Consciousness and Health

Consciousness and Health Taking a deeper look at the undeniable connection between mind and body from a writer and speaker on matters of health, and a practitioner of Christian Science.

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When the Extraordinary Becomes the Ordinary in Health Care

When the Extraordinary Becomes the Ordinary in Health Care

When asked during a recent AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) interview on Reddit what he thought about spontaneous remission of cancer, David Agus, M.D., was quick to respond: “We need to focus on outliers. The physics world has learned the most by explaining the outliers. We have ignored them unfortunately.”


Outliers – in medical parlance,...

Arianna Huffington and "The Kingdom of Heaven Within"

Arianna Huffington and "The Kingdom of Heaven Within"

Standing in line to hear Arianna Huffington speak at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall last month – one of only a small handful of men in a sea of women – was an eye-opening experience for this first-time visitor to the renowned columnist’s prodigious fan club. Who knew that this politician turned publisher...

The Role of Spirituality in Health Care

The Role of Spirituality in Health Care

In 2002, Dr. Donald Moss, then president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), decided to devote his entire annual meeting to exploring “the role of spirituality in health care.” Given the growing interest in the subject at that time, this seemed like a good idea – just not one...

Keeping California On The Cutting-Edge of Health Care Reform

Keeping California On The Cutting-Edge of Health Care Reform

It’s no secret that California is the bellwether of health care reform, at least from a legislative standpoint. Years before Obamacare came on the scene, politicians as diverse as Democrat Assembly Member (also Senator) Sheila Kuehl and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a variety of plans that incorporated many elements now included in the...

New Book On Cancer Remission Explores Role of Spirituality in Healing

New Book On Cancer Remission Explores Role of Spirituality in Healing

When Kelly Turner began researching spontaneous remission as part of her doctoral dissertation, she did her best to keep an open mind. This led her to the realization that the avenues for treating and even curing cancer are a lot more diverse than one might expect, including a number of thought-based approaches that...

Cancer Researcher Kelly Turner Redefines Spontaneous Remission

Cancer Researcher Kelly Turner Redefines Spontaneous Remission

For Kelly Turner, a researcher and lecturer in the field of integrative oncology, the realization that spontaneous remission of cancer was even a possibility blew her mind. For the rest of the world, perhaps particularly those who have been diagnosed with cancer, having a better understanding of this largely misunderstood phenomenon could literally...

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...

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...

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. 

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...