Category Archives: Inspire Your Spirit

God

Has there ever been a more controversial or polarizing subject?  That which is meant to unite us can serve to separate us instead.  Lately, I have been reading spiritual books, and talking about God with some of my Baha’i friends. From both sources, I discovered that the concept of God can be individually defined. God

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Reduce Cancer Risk and Return to Life

You’ve probably heard that poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can lead to so called “lifestyle” diseases namely high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems and type II diabetes. But did you know that inactivity and a lousy diet increases cancer risk? A recent report from the National Cancer Institute, highlights the effects of excess weight

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Depressed? Anxious? Exercise Helps says Mayo Clinic

Exercise is the great elixir.  Fountain of youth and mood enhancer.  For those that need proof, countless scientific reports show that exercise helps those with diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. Ditto for anxiety, depression. It doesn’t matter what you do – it’s moving that matters. Bike. Hike. Garden. Lift weights. Jump rope. Dance. Wash

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YES, YOU CAN REACH YOUR WELLNESS GOALS

Do you want to lose weight? Stress less?  Exercise more?  Thrive instead of just survive?  A wellness coach can get you there. I know you’ve heard these promises many, many times before.  Weight loss is a multi-million dollar industry.  There are countless books, seminars, and workout DVDs that promise you’ll lose weight and feel great. 

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Losing Your Mind

Have you lost your mind?  If you’re like most people, you probably have – and more than once in the course of an hour. According to mind experts old and new, the natural state of the mind is chaos.  Eastern philosophies call this “monkey mind” – your thoughts swinging aimlessly through the trees carrying you

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Pleasure vs Enjoyment

What is the difference between pleasure and enjoyment?  It’s a distinction drawn by psychologists in what’s come to be known the “positive psychology” movement. It began about twenty years ago and amongst its chief advocates were/are Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi and his book Flow and subsequently Martin Seligman and his book Authentic Happiness. How to lead a

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Lunchtime Fitness

Exercise is the elixir for many of life’s challenges – it reduces stress, increases energy and helps you sleep better too. The latest Federal government guidelines recommend 30-60 minutes of exercise on most days to maintain or improve your general wellbeing. That’s a tall order given today’s busy schedules. But fit a little fitness into

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Joints in Motion – Marathon Training Walk or Run!

JOINTS IN MOTION If you think participating in a marathon is beyond your fitness level, think again.  Many first-timers, including people with arthritis, do it every year. They gain the needed skills, confidence and camaraderie through the Arthritis Foundation’s Joints in Motion program (JIM). Each year athletes and non athletes train to walk, run, or

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