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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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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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#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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Thinking Outside the Prescription Bottle for Pain Relief

    Most people do not like pain. That’s a pretty safe thing to say.  Whether it is physical, mental, or emotional pain….individuals, groups and organizations have been working for thousands of years to find relief for all types.  Unfortunately, … 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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OVER-DIAGNOSIS: WHEN OVER-ACHIEVING ISN’T ALWAYS GOOD

OVER-DIAGNOSIS: WHEN OVER-ACHIEVING ISN’T ALWAYS GOOD Debra A. Chew             When I was in the first grade my parents learned that my teacher considered me to be an over-achiever.  They found that when I was given my classwork, I was … Continue reading

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Sprituality and Beating Breast Cancer

by Debra Chew  Today, I passed the local hospital and saw a large pink ribbon on the sign in front.  And, pink water rushed forth from the beautiful water fountain at the entrance.  Well, of course, October is National Breast … Continue reading

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Healthy Aging – What It Takes (Guest Blog by Steve Salt)

Healthy Aging was a topic of awareness for the month of September.  Since this is the last day of the month, I thought I would share a blog by my Ohio colleague, Steve Salt.  Enjoy! Healthy aging…what it takes Photo: … Continue reading

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Irritation – Emotional and Physical (Guest Post by John London)

Irritation—Emotional and Physical I’ve been dealing with a situation that has been very irritating to me. I recently spent a whole day upset about it. My practitioner even told me that I needed to deal with the feelings or they … 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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The Supreme Court and the health care reform law;Justice Kagan mentions Christian Scientists

  On March 26-28, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Court scheduled six hours of arguments—more than any case since 1966—and is expected to issue its decision … 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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Lives Lived: Tony

Meet Tony. He used to have sinusitis and was prescribed antibiotics to address the symptoms. But he wasn’t completely healed of the condition until he learned about Christian Science.

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Jesus Bore Our Infirmities (Guest Post)

Guest Post by John London. One of the most telling passages in the Christian Science Bible Lesson for the week October 16, 2011 on the topic of Doctrine of Atonement is this citation which tells us that Jesus Bore Our … Continue reading

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Health and Health Care in an Angie’s List World (Guest Post)

  When I listen to reporters, lawmakers, tv reports, etc., it is evident that the world believes that medical care is the only worthwhile healthcare.   While it is true that some people do achieve good results with medicine, it is … Continue reading

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