Standing in line to hear Arianna Huffington speak at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall last month – one of only a small handful of men in a sea of women – was an eye-opening experience for this first-time visitor to the renowned columnist’s prodigious fan club. Who knew that this politician turned publisher would be able to fill the auditorium’s nearly 3,000 seats?
There are points in life when you just feel crummy. Not so much physically downcast, but ineffectual, worthless, even blue. It's not uncommon for older adults to experience bouts of low self-esteem. But, we don't have to take it on the chin.
The well-known phrase, “Love makes the world go round,” sometimes sounds trite in the face of so many obvious world challenges, such as war, famine, poverty, natural disasters and disease. But a friend recently shared a simple example of how completely effective compassion and love can be in a practical, healing way.
Eating a balanced meal should not be as complicated as a chemistry experiment. Is it possible to live one’s life fully without being subject to the ever-changing theories and beliefs around what constitutes good eating? No question that it is important to nourish our body, but not at the expense of our mind, heart and spirit.
The answer to this question depends primarily on what prayer is, and what it does. Mouthing lofty words that have divine, spiritual or holy connotations cannot really of themselves heal. Many would also admit, from personal experience, that pleading in desperation to a humanly mighty Deity who plays favorites and must be pestered to gain any kind of attention, does not particularly yield the fruit of healing. Parroting familiar words of inspiration originally provided by inspired individuals can certainly not be the measure of the prayer that has the ability to heal.
Can maintaining good health be more predictable than filling out a March Madness bracket?
One of the saving graces of enduring a long winter is the arrival in March of Madness. Filling out a bracket, predicting what teams will make it to the sweet sixteen, the elite eight and through to the final four is great fun and the focus of many an office pool.
Dr. Donald Moss, then president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), decided to devote his entire annual meeting to exploring “the role of spirituality in health care.” Given the growing interest in the subject at that time, this seemed like a good idea – just not one that was unanimously embraced. One member of the association resigned immediately following the conference.
Kennen Sie das auch? Man ist mit Freunden unterwegs, um Blaubeeren zu suchen. Nach einer halben Stunde haben einige in der Gruppe die Körbchen bereits halb gefüllt und Sie haben überschaubare sechs oder sieben Beeren gesammelt. Ganz schön frustrierend. Aber Sie geben nicht auf und nach einer halben Stunde hat sich das Blatt gewandelt. Sie suchen - und finden - wie ein Profi. Ihr Auge hat mittlerweile genau erfasst, wonach es schauen muss. Großartig - und die „Beute" schmeckt hervorragend.
Cuando se está transitando por un momento de constante fatiga, se presenta el estrés físico, una de las enfermedades de la sociedad moderna. El estrés se manifiesta tanto en el trabajo como en la familia y hace que nos preguntemos: ¿Le doy demasiada importancia a los problemas y a las preocupaciones? ¿Cómo puedo salir de este cansancio y ansiedad? ¿Puedo lograr la paz?