10:07 p.m. Fri, May 29th

Health and Wellness

New Year’s revelation: Father Time is a liar

Despite today's media emphasis on youth and many erroneous assumptions about age, I feel life is getting better not worse! Writer Eric Nelson agrees and brings out some good points in the following article.

Do brain training games make good Christmas gifts?

Dr. Laura Carstensen, director of Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, notes that there is zero evidence that brain training games can stave off Alzheimer's disease. Yet, there is anecdotal evidence that increased spirituality can reverse such a diagnosis.

LSD and Ecstasy v. prayer: spiritual treatment for mental illness

It’s argued that psychedelic drugs are a great way to reconnect the mentally distressed with their inner self – their spiritual self. Yet, long before psychedelics had been discovered, religious reformer Mary Baker Eddy found that a wholly prayer-based approach to treating mental illness worked best.

Moving from the right to die to the desire to live

It’s compassion, without judgement, that moves the "death with dignity" conversation to a more personal and ultimately helpful exchange. Maybe then the conversation will shift from the so-called right to die to our right – and our desire – to live.

What is it about giving thanks that makes us healthy?

Gratitude expert Dr. Robert Emmons explains the three foundational stones of gratitude: looking for the good, receiving the good and sharing this good with others. This third aspect is perhaps the most interesting and important.

Age no reason for self-image to suffer

Self-image and health go hand-in-hand. So if low self esteem is troubling you, don't let it continue. Stir things up and allow for a transformative change of perspective.

Spirituality and prisoners of war: the ultimate freedom on Veterans day

"Wyndham’s uplifted thought and trust in the Divine not only freed him from the terror surrounding him, it kept him healthy and safe." How our thinking impacts our experience.

Removing fear essential to health and healing

More times than not what compels a patient to visit the doctor’s office – between 60 and 90 percent by some estimates – has more to do with a stressed-out state of mind than anything else.

Health and Longevity: Chalk Them Up to Mind

Mind researchers are asking big questions about the human mind, including its relation to longevity, to health, even to physics. Current day physics can’t explain much of the dominating evidence that mind influences the body. Is age nothing but a mind-set?

Instant gratification, instant fear

In an age when we’re increasingly tempted by instant gratification and instant fear, remember that self-control can also be exercised in an instant, and with benefits that gratify, bring calm, and go on and on.

Mistaking our genetic makeup for the human spirit

"Genomic sequencing is not an infallible prophecy of our future," notes genomic bioethicist Amy McGuire. Despite the genomic cards we’ve been dealt, the quality of our life and chance of survival can be improved based on our environment and mental attitude.

Emmy-nominated film ‘Escape Fire’ and treating the whole person

Imagine a national shift to treating the whole person. Could this be the escape fire match needed to reform healthcare? If so, like Wag Dodge’s experience, it was always available to those willing to stop and take a radically different approach.

Is Spiritually-Based Healing Weird?

When you hear the term "Spiritually-Based Healing" what comes to mind? Weird, perhaps? Don't be deterred by the many interpretations to this term.

New film by Marilyn Schlitz, Deepak Chopra, explores meaning of life and death

A new film encourages us to think deeply on the subject of death and the impact such exploration may have on our health.

Why you need love to be healthy

Researchers have found that love can heal physical wounds & reduce stress. Read how this writer turned a moment of anger and frustration into a profound sense of peace by loving those around him.