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God, Pleasure, and Intimacy

I volunteered for one year at a juvenile detention center. I taught a program called “The Family” through drama. At the end of one of the sessions, as we were debriefing, I asked my participants what the one thing was they felt got them into trouble. One participant said the inability to delay pleasure.  All [...]

By |2018-02-12T23:08:12-05:00February 12th, 2018|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on God, Pleasure, and Intimacy

An interview with Hayley DiMarco, Author of A Woman Overwhelmed

Women are often overwhelmed by the demands and circumstances of life, resulting in stress, fear, worry, impatience, fatigue, frustration and even depression. The emotional tolls are great but result in physical symptoms, such as weight gain, insomnia, headaches, and anxiety. In A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life (Abingdon Press), best-selling author [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:29-05:00August 10th, 2017|Book Reviews|Comments Off on An interview with Hayley DiMarco, Author of A Woman Overwhelmed

Is Your Life on Hold?

An elderly couple met their demise in an auto accident and were transported to Heaven. The faithful couple were recognized by St. Peter and escorted into the welcome center, where they began to take in all the wonder and amazement of the place. St. Peter pointed out the food court and told them that they [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:32-05:00March 30th, 2017|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Is Your Life on Hold?

Protecting yourself Against Fear and Stress

Solomon, the wisest man who lived, gave this warning: Above everything else, guard your heart; for it is the source of life’s consequences. Ultimately, it is in your heart where all issues of life are processed and filtered. Your heart is “a metaphor for the center of the person, the inner core where all aspects [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:52-05:00November 24th, 2015|Wellness|Comments Off on Protecting yourself Against Fear and Stress

Regular Exercise Can Help in Preventing Breast Cancer

Family history and aging can be risk factors when it comes to the manifestation of certain diseases. However, the study of epigenetics has revealed that certain genes predisposed to diseases can be turned on or off by external or environmental factors. This information is vital and empowering in preventing many diseases, such as breast cancer. [...]

By |2019-10-14T05:27:13-05:00October 26th, 2015|Balanced Fitness|Comments Off on Regular Exercise Can Help in Preventing Breast Cancer

Is it Image or Health?

"Image is everything." Though we know this statement is not true in its entirety, many of us have bought into it: Just look the part. It's how people perceive you, and so what if that perception is incorrect. Because such great emphasis is placed on image in our society, we end up succumbing to unnecessary [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:52:15-05:00June 3rd, 2013|Fitness, Health, Spirituality, Wellness|3 Comments

Improve Your Breathing Improve Your Life

Want to feel better? Control stress? Reduce blood pressure? Think more clearly? Then learn how to breathe correctly! Breathing is a function that we don'’t think about it. It is automatic and it is controlled by the respiratory center of the brain. We take about 19,000 breaths per day.  Breathing allows us to exchange gases. [...]

By |2019-10-30T03:49:46-05:00April 17th, 2012|Breath, Health|Comments Off on Improve Your Breathing Improve Your Life

Vitamin B: The De-Stressor

According to Scofield, the author of Work Site Promotion, current statistics show that between 70% and 80% of all visits to physicians are for stress-related disorders. Chronic stress directly affects the immune system and seriously compromises health.  Stress promotes the formation of free radicals and can be defined as a reaction to any stimulus that [...]

By |2019-10-30T07:57:32-05:00February 27th, 2012|Balanced Nutrition, Sabbath|Comments Off on Vitamin B: The De-Stressor

Eat Spinach to Prevent Oxidative Stress

Popeye the Sailor Man had it right. Eating your spinach can help strengthen your body and defend against hard hitting nemeses like oxidative stress caused by free radicals.  Spinach is the queen of the dark green leafy vegetables and carries a huge arsenal of antioxidants that will build a strong immune system and balance unstable [...]

By |2019-10-30T07:57:13-05:00February 24th, 2012|Balanced Nutrition, Sabbath|Comments Off on Eat Spinach to Prevent Oxidative Stress

Living with Stress

You’'re driving into work and the person to your right cuts in front of you causing you to slam on brakes as you watch your coffee fly across the car.  You're checking account is overdrawn. Your 10 year old is doing poorly in school. You are gaining weight, sleeping poorly and getting less exercise because [...]

By |2019-10-30T03:49:29-05:00February 24th, 2012|Health, Sabbath|Comments Off on Living with Stress