The list of addictions plaguing mankind is long. Alcohol, gambling, illegal and prescription drugs, and pornography are just part of the inventory. Each causes havoc on the lives of the addicted and those close to them. Because of this, it’s important to conquer addiction with urgency. Neglecting a need is not an option.
Archive for the ‘Spirituality’ Category - Keith Wommack - Nationally Syndicated Columnist on Health, Thought and Spirituality
Posted by Keith Wommack on Mar 24, 2016 | 14 Comments »
“I just felt like something was pressuring me to do it,” John LaDue told his[…]
Posted by Keith Wommack on Mar 1, 2016 | 15 Comments »
This was a woman who had struggled with poor health and financial and emotional hardship throughout her youth and early adulthood. Yet, she overcame these challenges through an inspired search of the Bible and went on to become a “famous, interesting and powerful woman.”
Posted by Keith Wommack on Feb 15, 2016 | 2 Comments »
Stars like Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, and Christina Aguilera may have caught a glimpse of a magnificent life, a life that celebrates the unlimited, divine qualities available to each of us. Whether they know it or not, perhaps their real gift may have been their stubborn refusal to let a material sense of talent and individuality smother the grand spiritual lives they were destined to live.
Posted by Keith Wommack on Nov 23, 2015 | 9 Comments »
How many times have you watched a drum line perform and found yourself moving to the beat of those drums?
There’s a pulse, a rhythm to life, and the sounds of synchronized drumming somehow seem to stir us to recognize the marvel of that.
And there’s more to the beating of drums than meets the eye (or ear). Researchers studying the effects of drumming acknowledge that an involvement with stimulating rhythms supplies us with health benefits.
And apparently the drums themselves are optional!
Waves breaking on a shore, raindrops on a tin roof, as well as footsteps hitting the pavement during a morning run are all stimulating rhythmic patterns. They, too, can be life-enhancing cadences.
What makes captivating beats so beneficial? Could it be that the audible patterns that enrich us echo a deeper, spiritual lilt that has a divine origin?
Posted by Keith Wommack on Nov 18, 2015 | No Comments »
Already overdosed on campaign rhetoric? Tired of political posturing?
As tired of the lengthening of political seasons as you may be, there are some who are actually sick and tired. The stress over political battles has impacted their health.
It’s good to be an involved citizen, but, nasty politics can cause extremes in thought and unpleasant physical symptoms. It seems the more negative a political campaign gets, the more illness is experienced.
While you should support and vote for candidates you truly feel can best govern, getting caught up in the anxiety and anger of opposing sides won’t help. It will only add to what harms.
Posted by Keith Wommack on Oct 15, 2015 | 8 Comments »
The seven-night Oprah Winfrey television series, Belief, airing October 18 – 24, explores our “ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves.”
The second in the series, Belief: Love’s Story, explores loving unconditionally, love that unites, and loving your enemies. As critical as these are to those yearning to put their faith into practice, I believe that “Love’s Story” is even richer if you also take a look at Love’s power to heal the body.
Posted by Keith Wommack on Oct 5, 2015 | 14 Comments »
Throughout history, moments spent strolling through floral paths, even planting vegetable and herb gardens, have been found to be therapeutic.
A Health & Science article in The Washington Post put a spotlight on the benefits of nature moments. It examined Robert Zarr’s “innovative community health program,” DC Parks Rx, which is “committed to combating the woes of urban living by prescribing time outdoors.”
Zarr, a pediatrician, is convinced that a “growing body of scientific evidence” indicates “that many of the chronic scourges of city life can be prevented or alleviated by reconnecting with nature.”
How does communing with nature help?
Posted by Keith Wommack on Aug 17, 2015 | 16 Comments »
Are you seeking “Lower blood pressure, lower risk of dementia, less anxiety and depression, reduced cardiovascular risk, and overall greater happiness”?
Well there just might be “a magic pill for happiness and longevity” that can help you get such benefits, according to Terri Yablonsky Stat, in the Chicago Tribune – “a simple way to stay healthier”.
It is being generous.
It seems that generosity, no matter the age of the benefactor, benefits the giver physically and psychologically. In other words, it pays to be nice.
However, a hand isn’t moved to give unless a mind is moving it. So, what triggers the mind to give?
Is it wealth? Yes, it does help to possess something to be generous with. But material wealth, by itself, doesn’t always lead to generosity.
But how about spiritual wealth?