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Ingrid Peschke
Ingrid Peschke writes regularly about the relationship between consciousness, spirituality, and health. For the last ten years she worked in publishing as a print/digital editor in Boston for a weekly magazine. She is a Christian Science practitioner and also the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in Massachusetts. Her blog is Changing Tides of Health.

Entries by Ingrid Peschke

What If Nothing About You Needed Fixing?

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 5:56 PM


Fixer Upper has taken HGTV by storm. It's the popular home design show featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines, a dynamic and totally endearing couple from Waco, Texas who are known for taking the worst house on the best street and turning it into...

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Career Burnout? How to Relight Your Candle

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 2:03 PM

Career burnout: It's a problem anyone can face, but perhaps especially those in jobs requiring intense concentration and long hours.

That well describes America's health care providers. So, not surprisingly, the problem of burnout was a topic that came up often...

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Permanent Happiness Over the Winter Blues

(4) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 2:45 PM


Weekly snowfall has become the norm in my Boston suburb. Even the hearty Canadian transplants are starting to weary of our endless winter.

The historic snowfall has spawned jokes (free snow!), prompted neighborliness, and made school closings the norm rather than the exception....

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Can Prayer Dig You Out After a Blizzard?

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 10:42 AM

Nearly three feet of snow fell in the suburbs of Boston where we live during the epic Blizzard of 2015. It's on record here as the biggest storm in a century. Despite early predictions, there were not widespread power outages and the...

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Film Unbroken Delivers Powerful Message of Perseverance and Forgiveness

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 11:22 PM

2015-01-09-Unbroken1.jpgAfter enduring a near-fatal plane crash, 47 days adrift at sea on a life raft, shark attacks, starvation, enemy fire, and finally being rescued by the Japanese Navy only to be taken as a prisoner of war, you might think nothing worse could happen....

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How to Slay the Inner Dragons

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 5:20 PM

My family has a holiday tradition of seeing the latest Hobbit films in 3D IMAX. We are all anticipating the release of the third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Dec. 17.

The second movie left off...

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Looking for an Angel?

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2014 | 7:53 AM

2014-12-05-Heavenlyangel.formatted.HP.jpgThere are times when we all need an angel. Even for the not particularly religious, an angel can come in very handy.

My brother and I recently discussed our concept of angels. We both agreed that they aren't people wearing white robes with fluttering...

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#GratitudeChallenge: From the Trivial to the Transformational

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:07 PM

2014-11-19-THANKYOUformatted.jpgMy Facebook feed this summer included a steady stream of lists from friends who accepted one of the numerous gratitude challenges circulating social media spheres. I read their posts with curious interest, but I secretly hoped I wouldn't be asked to take on the...

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5 Rock Solid Ways to Master Fear

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 5:45 PM

2014-10-27-RockClimbingonSteepRockFaceformattedHP.jpgEbola, ISIS, midterm elections, climate change, drought, unemployment. The headlines of the day provide plenty of fodder for fearful reactions.

"We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself" was the topic of Tom Ashbrook's recent On Point NPR program, echoing FDR's famous...

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'Harry Potter Girl' Inspires Vision for Equality and World Peace

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 2:46 PM


I was ready to do just about anything to avoid a confrontation. In fact, the very thought of meeting with this particular individual had made me feel physically unwell.

That's when I confided in a friend whom I knew would offer her...

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Is Your Health Care on a Spiritual Path?

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 2:01 PM

2014-09-22-BoardwalkthroughGrassbyWaterformatted.jpgFor many, health care is no longer just about caring for their body. People are waking up to what they can do to contribute to their health on a mental level. That often means considering the healthy impact of their spiritual practice, whether that...

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Too Busy for Work-Life Balance?

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 10:55 AM

Ping, ping, ping. The sound of incoming text messages punctuates my flying fingers as I Google-chat my co-worker while maneuvering my iPhone to respond to the incoming texts.

The messages are from our three kids. I balance my iPhone over my laptop and quickly type responses in and out of...

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6 Gains When You Declutter and Donate

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2014 | 10:54 AM

2014-08-06-BostonTerriersindrawers7.jpgI've almost completed my annual summer clean out. I'm taking it one drawer or cupboard at a time.

My home isn't messy. In fact, it's pretty neat and organized. Still, some of the well-used drawers and cupboards, closets and crawl spaces manage to get...

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Worried About Worrying? How to Silence That Internal Chatter

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 9:17 AM

2014-07-29-Womanworryingsmaller.jpgDuring a recent TV interview I was asked, "How do you pray?"

"Desire is prayer," I found myself quoting from a book that has largely informed my spiritual practice, " . . . and no loss can occur from trusting God with...

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Declare Your Independence for One Day

(2) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 4:50 PM

2014-06-26-Coupleexpressinggratitude82212.4jpg.jpgI just finished Arianna Huffington's new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. I got my autographed copy at a breakfast talk where Huffington addressed an audience of CEOs at the Fairmont Copley Hotel...

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Graduate Into Better Care of Your Health

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 10:46 AM

2014-06-05-Graduate6.3.14.S.jpg June is the season of graduation ceremonies and speeches, and I'm no stranger to them, having just watched my high school senior walk the stage this past weekend.

Indiana University student Parker Mantell recently delivered his commencement speech to over 17,000...

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6 Healthy Steps to a Mental and Spiritual 'Yes!'

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 8:40 AM

2014-04-15-Stones41414_zps81c33acd.jpgStrong gusts of warm wind propelled us forward as my friend and I navigated the sidewalks of downtown Denver to the Hay House "I Can Do It" conference.

The spring weather was strangely symbolic of the current crosswinds representing two very different approaches to...

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Dying to Be Me Author, Anita Moorjani, on Healthy, Fearless Living

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 9:39 AM


Anita Moorjani has a recipe to fight cancer that might catch some by surprise.

The New York Times bestselling Dying to be Me author revived from a near death experience (NDE) in February 2006 and completely recovered from end-stage cancer....

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You Are Beautiful: Beneath Facades to the Light Within

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 9:40 PM


Beauty can at once empower or defeat a woman. But when considered for its deeper, spiritual meaning, it has a lasting, blessing influence.

The Dove Real Beauty sketches that went viral this year paint an eye-opening portrait of women and how...

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Women's History Month: Mary Baker Eddy's Commitment to Health

(4) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 11:00 PM

March is Women's History month and the theme this year, according to the National Women's History Project site is "Celebrating Women's Character, Courage, and Commitment." This blog highlights an often overlooked 19th century woman for her significant contributions to religion and health. Her strength of character, courage and...

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