There But For The Grace Of God Go I

When you think you have it bad, usually someone else has it worse. I learned that while working in a trauma center. I saw some devastating injuries that many people, somehow, pulled through. One young man, while working on a utility pole, was electrocuted. The current blew his right arm off his body. He lived and managed to muster up […]

Are You A Too-Busy Betty?

Betty says she would love to be healthier and get in shape but she just doesn’t have time. Sound familiar? She has a full-time job, 2 kids, and a household to run too. Her kids are in soccer, take piano lessons and, well, she’s convinced that there’s no room in her schedule to exercise or even think about cooking a […]

How to Stop Saying You’ll Do Something and Really Do Something

“The successful person has the habit of doing what the failures don’t like to to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.” – E.M Gray You want to change something about yourself or your life. Lose weight. Exercise more. Read more. Watch less television. Sleep. But, day after […]

The Two Primal Reasons for Change

Can you change your habits? Maybe you want to feel more energetic; have a spring in your step. Or maybe the extra 20-30 pounds you’ve carried on your frame for the past several years has finally become a most unwanted friend. Or maybe you’ve said, “I have got to get in better shape. I’m way too weak.” But you just […]

How to Get Off the Worry-Go-Round

Worrying is normal. And it actually does a couple of things for you. It helps you assess the current situation in light of the future. The “what if” scenarios that seem to be the theme of so much of worrying, can help you prevent making a current situation worse. And worrying buys you time while you sort things out. But, […]

Beyond Thanksgiving Day: Does Being Thankful Make Any Difference?

Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. —Charles Dickens This post isn’t about diet – about avoiding certain foods on Thanksgiving, etc. It’s something entirely different. When our ancestors lived in caves, hunted with sticks and spears, being alert to danger was imperative. If you […]