Showing posts tagged as 'mind'

The Amen Solution

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Mind

November 22, 2010 16:46

Happy Monday :) A friend of mine sent me an email today, and what it was about was so consistent with what I'm trying to do through this blog, I thought I'd pass it on to you. The blog post she emailed me was written by Dr. Daniel Amen, a well-known doctor specializing in brain health.

My friend told me about him several weeks ago, and I checked out a couple of his books from the library. I'm...

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A New Path

Tags: Body, Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

November 18, 2010 19:30

This is third installment of my guest blogs. Today, my friend Mary Lynn is writting about physical and mental wellbeing. She's a Pastoral Counselor in my area, and she's also a great friend. I hope you get a lot out of what she has written. I know I did :)

A New Path

It is difficult to perform in our jobs, our family and our surrounding community when we’re not feeling well. This is why physical...

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Another Chance

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

November 03, 2010 22:32

Wordless Wednesday, and we were asked to post an image that best represents my biggest help in managing diabetes. This sunrise (and all the others) is it for me.To me, the fact that I can have a fresh start every day is my biggest encouragement. It doesn't matter how things went yesterday, when the sun comes up, we're all given a second chance. Whatever your issues may be, every day is a new...

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Covering Your Bases

Tags: Body, Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

November 02, 2010 19:31

After more than half a century since moving to San Francisco, the Giants won the World Series last night, beating Texas 3-1 in Game 5. Years ago, I used to head up to the Bay Area from time to time to do some auditing work. Candlestick Park was a cool stadium to watch baseball.It's always great to see a team win big after years of trying. It's also great when someone achieves a personal win,...

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Decide To Be Happy

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

October 31, 2010 21:30

Like so many things in life, happiness is a choice. Even in the most difficult of situations, we can usually find something to be happy about. During this last night of October (where did this month go?), here's some tips on becoming a happier person, taken from Dottie Billington's Life Is An Attitude:

  • Decide to be happy. To a certain extent, you create your own happiness, from the inside out.
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Overcoming Fear

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

October 30, 2010 19:20

Fear was made to be overcome. Because we are afraid of so many things, most of the time fear holds us back and keeps us from reaching our potential. We have a fear of failure, a fear of loss, a fear of ourselves, and an endless sea of doubts about our security, our identity, and on and on. But fear is made to be overcome, because once fear is overcome, we are able to be the people we are meant...

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A New Day

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

October 29, 2010 05:39

The favors of the Lord are not exhausted, his mercies are not spent. They are renewed each morning, so great is his faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

Did you wake up today expecting God to do great things in your life, or did you wake up stressed out, worried and anxious about all the problems and concerns you're going to face?

I don't turn to the book of Lamentations much, but this passage...

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Tags: Body, Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

October 27, 2010 06:47

Beloved, I hope you are prospering in every respect and are in good health, just as your soul is prospering. 3 John 1:2

I think I'm done watching TV for the next week. With so many political attack ads running right now, it's hard to keep from getting depressed. So much negativity can really drag us down, and for a lot of us, we're already struggling in so many ways. Maybe you've found yourself...

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Finding Our Way

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

October 20, 2010 15:18

Last weekend, I went to a conference in Richmond, Virginia. I can't remember the last time I had to drive through Northern Virginia traffic, but it had to be one of the worst driving experiences I've ever had. Between the massive traffic congestion, the construction, and the unfamiliar roads, I was a wreck when I arrived at my destination. A big part of my stress was caused by my need to...

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Take Your Time

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

October 19, 2010 22:30

Have you been finding it hard to make long-lasting changes lately? I know I have. Every time I think I'm making progress with some area of my life, something comes up and I end up taking two or three steps back.As I've been talking with other people over the last couple of weeks, I have realized that I'm not alone in feeling this way. Maybe you do too?Many of us have this sense of being stuck....

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