Say the words “mind-body connection” and most people assume you’re talking about the brain and its influence on their physical well-being. Others see the mind, or consciousness, differently – not as the servant of a material body but as its master. This column is an exploration of this very connection, a deeper understanding of which has the potential to make us all healthy, happy, and whole. You’re invited to join this exploration by offering your own comments on what increasing numbers of doctors, scientists, researchers, and Everyday Joes alike are beginning to agree is the undeniable connection between consciousness and health.
The theme of Kaiser Permanente’s Rose Parade float, “Oh, the Healthy Things You Can Do,” hints at the importance of maintaining healthy thoughts in the coming year. Published 9:41 a.m. January 3, 2013 - Comments
A reminder that you are loved, that you have nothing to fear, that there’s nothing you can do wrong can have a life-transforming, health-inducing impact on your life. Published 2:19 p.m. December 19, 2012 - Comments
If the stress caused by holiday gift giving were due to material lack, we’d see doctors prescribing less drugs and more widescreen TVs. Perhaps there's a spiritual solution. Published 9:14 a.m. November 30, 2012 - Comments
Is it possible that by nurturing in thought even a modicum of goodness we might reduce – even overcome – the apparent preponderance of evil, including sickness and disease? Published 5:38 p.m. October 18, 2012 - Comments
For all the high-tech advances being made in medicine, one has to wonder if we’re missing the boat in terms of detecting the essential nature of disease. Published 10:53 p.m. October 11, 2012 - Comments
With the today's release of “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” the question arises again as to what we can and should be doing to ensure better health for ourselves and others. Published 9:07 a.m. October 5, 2012 - Comments
Eric Nelson has been published and featured in numerous newspapers, online publications, and radio talk programs. He speaks from years of experience in the mind-body field, especially as it relates to health. In addition, he is the media and legislative ...Read More
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Eric Nelson has been published and featured in numerous newspapers, online publications, and radio talk programs. He speaks from years of experience in the mind-body field, especially as it relates to health. In addition, he is the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California and is a self-employed Christian Science practitioner. He’s also a huge baseball fan and loves riding his bike in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. You can find him at www.norcalcs.org.