Tag Archives: spiritual condition

Friends, Expectations, & Your Health

We know that dog owners live longer than other people. We know that therapy animals are helping senior citizens stay healthier longer. Something I’ve often heard is that it’s preferable to have animals for companions because they don’t talk back & are always happy to see their human friends. I have 2 dogs, so I …

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Will the Real You Please Stand Up!

There’s more to being healthy than eating the right foods, right? Even exercise cannot save you if the more important matters are out of balance. What matters? One of the things I appreciate about my school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, is that we explore different aspects of life that impact our well-being, & how …

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Wrapping Up 2012

Christmas is over. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Today is gone, today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, or some other holiday, I think  it’s a good time to rest & reflect, now that we can all exhale. (This time of year, the traffic alone has me holding …

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Embracing the Rhythms of Life

The Midwest is where I spent my childhood. When I was growing up, it was still common for businesses to close on Sundays. It was kind of a big deal when a big “chain store” like K-Mart would move in, partly because they would be open on Sundays. “Finally!” I’d say, “there will be something …

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Survive or Thrive?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, & although I’ve already written about it, I feel it’s worthy of one more look. I have numerous friends & acquaintances who have mentioned some rather mixed attitudes toward these next few days of feasting, traveling, family, etc. The holiday that is supposed to be about gratitude can end up being more …

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A Whole Season For Gratitude!

For at least a couple of weeks in November, our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving. This despite the encroaching “bigger” holidays soon to come. My husband & I have made it a point to talk about the significance of Thanksgiving to our family, & the highlight of the day is to share with each other, around …

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God and Health

I am sometimes asked, “What is the one thing I can do to be healthier?” My answer has often been, “eat more vegetables!” The truth is, of course, that there are many factors that impact health. Relationships, work, & anything that affects stress all are important. But my opinion is that a person’s spiritual condition …

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