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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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December 2008 Archives

Sassy Water

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a new fad for this New Years, and for Common New Years Resolutions — of course, there’s a new diet fad every New Year.  I’m skeptical. It’s called “Sassy Water,” a part of a new book titled “Flat Belly […]

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Pruning the Vines for the New Year – A New Year’s Resolution

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It is deep winter and it has been very cold up north.  There is lots of snow on the ground; ice on the roads and sidewalks make moving treacherous.  The trees are bare.  The birds are searching non-stop for scarce […]

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Sugar, More More More!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sugar and sugar addiction is a big topic with me, and I know it is with a lot of our readers, too, going by the number of comments and page views we’ve received. Of course, the amounts of food I […]

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Comment of the Week – by Elizabeth Hunt

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I love the comments everyone made this week.  So many great thoughts and experiences on detoxing, fasting, sugar addiction, nighttime eating, Spirit, Reasons for the Season, and on and on.  Wow!  We have such a great community here.  Please return […]

Christmas/Holiday Overeating – What Now?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you overate yesterday, I have some suggestions. Appreciate: Say thanks to God for your life, and for your family and beloved friends. Have enough: Appreciate what you have, the gifts you gave and ones you received. Be enough:  Know […]

Christmas Meaning

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As a Christian, a follower of Christ, I love the Christmas holiday not only because it is a time of celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but also that it is a time of hope and transcendence.  If you […]

Holiday Recipe: Merriment and Moderation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve been baking some Christmas cookies this morning and afternoon: some butterscotch oatmeal, and whole wheat sugar cookies for decorating. Always baking, especially for holidays, Christmas cookies are a favorite of mine.  It’s just not the holidays without them!  This […]

Holy Days

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As snow begins to fall and the deep freeze of winter sets in, we again gather with family and friends, singing and dancing around the Christmas tree or lighting the menorah or Kwanzaa candles. All will be well as we […]

Your Reason for the Season

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’d probably all love to hear what hopes, joys, challenges and gratitude you are experiencing this Holiday Season. Please comment below, right now, and I’ll pull a few together and add my own in an article shortly. Merry Christmas, Happy […]

Comment of the Week – Bobbie’s gets it!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I continue to be completely delighted with our community and all the really great comments.  Many thanks!  We are soooo cool and connected! This week, my hat tips to Bobbie, for the comment written in last week’s “Comment of the […]

Meditation Before Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Try this meditation today. It’s very peaceful. Do it BEFORE you overeat. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Focus your mind’s attention on your breathing: in and out, in and out. Do this for as long as you can. End […]

Only Do What You Can

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is only so much you can do well. You may want to be perfect, or do everything in the whole wide world, but alas–there are limits. Since there are only 24 hours in a day, don’t try to do […]

To Detox or Not?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A friend has been singing the praises of detoxing and cleansing for the better part of a year.  He even gave me his old vegetable and fruit juicer, along with a list of supplements he swears by. Every time I […]

Books I Love this Year

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I want to give you my eclectic list of recommendations for great books on religion, spiritual practice, and health. In no particular order, just a short list of books that came out or that I discovered this year, 2008, that […]

Times are Really Different and we are Lucky

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just had a little lunch with an old friend.  He reminds me of the way things are in the world right now – we’re lucky to have what we have. He said he was worried he was about to […]

Nighttime Eating – a Follow Up

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s been a lot of interest in my articles on nighttime eating, and many people have written comments about it I thought I’d take a moment to get back to the subject. I love the suggestions that several of you […]

Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am SO delighted today. Not just because I am alive again today (yes, God woke me up this morning and I thank Him).  Not just because it is a beautiful day.  Not just because I am so lucky to […]

One Is Best

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Instead of a big lunch or dinner, have only one sandwich or small plate of food. Then use the extra time to get full from something else — like being in nature or having a good conversation with friends. Or […]

Let Your Spirit Guide You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Life is really very simple. Love God with everything you’ve got, in every way, and stop worrying. That may sound too simple, but if you test it day by day in your own life, as I have, you’ll find that […]

Sugar Addiction is Real and Dangerous

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Science finally caught up with what I’ve suspected for years: sugar is definitely, conclusively addictive, and causes permanent brain changes.  It has the same negative effect on the brain as heroin or cocaine! At the annual American College of Neuropsychopharmacology […]

Being with God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

First, I would never be so presumptuous to claim that I know God, or am with God.   In an attempt to honor Him and to remain humble at the same time, I acknowledge God’s grace in my life, and […]

Knowing God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How do you experience, or know God?  Or perhaps you don’t feel you do.  Please tell us in a comment by posting below. Perhaps you pray out loud, or in silence. May be you know God in church, or at […]

Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Announcing my new endeavor.  Each week on Monday I’ll pick the COMMENT OF THE WEEK from the previous week. The weekly most insightful, experiential, authentic posting by you, our readers! This is a badge of honor, a place of distinction […]

All-Consuming Consumerism

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am really “fed-up” with being only thought of as a “consumer!” Here we are with years of world financial problems that we’re trying to solve, years of massive “consumer” spending and over-spending, debt and mortgage crises, foreclosures, people losing […]

Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a delicious sandwich. Take a yellow squash, a zucchini, a carrot, a green or yellow pepper, some onion and mushrooms. Cut them in long, narrow strips. Now get a skillet, put in 1 tablespoon olive oil, and a vegetable […]

A Little Birdie Told Me

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Go out bird watching today. See how many birds you can find, and make a list. Listen to their sweet songs. Hear how many different sounds the birds make, and see if you can identify the bird with her song. […]

A Regular Healthy Habit

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The only successful method for losing weight is to start new healthy habits and keep them going, not just quickly drop a bunch of poundage on a crash diet. This is not new information!  I’m sure you know this.  What’s […]

Nighttime Eating – Finding Patterns and Getting to Solutions

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’ve been discussing the problem of nighttime eating, and NES (Nighttime Eating Syndrome) several times in the last couple of weeks here.  It seems a lot of us experience this. I read and really appreciate your comments. It’s good to […]

Sliding into Fun

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It snowed last night, so this morning the kids and I went sledding down our hill.  I rousted them out of bed, so we could go out before it melted. Once out the door and gathering and dragging the sleds […]

Healthier Hamburger

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s how to make a hamburger that is lower in fat, but high in flavor.  Please watch!

How are You Feeling after Thanksgiving?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Just a quick post, with a question and a comment.  How are you feeling a few days after the holiday?  Please make me and all our readers very happy, and post a comment below, and let us all know we’re […]

Moving Away the Blues

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Feeling a little down after the Thanksgiving holiday?  Turkey’s done, family and friends gone away, back at work, back to the same old grind? Go outside, move and breathe. I think that using your body, being physical and getting the […]

Enough Stuff

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Turns out, our family already has plenty.  We don’t need much more for the holidays.  So why spend a lot of money and buy more “stuff?”  I think we should spend less money, use what we have, be less “materially […]

Previous Posts

Goodbye Beliefnet
Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com.  After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on.  I thank God for this wonderful experience.  As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new.  Now, howe

posted 11:47:45am Jun. 30, 2011 | read full post »

It’s All Alright
If ever you are worried, fearful, or think that things are not all right, hand it over to God. Put your problems into God’s infinite care.  Hold up the troubles so that God can see them.  He will see your good intentions and efforts to do what is right, be your best, and be good to others. 

posted 10:55:26am Jun. 29, 2011 | read full post »

Take My Survey - Enter to Win a Book, DVD and/or CD

posted 5:19:49pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?
It’s not just how much we eat, it’s WHAT we eat that affects our weight.  Those who eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains gain less weight, and maintain weight loss better than those who eat a lot of carbohydrates, potatoes, starches, and meats, and drink a lot of sweetened sodas.  It

posted 3:28:20pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Blessed Assurance
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the worst moment of the depression in the 1930’s.  He was right. Fear is not always useful.  It often just gets in the way. Sometimes, our natural instinct of fear is helpful, such as to avoid fa

posted 12:00:09pm Jun. 27, 2011 | read full post »

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