Tag Archives: growth

Holiday Gratitude

Holiday Gratitude

Holiday Gratitude The holidays can be a time for reflections of gratitude—or not. Often the holidays are also a time for stress and unresolved resentments and heartache. In this tug of war between heartache and gratitude, I believe there are some things we can do to swing the pendulum towards the thankful side. We begin […]

Wellness and Our Family Tree

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I have often heard people say, “I can’t do anything about this because it is in my DNA—my so-and-so had it”. I acknowledge that our DNA and heritage deeply affect every aspect of our wellness. It is extremely important to research and understand our roots and to become familiar with the wellness challenges our parents and […]

Finding Balance

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Health and well-being are intricately tied to finding balance—in our bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships. We have been talking about growth and how to facilitate growth in our bodies, minds, spirits and relationships through gathering information, spending time in introspection, and then carrying out our plans through implementation. However, all of these wonderful efforts can […]

Self-Care for the Body

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It’s a New Year, and many people are thinking about self-care for the body as they set their goals for 2015. We have all set those weight loss goals—and then given up a few weeks later. Many of us have set goals to go to the gym or to quit smoking or eat better, etc. […]

Introspection for Spiritual Growth

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Introspection is needed for spiritual growth and healing. Last week we discussed seeking Information through immersing ourselves in the wise words written by inspired men. However, this immersion is shallow without the next “I”–the Introspection part of this process. Many people think of this as meditation, and meditation can certainly take the form of spiritual […]

Seek Spiritual Inspiration

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This season of the year is a wonderful time to step back and seek spiritual inspiration. In spiritual growth, the same “I’s” we have been discussing certainly apply, and the first step in spiritual growth is to seek “information”–words of wisdom, words that have inspired people for centuries, words that continue to touch us to […]

Celebrate Marriage and Learn

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Let’s all stop for a moment to celebrate marriage. I am not unfamiliar with the challenges marriage brings, and there have certainly been times when I did not feel like celebrating. However, the opportunity to be married, to work on our marriages, to work on ourselves in order to improve our marriages, and to share […]