Advertisement

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

November 2009 Archives

Holiday Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a list of ten ways to remedy holiday mistakes, blunders, and misfortunes.  If you overate, forgot to exercise, got lazy, said something you later regretted, didn’t do what you meant to do – whatever – join the club!  […]

Advertisement

We Are Family, We Are Important

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What’s your family genetic history? We all have good genes, and not-so-good genes. It’s best to be informed and aware, so that you can make choices to have the best, longest life possible. Knowing your genetic tendencies allows you to […]

Advertisement

Keep Thanking God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Each and every morning, the second you wake up – thank God or your Higher Power for the gift of another day. You’re lucky to be alive, yet again, for another day. While you’re at it, ask the Creator to […]

Advertisement

Days After

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday full of family, love and appreciation. We sure did. How nice it was to take a full morning to stretch, dance and do some yoga. I felt so good, physically and emotionally. […]

Thanksgiving Survival Tips

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s my “during and after Thanksgiving” list of how to get through the day and the holiday weekend, and keep that warm glowing love and appreciation of relatives and friends. 1.    Hold your temper.  Don’t let anybody bother you or […]

A Prayer of Thanks

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

For those of us Americans, we have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.  For those readers in other countries, please join us in celebrating all that God has given us.  Here is a prayer for your consideration, today. […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a little prayer for consideration at your holiday table. (encourage everyone to observe a moment of silence, then begin) God, thank you for this wonderful gathering.For the many gifts of love you give.This wonderful family, our cherished friends, our […]

Healthy Recipes – Thanksgiving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Getting ready for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?  Dreaming of stuffing yourself with stuffing?  A juicy, fat turkey?  Marshmallow sweet potatoes?  Buttery rolls and mashed potatoes?  Pumpkin pie?  These all sound great, sure, but they’re not so great for your body; […]

What is Thanksgiving?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Quite simply, Thanksgiving Day is a time of appreciation for a bountiful harvest. First celebrated at the Plymouth Plantation in 1621 (debatable) by the Pilgrims and the Native American Wampanoag tribe in North America, it was a meal shared by […]

Thanksgiving Every Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Don’t wait until next Thanksgiving Day! Let every day be a day of thanksgiving! Appreciate the bounty that you receive from God. A roof over your head. Food in abundance. Your career, or mission in life. Your family. Friends. Interests. […]

Compassion

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What does it mean?  It means to be sympathetic or empathic of another’s condition, be it pain and suffering, deep emotions, problems – and to do something about it. This week, author Karen Armstrong (“A History of God” and other […]

Hunger Hurts the Ones We Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

While a lot of us are having a hard time keeping food OFF the table, 1 in 7 Americans are finding it hard to put food ON the table this year.  So reports a study from the U.S. Department of […]

Thanksgiving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Beliefnet is the place for everything Thanksgiving.  We have recipes, turkey recipes, stuffing recipes, crafts, prayers, inspiration, videos, e-cards – everything!  This American holiday is a special one, filled with family, friends, food, and gratitude. Here are a few wonderful […]

Recipe: Smoothie of Your Dreams

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a high-protein, low fat, no sugar recipe for a smoothie drink that will knock your socks off!  It’s a great meal replacer, as it packs a bunch of nutrients and vitamins in it, naturally and makes you feel […]

Book Review: Matters of Death and Life

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Mark C. Taylor, noted philosopher, scholar, professor of religion and Chair of the Columbia University Department of Religion, has published a glowing, often super-real and sometimes surreal collection of essays on the human condition.  “Field Notes From Elsewhere: Reflections on […]

Is God There?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Q: I wonder that God doesn’t have enough to do without hearing about my weight problem. So many crises, so much death and turmoil in the world, so many real problems to deal with. How can I possibly ask for […]

Be Careful with Juice

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Be careful of how much fruit juice you drink. It has a lot of calories in it. A serving size (USDA Food Pyramid) is only a 1/2 cup. Fruit juice is concentrated and powerful. An 8 oz. glass of apple […]

Recipe: Amazing Split-Pea Soup

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a really special treat: full of vegetables, but no fat, with intense delicious flavor.  It requires no advance preparation, no soaking of beans overnight, and takes about 5 minutes to put together.  Hard to beat this soup on […]

How Do YOU Stay Healthy?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Beliefnet’s Holly Rossi (Fresh Living) has just written a new gallery of ideas and great photos.  It’s called 21 Simple Ways to Be Healthy.  This is a good list, of easy, simple, free ways to either get healthy or stay […]

Is Eating Nuts Nutty?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

While on a car trip the other day, we stopped at a gas station and my friend went into the adjacent convenience store and bought a small bag of nuts and yogurt-covered raisins.  It looked really good.  I wanted some […]

Weight Loss? Will Power? No Way.

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

For years I thought it took will power to make major changes in my life, such as getting healthy, finding a job or losing weight.  In the middle of doing it, though, and falling flat on my face a bunch […]

How Much Water?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Last week, I wrote about a radio station losing a lawsuit over their water drinking contest.  A lot of you were very interested in how much water to drink, and to make sure there’s no danger in too much water.  […]

Helene’s Hint

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Meet Helene, a woman who has lost 50 pounds and kept it off over 23 years. See if you can relate to her words… “I was out on my own the first time (in my early 20’s) and started to […]

The Sugar High? Is it So Great?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Remember how you felt the last time you ate a lot of sugary foods? You probably got a quick burst of energy, and then it let you down, way down. Maybe you felt “hung over” later with a headache. Maybe […]

Book Review: “The End of Suffering”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A wake up call, that’s what suffering offers us, according to the poet and writer, Scott Cairns.  Suffering is not about the pain and hardship, per se – we need to look past suffering to what is beyond.  “The End […]

Recipe: Zero-Calorie Double Pleasure Sweet Tea

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I can’t believe how great this hot (or cold) drink is!  Sweet, tasty, no calories, no caffeine, and helps me curb hunger and lose weight. Ever been at a bar and heard someone say to the bartender, “make it a […]

Too Much Water is Dangerous

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m always encouraging everyone to drink a lot of water.  Water is important and when you’re losing weight, it’s essential.  Is it possible to drink too much water?  Yes. We heard the news that a jury awarded $16.5 million dollars […]

Recipes: This Is Why You’re Fat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We know why we’re fat: too much food in general, especially fats and sugar-laden food.  Now, “This is Why You’re Fat” is a book and website of a collection of recipes and photos of really crazy fatty, sugary food.  This […]

Make Weight Loss Fun and Pleasurable

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What if doing something you dread could really be fun and pleasurable?  What would happen if you did not have a lot of fear, anxiety and trepidation? If you simply don’t believe the old mental programming that losing weight, becoming […]

Spirit in the Wind

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, All Saint’s Day, I’m thankful for the wind, today. I love how it blows life into everything – especially me! I love how the wind moves the clouds, and the leaves on the trees, and how the birds ride […]

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 ...

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 »

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, ...

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 »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.