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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.
Tim Mitchinson

Positively Health – Turkey, football, gratitude and better health?

Thanksgiving is a day of wonderful traditions – family get-togethers, good food, pro football, and even a time to thank God and each other...

Positively Health – Radical shifts in thought

Halloween is coming – trick-or-treaters will soon be at our doors, ringing the bells, and asking for a treat. Superheroes, ballerinas, and goblins of...

Positively Health – The power of forgiveness

Can you forgive someone who has hurt you? Professor Everett Worthington, a leading researcher on the correlation between forgiveness and health, was put to...
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Positively Health – Singing can make you healthier

Are you still singing Lynyrd Skynryd songs from last month’s Ribfest? Is “Sweet Home Alabama” still on your mind? If so, keep on singing...
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Positively Health – Asking questions: a good thing in health care

Are you a wise consumer when it comes to your health care? That is one of the questions that the American Institute for Preventive...

Positively Health – Placebos, opening new directions in health care

Increased concern about overmedicating patients is pushing more and more physicians to investigate new approaches to relieving suffering. It’s even prompting some doctors to...
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Positively Health – Living longer and better!

Mark Twain is famous for saying, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn't matter.” Increasingly, the public and health...
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Positively Health – Can health be contagious?

I remember my Aunt Trudy. Whenever she was in the room, people were always laughing. She knew how to make people laugh. Her humor...

Positively Health – Mending broken hearts

As Valentine’s Day nears, some people feel overwhelming sadness, either over the loss of a partner, a dissolved relationship, or just not having anyone...

Positively Health — Cancer survivors value spirituality and prayer

“My initial response was shock. You don’t want to really believe it. Then I was scared.” Those words are from Margaret Price, a breast...
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Positively Health — ‘Tis the season to feel stress?

Many people love this time of year, especially the lights, carols and friendliness. But some feel only stress – financial, with holiday overspending, or...
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Positively Health — Before you can reach for the candy bar

Like many Americans, I am aware that many of us are overweight and that rising obesity is considered one of the biggest (if not...
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Positively Health — So, why again are we doing this?

I blog about the connections between spirituality and health. Much of my time is spent researching, writing, and editing. I really enjoy my work....

The WOW factor

The smell of steaks sizzling on the grill, the sound of the cannons in the 1812 Overture, the refreshing feel of a pool on...

Exercise your ‘prayer muscle’

It was great to watch the Olympic trials and games.  They provided a time of national pride, as well as international joy.  Olympic heroes...

Humility and health

Humility can make you a better leader. Can it also improve your health? Yes, say researchers. When it comes to leadership, a recent study...

Laughing our way to health

One day after finishing my college classes, I felt very ill, was nauseous, and had a headache, fever and body aches.  Later that day...

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