My ‘Humble’ Lessons from Astronomy on Humility

As a graduate student in the space sciences, I’ve learned a thing or two about humility. Namely, that to succeed in my career, I need a good dose of it. We scientists can have pretty large egos—if you’ve ever seen the character of Leonard Hofstadter in the CBS sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory,”  you know [...]

By | January 3rd, 2015|Astronomy Corner, Humility|0 Comments

Humility: Self-Emptying

I have never heard a sermon on Humility. This is a Biblical topic that is little understood and even less practiced. In a culture of “rights and privileges” the idea of humility runs counter to the broader community and within much of the Church. The newly-elected Pope (Francis 1), known for his humility, is quietly [...]

By | July 5th, 2013|Balanced Living, Humility|0 Comments

Humility: The Path to Healing

In typical Rabbi fashion, we will begin with a question. Are you ready?  Say the first thing that comes to your mind – What was the first sin? Times up – Did you say eating the fruit in Gan Eden (Garden of Eden).  If so, great choice, but there was one sin that occurred even [...]

By | July 2nd, 2013|Balanced Living, Humility|0 Comments

Humility: Living Authentically

As human beings, our prideful nature usually calls us to focus on ourselves the “"I" and "Me".”  The simplest definition of humility is “not being focused on self.” Too often and in many situations, we let our egos get in the way. It becomes important to us how we feel others will think of us [...]

By | June 27th, 2013|Balanced Living, Humility|0 Comments

Kosher for Health-Part 2 (Steps to Kosher)

People are becoming more and more aware of what they eat and drink and how it impacts them -- both physically and mentally. Many start eating kosher for health reasons. In our last article, we looked at  foods that are considered kosher, when we eat them, and what is used to prepare the kosher products.  [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|Balanced Nutrition, Humility|0 Comments

Self Esteem and the Impact of Shame 2

In my last article, which was the introduction to “Self Esteem-Identity Theft”, I talked about a need to feel loved, significant, and competent. These needs are fulfilled in your God-given identity through a personal relationship with Christ.  So what is it that makes it so hard to accept your true identity? You have memorized scriptures [...]

By | June 25th, 2013|Balanced Living, Humility|0 Comments

Fight Hypertension: Less Salt and More Postassium Rich Foods

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers" (3 John 2). It is God's will that you prosper in all things. His plan is for you to be prosperous in all areas of your life. The Bible tells us that God takes great pleasure [...]

By | June 18th, 2013|Health, Humility|0 Comments

The Health Benefits of Sardine

Did you know that, ounce for ounce, sardines provide more protein than a steak and, among fish, have the highest levels of omega 3 fatty acids?  Well, I know that my early ‘dietary standards’ did not consider  sardines a ‘health food.’  As a matter of fact, I viewed sardines as an ‘acquired taste’ and a [...]

By | June 18th, 2013|Balanced Nutrition, Humility|0 Comments

Stronger Glutes Stronger Back

Besides being aesthetically pleasing, glutes are a very important to the stabilization and balance of the body. Lack of glute strength is a major cause of lower back pain. In addition, sitting for long hours at work is also a major contributor to weak gluteal muscles.   Below, is a sample workout that will help [...]

By | June 14th, 2013|Balanced Fitness, Humility|0 Comments