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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.
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Positively Health – A Way out of Addiction – One Man’s Story

I talked to Jeff Rice recently, and he shared with me his story of addiction and finding his way out. He told me, “My...
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Positively Health – Finding Ways to Help Addicts Overcome Their Addictions

Addiction to alcohol and illegal drugs is increasing and can be deadly. According to the Illinois Department of Human services, “Over 5,500 deaths among Illinois residents each year, over 5% of all deaths, are directly or indirectly related to the use of alcohol and other drugs.”
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Positively Health – Who’s in your corner?

“I’m in your corner” is a phrase I often tell my adult children when they face tough decisions. I just want them to know...
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Positively Health – Music therapy offers glimpse of man’s innate harmony

Among a host of “out of the mainstream” new therapies for treating or alleviating chronic ills, music therapy shows promise. Hospitals and nursing homes...
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Positively Health – Finding spirituality in your work-outs

March is that month when the resolutions we made to get thinner and fitter are already beginning to wear on us. We could sure...
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Positively Health – Be the best you, you can be

I had an informal discussion recently with a woman who had been diagnosed as manic/depressive. During her life-journey, she began to realize that she...
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Positively Health – Discovering the importance of prayer when facing a health crisis

“Everyone is deserving of God’s love,” stated Daniel J. Sullivan, MA, MDiv, in a recent interview. Dan is the Director of Spiritual Care at...
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Positively Health – Give the gift of forgiveness

As we decide what to give to others for Christmas this year, why not consider the gift of forgiveness? Many of us have family,...
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Positively Health – From bro-mance to Go-mance!

I’ve noticed an increasing trend among young men the last few years – it’s suddenly OK to hug each other. Whether it’s college athletes...
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Positively Health – What are you reading for your health?

English playwright, Joseph Addison, once wrote, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Dr. Ken Pugh agrees. Pugh, of Haskins Laboratories,...
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Positively Health – Joining in the efforts – combatting drug abuse spiritually

There is a battle going on in DuPage County, a battle against drug abuse. Since the heroin-related deaths of seven young people in 2011,...
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Positively Health – A new look at ‘natural’ health

Although we are educated to believe that sickness is both natural and normal – that everyone, at some point will have something wrong with...
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Positively Health – The resilient power of love

Individuals around the country are searching for ways to help returning veterans cope with the mental confusion and distress so many feel. And, solutions...
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Positively Health – Plant seeds of spirituality – harvest better health

It’s planting time in Illinois! From rural farms to suburban backyards to high-rise city pots, it’s time to plant those seeds. But there is another...
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Positively Health – Spirituality: a treatment that can get to the heart of mental...

Over 18 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some sort of mental illness, according to the National Institute for Mental Health....

Positively Health – Are moments of prayer beneficial to our health?

Have you ever watched an orchestra? There are times when everyone is playing, but also times when various musicians are given the opportunity to...

Positively Health – Try mental detoxing for your health

More and more individuals are considering detoxing and cleansing their bodies of impurities for health reasons. But interestingly, some of the most toxic problems...
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Positively Health – ‘Let’s talk about love’ and its health benefits!

Celine Dion is famous for her song, “Let’s talk about love.” I think that’s a great idea! Many scientists are doing more than just...

Positively Health – Making resolutions this New Year?

Benjamin Franklin once said, “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mind them.” According to the...

Positively Health – ‘Long walk part of gift’

One of my favorite Christmas stories is that of an African boy who gave his missionary-teacher an unusually beautiful seashell as a Christmas gift....

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