Meditation May Help Against Heart Disease

For the first time, the American Heart Association (AHA) is issuing a statement on the effects of meditation on the heart. AHA experts reviewed dozens studies analyzing eight different types of meditation and their effects on various heart disease risk factors and outcomes, from heart attack to blood pressure, stress, atherosclerosis and smoking cessation. Overall,Read More

Getting Past the Pain

It may be in the silence that you find peace and healing. No one should tell you to “just get over it.” painThat is not in the word, but each of us should try uplifting others with love and gentleness in their times of grief and pain. by Frank Yoll

Outside Looking Inside

Surrender your heart and all your thoughts to me again this day. Allow your brokenness – be it your broken heart, your broken thoughts, your broken body, your broken family, your broken finances, your broken vision, your broken state of being – surrender and allow me, your God, the one who loves you, to mendRead More

Having Self Doubt

We all need help through difficult situations sometimes. Do not allow noise to cloud the silence you may need (but not want). It may be in the silence that you find peace and healing. No one should tell you to “just get over it.” That is not in the word, but each of us should try uplifting others with loveRead More

Change My Thinking

Society continues to suffer from generations of recycled dirt. Psychological hiccups, so to speak. We, as a nation, as a world, as humans, need healing from years of abuse. We need repair from damaged thinking. We need cultural understanding. Most importantly, we need to acknowledge the recycled dirt in order to begin the tough processRead More

Simple snacks for more energy

Carbs, fat and protein are the only three nutrients that provide your body and brain with true energy. Many other vitamins, minerals and nutrients we consume, like magnesium, iron and fiber, support our cellular processes for energy and help stabilize our blood-sugar levels for longer lasting energy. Science has shown snacking can increase performance, butRead More

Can You Be Fat But Fit?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could eat all the ice cream and french fries we wanted and still be healthy? The idea that you can be fat but fit is increasingly bandied about these days, spurred by studies that suggest an extra layer of fat could have a protective effect on our bodies. SoRead More

Counting ‘Macros’ Diet

Maybe you’ve overheard people at the gym buzzing about how the IIFYM diet helped them slim down. Or at a work lunch, some coworkers made references to counting “macros” rather than calculating calories or carbs. What’s it all about? The initials stand for “if it Fits Your Macros,” an acronym that caught on first withRead More