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True Brotherhood

  True Brotherhood Debra Chew “United we stand, divided we fall” (Aesop) is a familiar adage. That sentiment seems particularly applicable to current world events.  Whether the topic is politics, terrorism, race equality, or refuge for displaced peoples, the real … Continue reading

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Christ Can’t Be Taken Out Of Christmas

Christmas Love That Has No Boundaries Debra Chew Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkuh, Feliz Navidad, and Happy Holidays are all appropriate greetings heard this time of year. From November 1 through January 15 there are approximately 29 holidays observed here by … Continue reading

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Joy: The Antidote For Holiday Stress

Joy – The Antidote for Holiday Stress Debra Chew Some recent “self-care” discussions about the holidays suggest that, for many, stress overshadows the joys associated with this time of year. But you don’t have to go along with the crowd. … Continue reading

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What Do You Believe About Age?

What Do You Believe About Age? Debra Chew We’ve all said “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But, do we as easily consider the reverse of that statement – that we see and experience what we believe including what we … Continue reading

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Lifted Out of the Quicksand of Fear

Lifted Out of the Quicksand of Fear Debra Chew I sat paralyzed in my car at the bottom of a steep driveway – on Signal Mountain.  I had an important lunch meeting there because I was about to be introduced … Continue reading

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The Goliath of Cyberbullying

The Goliath of Cyberbullying Debra Chew When I was in school, seeing my name written on the bathroom wall along with a mean or untrue comment would have been a “fate worse than death” to me!  Back then, we called … Continue reading

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Can’t We Expect to be Healthy at Any Age?

Can’t We Expect to be Healthy at Any Age? Debra Chew “I just hope I am healthy enough to enjoy my retirement years,” a friend commented. Interestingly, this friend is 10 years from making the decision to retire, yet seems … Continue reading

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Are Spirituality and Prayer Key to Mental Health?

Are Spirituality and Prayer Key to Mental Health? Debra Chew  “Spirituality should be considered one of the vital signs in the care and treatment of patients,” said Christina M. Puchalski, MD, FACP, Founder and Director of the George Washington Institute … Continue reading

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Is The Power of Suggestion Making You Sick?

Is the Power of Suggestion Making You Sick? Debra Chew  Living in any one of the three largest cities in Tennessee could make you sick.  Well…so says the recently released Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Asthma Capitals 2015 report. … Continue reading

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#SpiritualMillennials

#SpiritualMillennials Debra Chew That group we call the “millennials” – the first generation to have had internet during their formative years – is reportedly the most studied generation ever.  Those researchers who refer to them as the most diverse aggregation … Continue reading

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The “M” Word

The “M” Word Debra Chew  There I was, a guest at a local meet-up group, expecting to hear a speaker share ideas about how they approach health, healing and spirituality.  Instead, the topic that evening was the “M” word – … Continue reading

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Can Your Grudges Be Making You Sick?

  Can Your Grudges Be Making You Sick? Forgive and Forget – that’s what “they” say.  Often, a lot easier said than done!  But, is there something to that old saying?  Could it be that by not forgiving and forgetting, … Continue reading

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The Best Wellness For Your Knees – REVISED

(The first paragraph has been edited to assure proper attribution) When Mary Chapin Carpenter sang these John Lennon lyrics (borrowed from a Robert Browning poem), “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be,” I don’t think anyone had … Continue reading

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Cup of Cold Water Challenge

People all over the world have been participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Recently, my own daughters were nominated to have a bucket of ice poured on their head and send $10 to the ALS Foundation.  And they accepted … Continue reading

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WOMEN AND BALANCING THE “CHANGE OF LIFE”

Women and Balancing the “Change of Life”      My favorite act at the circus is the balancing act.  You know, the guy walking the tightrope,balancing each step he takes so that he doesn’t lose his equilibrium and come crashing … Continue reading

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WHO OR WHAT IS THE “AUTHORITY” FOR HEALTH TODAY?

Who or What is the “Authority” for Health Today? Debra Chew  “Oh, my aching body” was the prevailing theme at the table of a recent event I attended.  The chatter included details of operations, diseases, and drugs; and almost everyone … Continue reading

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Freed From the Chains of Addiction

FREED FROM THE CHAINS OF ADDICTION Debra Chew How many times have you heard “I’m addicted to chocolate” or “I’m addicted to my morning coffee?”  These statements sound familiar and generally innocuous.  Someone is simply sharing that they like something … Continue reading

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How to Engage Your Spiritual Nature to Improve Your Health

How to Engage Your Spiritual Nature to Improve Your Health  If there was a way to improve your health by changing the way you think about things, would it be worth it to you?  So, what if you are clueless … Continue reading

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BEATING HOLIDAY DEPRESSION – “mind, heart, body and spirit”

BEATING HOLIDAY DEPRESSION – “mind, heart, body and spirit” Debra Chew I absolutely love the holidays!  I cherish visiting with family and friends, the lights, the food, the music, and sharing gifts of all kinds.  But for an estimated the350 … Continue reading

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FORGIVENESS … A Healthy Happy Choice

FORGIVENESS….A Healthy Happy Choice by Debra Chew I used to wonder how someone could forgive another who had caused them great harm.  Then, I had an experience that helped me see the path to forgiveness and understand how important it … Continue reading

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Let God Into Your Universe – Guest Post by Mark Lawson

  LET GOD INTO YOUR UNIVERSE By:  Mark M. Lawson             I sometimes remove God from my universe. Of course, I can’t really do that, but if in my heart I don’t assert God’s presence and influence in every aspect … Continue reading

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Health by Choice, NOT by Chance

                  A brochure I picked up recently, entitled: Health by Choice, Not by Chance, confirmed what I already know to be true – there isn’t only way path to health.   And, people are searching and exploring many avenues to … Continue reading

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How Gratitude to God Affects Health

  I recently discovered several studies from Neal Krause, University of Michigan, which I found to be very interesting.  So, you may find that I am going to blog about several of them in the coming months.  The purpose of … Continue reading

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Prayer Opens Eyes to Good

  GUEST POST BY MARK LAWSON      In prayer, we follow the Master’s instruction (Matt. 6:33) to “seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,” because “these things” (health, harmony, supply, peace, joy) then will be “added” to … Continue reading

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Shake Your Tree!!

  A few days ago I did some grocery shopping.  I went to the check-out line of my favorite clerk and, as always, asked her how she was doing.   She responded with “Well, I have seen better days.  But, I have … Continue reading

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No Need to Fear Contagion!

  Tomorrow, a new movie hits the screen.  I have seen previews for this movie and I was shocked at the subject matter.  The movie is Contagion and I have to say I cannot understand why anyone would want to … Continue reading

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The Great Attainment by John London

John London: The Great Attainment  I thought I would share John London’s newest song this evening.  I hope it speaks to your thought, like it did to mine.   He says:  “Here’s another “Song of Remembrance”—a song intended to help us … Continue reading

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Health Care, Not Scare – Guest Post by Russ Gerber

  So much of what we hear and read today seems to make us  fearful.  For example, sometimes a simple tv commercial can make people believe they have a serious disease just because they have been having the symptoms being described … Continue reading

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How To Rest – Guest Post by Russ Gerber

  I am grateful to have had two Guest Posts by Russ Gerber, Manager, Committees on Publication, this week.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/post/how-to-rest-hint-step-away-from-the-blackberry/2011/08/16/gIQAsGzaJJ_blog.html  This will give you much to think about.  Enjoy! Debbie

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The Positive Health Results of Prayer–Russ Gerber guest post

  I know you will enjoy the post I am attaching, which was recently in the Huffington Post.  The post is by the Manager, Committees on Publication, Russ Gerber.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russ-gerber/holy-health-care_b_911160.html Russ Gerber is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science … Continue reading

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