Sleep Like a Baby

Sleep- Do you sleep like a baby? The sleep of an innocent baby is blissful and serene. While we may be physically exhausted, mentally fatigued, and emotionally drained because of our diet, level of health, lifestyle, and relationships, the bodies of little babies are not toxic, their minds are not stressed out, and they are not on an emotional roller coaster. We could all take a lesson from the innocent babe. To sleep, to sleep, perchance to dream. . . For information on restful sleep, see my book “Morning By Morning Pathway to Health” available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, my website MorningByMorning.com  and other booksellers.

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Painted Faces

Painted FaceYou probably wouldn’t paint your face or body like this, but have you thought about what you may be painting your skin with?

When your pores are clogged by various creams, lotions, deodorants, and even some commercial soaps and makeup, the only way your body can cool itself is to force precious fluids out onto your skin to evaporate and cause a cooling effect. And when it is not compromised by what you put on it, your skin not only removes toxic waste from inside your body, but it also keeps bacteria and other bad stuff out. Help your skin keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out of your body by not clogging your pores. Proper skin care is essential in healing and health.

 

Are You Suffering from Burnout?

BurnoutWhen highly committed successful people lose interest and motivation, we call it “burnout.” These hardworking, driven people have become so physically exhausted, emotionally drained, or mentally fatigued that they no longer care to perform well or at all. People who are at risk of burning out find it difficult to say ‘no’ to additional commitments and responsibilities. They are under intense and prolonged stress until they eventually lose their sense of purpose and the energy that sustained them for so long. In addition to reducing stress in the traditional ways, if you are in danger of burning out, you need to Continue reading

What Should I Weigh to be Healthy?

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman
who fears the LORD is to be praised.

– Proverbs 31:30 NIV

Women often ask how much they should weigh and whether their current weight jeopardizes their health. Experts cannot always agree on the answer. Stepping on the scales is often done with trepidation, but what joy when the scales reveal good news, especially when that significant digit finally changes.  Although it’s just like any other pound, somehow it feels like an especially big victory and the relief is staggering. Excess weight comes off naturally when you focus on getting healthy rather than just losing weight.

women, health, diet, weight, scale, overweight, eating disorderAs a rule of thumb for women, what is technically referred to as your “ideal weight” is 100 pounds for the first five feet of your height plus five pounds for each additional inch of your height. For example, the ideal weight for a woman who is 5’ 7” tall is approximately 100 plus 5 x 7 or 135 pounds. Adjust this estimate of ideal weight according to your body frame size.  Add 10 percent for a large frame or subtract 10 percent for a small frame. You can estimate your frame size quickly by wrapping your thumb and the fingers of one hand around the smallest part of your other wrist. If your finger and thumb overlap, you have a small frame. If your fingers and thumb barely touch, your frame size is medium. If your fingers and thumb do not touch, you have a large frame. More accurate measures of frame size can be performed by a trained dietitian or physician with precise positioning of the arm, elbow and wrist, formula calculations and comparison with reference standards.

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Juggling Priorities

Juggling priorities

No matter your age, balancing priorities is often a challenge.  When we try to put everything first, we end up constantly juggling and compromising our core values. To relieve the stress and strain of this predicament, keep in mind that there are five areas of priority that must be kept in proper order and alignment:

1.  Personal growing relationship with God.
2.  Quality relationship with marriage partner, if married.
3.  Developing Godly character in children.
4.  Vocation
5.  Ministry

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