- Keith Wommack - Nationally Syndicated Columnist on Health, Thought and Spirituality
Posted by Keith Wommack on Dec 31, 2012 | 4 Comments »
My actions saved one, yet, irritated another. Then I wondered about the actions that had landed the young people, I was about to meet, into trouble. What had caused them to act or react?
I was sitting in my rental in the parking lot of a baseball field near the Barbara Culver Juvenile Detention Center in Midland, Texas. I had arrived early and decided to take thirty minutes to collect my thoughts, a little spiritual reasoning.
I was told I would be at the Center for about an hour. Yet, I had no clue about how many people I’d be speaking with. Would it be two or three? Maybe it would be four of us, around a table. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Dec 24, 2012 | Comments Off
(CNN) – With Christmas cookies, fruitcake and eggnog tempting us at every corner, it is hard not to gain weight during the holiday season. Yet it is not just holiday foods that are enticing.
Oversized and disproportionate – that about sums it up when the average American is 20 pounds overweight. The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said, “Obesity, and with it diabetes, are the only major health problems that are getting worse in this country, and they are getting worse rapidly.”
Personally, I have been fortunate never to have had much of a problem with my weight. I was an active, slender, Texas kid. Our family didn’t have a television until Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, so my brothers and I spent countless hours playing outside. I always ran like a jack rabbit, especially after jumping the fence at our neighborhood riding stable. … read more at CNN Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Dec 17, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Perhaps, you’ve been hearing a lot about health reform and new models of care. The National Institutes of Health reports that 40 percent of Americans are actively seeking alternative approaches.
Possibly, you like the thought of a patient-centered approach. The idea that you can have more control over your mental and physical wellbeing might appeal to you too.
In addition, you’ve noticed that more and more items on the grocery shelf claim to be good for your health. And this being the holiday season, perchance, you’ve looked up at the mistletoe hanging from doorframes and wondered if that sprig, as well, has possible medicinal benefits.
However, you can forget about the mistletoe. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Dec 10, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Unlike the lovable and rambunctious Thing 1 & Thing 2 in The Cat in the Hat, when it comes to health care, Too much & Too little are not at all amusing.
It’s important that if you are suffering, you should receive immediate and responsible care. However, it seems that getting the desired care, and a healthful amount, can sometimes be as difficult as balancing yourself on a ball while holding a teacup, a cake, three books, a fish in a bowl, a rake, an umbrella and many more items.
Seuss’ Cat in the Hat accomplished this tremendous balancing feat, but of course the story is a fictional cartoon. Since Too little can keep us from receiving all the care possible and Too much can be equally harmful, when it comes to our physical and mental care, I believe, a healthy balance can be achieved.
In my own experience and healing practice, I’ve found that when you and I are completely absorbed in what our bodies are doing, we usually don’t give much consideration to the spiritual nature of our life and health. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Nov 19, 2012 | 5 Comments »
Perhaps you have experimented with one or more of these? I’ve tried several. I’ll let you guess which ones.
The wide variety of these contradictory theories reveals the sweeping net society is casting in its search for lasting health. The theories also indicate an abundance of misinformation and fears about aging. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Nov 5, 2012 | 2 Comments »
As tired of this long political season 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. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Oct 15, 2012 | 4 Comments »
While reading reviews for the new film Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, I thought of my own recent release from pain.
Two weeks ago, as I stood outside and reluctantly prepared to mow my yard, my neighbor’s yardman pulled up with his trailer full of yard equipment. I was reluctant to begin working because my back was aching. It had been hurting for several weeks and I was having trouble bending over.
While watching the yardman drive his riding mower off the trailer, I thought perhaps he could help me. I didn’t realize just how much help he would be. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Oct 1, 2012 | 2 Comments »
The conclusion from a study by the University of California, San Francisco, supports this: “Among participants who were older than 60 years, loneliness was a predictor of functional decline and death.”
Since a majority of the baby-boomer generation is over sixty, there is a great focus on elder health care. However, you don’t have to be sixty or older to experience the influence loneliness can have on emotional and physical health. Sadly, we all can suffer.
If loneliness is a health risk, shouldn’t the easy answer be to get a friend? Apparently, it’s not that simple. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Sep 11, 2012 | 4 Comments »
9/11. Its a simple symbol made of four quick touches of the keyboard. Yet, what this simple symbol represents still weighs heavy on sad hearts and minds. To some it means courage. To others, vulnerability, fear, uncertainty, and sorrow. Yet, there is another symbol. A symbol, I’ve found, that can help. It can help heal the pain and anguish caused by the misguided actions of others.
The Cross and Crown, I’ve learned, is a symbol of meekness and might. Combined, these qualities heal long lasting wounds.
The cross symbolizes sacrifice, selfless acts, and tender, powerful love. Eleven years ago, first responders at the World Trade Center expressed these qualities. When lived, these qualities enable us to utilize what the crown symbolizes — an innate spiritual power and dominion. People around the world are embracing their God-given authority to mentally rule out evil and banish hate and fear. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Sep 3, 2012 | 4 Comments »
College spring practices and intersquad performances are finished. The preseason NFL (National Football League) games are finally over. It’s good to get back to contests that matter.
Although I spend more time watching games than I would like to admit, I spend even more time helping to heal the pain and suffering of others. Therefore, it caught my attention last season when Dallas Cowboys’ safety, Gerald Sensabaugh was quoted as saying, “Pain is just mental.” Read More→