Dealing with Temptation (Part 1)

Picture this - your class reunion is a mere two months away and you desperately want to lose 30 pounds. You’re firmly committed, you’ve already started a diet and you’re genuinely excited about showing off that svelte body to your former classmates. All is going well. Until… until there is a Read more

Prioritizing Priorities

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 Dale Carnegie tells the story of two men who spent the day chopping wood. The Worried Woodcutter worked hard all day long. He chopped non-stop without even taking a break for lunch. Read more

Laryngitis – “It’s Baaaack”

by Kim Avery “They’re baaaack,” or so the corny line from the 3rd rate horror movie goes, and it’s true. Well, almost. It would be more accurate to say, “It’s baaaack,” as in that virulent  case of laryngitis that stole three months of my life this past spring. Three months. Crazy, isn’t it? I Read more

The Power of a Smile

I had a migraine headache all weekend. Between the pounding, throbbing, nausea, and sensitivity to any and all stimuli, it wasn’t one of my better weekends.  But as I lay in bed, I began thinking about some research that had recently come out regarding the power of a smile. This study revealed Read more

Worry Free Wednesdays – The Worry Cure – Part III

Have you ever noticed that it’s easier to make a change by adding a new activity rather than subtracting an old one?  For example, if I want to slim down it’s easier for me to get up and take a walk than to decide to eat less and just stare at an empty plate. Budgeting is hard not because I have to Read more