For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast (Proverbs 15:15, The New Living Translation). Being fully engaged with life means packing in plenty of laughter and play. Humor not only feels good, activating regions of the brain associated with happiness and euphoria but can give us a [...]
1. Laugh with your children.
2. Tell corny jokes.
3. Act silly.
4. Just laugh out loud.
If plants could speak, the message from the geranium would be, Dont do a thing let yourself be pampered. In experimental outpatient clinics in Azerbaijan, patients sit comfortably in an aromatherapy room sniffing fragrant plants such as the rose geranium. They inhale the aromas according to a prescription, which specifies how many times a week [...]
When I think of a sunflower, the first words that come to mind are majestic, stately, and extremely tall. Not only does the sunflower dwarf humans in stature, they are also big in nutrition. Sunflower seeds are one of the first plants to be cultivated in the United States and have been used by Native [...]
Smiling and laughing are the best exercises for your brain. They are the most effective way to supply oxygen to the head. Once you start to smile and laugh, joy emanates from your heart. You don't need a specific reason to be joyful, for joy has been inside of us from the very beginning of [...]
I recently returned from a mission trip to Guyana, South America. The area is similar to areas along the Amazon River. It is hot, sweaty, and sticky. Most travel is by plane, boat, or by foot. Disease is rampant, the food is different, and the animals (and some people) will eat you. Everything exists outside [...]
humSometimes adolescents can be so delightful and their perspective quite refreshing, but at other times, they can be painfully and brutally honest. For months, I had noticed my curvaceous body beginning to round out a little. Though this caused me a little anxiety, I procrastinated about doing anything to reverse the impending doom which loomed [...]
The Universe has no center in the same way the surface of a ball has no center. This knowledge results from how astronomers think the Universe started, and that says something about Who started it. The Universe - time, the three dimensions of space, matter, energy, and the laws of logic and physicscame into existence [...]
Spring has Sprung! The spring season is my favorite time of year! Who can not be heartened by the changes in our natural world that speak to new life and vibrancy? The ice and snow are fading away as the sun shines warmly and the earth awakens. The colors change from brown and dead to [...]
1 Tuna Steak1/4 cup Olive Oil1 Sunflower Seeds1/2 tsp. Salt1/2 tsp. Black Pepper1/2 tsp. Whole Coriander Seeds In a food processor combine sunflower seeds, salt, black pepper and coriander to create a crumb mixture. Coat steak with olive oil and them with the crumb mixture and broil fish in the oven for about 7 minutes. [...]