As summer slips away again, I’m reminded of how walking along the seashore listening to the continuous sound of crashing surf can clear our head and allow fresh perspectives.
In the local Walgreens parking lot, I had a beach-like moment and found an answer. A CVS store had opened up on the other end of the same block and I puzzled over how these stores were both thriving while selling identical merchandise.
As I stood listening to waves of traffic, the answer hit me: drugs. They are drug stores. There’s an insatiable demand for prescription and non-prescription medication. People’s search for health is relentless. Everyone needs to be healthy.
But are drugs the only way?
Reports say a lot of us don’t think so. In addition to mega-dollars spent on drug-based health care, Americans also spend almost $34 billion each year out of their own pockets on alternative treatments. Even 3 out of 4 U.S. health care workers use some form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) to stay healthy.
Prayer is no longer listed as part of CAM but the statistics still show an increasing percentage of people pray about their health.
I’m part of those statistics….Continue Reading