Posted July 1, 2017 in Monthly News

A Wholesome Response

A Thought for Today from Brahma Kumaris [Need to specify the source.]

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

This month’s Beyond Mastery Newsletter article was prompted by a June 2017 Townsend Letter article about a subject important to both […]

Posted May 30, 2016 in Monthly News

The Truth About Healing

“However much concerned I was at the problem of misery in the world, I never let myself get lost in broodings over it. I always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of it to an end.” ~ Dr. Albert Schweitzer (quotation published by […]

Posted May 30, 2016 in Monthly News

Healing Is Where You Find It

Studies of the placebo effect suggest that the mind has a major impact on a person’s sense of health and well-being. We can be persuaded to feel bad, good, fearful, or optimistic based on a wide variety of environmental factors. As Debra pointed out in her article this month, “The Truth About Healing,” we were […]

Posted October 7, 2014 in Monthly News

Minor Surgery

The classic definition of “minor surgery” is surgery someone else is having. That being said, some surgeries are clearly more serious and extensive than others. A heart transplant, for example, is a lot more serious than surgery for a hernia, which is what I had. I am not sure how or when I developed the […]

Posted September 30, 2014 in Monthly News

What Is “Holistic” Health?

Holistic health is often considered an “alternative” approach to health and well-being. That’s not entirely correct. The term “holistic health” means that the entire person—body, mind, and spirit—are taken into consideration regardless of the nature of the problem. “Holistic” is usually contrasted with “Allopathic” medicine, which focuses primarily on surgical and pharmaceutical interventions that designed […]

Posted June 14, 2014 in Monthly News

Joel: July 2014

Adventures in Learning

I have always been interested in learning new things. As I reflect on my life, the desire for knowing more has been a constant theme. When I was young, I used a flashlight to read books under the covers. I was one of those kids who would take things apart to see […]