“You Need A Hobby”: Vibrant Life Magazine (ARCHIVE)

Vibrant Life Magazine (ARCHIVE): You Need A Hobby
I need a hobby? Are you serious? People are just too busy for that. Well, a hobby that brings joy is helpful in enhancing one’s health. Check out the archive.
#Happiness, #Hobby #Joy

Ellen G. White, Counsels on Health, p. 577

“Eating has much to do with religion. The spiritual experience is greatly affected by the way in which the stomach is treated. Eating and drinking in accordance with the laws of health promote virtuous actions. But if the stomach is abused by habits that have no foundation in nature, Satan takes advantage of the wrong that has been done and uses the stomach as an enemy of righteousness, creating a disturbance which affects the entire being. Sacred things are not appreciated. Spiritual zeal diminishes. Peace of mind is lost. There is dissension, strife, and discord. Impatient words are spoken and unkind deeds are done; dishonest practices are followed and anger is manifested—and all because the nerves of the brain are disturbed by the abuse heaped on the stomach.”

Ellen G. White, Education, p. 197

Electric Power of Brain Vitalizes System—”The influence of the mind on the body, as well as of the body on the mind, should be emphasized. The electric power of the brain, promoted by mental activity, vitalizes the whole system, and is thus an invaluable aid in resisting disease. This should be made plain. The power of the will and the importance of self-control, both in the preservation and in the recovery of health, the depressing and even ruinous effect of anger, discontent, selfishness, or impurity, and on the other hand the marvelous life-giving power to be found in cheerfulness, unselfishness, gratitude, should also be shown.

“Improve Your Mood By Food”: Weimar Institute-NEWSTART CLUB

Weimar Institute-NEWSTART CLUB (ARCHIVE): “Improve Your Mood By Food” by Elizabeth Hall
What we consume can combat negative emotions and enhance positive emotions. The article also points out connections between anger and caffeine consumption.

“Unhealed Wounded Healers”: Ministry Magazine

Ministry Magazine (ARCHIVE): “Unhealed Wounded Healers” by Larry Yeagley
This article discusses interrelationships between pastoral anger, pain, grief, and the lack of healing from such in their own lives. Questions to ponder: Is it possible that similar issues exist among clergy in other parts of the world and in other religions other than Christianity? For that matter, do similar issues exist in nonreligious entities and are just not addressed?

“The Age of Rage”: Amazing Facts-Inside Report Magazine

In the month of July, posts regarding holistic health and wellness; the eight elements of health, will continue. However, specific aspects of holistic health will also be addressed: anger and anger management. We, live in an angry world, to say the least.
Amazing Facts-Inside Report Magazine (ARCHIVE): by Pastor Doug Batchelor
The Age of Rage

“Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, …: Counsels On Health

Ellen G. White, Counsels On Health, p. 90:
Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power-these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature’s remedial agencies and how to apply them. It is essential both to understand the principles involved in the treatment of the sick and to have a practical training that will enable one rightly to use this knowledge.
The use of natural remedies requires an amount of care and effort that many are not willing to give. Nature’s process of healing and upbuilding is gradual, and to the impatient it seems slow. The surrender of hurtful indulgences requires sacrifice. But in the end it will be found that nature, untrammeled, does her work wisely and well. Those who persevere in obedience to her laws will reap the reward in health of body and health of mind.

Some Bible Texts about Health and Wellness

Psalms 103:2-5: “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Psalms 147: 3: “He healeth the borken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”

Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

John 14:1: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

3 John 1:2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

“The relation that exists between the mind and the body is very intimate.”

Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 241

The relation that exists between the mind and the body is very intimate. When one is affected, the other sympathizes. The condition of the mind affects the health to a far greater degree than many realize. Many of the diseases from which men suffer are the result of mental depression. Grief, anxiety, discontent, remorse, guilt, distrust, all tend to break down the life forces and to invite decay and death.

Disease is sometimes produced, and is often greatly aggravated, by the imagination. Many are lifelong invalids who might be well if they only thought so. Many imagine that every slight exposure will cause illness, and the evil effect is produced because it is expected. Many die from disease the cause of which is wholly imaginary.

Courage, hope, faith, sympathy, love, promote health and prolong life. A contented mind, a cheerful spirit, is health to the body and strength to the soul. “A merry [rejoicing] heart doeth good like a medicine.” Proverbs 17:22.

In the treatment of the sick the effect of mental influence should not be overlooked. Rightly used, this influence affords one of the most effective agencies for combating disease.