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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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April 2010 Archives

Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I want you to be among the first to know.  I have been working on a documentary movie and book about ancient prayers, once secret — now being brought to the world.  It is called Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer […]

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Sugar News, Sugar Blues

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Last week I wrote about a studied link between sugar and heart disease.  Your comments, as usual, were great.  I for one, am doing my best to not eat anything with added sugars, corn sweeteners, evaporated cane juice, brown sugar, […]

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American Idol Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had a feeling that the American Idol results this week would bring a surprise.  Honestly, I thought it would be Michael (sadly referred to as “Big Mike”) as he is really talented, but not a “star” as Don L. […]

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American Idol Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Wow!  That’s all I can say about waiting for this week’s American Idol Results.  The 6 remaining contestants on American Idol were all excellent.  Who will it be who gets voted off? Who was YOUR favorite American Idol?  Crystal, Aaron, […]

Recipe: Plum Delicious Chicken

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a really great, and simple recipe for chicken.  It’s originally a Russian/Georgian/Turkish dish that I have modified a bit to be lower fat and calories.  Try it over some delicious risotto or a flavored rice-dish. Or it’s great […]

Daily Peaceful Inspiration

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Don’t let the start of a week get you down!  It is possible to get everything done, and to get what you need – perhaps a little inspiration in the form of uplifting quotes and validation can help. – Remember […]

Keep it SImply True

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Tell the truth today, as much as possible, in every instance. Say what you’re really feeling and thinking — unless it would actually hurt someone for them to hear it. If you find it hard to reveal your true thoughts, […]

How to Stop Overeating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How can I stop myself from eating when I’m not hungry? It’s often hard to realize you may be eating for reasons besides a nutritional need! You may be simply just eating out of habit, boredom, or to distract from […]

Trust Your Instincts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Ever have that funny first impression “something is not right?”  Trust that intuition.  If it feels wrong at the very first moment, don’t do it. It may be a first impression of someone you are meeting for the first time.  […]

Sugar and Heart Disease

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is a new study linking added sugar to increased risk of heart disease.  It’s in the current issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Entitled “Caloric Sweetener Consumption and Dyslipidemia Among US Adults” it is by […]

American Idol Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was watching American Idol results April 21, on the “American Idol Gives Back” show.  As this blog is called Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life, I’m feeling very satisfied today. I wrote last week that I thought Tim Urban was […]

New Food TV Channel

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is a new cable channel coming: the Cooking Channel.  It is from The Food Network, but it is designed to be edgier, yet more “low key.”  More about ordinary people cooking, and the origins of foods they say. The […]

5 Worst Toxic Snacks

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am getting tired, sick and fed up with giant corporations that make really unhealthy food – aren’t you?  Here are some of these highly attractive, but really toxic “foods” to be avoided.  Don’t eat them!  Especially if you want […]

Daily Peaceful Check-In

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It is the beginning of a new week: things to do from last week, new projects and challenges for this new one.  As you are getting started, you might want to take a peaceful moment, and then a mini-inventory, to […]

Is God There?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There, in the undercurrent of everything, is Spirit. There, behind you, is the Playful One. There, above, below, and deep inside is the Powerful Force. Therein, even in the darkest problems, the most extreme pain and suffering, lies the Divine. […]

Loving Limitations

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

After decades of being told such things like “reach for the stars,” “you can do anything,” and “you can have it all!” from an all-pervasive consumer advertising-driven culture, perhaps it’s time to rethink those ideas.  A lot of us are […]

Chocolate Sundae Best?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m a big fan of chocolate sundaes.  A couple scoops of ice cream, some chocolate sauce, preferably hot, with a few nuts and a cherry on top.  Delicious!  Brings me back to my childhood. Just the thought of a chocolate […]

Recipe: My Favorite Vegetable Dish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a really delicious, healthier, happy medley of vegetables and fruit (if you like).  It is a main dish, takes only a few minutes, and is honestly full of flavor.  Not much fat in it, either. Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s […]

Idol Disconnect?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Usually I agree with the judges on American Idol, but this week I thought things were a little bit dicey. Chrystal Bowersox, who you already know is a favorite of mine, was again fantastic and the judges agreed. Her performance […]

Kirstie Alley

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Big Life. I’ll say it is! But that’s not necessarily the best life. Found myself watching another episode of Kirstie Alley’s “Big Life” the other day. This one she was trying to get friendly with her assistants, housekeeper and fellow […]

Pollen

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is something in the air – it’s pollen! Have an allergy? Those pollen counts, count! I have been a pollen allergy sufferer my whole life.  No matter what I try, I get allergy symptoms: stuffy nose, congestion, cough, and […]

Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

An “overeater” posted a comment the other day with a question on depression and excess weight that I think a lot of us may relate to. They wrote: “How do people go about focusing on getting unwanted pounds off when […]

Have Chocolate and Lose Weight

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My friend’s dad, Bernie, taught me his trick for having dessert (but not really). He has one little tiny piece of high quality chocolate every day, in the evening. Just a sliver. He lets it melt slowly on his tongue, […]

Keep the Weight Loss Diet Going!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, as in every day, I want to encourage you to just make one little change to lose weight.  No need for a drastic diet or anything!  Just a small change, done every day, will add up.  Begin you day […]

Nighttime Bingeing

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve written about the problem of eating large amounts of food, especially sugar and carbohydrates many times in this column, but today I saw an article on an eating disorder that mixes sleepwalking with overeating.  You may want to take […]

Solve Your Problems

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning I am filled with all sorts of stuff that needs my attention – problem after problem.  Nothing urgent; no emergencies, but a lot to get done, and not enough time to do it.  Where to begin?  I feel […]

Didgeridoo

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you hear that didgeridoo on American Idol last night?  It was in the Lennon/McCartney Beatles song “Come Together” by my personal favorite, Crystal Bowersox?  It was pretty awesome. What exactly is a didgeridoo?  Here is what Wikipedia says: The […]

Recipe: Sugar-Free Pie

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a great sugar-free and lower-fat pie treat that’s easy to make, with exotic sweet fruit and no artificial sweetener.  The fruit is so sweet you don’t need additional sugar. You can use a frozen piecrust, or make one […]

Medications and Weight Gain

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may want to take a look at my colleague and friend, Therese J. Borchard’s guest blog about a recently released book that talks about weight gain from antidepressant medications.  Although I have not read the book, the title takes […]

What I Learned from Easter and Passover

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This season, the lesson to be learned for me is that less is more, and that sacrifice to God brings freedom and life.  This worldwide recession is forcing us to make sacrifices – spend less money and make more, or […]

Easter Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Dear Jesus, Dear God, I have been sad my whole lifeThat people betrayed You.That the Son of God, who brought us so much joyAnd love of God, would be offered for crucifixion. Dear Christ, the Annointed One,Who sacrificed His human […]

A Message for Easter, Passover, and Spring

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Religious holidays of Passover and Easter are aligning in the same week this year. Traditionally, these are festivals of renewal, rebirth and most importantly freedom and forgiveness.  Passover and Easter ordinarily fall sometime after the Vernal Equinox (after the full […]

Phoebe Prince, Sexual Abuse, and Obscene Video Games

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The news of more child sexual abuse scandals from Catholic priests and the Pope’s alleged involvement in cover-ups, the abuse of Phoebe Prince – a bullied teenage girl who committed suicide, and a new video game that simulates rape are […]

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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