Category Archives: Healing

WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get It’s an old term from the early days of computers. I was reminded of it when I listened to a recent “Daily Lift” provided by the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. … Continue reading

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Spiritual healing: Does it work?

I was in a women’s clothing shop in my neighborhood recently, having one of those delightful shopping experiences where the salesperson strikes just the right balance — attentive and helpful without being pushy or overbearing — a talent I appreciate … Continue reading

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“…much work needs to be done by Muslims”

This letter to the editor, which ran in The New York Times on Monday (9/13), really got me thinking: Re “American Muslims Ask, Will We Ever Belong?” (front page, Sept. 6): To the Editor: The current ambivalence toward Muslims is … Continue reading

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On 9/11

What can I say? That’s what I keep asking myself, as September 11th rolls around again. What can I possibly add to the conversation about this anniversary? This blog is intended to comment on current events and topics of discussion … Continue reading

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Living up to expectations

There was a fascinating article about a physician-researcher named Dr. Donald A. Redelmeier on the front page of the “Science” section of the New York Times on Tuesday (8/31/10). Described in the Times as the “leading debunker of preconceived notions … Continue reading

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Traditions worth keeping

I turned on the radio Wednesday morning, and the first thing I heard was, “And from a listener in Boston: ‘The one tradition that I would hand down from generation to generation is Christian Science. The beliefs and knowledge collected … Continue reading

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Christian Science and pain

In her review of a new book by Melanie Thernstrom entitled, The Pain Chronicles, Helen Epstein wrote, “Except for a reference to her favorite grandmother, a Christian Scientist, Ms. Thernstrom tells us little of her family’s attitudes toward pain.” (The … Continue reading

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A.A. and Christian Science

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), founded by Bill Wilson, has been in the spotlight this summer, as the organization celebrates its 75th anniversary.  An article by David Brooks, “Bill Wilson’s Gospel” (The New York Times, June 29, 2010), stood out for me, … Continue reading

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What do you know that I don’t know?

I was walking by Columbus Circle one sunny Friday afternoon (past the statue of Christopher C pictured on the left). Winding my way carefully through a group of teenagers doing a dance routine on roller blades, street vendors hawking their … Continue reading

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Mind over matter?

I recently met the manager of a  business in my neighborhood. He asked what I do for a living and I replied I am a Christian Science practitioner. As I usually do, I followed that by inquiring if he knew … Continue reading

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