A Prisoner to Allergies No More

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My colleague, Debra Chew, wrote this article about how she found her freedom from allergic reactions through her spiritual practice. The article appeared in the September 14th edition of The Chattanoogan.com. I absolutely could not believe it! Here we were, new to Tennessee and invited to our first social event. The house was beautiful, full of our newly made friends – and here I was sneezing uncontrollably…eyes watering…and breathing troubled. We quickly finished the meal, made our apologies Continue Reading

Why Should I Be The One To Forgive?

Forgiving someone, especially when the thing done was unthinkable, is not an easy thing to do. The pain, anger, sadness and possible helplessness one feels as the result of domestic abuse or random acts of violence are tough things to bear. But, research shows that ultimately, forgiveness is the healthiest thing you can do. Still, how can one do that? In my experience the path to forgiveness wasn’t about excusing harmful behavior but was more about learning to let go. My first husband Continue Reading

A Healthy Life Includes A Home

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As I was about to go into my favorite coffee shop one brisk and cold morning, I noticed her. She was sitting outside looking sad and alone. Something about her touched my heart, her coat and clothes were old and worn and her hair was stringy. It was obvious to me that she was a bit down on her luck, so I smiled at her and all that could be mustered back at me was a blank expression. I continued on my way and went inside. As I stood in line, I couldn’t stop thinking about her. I had come Continue Reading

Women and Balancing the “Change of Life”

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Approaching the "change of life" from a spiritual perspective isn't mainstream but research has shown that it has genuine merit. This article was recently published in The Chattanoogan.com by my colleague, Debra Chew. Enjoy!    My favorite act at the circus is the balancing act. You know, the guy walking the tightrope, balancing each step he takes so that he doesn’t lose his equilibrium and come crashing down. Sometimes life can make women feel like they are walking a tightrope and Continue Reading

Dropping “Fat Talk” improves health

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My colleague, Valerie Minard, touches on something very useful in this article to help reframe how we think about ourselves. This was published in the health and spirituality section of myCentralJersey.com on July 7, 2014.  Love yourself and who you are. You are incredible!  “Fat talk” we’ve all done it. Either the silent conversation we have when we look in the mirror critiquing our own physique. Or, the “helpful advice” we have received or might have given someone else about the few extra Continue Reading

Slow Down – It’s Good For Your Health

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One of the things I noticed when I moved to Savannah, Georgia from Upstate New York a few years ago was that things moved a bit more leisurely down here. It was a nice change, but it did take some getting used to. Moving at a more peaceful pace can be better for our health as the following article points out so eloquently. It was written by my colleague, Kate Johnson, from Maryland, and was recently posted in the Annapolis Patch. “Slow Down! Going faster is tempting disaster,” according to Continue Reading

Owning our Health: Finding freedom through gardening

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Lush flower gardens and live oak trees here in Savannah, Georgia give it its charm and are one of the many draws to this beautiful city. The following article depicts the healthful benefits of gardening and how it changed one woman's life. It was written by my colleague, Anna Bowness-Park and was recently published in the Vancouver Sun. Click the link below to read the full article. Gardens can teach us many lessons about ourselves, but there is a visionary quality to being a gardener that Continue Reading

7 (Healthy) Reasons To Let In The “Fresh Air” of Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is good for you, even though it may not be easy. My colleague, Tony Lobl, the media and government liaison for Christian Science in the UK, wrote the following article which was published on June 6th in the BuzzFeed Community section. I wanted to share it not only with my Georgia readers but with all of my readers. Here is a brief excerpt. You can read the full article by clicking the link below. The article continues under the photos with quotes. Enjoy!   Revenge is Continue Reading

You Are Beautiful: Beneath Facades to the Light Within

You Are Beautiful: Beneath Facades to the Light Within, Ingrid Peschke, beauty

The following article was written by my colleague, Ingrid Peschke, Committee on Publication for the state of Massachusetts who writes regularly on issues and trends in healthcare. This article appeared on March 12, 2014 in the Huff Post Women section. Since this is such a universal theme, I wanted to include not only my readers in Georgia, but readers everywhere. Enjoy this excerpt and click the link below to read the full article. Beauty can at once empower or defeat a woman. But when Continue Reading

What stops you from being healthy?

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The following article was published in the Houston Chronicle on February 10, 2014 by my colleague, Keith Wommack, who writes regularly on topics connecting health and spirituality. His references to the Winter Olympics in Sochi and the breaking of barriers and limits in sports made me think of when the Summer Olympic games were held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. Enjoy this excerpt then click the link at the bottom to read the full article. Will World-class competition and the medaling of Continue Reading