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Keith Wommack

By Keith Wommack

There is just one game left, the Super Bowl. The regular season of the NFL (National Football League) is complete. It was a special year. The Green Bay Packers flirted with a perfect season. Tim Tebow’s faith and dramatic comebacks stole many a headline. The Houston Texans even won their first playoff game. Yet, the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will now decide which team is the best of the best at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5.

This blog by Keith Wommack was published on the Houston Chronicle on Jan. 23, 2012. 

Eric Nelson

By Eric Nelson

As I was poking around the Internet, I ran across a mind-blowing video featuring physician-turned-mind-body-guru, Deepak Chopra, producer of the recently released meditation video game, Leela. I gotta tell you, this guy has a real knack for taking extraordinarily complex ideas and reducing them to clever little nuggets of wisdom.

This blog by Eric Nelson was published on BlogCritics on Jan. 20, 2012.

Anna Bowness-Park

By Anna Bowness-Park

Christianity is often viewed as a “doing” and “talking” religion rather than a thoughtful one, but this is a misconception that would put an entire religion into one tidy box. Actually there are many different contemplative practices within Christianity and Christian Science is one of them.  However, unlike some meditation practices, Christian Science does not require emptying the mind of thought, but instead looks to gaining a sense of closeness with God, our divine source. 

This blog by Anna Bowness-Park was published in the Victoria Times Colonist on Jan. 20, 2012.

Bill Scott

By Bill Scott

After reading recent media reports such as The Seattle Times series, “Methadone and the politics of pain,” I’ve been saddened to learn of the overwhelming number of Washington residents living in chronic pain and/or addicted to painkillers. Also, the near universal frustration of both patients and providers for solutions is alarming.

I’m sure that all caring persons agree that no one should ever be left in agonizing pain, but is increasing dependence on painkillers the only answer?

This blog by Bill Scott was published on Seattle/LocalHealthGuide on Dec. 23, 2011. 

Eric Nelson

By Eric Nelson

As it turns out, a lot of the things we believed were true about our health aren’t really true after all. Just ask Dr. Oz.

The renowned surgeon, author, Oprah alum, and talk show host confirms in a recent article that, low and behold, fat weighs the same as muscle (although it does take up more space), eating late at night doesn’t necessarily make you gain weight, and pasta, eggs, and frozen fruits and veggies aren’t all that bad after all.

This blog by Eric Nelson was published on BlogCritics on Jan. 8, 2012. 

Keith Wommack

By Keith Wommack

Keith Wommack visited a juvenile detention center to talk about Christianity, spirituality, and healing.

So, what do you say to 31 people in orange jumpsuits to get them to pay attention, let alone try to change their lives?

This blog by Keith Wommack was published on the Houston Chronicle on Jan. 3, 2012. 

Tony Lobl

By Tony Lobl

Remember the advice to take aspirin even if you don't need it - because it can reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke?

That was then. This is now.

The study in question concluded that over a six-year period aspirin usage prevented one non-fatal heart attack per 120 people. However, during the same period one in 73 people suffered from internal bleeding.

This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the HuffingtonPost on Jan. 16, 2012.

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It is always heartening to hear of anything that can help alleviate the experience of those facing such a harrowing diagnosis and prognosis.

But every "reminder that there are non-drug treatments" for any condition is also "useful" as a thought-provoking signal of the need to keep health care options open in an age when concerned scientists are increasingly noting the downside of the drugs industry.

This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the HuffingtonPost on Jan. 9, 2012.

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Resolution is good. Resolve is a key quality in character reform.

But taking it out of the airing cupboard one day a year isn't necessarily a great recipe for success. In order to turn around an unwanted character trait it can help to develop our resolve through a more consistent spiritual practice.

Here are six things that can help that happen.

This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the HuffingtonPost on Jan. 2, 2012.

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The rising financial cost of obesity has quickly moved from a trot to a gallop. Today it carries a price tag of $147 billion per year in direct medical costs. Experts conclude that it's more than 9% of all medical spending. Just as we would pull in the reins on a runaway horse, we must rein in the costs of obesity by exercising dominion and control over its causes.

This blog by Keith Wommack was published on CNN.com on December 23, 2011.

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