At annual meeting, Christian Scientists see “new spirit” emerging in society

Boston, MA — by Kevin Ness, Committees on Publication Manager, The First Church of Christ, Scientist In today’s culture of political divisions and religious strife, Christian Scientists spoke at their church’s annual meeting of “a new spirit” emerging, which is calling forth the best in people across denominational and national lines. In an interview, the […]

Healing addiction through spirituality

  The following article by Don Alusic was published in The Telegraph, Nashua, NH on July 29, 2016 Milford Christian Science group turns to spirituality in battling addiction by Don Alusic When I attended the interfaith panel event titled “The Drug Crisis: A Spiritual Response” at the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center this past […]

Can prayer heal addictions?

An abbreviated version of this post was published in the Concord Monitor (click to read). It also was published on Concord’s Patch.com According to news reports, pop singer Prince had been dependent on opioid painkilling medication, and that he was treated for a drug overdose a few days before he passed on in April. He […]

Health benefits of spirituality

An abbreviated version of the following was published in the Concord Monitor. A recent Concord Monitor interview with retired New Hampshire Hospital Chaplain Rachael Keefe shows how spirituality and spiritual care help patients with mental illness. Chaplain Keefe served for six years, praying for and providing spiritual counseling to patients and staff at New Hampshire’s […]

Spiritual health care that works

Vermont Sunflowers photo by Elodie Reed Participation in alternative health care has surged in recent years. Many people want care and healing with simplicity and results. They are increasingly wary of expensive care that is complicated or drug and surgery dependent. A few years ago, the Los Angeles Times published “More Doctors Going the Alternative […]

Boston brotherhood

2014 Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi (photo by Elodie Reed) Growing up I was somewhat of a loner. Running changed that. In my first cross-country race, even though I finished in last place, I made some friends with teammates. Ten years later, Boston running teammates invited me to join “Team New Balance,” which was a […]

Prayers for Easter health

The following “letter to the editor” was published in the Concord Monitor and Manchester Union Leader this Easter weekend. Easter brings remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus, but also of his life, an important part of which involved healing others through prayer. The health care that Jesus brought folks in his day can […]

Placebo surgery?

Placebos have graduated into surgical procedures. A placebo is a pill or substance without an active medical ingredient. The patient believes that he is receiving a drug. Physicians have found that the patient, unaware of the deception, may respond as if an actual drug was administered. Five years ago psychologist Dr. Irving Kirsch, Associate Director […]