Showing posts tagged as 'type-ii-diabetes'

A New Adventure

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Prayer, Type-ii-diabetes

October 11, 2010 22:33

This picture of Old Faithful in Yellowstone was taken the other day by my brother Don. Right about now, he's headed home from a two-week trip throughout the Great Plains. Yesterday, I wrote about how, when I'm having a bad day, I often daydream about Tuscany. I guess if I were to ask my brother, he'd choose the great outdoors, fishing, hiking and camping. I think the key to it all is finding...


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Setting Goals

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

September 25, 2010 19:38

The other day, someone sent me an email asking how I get so much accomplished. If they could only see my office :)Well, that question got me thinking. Now that summer is over, my busy time is set to begin. And this year, in addition to my usual responsibilities, I've added a bunch more, including this blog.I had no idea there would be as many people as there are reading my postings each day....


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Mindfulness

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

September 06, 2010 08:35

Happy Labor Day!

I hope you have the chance to relax today! I would be remise if I didn't remind you to keep all the many, many folks who are unemployed in your prayers. These are difficult times.

This weekend, I've been reading Life Is An Attitude, written by Dottie Billington. It's a little self-help book that was mentioned by someone in an on-line course I'm taking, and I thought I'd check it...


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Want To Get Healthy?

Tags: Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 31, 2010 20:49

This weekend will mark the end of the summer. Even though school started today in my area, I've always felt like summer hangs on until Labor Day. After that, the leaves start falling, cool weather returns, and I start thinking about soups, stews, and heartier fare. I can't wait! Don't get me wrong, I love summer. But fall is my favorite time of the year.About this time last year, I learned...


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Watch What You Eat

Tags: Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 18, 2010 20:52

Several weeks ago, I was shopping at a Walmart Supercenter with a college student. He was helping me buy food for a college retreat we were setting up. This young man has several relatives with diabetes in his immediate family, and he's become more aware of the importance to taking care of himself. It's been great for me, since I bounce a lot of stuff off him, including the feel of this blog....


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Persistence Pays Off

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Type-ii-diabetes

August 09, 2010 19:43

Did you know that it took Thomas Edison thousands of failed experiments over decades before he invented a long-lasting incandescent light bulb that revolutionized the world? He never stopped trying, he never saw himself a failure. His persistence paid off.Did you know that over a span of thirty years, Abraham Lincoln repeatedly failed at business, love and politics before becoming the President...


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Summer Evenings and Baby Eggplant

Tags: Appetizers, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegetarian

August 08, 2010 21:53

Lately, it's been too hot and humid to sit outside in the evenings. I guess I've just gotten too used to air conditioning:( Last night, the weather being nice, I had the chance to have dinner under my pergola with some friends. Just about everything we ate came from my local farmer's market, and it was all delicious. The red wine was a gift from a previous guest. It complemented the food...


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Balancing Act

Tags: Body, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 24, 2010 14:11

Do you ever feel like this donkey? You're plugging away, doing the best you can to keep your balance, and then...It seems like life is just one big balancing act. Whether it's trying to balance work and family, good eating and unhealthy eating, exercising too much and not exercising at all, watching your spending and putting everything on a credit card. Whatever the situation may be for you, I...


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Good Things Are Happening

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

July 22, 2010 15:25

I feel like I've been on a crazy amusement park ride the past week, one with plenty of fun but lots of twists and turns. I'm ready for a little r and r, and hopefully things will settle down a bit. I have a lot of things to catch up on.A couple of days ago, I met with some local healthcare folks, and they loved the idea of an outreach linking faith communities to diabetes education. I could...


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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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