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Oscar Hopeful "Facing Fear" Turns Spotlight on Power of Forgiveness

Oscar Hopeful "Facing Fear" Turns Spotlight on Power of Forgiveness

Hearing the story of Matthew Boger and Tim Zaal makes you wonder if anything is truly unforgivable. 


In 1980, a teenaged Boger found himself living on the streets of West Hollywood after having been thrown out of his home for being gay. One evening, he was brutally beaten by a group of neo-Nazi skinheads, including...

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Consciousness and Health
Stanford’s Fred Luskin Preaches Health-Inducing Gospel of Forgiveness

Stanford’s Fred Luskin Preaches Health-Inducing Gospel of Forgiveness

Asked how he became the poster child for what he refers to as “forgiveness therapy,” Forgive For Good author Dr. Fred Luskin says, it all goes back to his desire to have a better understanding of practical spirituality.


“I’ve had a longstanding interest in spiritual matters,” said Luskin prior to teaching a class...

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Consciousness and Health
Promising Signs of Real Health Reform

Promising Signs of Real Health Reform

Don’t look now, but signs of real health care reform are starting to appear. We’re not talking about insurance reform posing as health reform but honest-to-goodness changes in the way people are being encouraged to take care of themselves.


Consider last month’s “Health Update” from Blue Shield of California. 

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Consciousness and Health
When Albert Einstein and William Randolph Hearst Prayed

When Albert Einstein and William Randolph Hearst Prayed

In 1936, Albert Einstein received a letter from a sixth-grade girl asking him if he prayed. His answer, although perhaps not as direct as it could have been, provides a compelling if unintentional definition of the word “prayer.”


“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is...

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Consciousness and Health
Can You Heal Your Body With Your Mind?

Can You Heal Your Body With Your Mind?

After years of suffering from a debilitating disease, not to mention multiple surgeries and countless doctor’s appointments, author Danea Horn made a commitment to herself: “You will heal yourself with your mind.” Unfortunately things didn’t work out as planned, as she found herself consumed with such an overwhelming sense of guilt for not seeing...

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Consciousness and Health
Is there a link between health and spirituality?

Is there a link between health and spirituality?

By Eric Nelson


The disappointment on the woman’s face was unmistakable.

After explaining in some detail how her efforts to abide by a strictly raw food diet had failed to have any real impact on her health, the response she received from the evening’s keynote speaker was anything but encouraging.

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Parishioners protest St. Charles Borromeo Parish’s removal of priest in Sacramento

Feb 2, 2014

SACRAMENTO–

Holding signs proudly, dozens at St. Charles Borromeo Parish showed how unhappy they were with the Sacramento Diocese’s decision to let go of their Priest Fr. Ron Marcelo.

“Orphans. We do not have our father,” said mass coordinator Manuel …


Consciousness and Health
"Spiritual Pregnancy" Author Shawn Tassone Rides Wave of Mind-Body Medicine

"Spiritual Pregnancy" Author Shawn Tassone Rides Wave of Mind-Body Medicine

By Eric Nelson


At least a hundred years before health care reform became all the rage, religious reformer and medical pioneer Mary Baker Eddy spoke of a growing interest in "a higher mode of medicine." Little did she know it would take so long for many of the changes she envisioned to find the...

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Consciousness and Health
Is Positive Thinking a Cause Or An Effect?

Is Positive Thinking a Cause Or An Effect?

By Eric Nelson


Not long after singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer began encouraging everyone to “ac-cent-u-ate the positive” and “e-lim-in-ate the negative,” a fresh wave of upbeat attitudes began to sweep across the American landscape, culminating in 1952 with the publication of Norman Vincent Peale’s hugely popular “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Since then the sentiment appears...

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Atheists File Federal Lawsuit to Remove Christian Monument at OK State Capitol

Jan 14, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, Jan. 13, 2014 - American Atheists filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against members of the Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission for placing a 2,000-pound Ten Commandments monument at the north entrance of the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. The monument was placed in 2012 following the passage of a...

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