- Keith Wommack - Nationally Syndicated Columnist on Health, Thought and Spirituality
Posted by Keith Wommack on Sep 8, 2014 | 4 Comments »
I was glad to see Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare nominated for an Emmy Award. I hope you’ve had an opportunity to view it. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will host the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards Ceremony on September 30.
The filmmakers of Escape Fire realize that society desperately needs a paradigm shift when it comes to providing people with better healthcare. The film focuses on the problems in our healthcare system and offers alternatives to the traditional treatments most Americans are familiar with. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Aug 12, 2014 | 8 Comments »
Under darkness of night, members of a Wildlife SOS team, devoted to protecting animals in India, approached a cruelly confined elephant.
Cavan Sieczkowski, in a HuffingtonPost article, wrote of the rescue attempt in India, “For 50 years, Raju the elephant was abused, held shackled in spiked chains and forced to live off scraps from passing tourists.”
The rescue team, armed with fruit, spoke softly to Raju and reassured him that they were there to help. Once Raju felt their love, tears poured down his face. Sieczkowski quotes one of the team leaders, “It was an emotional moment and everyone was more motivated to get him on the truck and to safety.” Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Jul 8, 2014 | 3 Comments »
“You don’t need a medical degree to say, ‘I love you,’” writes Pamela Wible, MD, in an article at KevinMD.com. “Just three simple words can heal more wounds than all the doctors in the world.”
Studies show that love heals physical wounds and reduces stress. Researchers are also looking into whether love improves the immune system. I believe they will find love to be a medicine for every ill.
With all the health benefits of love, shouldn’t we be offering others a loving word or thought? It took an incident and a ton of dirt on a hot Texas afternoon before I considered saying, “I love you,” to complete strangers. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Jun 23, 2014 | 3 Comments »
Turn the clock back to ’69.
All the teams were seated around the infield of the Little League Baseball field. My twin brother, Kevin, and I were decked out in our uniforms, sitting and laughing in our team’s cluster between the pitcher’s mound and third base.
It was All-Star selection day. My heart raced in anticipation.
The league was made up of ten, eleven, and twelve year olds. Kevin and I were twelve.
The names of the selected players began to be called out over the loud speakers. Johnny was first. When he heard his name, the new All-Star jumped up and stood on the first base line close to home plate. Parents watching from the bleachers clapped and cheered.
I knew Johnny would be an All-Star. He was an excellent hitter. I anxiously wondered, “When will my name be called?” Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on May 27, 2014 | 4 Comments »
When in high school, I experimented, not with drugs, but with something quite different. My interest was not the norm. I wanted to see how long I could focus on divine concepts throughout the day.
I had become intrigued with the idea that spiritual thinking could have a direct impact on health.
My experiment took place several decades ago before published studies revealed the positive mental and physical effects attributed to prayer and spiritual living.
Here’s a brief description of my results: Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Apr 29, 2014 | 5 Comments »
Admit it. You’re a lousy listener.
Don’t fret. I used to be one, but I’ve been fine-tuning my skill, and you can too.
I believe, you’ll want to improve your listening because good listeners have fulfilling relationships and are more apt to experience good health.
Regarding relationships, as you look to improve your listening ability, there are destructive behavioral habits you’ll need to be aware of and abandon. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Apr 7, 2014 | 6 Comments »
Do you want to control your own health care? If so, you’re not alone. A societal shift to a more patient-centered, empowered care is taking place.
Influential game changers in this adjustment, allowing people to play a more active role in their health care, are computer tablets and smart phones, as health apps are being downloaded daily.
Health apps can count your steps, carbohydrates, and calories. They can track your diet and heart rate, as well as log your nutrition. One app even attempts to shame you with a snarky voice when you gain weight instead of lose it.
However, if you really desire added control over your health, you might consider a few Bible apps. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Mar 18, 2014 | 7 Comments »
Today, living a healthier lifestyle is at the top of many wish lists.
The good news is that eating fresh foods, getting off the couch and exercising more, and making time to pray and read scripture contribute to better minds and bodies. And, perhaps, the spiritual activities could be the most beneficial for your long-term health.
Unfortunately, the bad news is that most people have trouble following through with any program of healthy activities.
Because even though we can be motivated, this motivation carries us only so far. Utilizing willpower, as well, causes us to fall short.
Why do these fail us when they bring hope in the beginning? Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Feb 10, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Will World-class competition and the medaling of champions keep you watching the 2014 Winter Olympics? Or will you watch in anticipation of barriers and limitations being shattered?
When it comes to breakthroughs and victories, though, you don’t just have to witness Shaun White pull off a Double McTwist 1260 (a snowboarding feat), you too can be an achiever, a champion.
Yes, your victories may start out smaller than Sochi gold, but in the long run, they may actually be more beneficial to you.
While practicing the guitar and learning languages, I’ve noticed a phenomenon that might help explain how you can shatter limiting expectations.
In order to master a guitar riff or learn a phrase, I sometimes struggle for days or weeks with no progress. Then, out of the blue, I experience a breakthrough. One minute I can’t, and then the next, I can. What couldn’t be done before now seems natural, as if I’d always had the know-how.
How does this happen? Well, I’m learning that each of us has conscious control over our experience; I was simply failing to recognize and use it. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Jan 27, 2014 | 7 Comments »
If so, perhaps, you know what I mean when I say that at times, the twin thing can get ridiculous. For example: A woman once asked if my identical twin and I were brothers. We told her, “We’re twins.” Then she inquired, “How long have you been twins?”
As well, my brother’s senior-class picture was not included in our high school yearbook. The editor of the book assumed he was viewing two pictures of me and deleted one. Our mother was not pleased.
Despite the weirdness that surrounds twins at times, researchers believe that there are important answers to health questions being learned from the genetic study of twins.
What interests me about twin studies, besides being a twin myself, is that some encourage a deeper look into what allows you and me to control our own wellbeing.
Genetics portrays existence as shaped into preordained patterns and limits by the chromosomal linkups initiated at conception. But are dominant and recessive genes really the authority when it comes to determining health? Read More→