Have you ever given up? Ever commit to a new habit and stop trying shortly thereafter because of discouragement, frustration, or lack of progress? Yeah, me too. The truth is we often sabotage our efforts without knowing it.
Anyone who's been on an airplane can probably recite these lines by heart... "Secure your own mask first before assisting others." These standard instructions are given on every airline, on every flight. But how often do we actually listen?
I was 38 years old. My body was revolting on me. I was fatigued, depressed, and overweight. Whether it was years of catching fast pitch softball games or simple biomechanics, my knee wasn't cooperating with my fitness plan. Sidelined from running, biking, elliptical, and most group fitness classes, the low-impact swimming option wasn't yielding results. The scale and … Continue reading How an Infomercial Changed My Life
If only I had a nickel for every time I've been asked about or struggled with this question. Why is this such a hot button in the Christian community? I think the heart of the concern lies in the roots of yoga. It's foundation lies in the Buddhist and Hindu communities and, therefore, gets wrapped into … Continue reading Should Christians Yoga?
Yesterday officially marked the shortest day of the year. Whew. As someone who's prone to anxiety and depression, the lack of daylight is brutal. My moods have hit the tank lately. Though not fully suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), I definitely feel the impact of this season. Each year, though the sleigh bells ring and the … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Be… Depressed?