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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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May 2010 Archives

Memorial Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This Memorial Day, and every day, let us honor our ancestors, our fallen soldiers, and our long line of spiritual mothers and fathers.  Let us honor them by seeing God in them, and in taking good care of ourselves.  A […]

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A Prayer & 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 […]

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Too Much Sugar is Not Enough

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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Weight Loss Inspiration – Lose the Pounds Now!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here are some weight loss ideas, and some methods to help you lose weight and continue a healthy diet and lifestyle. Losing weight is not just about eating less, it is also important to eat the best foods.  If you […]

American Idol Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Alright, the season is over and it was great.  It came down to two really excellent people, and performers. Who won American Idol tonight?  I was hugely surprised when it was Lee DeWyze. I had predicted throughout the season that […]

Sweet Treat Dinner Special

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was at dinner the other day, with my wife and her friend who was taking us out.  I ordered a “Monday Night Special”  that included appetizer, entrée and desert.  Feeling guity about it, while ordering I quickly reminded myself […]

That Loving Feeling

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever had that “love rush” feeling, where you experience connection with the earth, others, and yourself?  You feel a part of everything; you belong and are truly valuable? Time almost stands still in those moments of pure love.  […]

See Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a helpful, inspiring idea for your day, today.  Instead of seeing what’s wrong, see what’s right.  Further, try to see love present all around you. As you come into contact with people, turn negative first impressions around.  Think about […]

What if You’re Not Full

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Another reader’s inquiry.What do you do if small portions don’t fill you up? I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one serving (USDA Food Guide Pyramid size) of grains, protein (meat or dairy), and a fruit or vegetable. This […]

Love the Workout

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve always said that you don’t have to work out at the gym all day in order to control your weight. All you need is a minimum of 30 minutes a day filled with consistent, moderate movement or activity. And […]

Recipe: Chicken Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a great recipe for you, and it’s healthier than the usual one.  It’s a variation on classic chicken salad, the kind you may have had as a child, at a picnic, or from a delicatessen.  This one’s updated, and […]

Stand the Pain

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning is not a great morning so far:  gotten a cold, sore throat, irritable, laboring a debate with someone, and there’s lots and lots of work to do with demanding and annoying bosses.  All of that is external, though, […]

American Idol Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Who got kicked off American Idol May 19?  Casey James.  We knew it was coming.  He’s a good-looker, and can sing pretty well, but gosh, not the personality of Lee DeWyze or Crystal Bowersox. Have I mentioned the formula for […]

How to Pray for Forgiveness

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Calra, a reader of this blog wrote in a comment the other day… “i have a lot of guilt and anger built up inside of me and i don’t never go to church because of work that satan has made […]

Fat Embolism

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I noticed that a sometimes-fatal medical condition resulting from a physical trauma, or surgery – something called fat embolism – was in the season finale of “House.” Anything with the word “fat” in it always gets my attention – because […]

Inspiration for Today

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Need some inspiration?  Do you need a good inspirational quote, prayer or uplifting quote to carry with you throughout the day? Here’s a very simple thought and a plan: God is here.God is everywhere.God is in me. Everyone you come […]

Spiritual Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The best way I know to lose weight is to ask God for help. Let go of all the worries, fears, and anxieties you may have, which may be causing you to overeat and be sedentary. Give them to God.Look […]

Graduation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s Happy Graduation Day for millions of students.  Either today, or one soon to come, the air will be filled with tossed caps and mortars, tassels flapping in the winds of happiness.  Parents, grand parents and siblings will all be […]

Recipe: Sweet Smoothie

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A cool delicious drink, with plenty of vitamins,minerals, and not so many calories, carbs, or fat is the glorioussmoothie.  Surely you’ve had one. If not–you’re in for a majortreat–that won’t be self-destructive, either.You can make smoothies at home if you […]

American Idol Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Who got kicked off American idol may 12?  I did not write about the American Idol performance program the other night, as I thought it is just too tricky to predict who will be sent home.  Last week I was […]

Eat Anything and Lose Weight – Here’s How

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s something to try today, will-power aside, if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your weight.  Try having only half of what you would normally eat.  Having half and eating really slowly is actually an effective way to eat […]

Fill Your Soul

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There are times when one feels empty.  Perhaps it’s a moment of feeling blue about something not going as expected, an unfortunate turn of events, or being down on yourself. Do you need some inspirational quotes for difficult times, or […]

Sweet Desserts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you with me on the kick-sugar, going sugar-free, low carb intake campaign?  How are you doing with it?  Several people have written comments, how they’re doing with it.  But I’d love for you to join-the sweet with no sugar […]

Happy Mother’s Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I want to wish every mother a very happy Mother’s Day, not just today but everyday.  I want to honor my mother every day!  Moms are the best, aren’t they? Thank God for moms. Without our mothers we would be […]

How You Can Lose 5 Pounds This Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am so excited: I’ve lost 5 pounds in little more than a week.  I needed to do it, as I was again in my range of 10 pounds, 5 up or 5 down, from my ideal weight.  What are […]

National Day of Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A day for prayer is really good, but I believe and practice that everyday is a day of prayer!  Let me add International to National Day of Prayer while I’m at it.  It’s controversial; just look at the Franklin Graham […]

American Idol Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

OK.  I was wrong this week… Aaron Kelly was sent home by the votes.  Truly a very talented kid, but doesn’t have the looks that Casey has.  Even though this is singing, looks are important unfortunately, in the entertainment biz. […]

Times Square Terrorist

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It amazes me that terrorist suspect, Faisal Shahzad, and other terrorists can ever claim that they are “spiritual” or “religious.”  How can someone who proclaims to love God even think of bombs, inciting terror, killing people and destroying themselves in […]

American Idol Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I have started a tradition!  As an American Idol fan (shucks, I admit it), I’m having a great time predicting the American Idol results week-after-week.  You’re very kind to play along, or suffer through — whichever American Idol camp you […]

Kirstie Alley’s Big Life

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve gotten hooked on Kirstie Alley’s Big Life!  Her show on A&E is actually quite fun and entertaining.  I didn’t ever think this would happen, but she’s a delight. The episode this week is about the hiring of a new […]

I Love Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Every night, before I go to bed, I say the Lord’s Prayer, and I love it.  I get all happy at that glorious moment between consciousness and sleep.  Prayer is the bridge for me: taking me from on to off, […]

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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