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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson
Eric Nelson’s column “Consciousness and Health” has appeared on a number of national media websites including The Washington Times, The Washington Post, KevinMD, The Houston Chronicle and American Public Media's "On Being” blog. Eric also serves as the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California, enjoys road biking, and is more than happy to chat with anyone, anytime, about baseball.

The one thing that will keep mind-body medicine out of the mud

‘Is there a time we will discover that healing responses and mind-body medicine really moves more toward the mind side than the body side?’

Lessons learned (or not) from the ‘Summer of Love’

The question is not whether drugs and sex are bad, but whether such potentially self-indulgent avenues to acquiring spiritual wisdom should be considered genuine.

The (spiritual) limits to technology

As technology improves, so too will our ability to understand the spiritual intelligence that leads to improved physical bodies and divinely inspired lives.

A survey of one: Spiritual practice key to religion’s survival

‘Any religion that encourages and supports a deeper appreciation of God and an unconditional love for humanity will continue to progress and to thrive.’

Expanding our definition of ‘spiritual competence’

‘Mom had this remarkable ability to see past whatever scrape I’d gotten myself into and detect something of my true substance, and in so doing, to alleviate my fear.’

A letter to my goddaughter on the occasion of her First Communion

St. John said, "We love because He first loved us." This means our capacity to love comes directly from God, that it can’t be taken away, that it will never end.

Where does wisdom come from?

‘I think it would behoove us to get titillated by the possibilities for our capacity, not merely to become knowledgeable, but to become wise.’

The difference between placebos and prayer

Love is that which we naturally reflect of the Divine; what we are designed to express. It is not a placebo.

How to know if you’re being lied to

We should all be willing to improve upon our God-given ability to distinguish between truth and error, and in so doing, to enjoy the benefits.

Easter through the eyes of a woman

While we tend to think of Easter as the commemoration of Jesus’ resurrection, there’s someone else whose participation in that event deserves recognition.

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