Tag Archives: Debra Chew

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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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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GUEST POST: Claim God’s Day

CLAIM GOD’S DAY By:  Mark M. Lawson             Sometimes daily challenges leave me mentally, emotionally, and physically drained. When I try to be “all things to all people” (especially myself), I am sometimes disappointed. I may think that I “failed” to … Continue reading

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Want to be Younger? Change Your Views of Aging!

  “Anti-Aging Cosmetics that take Years off of Your Face Instantly.”  Really? Curious, I read on to find that they were advertising for the “world’s greatest wrinkle cream,” guaranteed to have an age defying formula.  I sat there, thinking and … Continue reading

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National Day of Prayer 2013 – Hope in God

As far back as I can remember, I learned to pray and find my hope in God.  In my youth, I solved my academic and social problems by prayer.  Then, in my young adulthood, I solved my career and relationship … 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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Aging Problems Healed by Prayer

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The Practitioner’s Song – Cup of Water (Guest Post by John London)

A few months after I became a Christian Scientist in 2007, I received a call from Lora Beth, my old Unity minister. Lora Beth said that Phyllis had died and asked if I would like to travel with her to … 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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