub.org.

Eternal life means living spiritually

There are literally hundreds if not thousands of articles on aging gracefully. In Every Man a King, Orison Swett Marden muses, ‘Better than the art of growing old gracefully is the secret of not growing old at all.” Although Marden’s 1906 “secret” focused on how mind and thought can influence one’s longevity, today’s headlines portray [...]

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Resolutions Rebooted

It’s that time of year when somewhere around 92% of us who made New Year’s resolutions, have lost the momentum of our efforts to change and are commiserating with St. Paul, “My own behaviour baffles me. For I find myself not doing what I really want to do but doing what I really loathe.” (Romans [...]

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All I want for Christmas is a good night’s sleep

A proper amount and quality of sleep are considered essential to an active, healthy life. At the holidays, lack of sleep can be a big issue. With the season’s demands, we can be loaded with everything from sending cards, shopping for gifts and special travel, to hours of baking and decorating. Especially now, our rest [...]

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Comfort, not loneliness, this season

For many, the holidays can bring on a sense of loneliness and isolation.  But this need not be so.   Many advisors today encourage looking at each moment of each day to find reasons to be grateful. Often, though, it takes a stronger anchor than positive thinking to break through loneliness. An approach that recognizes [...]

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Change is gonna happen – blessing for all!

There have been times in my life when I thought I needed to change and then there have been times when life just shoved me out of the plane. Regardless, to make a progressive move, I’ve had to quiet fear and trust in something I believe at a deep level–that there’s a divine Love that [...]

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You get to keep it forever

Some of my dearest friends live in Roseburg and in the wake of yesterday’s shootings, a permeating and tangible flood of love is pouring into their community. I found this promise in my hymnal – “Earth has no sorrow but Love can remove.” With that sparkle of hope, I share my own experience of love [...]

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Who heals all thy diseases…

The August 27, 2015 Business Insider article portrays a married couple, Scott and Dana, who applied their skills as engineers to managing their diabetes. Determined to overcome the clunky mechanics of a type-one diabetic lifestyle, they literally hacked the computer “brain” of an obsolete insulin pump, and developed mathematical algorithms that learn, predict, and adjust [...]

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Are green spaces healing spaces?

I relish the day when my friend calls and says “we need to go for a walk.”  Her call is “code” for “let’s go hiking, so we can get spiritually above all this stuff that’s going on right now.”  Even though we climb low hills and rarely log more than six miles, our conversation climbs [...]

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Retiring into our spiritual purpose, ending Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Report of Facts and Figures, projects the disease to be significantly more prevalent in the next ten years, but such predictions are tied directly to demographics. The overall population is aging, and with the sheer volume of boomers reaching ages beyond 75, Alzheimer’s cases in Oregon alone are anticipated to increase [...]

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Who should be worthy of forgiveness?

When I show up on Sunday mornings, I like to wake things up a bit. I like to send the kids off with some new spiritual tools to rev up the “normal” in their weeks. As a high school Sunday school teacher, I make sure that I am really, really prepared… podcasts, videos, new music, [...]

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