Well over a century before anyone had ever heard of TEDMED, an annual confab of movers and shakers deeply interested in making the world a better, healthier place to live, religious reformer and health care maverick Mary Baker Eddy proclaimed, “The time for thinkers has come.” Thankfully that time is still here and continues to generate ever more exciting advancements in human understanding, particularly within the field of health.
Hoarding less stuff in less space can lead to more happiness.
That's the view of writer and designer Graham Hill in a thought-provoking TED talkthat has attracted over 2.3 million views.
Hill has walked the talk of his minimalism. He room-tested his claims by moving into a 420 sq ft Manhattan apartment, ingeniously and beautifully custom-designed to seamlessly accommodate his "less = more" philosophy.
With public discussion focusing on depression and suicide, don't be tricked into identifying with self-destructive dark thoughts.
Contagion. It’s been in the news lately in regard to the Ebola outbreak. And, in a more subtle way, in regard to the recent suicide of comedian, Robin Williams. You might be wondering what contagion and suicide have to do with each other? At first glance, not much.
"Whatever blesses one blesses all..." Mary Baker Eddy shared this verity a century ago. It's true. The merits of neighborliness, brotherhood and sisterhood are countless and favorably impact entire communities as well as nations. And interestingly enough, being a good neighbor affects you!
Helping neighbors has a boomerang effect that comes back to bless you too. It might seem counterintuitive, but being the giver puts you on the receiving end of good things.
You may have noticed lots of headlines lately about the rise of prescription drugs – in particular, opioid painkillers – as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose.
Pain has become the most common reason that people see doctors. And, over the past decade, opioids have been the drug of choice; but this course of treatment has come with undesired side effects such as addiction, dependency and, more recently, a growing death toll.
Ogni attimo della nostra giornata è scandito dal tempo, tutto è misurato in minuti e ore, tutto ha un inizio e una fine. Ed è così che viviamo contando gli anni che ci allontanano o ci avvicinano a traguardi, eventi e persone. Nel suo libro Scienza e Salute con Chiave delle Scritture, la signora Eddy cita l'articolo apparso nel Lancet che racconta della ragazza che aspetta per anni alla finestra, nella speranza di vedere la persona amata tornare e priva della percezione del tempo non invecchia. "Credendo di continuare a vivere in quello stesso momento che l'aveva separata dal suo innamorato e senza contare gli anni, stava tutto il giorno alla finestra ad aspettare il suo ritorno. In questo stato mentale essa rimase giovane".
Recently, under darkness of night, members of a Wildlife SOS team, devoted to protecting animals in India, approached a cruelly confined elephant.
Cavan Sieczkowski, in a HuffingtonPost article, wrote of the rescue attempt in India, “For 50 years, Raju the elephant was abused, held shackled in spiked chains and forced to live off scraps from passing tourists.”
In making a case for aiding spirituality with materialty in treating disease, many have cited the Biblical story of Naaman (II Kings), healed of leprosy by dipping seven times in the River Jordan, according to the instruction of Prophet Elisha. Yet, if the Bible is not taken only in its literal meaning, a deeper look at the account serves to prove that matter has no place in spiritual healing.
Entretanto, se para muitas pessoas o inverno está associado à realização de certas atividades prazerosas, há uma categoria de “pensamentos invernais” que certamente não agrada: as assim chamadas “doenças de inverno”
(Taking the scarves out of the closet, testing a new soup recipe and drinking a nice hot chocolate are some of the many amusements of those who enjoy winter. However, whereas many people associate winter with certain pleasurable activities, there is a category of “wintry thoughts”, which certainly nobody likes: the so-called “winter diseases.”)
Rolling her eyes, my neighbor described a health breakthrough she’d read about. She was mirroring the same attitude of hope with reservations that many have when they hear those ads promoting the latest treatment for diseases.
Of course the draw to breakthroughs is great. Everyone wants to be well.
During a recent TV interview I was asked, “How do you pray?” “Desire is prayer," I found myself quoting from the book that has largely informed my spiritual discipline as a Christian Scientist, " . . . and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 1).
If, as they say, cleanliness (and clutter-free living) is next to godliness, then my future is bright.
It’s always been appealing to me to pare down unimportant things and filter out the excess information that quickly adds up to an overloaded life. Streamlining whenever possible comes natural and feels right
“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 professed to have a bionic body due to knee or hip replacement surgeries. Along with discussing the ins and outs of the ailments themselves, my friends referenced various sources – physicians, medical journals, online medical information sites – as authorities they turn to for help.
Depending on your devotion to the Divine, it’s likely that by simply reading the headline of this column you’ve already decided on an answer. It’s also likely that regardless of any arguments that might be presented, your opinion won’t change. Perhaps the larger issue, then, isn’t whether you answer in the affirmative or negative, but whether you feel it’s a question worth asking.
“You don’t need a medical degree to say, ‘I love you,’” writes Pamela Wible, MD, in an article at KevinMD.com. “Just three simple words can heal more wounds than all the doctors in the world.”
Studies show that love heals physical wounds and reduces stress. Researchers are also looking into whether love improves the immune system. I believe they will find love to be a medicine for every ill.
Desde el coche, en una larga avenida de la linda ciudad de Puebla, México, una amiga lee un espectacular con una foto de un hombre y una frase en gran letras: “Cuando el médico comprende a su paciente, cura sin receta”.
From the car, on a wide avenue of the beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico, a friend read a billboard with a picture of a man and a phrase in large letters: "When the doctor understands his patient, he heals without prescription."
All the teams were seated around the infield of the Little League Baseball field. My twin brother, Kevin, and I were decked out in our uniforms, sitting and laughing in our team’s cluster between the pitcher’s mound and third base.
It was All-Star selection day. My heart raced in anticipation.
The league was made up of ten, eleven, and twelve year olds. Kevin and I were twelve.
"Who are you wearing?" The favorite opening query of many a red carpet reporter is taking on new meaning these days for anyone focused on health.
A new crop of designers is making a name for themselves, but you probably haven't heard of them yet. Their creations are called 'wearables', clothes and accessories that monitor your body's vital signs. It is one of the hot trends in health care.
The moments that followed a deep-down prayer for help many years ago had an all-alone, helpless feel to them. On the surface, nothing had changed and I was heartbroken. Hours of contemplation, listening, yearning to be heard and helped, and still no answer, no help. If there was a divine influence nearby, able to help me progress in my life, it was ignoring me.
Savory or sweet might be our menu preferences but Dr. Andrew Weil suggests that “Bitter is Better” in his recent Huffington Post article (April 28, 2014) regarding the food we eat. Of course, it makes good sense to rebalance our eating with some less sweet tasting vegetables along with our more habitual fare. Variety in diet has always made sense.