Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s passion was the Let’s Move campaign—an endeavor to end childhood obesity and encourage a healthier generation of kids. With this in mind, I pose the question, what are you doing to encourage healthy habits in your children? There is a famous saying (and book written by Robert Fulghulm), “All I really
“Marriage is the graduate school of forgiveness.” – Dr. Dave Stoop, Psychologist I was struck the day I heard this quote and haven’t been able to forget it. It implies that your ability to love will be stretched so far in marriage, that you’ll become an expert in forgiveness, on both minor and major issues.
From Mother’s Day to Memorial Day, to Graduation and Prom, May is full of special occasions worthy of celebration. When we gather to celebrate, we pay homage to the hard work we have put into achieving a specific goal. We allow ourselves the opportunity to let go and congratulate ourselves on a job well done.
So, you’re married, and a few months, years, or even decades have passed. You’re still hanging in there, still holding on to the love, but are you still having fun? Volumes of books have been written about the intricacies of the marital relationship. Lectures, seminars, conferences, and sermons have been orated and presented on the
Several years ago I took a trip to Israel, and it was the most memorable trip of my life so far. During our tour, we visited an area believed to be the former location of the pool of Bethesda. The history behind this site, as told in The Bible, is that many people, suffering from
In a previous article, we discussed the need for help. In continuation of that discussion, I want to elaborate on setting boundaries—knowing when, and how to say no. As good people, we have good intentions, and are eager to lend a helping hand. It’s very easy to get caught up in the habit of saying
As long as you know what it is you desire, then by simply affirming that it is yours — firmly and positively, with no ifs, buts, or maybes — over and over again, from the minute you arise in the morning until the time you go to sleep at night, and as many times during
Developing healthy habits and eliminating bad ones takes a certain amount of sacrifice, and it can be challenging to accept and implement this. When one is facing issues with his or her overall health, significant changes may be necessary, and sometimes the decisions that need to be made will be difficult ones. What are some
New Year’s Resolutions. It’s the same thing every year. We celebrate the New Year and imagine one thing (or several things) we’d like to change, usually in an attempt to make ourselves better. Get a better job. Get Fit. Eat healthier. Save Money. Quit smoking. Sound familiar? There’s no question that these resolutions are
I am convinced that a good amount of the stress many of us feel during this holiday season stems from 3 troublesome phrases: should, have to, and need to. I saw a Facebook post the day after Thanksgiving that went something like: “If you’re one of those people who’s already got their Christmas decorations up and