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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 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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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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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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Tony was Addicted To Gambling. Here’s How He Overcame It

I’m willing to venture a guess that just about all of us have been touched by addiction in some way.  If not our own, perhaps a friend or relative has suffered under the burden of feeling like they don’t have control over some aspect of their life. Many lives have been wrecked by this plague.  [...]

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Prescription Drug Addiction. Are we to be Free?

This story is all too common: “One day, about four weeks after our first appointment, my supply of tranquilizers was very low, and I felt desperate. The psychiatrist had already refused to give me more than my allotted amount. So I decided to visit some new doctors to see if I could get additional prescriptions. [...]

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Be Positive! It’s Good for Your Health

“We engage in emotional contagion,” says Sigal Barsade, a Wharton management professor , who studies the influence of emotions on the workplace. “Emotions travel from person to person like a virus,” she says. Many of us have experienced this not only in the workplace but also in families, community organizations, etc. But its effect on [...]

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Is it Possible to Lift the Fog of Chronic Depression?

I have a friend who suffers from SAD, seasonal affective disorder. Long cloudy and rainy periods depress her so much that she feels she can no longer live in the Northwest. My friend is not alone. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. suffer from depression. Further, CDC [...]

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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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