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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

March 2009 Archives

Clean Body, Pure Soul

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s an idea you may enjoy trying. As you take your shower for the day, imagine that you are not only washing your body, but that you are also washing your psyche! Imagine that the stress from your fears, worries […]

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How to Relieve Relationships, Loneliness, and Health Problems: Comments this Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please add your thoughts and feel free to confide your problems in last week’s posting, “Confidentially Relived,”  I really appreciate what you wrote.  We are all in this life together, and the Internet is a great way for us to […]

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Ideas to End Self-Destructive Behavior

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Overeating is a form of self anesthesia. What we’re trying to do is find other non-destructive methods to feel better. Here are some other, less self-destructive ideas for managing the pain and difficulties of living: Try moving. Flexing your muscles […]

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Fasting: Is It Healthy Not to Eat for an Entire Day?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Q: I thought that we are supposed to eat when we are hungry and stop when full. Is it is OK to go all day long without eating? What if you don’t get a hunger pang all day? A: Everyone […]

Enjoy Your Food

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You need to eat less than you were eating in order to lose weight. But don’t diet! The idea is to eat moderately, from all five food groups (including a small amount of fats and sugars). Eat three small meals […]

Get Simpler, Live Easy

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How do you simplify your life?  Yes, it’s become a cliché, but it’s really a good thing to do, especially in these days of complexity, materialism and debt.  Join the online conversation and post, please, about how you are taking […]

Hope is Grace, the New “Satisfied Life Moment of the Week”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What does having a “satisfied life” mean to you?  Join the discussion and tell us. Given that the spirit and substance of this daily column is a “satisfied life,”  my editor, Holly, suggested it would be a great idea to […]

Reward Yourself with a Pay-Off

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Oh my, yesterday I just did not want to go to the 4th of a 6-week yoga intensive class.  I’d had a big lunch with a business client, and truthfully, a couple of glasses of wine.  I felt too full.  […]

A Little Habit Adds Up to Trouble – Our Comment of the Week from Chris

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Again this week, you all have really been terrifically interested and involved, posting some excellent comments.  I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.  Here is one from Chris, who discovered that what she thought was a little […]

“I Want to Lose Weight Fast”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a question from a regular reader, Can I safely lose weight fast? A:  No, you cannot lose weight quickly and maintain your health. 2-3 pounds per week is the most anyone should lose, according to most doctors and researchers. […]

Water Yourself

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s vitally important to drink enough water throughout the day, to insure your health and weight management. Drink at least three large (12 oz.) glasses a day, and preferably six. This can be in the form of tap water, bottled […]

What Type Home Chef are You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Very interesting article by Tara Parker-Pope in the New York Times about home cooking and how the person who is the cook at home determines the nutrition in meals, take a look here.  Lots more people are cooking at home […]

Confidentially Relieved

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I highly recommend that you confide in someone today.  Telling someone your problems can really help you feel relief, and also get a fresh perspective.  Please tell us your problems, anonymously if you like, by posting below.  We are in […]

Whoopie, it’s Whoopie Pie!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Forgive me, but I’m just so happy that a childhood favorite of mine is coming back into popularity.  The whoopie pie, a chocolate (or pumpkin!) set of soft cookies with frosting in the center, purportedly from Pennsylvania, the Amish, and/or […]

Hope is Grace

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Just a short thought for your day:  When you put your faith in God, you let go of your problems.  They’re not all up to you anymore.  The act of faith of putting your problems into God’s hands is itself, […]

One Change Adds Up

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you know that by making one small change over time, there can be big results?  You can apply this rule to weight loss.  I know, I do it all the time.  I’ve suggested this to many of my clients, […]

Comment of the Week – Losing Religion?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week is absolutely amazing in terms of comments!  We’ve set a record!  Never before have we had more comments on a subject.  They are all truly interesting and amazing – and I cannot pick just one to feature today.  […]

Count the Blessings

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What blessings are there in your life?  What’s really going well and right that you are thankful for?  Please tell us below by posting a comment.  I have found that counting my blessings and sharing them with others really helps […]

Getting Started

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You know there sometimes comes a time when you need to stop planning, thinking about, and worrying about what needs to be done.  There comes a time when you just have to start. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Whatever you […]

Q&A: Controlling Sugar Addictions

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today let’s do a Question and Answer, which I like to do from time-to-time.  If you have a question for me post it in a comment. Occasionally I will answer general questions as best I can, especially ones that most […]

Time Heals

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s an old adage, but it’s true. Time heals all. There’s no problem that won’t get better with passing time, and some care and attention. Give your problems time, especially when it comes to losing weight. You did not develop […]

Fasting Every Other Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve been fasting, and thinking about fasting for many years.  I have been writing about it, and there are lots of great comments, take a look here. Seems a lot of us are very interested in fasting. For almost a […]

God on the Verge

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I can’t help feeling and thinking that I am on the verge, like most of us these days.  On the verge, or edge, of a lot, good or bad.  It’s an uncomfortable and tenuous position to be in, like “on […]

Losing Religion

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What do you believe when it comes to God?  Do you belong to or attend a church, synagogue or temple — if so, which one?  Please post a comment below right now and tell us.  Let’s do our own little […]

Comments of the Week – Hope, Body and Soul

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This has been a wonderful week, although difficult in many ways, wonderful here as so many people are in our community, and posting really inspiring, encouraging words.  Two of the most commented upon had to do with troubled times, fear, […]

Hope with the Jasmine Tree

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My wife brought home a small jasmine tree last year.  The whole family loved its beautiful green leaves and heavenly fragrances.  It spent springtime happy as can be on our kitchen windowsill.  Then in the summer it resided outdoors, thriving […]

Recipe for Hope

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Even though you may be struggling with life problems as all of us are, please remember that all is not lost, nothing is impossible, and hope lives.  Why?  There is hope because we believe in and love God. You may […]

Eat Well for Less

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Now that money is tight, many people are spending less money on everything, including food.  Eating out in restaurants, and buying take-out food is no longer affordable for many of us.  At the same time we’re working harder and time […]

Starting the Day with Fear and Anxiety?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Every morning I begin my day with some coffee and the news.  I’ve done this for decades.  It is my morning wake-up routine, and I am used to it. What’s really news is that I am starting to see that […]

Comment of the Week: Scales, Diets and Fasts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This past week has been a very active one on this website, and I for one am impressed and inspired.  There have been quite a few comments posted, especially in response to my articles on Scales, Fasting, and the major […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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, ...

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 ...

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

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