- Keith Wommack - Nationally Syndicated Columnist on Health, Thought and Spirituality
Posted by Keith Wommack on Oct 18, 2016 | 14 Comments »
Lisa Miller, PhD, believes she knows why.
Dr. Miller, a Columbia University psychologist, in her new book, The Spiritual Child – The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving, reveals why psychological and neurological researchers have come to the conclusion that spirituality supplies a protective and healthy advantage.
Spirituality, until relatively recently, interested mainly those of deep faith. Now, spirituality is a cottage industry involving university departments, clinical trials, researchers, writers, and publishers. This is a good thing. Each participant can help us to recognize the value of spirituality.
Miller writes in The Spiritual Child, “Spiritual development through the early years prepares the adolescent to grapple more successfully with the predictably difficult and potentially disorienting existential questions that make adolescence so deeply challenging for teens (and their parents.) It also provides a protective health benefit, reducing the risk of depression, substance abuse, aggression, and high-risk behaviors, including physical risk taking.”
The critical question is: If your child had been on that stage, would he or she have been able to say, “No”?
Miller in The Spiritual Child writes, “Research shows that a parent’s decision about how to approach their child’s spiritual life is a high-stakes proposition with lifelong implications.” Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Aug 9, 2016 | 9 Comments »
When it comes to breakthroughs and victories, though, you don’t just have to witness Michael Phelps compete for yet another Gold Medal. Although Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, you too can be an achiever, a champion.
Yes, your victories may start out smaller than Rio 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. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Jul 19, 2016 | 13 Comments »
Hate is a cattle prod. It finally nudges some over the brink to commit the kind of violent acts that have shocked us recently, both foreign and domestic.
You and I might know we’d never get pushed that far. But what if we are nursing some unyielding disdain of our own? Are we then helping to create a loveless environment ripe for justifying crime?
Experts and pundits might disagree on the answer to that, but what if we turned the question on its head and asked if rooting out hatred from our thinking can have a positive impact beyond our own peace of mind?
Besides it being a cattle prod, hate is a poison, and its antidote needs to be a remedy that reaches thought and radically transforms it. And I have found prayer to be such an antidote, for certain forms of prayer steer and mold thought in a way which can, in turn, heal the body. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Jun 21, 2016 | 4 Comments »
One hundred and fifty years ago, after a couple of decades of research, trials, and victories, a woman in New England – Mary Baker Eddy – discovered it was possible to experience health regardless of lifestyle, diet, and genes.
In 1866 she had a significant healing that pointed away from these presumed materialistic aids to health in a way that the citizens of Roseto, Pennsylvania, just under a century later, might have felt some kinship with.
Why? Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on May 12, 2016 | 11 Comments »
Patients in a Baylor School of Medicine study were divided into three groups. Dr. Bruce Moseley performed surgery on the first group. With another group, he utilized a different surgical technique. Both were standard treatments for arthritic knees.
The third group, however, received a fake surgery. They were sedated, and the doctor talked and acted as if there was a real surgical operation taking place. He even splashed salt water, simulating the sound of a knee-washing procedure. Each of the groups was prescribed the same postoperative care, including an exercise program. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Apr 19, 2016 | No Comments »
Bob was addicted to smoking. He was a “four packs a day” man. He knew his habit could destroy his health but that didn’t seem to make any difference.
“I was having difficulty breathing. I would run out of breath just walking up stairs,” he recently recalled.
Posted by Keith Wommack on Mar 24, 2016 | 15 Comments »
LaDue had hatched a well thought-out plan, according to CNN. His goal was to carry out the worst school massacre in US history.
Mercifully for his intended victims, the 11th grader’s plot was foiled before it could be put into action.
And it was fortunate for LaDue, too. The plot’s failure meant his sole sentence was for possessing an explosive device, the only offense he could be charged with. He has now completed his jail sentence and has agreed to stay on probation and receive treatment for a fixation on violence.
Sadly, as this case illustrates, it is not only men and women that can feel a “pressure” to harm themselves and others, but also kids and teens.
Is there anything that could help free them from the influence of such malicious mental arm-twisting? Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Mar 1, 2016 | 15 Comments »
In 1907, a New York newspaperman was sent, with other reporters, to dig up sensational stories about a woman in Concord, New Hampshire. That year, a popular magazine had described her as, “The most famous, interesting and powerful woman in America, if not in the world, today.”
It was said that these newsmen were a belligerent bunch of old-timers looking for a scandal. After staying in Concord for some time, they were surprised at the loving treatment they received from the woman’s workers and friends. They wanted to hold the woman up to scorn and ridicule.
The New York newsman was known as a hard-nosed reporter. For many years he suffered from a cancerous growth on his throat that left him unable to speak at times and in extreme pain. But if he was looking to dig up the dirt on Mary Baker Eddy, he would have been surprised to find that the only scoop he took back to New York was knowledge of the healing power behind this women’s spiritual discovery. He went away cured of his cancer because of her Christian love. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Feb 19, 2016 | 1 Comment »
For example: If you don’t want to be noticed, Japanese professors have created glasses they say will prevent you from being identified by facial recognition software.
Questions about car buying? Even Oprah has a few answers for you on her website.
But then there’s health.
When it comes to health care, being an intelligent consumer requires even greater diligent examination.
If you are observant, you may notice various published tips exist to guide you.
Most of these recommendations focus entirely on the utilization of conventional medicine. But, if you have ever been curious about spiritual options for healing and health, below are a few word-to-the-wise ideas for those contemplating the use of spiritual/thought-based care. Read More→
Posted by Keith Wommack on Feb 15, 2016 | 2 Comments »
Before they were famous, many of the biggest pop stars in the world believed that God wanted them to be famous, that this was his plan for them, just as it was his plan for the rest of us not to be famous. Conversely, many equally talented but slightly less famous musicians I’ve interviewed felt their success was accidental or undeserved–and soon after fell out of the limelight.
This faith gap, I’ve noticed in the interviews I’ve done, is often what sets the merely famous apart from the ridiculously famous. It can make the difference between achieving what’s possible and accomplishing what seems impossible.
This isn’t to say that every person who tops the charts believes in God’s will. There are plenty of exceptions, but fewer than you’d think.