Showing posts tagged as 'diabetes'

Carbs Gone Wild- How To Tame Stress Eating

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Nutrition, Nutritional-supplements, Personal-development, Type-ii-diabetes

January 10, 2012 05:38

I had the chance to attend a wellness seminar last night led by Dr. Laura Ruby. Dr. Laura works primarily with women to help them understand the relationship between chronic symptoms and core nutritional imbalances, environmental factors and poor lifestyle choices.I was one of the few guys there to hear what she had to say, and I left impressed with what I heard. When I got home, I jumped on to...


Read More

Holiday Temptations

Tags: Diabetes, Fitness, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

December 02, 2011 08:17

Two experiences I had this past week are prompting this post.On Tuesday, one of my fifth graders told me that she had a blood test done earlier that day. That prompted me to ask her why she had to have the test done. "To check my blood sugar. I have to change what I eat, because my doctor said I'm on the road to diabetes." Wow. This girl is not obese, and to me, she appears to be just a little...


Read More

An Assessment

Tags: Blogging, Body, Diabetes, Fitness, Personal-development, Type-ii-diabetes

November 16, 2011 19:04

I had the chance to have lunch with a young friend today. He's been working on finding a job for several months now, and he's finally gotten an offer. I was really happy for him, and to celebrate, I took him to a local Italian restaurant.It will take some time for him to actually start, but right now, the offer letter is something to get excited about.


Read More

Take Back Control

Tags: Diabetes, Nutrition, Type-ii-diabetes

April 04, 2011 06:56

One of my friends is getting ready to become a pharmacist :) She is one of my subscribers, and I'm always grateful for her insights. I asked her to fill us in a bit about the various medicines used in treating diabetes.As you know, this chronic disease has reached epidemic proportions here in the United States, as well as most other developed countries. Taking control of your health is one of...


Read More

Metabolic Syndrome

Tags: Blogging, Diabetes, Fitness, Nutrition, Type-ii-diabetes

March 16, 2011 19:59

The other day, I realized that it had been a very long time since I posted anything about type II diabetes. Recently, one of the people from my church asked me to meet with her.She had just been diagnosed with pre diabetes, and she was scared. She asked if it would be possible to sit down with her and her son to talk about diabetes and how they could prevent it. Their desire to get back on...


Read More

Was It Really Random?

Tags: Diabetes, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 23, 2011 07:30

Yesterday, forty-two people from our Hispanic community were screened for Diabetes. They had previously taken a risk assessment at a Faith Fighting Diabetes event, and the results showed that they were at high risk for either having the disease or were pre-diabetic.It was very humbling for me to walk into the crowded waiting room and see all the people there. This was the first screening we had...


Read More

Could This Be Us?

Tags: Blogging, Body, Diabetes, Fitness, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 18, 2011 08:37

Since I started this blog last March, I've been writing about the great need to work on improving our overall health. I've brought up the shocking statistic that by the year 2050 one in three Americans will have Type II diabetes.Those with ethnic backgrounds will have it even worse. Unless things improve quickly, a full fifty percent of Hispanic and African-American children born in the year...


Read More

Living In Denial

Tags: Diabetes, Fitness, Inspiration, Mind, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

January 17, 2011 06:39

I was talking to a friend yesterday at church about Faith Fighting Diabetes. I wanted him to know about last week's outreach to the Hispanic members of our congregation and how many of them will be screened this upcoming Saturday. I thought he would be interested because he's a diabetic himself.Then he dropped a bombshell. I'm in total denial. I don't do anything I'm supposed to do. What...


Read More

Faith Fighting Diabetes

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 10, 2011 18:52

Tomorrow, we're having our second meeting of the Faith Fighting Diabetes Action Team. And I'm really excited, because I have some great news to share about an Information Session we had with a group of about 100 Hispanic people at my church this past Sunday.If you're new to this site, let me fill you in briefly about Faith Fighting Diabetes. This past summer, I met with some folks at my local...


Read More

Oh My

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Travel, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegetarian

December 22, 2010 21:16

It's always fun to visit a new place. I really enjoyed my time in Mississippi, although I only saw a small portion of the state. One thing struck me during my brief time there, however and it involves food. Mississippi has the highest obesity rate in the country, with over 33% of the population considered obese.Those who read this blog on a regular basis know that where there's obesity, Type...


Read More

Upcoming Retreats


Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.

Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest

March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.

May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.

Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.

To learn more and register for any of these events, click here for Bon Secours website.

Join our Email List

Get email updates about my latest blog posts, recipes, retreats and more directly to your inbox. Just sign up below: