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Stay Strong:

It's good for your health
By Beverly Goldsmith
Date: October 02 2017
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Life can sometimes seem like a test of strength – mentally, emotionally and physically. The good news is, that it’s possible to stay strong in the face of hard times, family worries or relationship problems. Everyone can triumph over adversity because within each of us are the spiritually mental qualities of resilience, courage, firm determination and inner strength. Right now, whether you’re a man or a woman, you can stay strong. What’s more, doing so is good for your health.


Being strong is more than a physical attribute. Strength is not about possessing bulging muscles or being tougher than the next guy. Strength is a mental characteristic. It exists on the inside – in thought. Such inner strength, is the capacity to retain a steadfast resolve, and a mental resistance to doubt or discouragement. Often called resilience, strength is the ability to cope with life’s stressful situations with confidence and composure. Such strength of mind is a capability that anyone can exercise. So how can you be strong when life gets hard? Try these ideas and pump-up your mental might. You can do it!


  • Be a strong person. Take constructive action. Lift yourself up spiritually whenever trouble tries to knock you down. If you feel fearful or anxious, pause, take a moment to strengthen your thinking. Remind yourself to be “strong and courageous”. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Remember there’s a comforting, powerful Love constantly with you, wherever you go. The Bible. Joshua 1:9
  • Build a strong, happy family by creating a sense of wellbeing within it and in each family member. Don’t verbally pull your loved ones down. Strengthen them. Be supportive and encouraging. Give praise. Value who they are and what they can do.
  • Stay mentally strong. Withstand time-pressures or people-pressures at home or work. Realize that through a higher power you’re able to perform demanding tasks with grace and ease.
  • Embrace both masculine and feminine qualities such as grace, faith, perseverance, persistence and bravery. “The masculine mind reaches a higher tone through certain elements of the feminine, while the feminine mind gains courage and strength through masculine qualities. … Both sexes should be loving, pure, tender, and strong.” Mary Baker Eddy. Science and Health p. 57
  • Nourish your inner strength with robust hopefulness, firm faith, tenacious courage, and positive prayer. Stay strong in spite of the obstacles and discouragements that come along. Do this right through your life. In this way you’ll find that staying strong is good for your health.

Beverly Goldsmith writes about the connection between spirituality and health and is a Practitioner and Teacher of Christian Science healing. Twitter: @GoldsmithBev

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