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Stop Dieting – Eat Mindfully Instead

Stop dieting - eat mindfully

Stop Dieting – Eat Mindfully Instead If you started a diet at the first of the year, I suggest that you stop dieting and eat mindfully instead. Last week I emphasized NOTICING how we treat and move our bodies. Today let’s talk about noticing food and how we eat. Focusing on food has to be […]

Finding Balance


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 […]

Introspection for Spiritual Growth


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


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

Steve and Norma

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 […]

Tragedy and Grief–Healing


Tragedy and grief are terrible companions, but tragedy happens, and the subsequent grief must be felt and worked through. My original plan for today’s blog was to write about the celebration of my 38th anniversary and begin a series of blogs about the three I’s in marriage. However, this week a dear friend’s father died […]