Tag Archives: Prayer

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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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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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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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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Beyond A Materialistic View Of Health

What if everyday we focused on improving our health by focusing on the spiritual aspects of our life rather than focusing on our body and preventing or managing disease. It’s not a new idea. Jesus taught and proved that when we focus on the Divine in our life, we can expect and experience both mental [...]

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Pathways To Health Beyond Allopathic Medicine

One might say Dr. Andrew Elliott is not your run of the mill MD. Before he sees any patient, Dr. Elliott says a prayer. He then begins each patient visit thinking about the importance of his own intentions in relationship to working with that individual. These steps alone push the time he spends with each [...]

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You Can Reduce Stress Through Prayer

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m stressed out and it’s awesome”? Probably not. And, while some research identifies certain types of stress as beneficial – the kind that comes from being excited about positive things or that helps us survive certain events – too many of us live in a perpetual state of feeling [...]

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Unnecessary Medical Treatment – A Systems Problem

From much of what I’ve read, it seems that the patient-doctor relationship is mostly unbalanced. The doctor tells the patient what’s wrong, and what needs to happen to fix it. And this happens within a system that forces doctors to quickly address the offending symptoms and move on. Turning control and responsibility for our health [...]

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We Might Be Getting Too Many Medical Tests

It’s hard to imagine that administering routine medical tests would have negative consequences, especially when the test in and of itself is completely harmless. Checking to make sure there aren’t problems lurking in our bodies makes perfect sense. At least until the consequences of doing so are carefully examined. In her book Overtreated, Why Too [...]

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    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 ... Read Full
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