Heart disease, stress, cancer, diabetes, and feeling unsettled are all too common in our society. Often, we are eager to follow “doctor’s orders” without considering the consequences of over-prescribing or the impact of ignoring the root causes of our distress. The good news is that there are steps you can take today and in the future to put yourself on a better, more hopeful path!
You might be wondering why I’m sharing my beauty tips….promoting beauty is slightly off-topic, right? After all, my message focuses on health of body, mind, and spirit—not beauty. For me, a beautiful person (male or female) is one who is loving, serene, giving, peaceful, joyful, patient, kind, open, and vibrant. My tips describe the things I try to do as I strive for this kind of beauty. As you will see, there are multiple links between my beauty tips, positive psychology, health, and, ultimately, beauty…
“It’s awful in here— so messy and smelly. I can’t even think. Why don’t you do something about it? I’ve been trying to get your attention for months.”
Have you ever read a book and felt the author was speaking directly to you, looking in your eyes to ensure you’re listening? This recently happened to me with Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero, the founding minister of the New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, N.Y.
Are you one of those people who always walks past the fish display of your supermarket with your eyes averted, not wanting to even get close to those creatures with their bug eyes, slime, scales, sharp fins, and, of course, their guts?
Working as a physician for the underserved and homeless in our nations’s capital was an eye-opener for me. I saw patients with multiple health problems. Why so many diseases? Lifestyle choices, stress, and poverty? Yes, these were big factors. But there was something else, something big, which I only came to understand later. Let me share with you what I have learned about Adverse Childhood Events or ACEs.
I recently returned from visiting my daughter and grandchildren in Umbria, Italy. As we roamed around small towns and beautiful green hillsides and visited Assisi, I couldn’t stop thinking about St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecologists: “Had he stepped where I am stepping?” …
I am increasingly fascinated by the cycle of life after death and growth after loss. At Easter, Christians joyfully celebrate this very thing: Jesus resurrected to new life after His death on a cross, thereby earning new life for each of us. But this cycle is part of life for all of us.
I always knew muscles were a good thing. So, not being able to find my quadricep muscles—even when I grasped my thigh while contracting the muscles as hard as I could—really bothered me. I was weak, had osteoporosis, and was not doing the weight-bearing exercises that could help me.
When you’re having a bad day, what’s really going on?
Does the constant noise and busyness of our world make it difficult for you to actually hear God, others, or even your own voice? Try these 4 tips for finding quiet and reconnection.
During Christmas, Christians like myself celebrate the birth of Jesus. His birth was quite a gift, as is our faith. Let me briefly describe the connection between my gift of faith and wellness.
What does being in nature and observing the humble fish teach us about body, mind, and spirit? A lot, apparently. But you have to pay attention.
Are you living your life on auto-pilot, in a perfunctory manner? Many of us are. Are you ready to bring intention to your everyday? If so, take the Perfunctory Challenge!
The last few weeks have been agonizing for our country. All of us witnessed the unspeakable pain experienced by Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, their families, as well as the many men and women touched by sexual misconduct. How can we heal? How do we turn the tide?
Learn the 9 steps to healthy aging, plus three bonus steps!
Recently I have been preoccupied with two disasters, the first dealing with my faith, and the second with my profession.
I recently travelled to Israel with a large group. The nine-day pilgrimage did not turn out to be the reflective and sacred experience I anticipated. That is, not until I made one significant, subtle shift.
Are you too nice? See how the internal drive to be nice and always please others can override the internal drive to be honest and true to one’s self.
"Writing is a process in which we discover what lives in us." Discover with me the unexpected benefits of writing.
When you’re struggling you want fast answers. What if the answer is slowing down? See how "Slow medicine" works at Christ House, and how it can work for you too!
Centering Prayer can help you break the cycle of ingrained behavior. Let me share with you something that happened to me last week.
The four healthy habits that bring regularity in the bathroom also help improve or prevent 75% of chronic disease!
"Silence is God's first language." Learn how silence helps you grow closer to God and what it can teach you.
Do you suffer from chronic illness, pain, obesity, stress or anxiety? See how my new “My Path” program can help you to journey closer to God, health, and serenity!
Why would anyone spend 20 minutes twice a day sitting quietly in a chair doing nothing? The practice of meditation has been valued for centuries by wise and holy men and women around the world. Why?
The words heal, health, whole, and holy are all related....to each other and to you! See how the Science, Psychology and Spirituality of Stress are all interconnected.
“Dear God, today help me to Stand up tall, Smile, and Listen. Amen.”
How one simple prayer can have far-reaching effects.
I arrive at 6:20AM towards the end of the session just as Larry shouts, “Time for the Subway mile.” Spread out on the church parking lot are 25 boot campers of varying ages and shapes. They immediately take off running up Adelphi Road towards the Subway shop on the nearby campus of University of Maryland.
Let me share with you a story I heard at church last week. It is a parable about eggs, carrots and coffee, and it illustrates the power of our choices.
Health Care is expensive. Proposed legislation does little to address the underlying problem of rising health care costs. Can we, the people, make a difference? I believe we can. Here are steps you and I can take to reduce the cost.