What’s So Important About Fitness

After checking in, he walks along the wall studying the gym’s layout. Machines, cardio equipment, dumbbells, and weight racks. Doors line the exterior walls – basketball, racquet ball, a swimming pool and cycling. People are scattered about. His eyes return to the bench press and squat racks. He doesn’t really know what to do or […]

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

The other day I woke up and the best way I could describe my mood was “foul.” I couldn’t put my finger on why, but everything was setting me off. Even small things, like Steve asking me a question while I was busy or Moose (my corgi) being underfoot, was hurling me into an unrelenting […]

Moving Forward

Everyone’s walk is different. Some walk, some jog, some run, and some crawl. The point is: we’re moving forward. The mind and body are connected. In a rut? Move. Your thoughts will follow your feet. Effort speaks and momentum builds. Sometimes we need a change of scenery. A change of pace. In the home office […]

Some Love, Truth & Carrots with Dip

“ See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 NIV¹ It was an ordinary sibling squabble that ended with something unkind flung at the younger sister and younger sister dishing back whatever she could to older brother before running into her bedroom […]

Have to vs Blessed to

For those that follow my posts, you know that I’m into gratitude, lol. I believe gratitude and appreciation are two of our greatest sources of self-esteem and happiness (see my last post, “Earned Worth”). While washing my hands today I noticed the herbal sleep aid we get from the health food store to help my […]

Earned Worth

One of the greatest hidden sources of unhappiness for many of us is a suboptimal sense of self-worth. In a world that often takes for granted all our good deeds but is quick to point out our mistakes, it’s easy to see how this can happen. Our brains keep us safe by looking for two […]

The Amazing Impact of Hope and Optimism – And how to strengthen yours!

The dictionary says hope means desiring a positive experience. As in…I hope this post helps someone…lol. It’s believing that our future will be better than our present. That’s huge because without it, we are hope−less. So, how we think about the future has a huge impact on how we feel right now. Which of the […]

Processing Pain

The Buddha said the root of all suffering is attachment. I think of that as relating to acceptance (more on that later). Christians sometimes explain suffering as something God gives or allows us as an opportunity for growth. A beginning premise is that most suffering is self created. This is contrary to what we typically […]

I Still Have Doubts: Part 4

“…And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”’ Mark 9:21-24 In the gospel of John, the Bible says, “even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs and wonders in their presence, they still […]

I Still Have Doubts: Part 3

“…And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”’ Mark 9:21-24 In his book Why Jesus, Ravi Zacharia asserts that “We have become accustomed to abundance and the bliss of multiple choice. We have now […]