You Do Not Have To Be A Slave To Prescription Drug Addiction!


A woman from Evanston, Illinois writes: “One day, about four weeks after our first appointment, my supply of tranquilizers was very low, and I felt desperate. The psychiatrist had already refused to give me more than my allotted amount. So I decided to visit some new doctors to see if I could get additional prescriptions. I planned to pretend that I had no other doctor, and that I'd never taken tranquilizers before.” How does one find him or herself in such desperation? No one expects to Continue Reading

Placebo … not the endgame


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon This is an updated version of a post I put up over a year ago.  I  recently posted it on my Oregonian blog "Health and Spirituality." ____________________ The Institute of Medicine released a report in June, 2011 describing the prevalence of chronic pain in America. They report that it “affects at least 116 million American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs Continue Reading

What we believe is what we get


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon Our culture’s relationship with food seems to be as complex as its relationship with body.  And how they converge is like a love/hate relationship.  Dissatisfaction with how our bodies look, what they weigh, our body mass index… all seem to occupy much of public thought.  Advertising uses this obsession to peddle clothes, makeup, drugs, and diet schemes. The public discussion about the struggle to be healthy centers on Continue Reading

It’s all about relationships

BEB152 John, Josh, Nathaniel and Cindy Clague, Redmond, Fall, 1989

By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon That’s the “elevator” training I often gave to my staff when I was a manager.  It’s a foundational principle they needed to understand because relationships bring results.  If they didn’t understand and apply this principle they weren’t going to be successful. Building relationships isn’t horse trading or politics. It’s establishing a rapport that engenders understanding, trust, compassion, and a conviction that you Continue Reading