Is “everything in moderation” really a good plan?

The phrase, “everything in moderation,“ is often bantered about freely in a wide variety of situations.? The phrase was originally spoken in the Bible by the apostle Paul. The context, in this case, had to do with the consumption of meat that was sacrificed to idols, a culturally forbidden meat. Basically, some folks in his day considered it acceptable and some folks did not. In dealing with this issue, the apostle Paul made the statement,...
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3 Ways to Maintain Motivation

Many ask how Dr. Michele and I consistently stay motivated to continue in our drive for overall wellness. This question has prompted much introspective thought and reflection. In this context, I am defining wellness as more than physical. I am speaking to overall wellness in the form of optimum life and vitality in all the arenas of humanity- physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Although the answer may vary from person to person, there are 3...
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Why You Should Get Uncomfortable

No fly zones will always get you in trouble. These zones typically are governed and patrolled by governmental military personnel and armament. Pilots understand these zones. JUST DON’T GO THERE because consequences will follow. Though this is a clear issue pertaining to pilots, there is a no fly zone for people. It is called the comfort zone. Folks in this zone rarely find the blessing of challenge. Further, folks in this zone can even resist...
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Learning to Listen

Dr. Michele and I have a great desire to lead people in the right direction. Whether it be in life, love, money, health, or the relationship with Jesus. We certainly want to be good examples. As I write this blog, I stare out across the sea. We are not talking much, just listening. What power I hear when just listening! Listening to Hear a Greater Power The great authority and power can be clearly heard...
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Immeasurable Grace

What is Grace? Most would define it as, “unmerited favor”. When I think of God’s grace, I am moved to the deepest emotions. Do we get what we deserve? I think not. So let’s talk a minute about what we do deserve. When I asked myself that question, I must say that I am not pleased with the answer. Simply because, I deserve nothing. You see; we are here on this earth simply by means...
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How to Exercise the Mind

Most understand the importance of physical exercise. However, there is another type of exercise that may provide even greater benefits. This is an exercise that occurs in the mind. Our patient base is full of individuals who want, and need, not just a physical reset but an emotional and intellectual reset. To that end, here are our preferred mind resetting exercises: Reframe your identity. Stay away from identifying yourself as fat, diabetic, arthritic, sick, etc....
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Vitamin D Deficiency

Most Americans are indeed vitamin D deficient. The causes are multifactorial and include various reasons. 4 Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency Not enough direct sunlight. Even though the production of vitamin D is facilitated by sunlight on the skin, we are taught to stay out of the sun because the sun causes cancer. Our use of sunscreen. Massive amounts of sunscreen are worn to protect the potential damaging affects of the sun. The amount of...
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The Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach

Is it crunches? Leg lifts? Sit ups? Is there one best exercise to get a flat stomach? Let me be the first to inform you the answer is an resounding, YES! With that emphatically stated, let me lay out this perfect exercise for flat abdominal muscles and a chiseled stomach. Keep in mind that this is an all-day routine, so stay with me as I describe this multi-step exercise. Here are the Mechanics: Don’t worry...
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Why Everyone Needs a “Tom”

It is an undeniable fact that people appreciate encouragement. Encouragement can come in many forms – from people, to writings, or even music. For Dr. Michele and I, a particular source of encouragement came to us in an unexpected place and from an unexpected person. For the sake of keeping this person anonymous, I will call him “Tom” and tell you his story. How Dr. Michele and I met Tom We first met Tom while...
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How to Stop Overtraining Syndrome (OTS)

Overtraining syndrome, known as OTS, is far too common in the world today. Young and inexperienced trainers, with an impassioned zeal to help people, can fall prey to pushing the vulnerable client too far. Additionally, persons can believe erroneously that the old adage is true – “no pain, no gain.” However, it is critically important to understand that we can be pushed too far as well as push ourselves too hard. This can facilitate OTS....
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