Dateline: Exploring the connection between spirituality and health
I’m a Christian Scientist who likes to follow and write about trends in spirituality and health. I also serve as a media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California.
My work with the media entails keeping in touch with editors, producers, and reporters on various issues that might intersect with the practice of Christian Science including prayer-based health care, spirituality, and the confluence between science and religion. My involvement with the legislature on both the state and federal level relates mostly to the legal accommodation of the practice of Christian Science, especially with regard to health care.
Prior to this I worked for a number of years as a marketing consultant and video producer and as the co-founder of a Silicon Valley start-up company that provided web-based video tools and products to the travel industry.
In addition to my duties as a spokesperson, I also work as a self-employed Christian Science practitioner, available to anyone interested in a prayer-based approach to healing.
And… when I’m not otherwise engaged with one or all of the above, I like to ride my bike, go for hikes with my wife and dog, take in the occasional concert, and listen to baseball games on the radio.
A friend's "miraculous" recovery from a debilitating disease through reliance on prayer alone got me to thinking, "Was this a miracle?"
I used to think MDs didn’t care much for complementary and alternative medicine. But then I read this…
The Bay Area has become a hotbed of complementary and alternative medicine research and education. Is the media paying attention?
What would you recommend to treat an aching back? How about prayer?
Watching the movie Gigi reminded me that we need not compromise when it comes to caring for our health.
As much as folks are willing to have you share something with them, they also want to know that you’re interested in what they have to share with you.
Provision afforded to the elderly, impoverished, and government-employed is not being offered to those now required to buy health insurance.