Showing posts tagged as 'fitness'

Mission of Mercy

Tags: Fitness, Inspiration, Spirit

September 14, 2011 06:15

Mission of Mercyis a Christian non-profit organization that provides free medical and dental care in several states, including Maryland.Operating out of large mobile homes converted to doctor's offices, they travel to communities with populations of underserved people. This organization is simply amazing :)


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Being In The Country Is Good For The Soul, Pt. I

Tags: Fitness, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 08, 2011 18:15

I just got back from four absolutely relaxing and stress-free days of retreat. And let me tell you, I loved being in the country.Whenever I go the back way to my friend Nancy's retreat center, I have to drive over this bridge. Coming from California, I don't think I was ever on a one lane bridge until traveling across this one, known as theFourpoints Bridge.I hate to say it, but I'm always so...


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Walking Is Good For You

Tags: Body, Fitness, Inspiration

July 19, 2011 20:53

Despite the heat and high humidity, I've been trying to get out and walk twice a day. When I first changed my diet and began exercising, walking was my method of choice.First off, walking doesn't cost anything. You just throw on your shoes and go. After making the decision to get healthier, I did just that. I still remember that first walk. Even though it wasn't strenuous, within minutes I was...


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Why We Need Calcium

Tags: Fitness, Nutrition, Nutritional-supplements

June 11, 2011 02:00

Here's another guest post from my friend Todd Burrier, who is always looking for ways to support people's good health. He blogs at toddburrier.com. Todd's post below is a reminder that learning all the facts about nutrition and not just going with what the marketers tell us is critical to our long-term health.


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Life Happens To Everyone

Tags: Blogging, Body, Fitness, Inspiration, Mind, Nutrition, Personal-development

May 12, 2011 05:59

Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Todd Burrier of toddburrier.com
I realize that because I blog on topics related to living a better life, and with a positive perspective, that I could easily be seen as someone who is either wearing rose-colored glasses all the time or just doesn’t have to deal with anything difficult.Nothing could be further from the truth. I admit that my glasses are...


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Don't Let Temporary Setbacks Keep You Down

Tags: Fitness, Inspiration, Nutrition, Personal-development

May 03, 2011 06:25

It happens to everyone. We're going along fine, achieving our goals, fulfilling our commitments, and life is good. But then, an unexpected expense, an illness, a major disappointment,or some type of loss occurs, and we may get the impression that we're right back to square one. And if we are, so what?


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Lesson Learned

Tags: Fitness, Inspiration

April 08, 2011 11:57

Yesterday, I took a great walk around my mom's neighborhood (and beyond). In this area, there are always lots of people out getting exercise, so I passed quite a few folks during my hour-long adventure. I even passed someone I know I've seen in the movies. I said hello, she smiled and kept on going. The joy of living in L.A. :)As I was going, I noticed something pretty quickly. Almost...


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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...


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Back In Step

Tags: Fitness, Inspiration, Spirit

February 18, 2011 11:37

It's another beautiful day in Maryland. After what seems like a very long winter (which still isn't over), these past few days of temperatures in the upper sixties have everyone longing for spring.I've just gotten back from a long walk :) I took my usual route through the neighborhood, and as I was marking the mid-way point, I realized that I hadn't walked outside since late November. That's a...


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Fitness Challenge Update

Tags: Body, Fitness, Inspiration

February 15, 2011 06:20

Seven weeks ago, I made a New Year's Resolution to complete a Fitness Challenge at my local YMCA. The program is loosely based on the Biggest Loser television show, which puts people into workout teams and they compete to see who can lose the most weight.Well, I'm at the midway point in the ten week challenge, and things are going pretty well. I've lost about ten pounds and am moving towards my...


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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.

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