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A Life of Purpose Increases Longevity

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Health and longevity correlate with keeping busy and living a life of purpose. Read More »

Church Relationships Can Lead to Healing

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Recently, I read that there is scientific evidence that going to church weekly has health benefits – it can boost the immune system, decreases blood pressure, and may add as much as two or three years to your life. When I heard this, I was interested to find out what types of activities generated these results, because after attending church ... Read More »

Research Continues on Meditation’s Health Benefits

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No one wants to be in pain, and few like to talk about it. But I do want to write about what many are now finding to be one of the most effective pain medicines: meditation. Although there are many meditation studies and reports that indicate it’s helpful in alleviating pain, there isn’t yet sufficient evidence of its efficacy to ... Read More »

Why We All Should be Dancing to Pharrell’s Monster Hit ‘Happy’!

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'Happy' is lifting people up around the globe. How gratifying it must be to know that his song is making people feel better (and without a prescription). Read More »

Defeat Stress Through Healthy Thoughts

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Calm thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that are expectant of good outcomes can lead to effective stress responses. Read More »

From Field Holler to Mass Movement to Concert Halls

Sam Cooke of the Soul Stirrers.

The black people of Hollywood, South Carolina, like black people all over America, loved this music for the power it instilled in them; for the hope it engendered and for the spiritual feeling it awakened in them. Read More »

How Righteous Anger Keeps You Up the Tree (And How to Get Down)

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Often people become angry because they’re not getting what they want or they’re not receiving the recognition they believe they deserve. Read More »

Health Care and Spirituality Can Be Hard to Discuss Together

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality

But doctors and medical schools are taking patients' attitudes toward spirituality more and more seriously. Read More »

Spiritual Mindfulness: A New View on Living Life in the Moment

A New View on Living Life in the Moment

Mindfulness of any kind brings health benefits, but taking mindfulness to the next level by incorporating a spiritual component allows for a richer life experience. Read More »

The Secret To Success Is: There Is No Secret (8 Knowns to Creative Freedom)

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There are no secrets or formulas or one size that fits all when it comes to success. It's all known, although for some not yet discovered. Read More »