Is love the connection needed to heal addiction?

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No matter who we are or where we come from, I believe we all want the same things - to feel like we belong and to feel loved by those closest to us must be somewhere at the top of the list. But when life doesn’t go as planned or the relationships dearest to us begin to falter, turning to drugs or alcohol for comfort to fill a seeming void may feel like a solid thing to lean on.   In a recent TED talk, Johann Hari explains that new research has been shedding light on the fact that Continue Reading

Spirituality and Freedom from Athletic Injury

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Staying injury and accident free when participating in sports or other strenuous physical activities we enjoy can seem like a pipe dream. Certain parts of the body -knees, feet and ankles - seem to be particularly vulnerable in the rough and tumble worlds of football, basketball, long distance running and dance, to name a few. And with increased awareness of long-term damage caused by concussions and countless other injuries, how can one possibly expect to stay safe and healthy? How can one Continue Reading

Debt and it’s effect on health – can both be resolved?

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Who doesn't want to be debt free? The worry that debt can cause, according to research, can have a negative effect upon health. But there are answers and my colleague, Wendy Margolese, from Ontario, Canada explores the idea of how spiritual solutions can free us from debt and any possible health conditions that can be associated with it. Mark decided to expand his computer business. But it was the early 1990’s, and many, including him, were caught off-guard as the economy came to a grinding Continue Reading

“Addiction Is Lost Without You…”

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This arresting sentence leaped out at me from a billboard as I was driving down the highway on my way to pick up a friend. “Wow,” I thought, “addiction needs a willing participant in order to have any kind of power.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug abuse is costly to our Nation, exacting over $600 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care. I know just how debilitating addiction can be. I Continue Reading

What If Nothing About You Needed Fixing?

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Where others saw only dilapidation and ruin, my mom would see potential and beauty. Underneath the old paint and dirt, she could identify true worth whether it was in a broken down old house or a piece of unwanted furniture. To her, nothing was beyond redemption as long as the structure was sound. Both my mom and dad were masters at renovating old homes very much like Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV as explained below. This article, written by my colleague Ingrid Peschke, explores and explains Continue Reading

Healthy Heart or Heart Healthy?

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This weeks blog article was written by my colleague, Debbie Kowit, from Pennsylvania. Having a healthy heart is big business, whether you are talking about efforts to repair, recover or prevent America’s #1 cause of death, heart disease or #3, stroke. Available at our fingertips are lists of remedies that include diet regimens, exercise programs and rehab guidance. Even if you have a healthy heart, you are probably already alert to how to watch for symptoms of a problem or you may be aware of Continue Reading

Owning our Health: Rethinking our self-imposed limitations

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Are you afraid of failing? Who isn't?  My colleague, Anna Bowness-Park, explores how we can break the chains of self-imposed fears and limitations. We really are more capable than we think no matter what the challenge is, be it employment, health or relationships. Enjoy! Canadian Olympic gold medalist Adam Kreek was not happy. A new member of the team was a better rower than him, consistently beating him at races. Although annoyed, Kreek was also curious. What made this young rower more Continue Reading

What if health were catching instead of the flu?

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 Many years ago a co-worker of mine was suffering from symptoms of a cold.  We were about to have our weekly meeting and he was in my office sniffling and sneezing. He kept apologizing and said he hoped I wouldn't catch it. I told him he could catch health from me instead and the look on his face was priceless. The somber expression turned into a huge smile and he said he had never thought of health that way before. After that we were able to proceed with our meeting since he seemed to be a bit Continue Reading

Does being spiritual and religious make you uncool?

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No matter how we define ourselves whether it's spiritual, religious, both or none of the above, this article might help us to understand this topic a little bit better. It was written by my colleague, Eric Nelson and was published in owningpink.com  Happy New Year! The Ariel Atom is one of the quickest cars on earth, reaching a speed of 100 km/h in just under 2.5 seconds. Even faster is the time between when some people say “I’m spiritual” and “but not religious,” as if within those few Continue Reading

Owning our Health: 5 spiritual gifts that avert toxic thinking and strengthen life

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Expressing qualities such as love, confidence, peace and so on can give you a health boost this holiday season and at any season. My colleague, Anna Bowness-Park explains how that can work. Happy Holidays to you all! Have you ever thought that you are gifted? Well, this Christmas take time to recognize that the gifts that strengthen your mental and physical health. A recent article in the Huffington Post by Carol Morgan pinpointed 12 toxic thoughts many of us commonly entertain that Continue Reading