Spirituality is Key to Health Literacy

“Nearly half of all American adults – ninety million people – have difficulty understanding and acting upon health information,” according to Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion. According to the “End Confusion” report, health literacy “is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand the basic health information and services they need to make...
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Loving What You Do Brings Health and Happiness

Are you living a masterpiece life – full of color, beauty and creativity?  Is your life a symphony – harmonious, sometimes peaceful, and sometimes vibrant?  Maybe it’s a poem or a novel – with rhythms and flow – filled with the unexpected but having a happy conclusion? “It may be no coincidence that so many creative types have long lives.  New findings show how doing what you love...
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What does spirituality have to do with mental health?

Approximately 18.8 million American adults are affected by depressive disorders, but only half of those seek any help at all, according to mentalhealthscreening.org. A wide variety of therapies have been developed over the years to deal with depression – from psychotropic drugs to meditation. An ongoing public debate is increasingly questioning the effect of drugs. And, some patients and...
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The Effect of Belief on Health & Body

Experts in the health industry, researchers and physicians, are coming to the conclusion that what one believes has a tremendous effect on the body and therefore on health. Take, for example, the studies that have been done and are going on right now on the “placebo effect.” “The placebo effect has been known [by the medical and research community] since the 1940’s, and the interesting...
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Memories, Phantom Pain, & New Thinking

This blog is by a valued member of Kate’s Blog Team, Brenda Evers. The understanding about how our thinking affects our health seems to grow broader and more complex each day. Studies are now making connections such as: Worry has been shown to be part of the cause of many symptoms, ranging from digestive to breathing difficulty. Fears of all types can contribute to heart problems....
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