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Thomas (Tim) Mitchinson

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Naperville resident, Thomas (Tim) Mitchinson, writes on the relationship between thought, spirituality and health, and trends in that field. He is also the media spokesman for Christian Science in Illinois. You can contact him at illinois@compub.org.

Positively Health – What do Abraham Lincoln and a Chaplain at Cook County Jail...

I recently read 366 Days in Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency by Stephen A. Wynalda. Even though I have read many books on Lincoln, this one included...

Positively Health – What is a Christian Science Reading Room?

You may have seen a Christian Science Reading Room and wondered “What is a Christian Science Reading Room and what goes on in there?”...
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Positively Health – How would you define God?

Last year The Huffington Post asked its readers to define God in one word. Their top ten responses were: 10) Omnipotent; 9) Fiction; 8)...

Positively Health – Flipping our lives

One of my favorite television programs is “Flip or Flop” on the HGTV network. It stars married couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa. They...
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Positively Health – Valuing the ability in disability through art

As I shared with readers in last month’s column, guiding individuals with developmental disabilities to recognize their value and grow as professional artists is...
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Positively Health – Being safe on campus

Going off to college can be an extremely exciting time in one’s life. But unfortunately, college life can sometimes expose one to violence. According...
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Positively Health – Protecting our rest

During a particularly stressful time in our lives, a spiritual healer we admired told both my wife and me to make sure we got...
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Positively Health – What death cannot do

Nightclub patrons in Orlando, policemen in Dallas, tourists in Nice, France; we are confronted with senseless murders all too often. But there is a...
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Positively Health – Can going to church be beneficial to your health?

Visiting a forest preserve with my young daughter one afternoon, I jumped off a large tree stump and badly twisted my ankle. That evening...
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Positively Health – Appreciating nurses

Have you ever thought of a nurse as “a person strong enough to tolerate everything and soft enough to understand everyone”? According to nurseslabs.com,...
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Positively Health – How Cool is That?

Who are the coolest people you know? Someone who, in the last inning, when his baseball team is sure they’re going to lose the...

Positively Health – The Wind Beneath Your Wings

Feeling lonely can be a challenge to almost everyone at some time or another. But there is a spiritual answer, beginning with a spiritual...

Positively Health – Did you hear the one about the Baptist, the Muslim and...

I haven’t heard it, but if there were such a joke, it would probably be based on a stereotype of one kind or another....
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Positively Health – Finding ‘the One’

In one of my favorite old television shows, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray’s brother, Robert, spent many years searching for a partner, who he called...
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Positively Health – The mountaintop of health

On the night before his assassination, Martin Luther King said in a speech in Memphis, “We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't...
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Positively Health – Finding comfort and love – even when not ‘Home for the...

My dad’s favorite Christmas carol was “Home for the holidays.” I think, having been raised in Pennsylvania, he loved the lyrics about the man...
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Positively Health – Setting the table of your life with gratitude

My mom took such joy in Thanksgiving. She especially enjoyed setting the table – laying out the china, flatware, goblets and cloth napkins that...
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Positively Health – Restoring Our Self-Worth After a Rape

A rape victim once wrote, “I became depressed, ashamed, and so afraid that I felt I no longer wanted to live.” These same words,...
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Positively Health – A Way Out of Panic

Searching for a path to help individuals reestablish their peace of mind that does not include drugs and their possible side effects or addiction,...
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Positively Health – Spirituality – A Way to Stop The ‘Unstoppable Train’ of...

“Up to 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S.”,...

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