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Nuggets of Wisdom for Healthy Aging

Want to live a joyful life? Want to live healthily throughout your life? Allow Cal Samra, former Associate Press Reporter, current editor of "The Joyful Noiseletter" and an octogenarian to share with you nuggets of wisdom for healthy aging, living joyfully and meaningfully in body, mind and spirit. I sat down with Cal Samra, author [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|Christianity, Fitness, Health, Interviews, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Nuggets of Wisdom for Healthy Aging

Whose Body Is It, Anyway?

Breast Augmentation $6,450. Eyelid Surgery $4,500. Facelift $12,125. Liposuction $6,025. Injectable fillers $1300. 100% Virgin Human Hair $500. Your body? Really? Priceless. It’s mine. It’s not like I am going to become a pastor or a pastor’s wife, I thought. So, I took my first fitness model shots. For the most part, I really liked the [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Blog, Christianity, Health and Wellness Bible Study, Spirituality|Comments Off on Whose Body Is It, Anyway?

Journey to Wholeness Spiritual Hike

There are some emotions we don’t have to learn: fear, sadness, and anger, for example. We seemed to have been born with them.  Then there are others, which we seemed to have to learn such as empathy, gratitude and wonder.  Wonder, in particular, is best cultivated in nature. It’s the natural response to the beauty [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Journey to Wholeness Spiritual Hike

The Countdown ‘Til Christmas

December 14, 2015, I copied these words into my journal. They were from the book, The Rule of Benedict by Joan Chittster: God is calling us to more than the material level of life and God is waiting to bring us to it. All we have to do is to live well with others and live totally [...]

By | December 20th, 2015|Spirituality|Comments Off on The Countdown ‘Til Christmas

Gut Health and Its Connection to our Whole Being (Part 2)

Like the brain, the gut has countless amounts of neurons, so many that scientists are now calling the gut the “second brain”. According to Dr. David Perlmutter, a renowned neurologist whose expertise includes gluten issues, brain health and nutrition, and preventing neurodegenerative disorders, "this 'second brain' not only regulates muscle function, immune cells, and hormones, [...]

By | August 24th, 2015|Christianity, Health, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Gut Health and Its Connection to our Whole Being (Part 2)

To My Nieces with Love (on Body Image)

One of the best things that ever happened to your aunt was when she went into the world of bodybuilding. Yes, ONE, of the best I said. For the most part, life has been good to me. There has consistently been  a Guiding Presence throughout my life, even when I entered seemingly dark places.  Naivete [...]

By | July 19th, 2015|Christianity, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on To My Nieces with Love (on Body Image)

Are We Using Our Gifts As God Intended?

The morning of July 4th, 2015, I'm using my laptop at my kitchen table, a place I don't typically sit for laptop matters. This day, however, it is there that I return to LiveLiving's Facebook page to meditate on this post for a bit: I eventually remove myself from the kitchen table for a moment. [...]

By | July 13th, 2015|Blog, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Are We Using Our Gifts As God Intended?

I’ll Have the Remote Control and the Salad Dressing on the Side

Yesterday, after church, I went to see Jurassic World. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting God to show up at the movies, but he did. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, but even after a wonderful Sunday service, I felt rain clouds hanging over me still. Life can be as unpredictable as the weather. And it [...]

By | July 5th, 2015|Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on I’ll Have the Remote Control and the Salad Dressing on the Side

Is it Faith-based or Christ-centered?

A business owner recently read through my resume and called me to set up an interview for the part-time work opportunity she had available. While we were on the phone scheduling that meeting, she stated, "There's one thing I want to ask you about now." Turns out, she was curious about what "faith-based" means on the [...]

By | June 29th, 2015|Blog, Christianity, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Is it Faith-based or Christ-centered?

Holistic Remedies for Treating Hypertension

Hypertension is responsible for 60,000 deaths per year. Many die without ever knowing anything is wrong. Thirty percent of Americans suffer from this ‘silent’ killer. Hypertension or high blood pressure is medically defined as a condition in which the arteries have consistently high pressure. For many, high blood pressure is often a ‘gateway’ condition that [...]

By | June 24th, 2015|Blog, Health, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Holistic Remedies for Treating Hypertension