Comforting those affected by Columbia Mall Shooting

All of Maryland and beyond are comforting those involved in the shooting at Columbia Mall  Saturday as well as those who are friends of the victims and their families.  We are also seeking to comfort the family of the shooter.  We are embracing all in love, compassion, and heartfelt prayers. Whether one believes in God or not; whether one believes in eternal life or not; there is nothing that...
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Mental wellness may require more than positivity

The number of adults across the United States affected by some degree of mental illness is staggering – 61.5 million excluding young people 13 to 18 years of age.  It is also startling news to learn that $193.2 billion in lost earnings are attributed to mental illness each year. Massive efforts by thousands of mental wellness professionals are under way to help prevent and combat this...
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Want Better Health? Resolve to think positive in 2014

I am happy to share this article focusing on the positive effect a person’s thought  has on their health, by a fellow writer, Kay Stroud, from Australia. HAVE you been following The Paradise on TV? Maybe you went to see the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy or The Book Thief during the holiday season? Some of us identify more intensely with the characters on the big screen, but it...
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Fake Surgery Provides Interesting Glimpse Into Health

When I saw the words “fake surgery” in a recent title in the Wall Street Journal, I simply had to read the article. “Fake knee surgery found to yield benefits,” the article stated, referencing researchers’ findings and conclusions that were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  I have heard of studies into fake pills or what we know as placebos, but had never...
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Happy New Year!

 Kate and her blog team wish all a Happy and Prosperous New Year! A new year is a nursling, a babe of time, a prophecy and promise clad in white raiment, kissed – and encumbered with greetings – redolent with grief and gratitude.  Mary Baker Eddy The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.  George William Curtis Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with...
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