10 Tips for Enjoying Holidays without Stressing | Food and Weight Gain

The holiday season is the time of the year when some of us gain weight. The reason for weight gain during the holiday season is found in all the foods that we have in celebration of the season.

Some of us stress about the food and already know that weight gain is inevitable. What if I told you not to worry about the food and weight gain? Well, that’s what I am telling you in this post.

It is important to know that when we put additional stress on ourselves it creates a stress response in our bodies. As a result the body’s digestion capability, nutritional uptake and assimilation processes and calorie burning are affected greatly and not in a positive way. Continue reading

10 Reasons for Giving Thanks | Week 2

It is the season to express gratitude and give thanks. I really want to make it a practice to express gratitude everyday and not just during a time when it is a common thing to do.

Continuing where I left off last week. If you don’t know what this series is about, check out the post from last week.

I urge you jot down your reasons for giving thanks. It is truly a humbling experience, because when we take the time to do this, we see just how blessed we really are.

Today I share two more reasons for giving thanks. Continue reading

The Real Meaning of Life | Choices and Illusions

The Real Meaning in Life
Excerpted from Choices and Illusions by Eldon Taylor

Years ago a young woman came to me for help. To maintain confidentiality, I will invent a name for her. I’ll call her Mary. This young woman in her late thirties had a history of self-mutilation and suicidal behavior. She came in for pastoral counseling, and I agreed to see her only if her psychiatrist agreed and was kept fully informed. That issue out of the way, her first appointment was made. My secretary brought me her file, including the pre-process forms I used. As I reviewed the information in the file, I was taken by the fact that one of her prior therapists was a famous psychiatrist. I thought to myself, “And what on earth am I to do if this person couldn’t help her?” Continue reading