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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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Are You Getting Too Much Health Care?

Are You Getting Too Much Health Care?

By Eric Nelson


Is it possible that the real health problem in America isn’t so much the lack of access to quality care as it is too much access? According to a recent article in The Atlantic, this may very well be the case, at least for some of us. But it’s also possible...

Consciousness and Health
Committing To Quality Thoughts in the New Year

Committing To Quality Thoughts in the New Year

By Eric Nelson 


In a play on Dr. Seuss’ popular children’s book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, the theme of health care giant Kaiser Permanente’s entry in last year’s Rose Parade was “Oh, the Healthy Things You Can Do.”

Featuring well-known characters such as The Cat in the Hat, Sally and Conrad, Thing One and Thing...

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What Christmas Means For Our Health

What Christmas Means For Our Health

By Eric Nelson 


There’s a poignant scene in the animated TV classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” when Charlie Brown, frustrated with the over-commercialization of the holiday, exclaims, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” To this, his trusty and thoughtful side-kick, Linus, responds by reciting the story of Jesus’ birth as...

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Interview: Integrative Medicine Expert Champions Patient-Driven Health

Interview: Integrative Medicine Expert Champions Patient-Driven Health

By Eric Nelson


“I was never interested in medicine,” said Dr. Margaret Chesney during a recent interview – an unusual if candid admission from the director of U.C. San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. “I was fascinated by biology, but I found myself focusing instead on how our behavior influences our biology,...

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Improving Health by Building Trust

Improving Health by Building Trust

By Eric Nelson


According to the latest General Social Survey, Americans trust each other a whole lot less than they did when the poll was first taken 40 years ago – only about one-third of the population. Experts say this is having an adverse effect on everything from the way our government runs to...

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Natomas Church Group Goes Far in Doritos Super Bowl Contest

Dec 12, 2013
Natomas Church Group Goes Far in Doritos Super Bowl Contest

NATOMAS-

A battle royale of clipping and chewing in the name of a Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest.

The participants a group trying to raise money for the Real Life Church youth group. At stake – $1 million.

Marvel Comics …


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Compassion, Not Fitness, Key To Survival

Compassion, Not Fitness, Key To Survival

By Eric Nelson


Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam.” Darth Vader never said, “Luke, I am your father.” And Charles Darwin is not the one who coined the phrase, “Survival of the fittest.” What he said is actually a lot more compelling and has a lot more to do with the survival of...

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Giving Thanks Lifts Mind and Body Over Himalayan Pass

Giving Thanks Lifts Mind and Body Over Himalayan Pass

By Eric Nelson 


As far as I know, my wife and I had already purchased our tickets to Nepal before grasping entirely what we’d committed to: an 18-day trek through the Himalayas including an ascent up Thorung La – at 5416 meters (17,769 feet), one of the world’s highest mountain passes.
 
Sure, we had experience hiking...

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