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

How Do You Want to Age?

You’re going to your high school reunion and you want to look fabulous. But your back ache seems to have become your new best friend. Every day that you look in the mirror, you’re reminded that change is inevitable, and with change, comes loss. Too often aging is characterized by limited mobility, pain, loss of [...]

By | June 2nd, 2018|Health, Wellness|Comments Off on How Do You Want to Age?

Lessons of Self-Care I Learned from My Mother’s Skincare Regimen

When the water turns a clear turquoise green from my plane’s window, I know I am in The Bahamas. I soon see my mother waiting in the front seat of the car, smiling with a twinkle in her eyes. Each year when I visit her, I look to see how her face has changed, and [...]

By | May 13th, 2018|Wellness|Comments Off on Lessons of Self-Care I Learned from My Mother’s Skincare Regimen

Is Self-care Counterintuitive?

Most of us would agree that self-care is important, and if we think about it long enough, most of us would also agree that it should be a priority. The key word there is “should”, but so often self-care is not. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Wellness|Comments Off on Is Self-care Counterintuitive?

Take From Death Before Death Takes From You

I’ve been thinking a lot about death—about my mortality. Am I depressed? No. Suicidal? Definitely not. At one point, we all have to think about our mortality. After all, death is a part of life. If we are living, then, we, like every living thing will eventually die. It is just a fact of life. [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Wellness|Comments Off on Take From Death Before Death Takes From You

The Amazing Kohlrabi!

It’s amazing that there are so many different vegetables and fruits, yet we limit ourselves to just a few of them. I am a creature of habit. I can eat basically the same food every day. Recently, however, I have been exploring the local farmer’s market. I find it exciting. There are as many different vegetables [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Wellness|Comments Off on The Amazing Kohlrabi!

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

Body & Soul Restoration: Retreating at home with Pietra Fitness (Part 1 of 3)

A body-and-soul retreat is about to take place in the privacy of my home. This restorative experience will be led by Pietra Fitness®, a Christ-centered wellness program, using a DVD called “Restoration”. It is a program designed for those who seek full integration of the mind, body, and soul. As Pietra Fitness explains, "We stretch [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Wellness|Comments Off on Body & Soul Restoration: Retreating at home with Pietra Fitness (Part 1 of 3)

Take a Hike!

No, I am not insulting you. I really mean “take a hike” and not any kind of hike—a spiritual hike. Between you and me, I used to have these absolutely divine moments in the gym with God. I would put in my ear plugs, turn my music on and shift every energy in my body [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Wellness|Comments Off on Take a Hike!