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Evaluating the Benefits of Compassion

Evaluating the Benefits of Compassion

Acts of compassion make other people happy, which in turn allows those who received compassion to express compassion in their own lives. Read More »

How to Invite Superman to the Prom (and the Benefits of Expressing Gratitude)

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Research shows that expressing gratitude and praising others also benefits the giver. Case in point: my daughter's letter to "Superman." Read More »

The Art of Knowing and Getting What You Want (Or, Do You Want French Fries With That?)

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The assumption that outside circumstances determine what you can have will reduce even a mighty oak of a dream to woodshavings. Read More »

Pursuing God Through Science

Pursuing God Through Science

What is unusual today about the use of prayer in healing is the rigorous research by scientists exploring the connection between prayer, spirituality, and physical healing. Read More »

Spirituality and Health: Words Have a Powerful Influence on Health

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There is now a push to leave out the mention of cancer in diagnosis of certain precancerous conditions. Read More »

Santa and the Baby Jesus – Does the Jolly Old Elf Ruin the True Meaning of Christmas?

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The bottom line is that it is adults who allow Santa to overtake the holiday, and there is no need for that. Baby Jesus is not only the reason for the season, but he is the motivation behind everything the jolly old elf does. Read More »

In Defense of ‘Happy Holidays’

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“Happy Holidays” covers everything from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, and it is said not to insult people but rather to honor their individuality and respect the dignity of their respective faiths. Read More »

Be Still to Combat Boredom

Be Still to Combat Boredom

New studies are finding that boredom is pervasive throughout society and can encourage unhealthy attitudes and poor lifestyle choices. Read More »

Happy Thanksgivukkah: May Your Turkey Be Stuffed with Lots o’Latkes

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This year provides a unique opportunity to connect two already-bound holidays. The historical and religious synergy between Chanukah and Thanksgiving is undeniable. Read More »

Thinking Outside the Brain About Health Care

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The idea that consciousness is not in the brain and the positive impact spirituality can have on health are both gaining ground. Read More »