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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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January 1970 Archives

Out with the Old In the NEW YEAR

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s new year’s time!  Hooray!  Time to celebrate life and living. We have made it another year.  Amazing. Here are 5 ideas to start your New Year well: Forget what happened in the past as best you can. Forgive those […]

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Make Meals Sacred

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I’m delighted to have a guest blogger, Maggie Davis, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, CDE the Author of a new book from Paraclete Press, “Good Food for Life: Planning, Preparing and Sharing.” Thank you, Maggie, for your good work, and […]

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Holiday Depression

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s a season full of cheer, gifts and celebrations.  It can also be a season when old and difficult feelings can enter in.  Many people find the holidays to be stressful, and even depressing. Christmas may be a time of […]

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New Grapes, New Year

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Dear Friend, here is an article that I wrote awhile back.  It’s one of my favorites.  I thought I would share it with you as we approach the New Year.  I hope you enjoy it. – – – – – […]

Christmas Coma?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas full of good cheer, and the peace of Christ.  If you are also full of food, let me say: if you overate yesterday, I have some suggestions. Appreciate: Say thanks to God for […]

God is Here, Now

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 Higher Powerful Force. Therein, even in the darkest problems, the most extreme pain and suffering, lies the Divine.  […]

What is YOUR Christmas About?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Merry Christmas.  I hope you’re having a wonderful day, and that the peace of God on earth, Jesus Christ, is with you.  If you’re not Christian – no problem – I send my love to you and everyone. We’d probably […]

For Christmas: A Message of Christ

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I would love to share with you this message from the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Christian Church, for North America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.  I find it quite beautiful, and the point of why we are celebrating Christmas, the […]

Insane Christmas Decorations

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’ve had a great time this year decorating our Christmas tree, and our home.  I’ve also been enjoying hearing about how other families decorate their trees.  But on the Conan show the other night – the most amazing decorations ever […]

Christmas in a Cave?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

With all the flurry of Christmas shopping and the stress of excess of the season, it may be tempting to escape the “civilized world” and retreat, just to find some peace and be alone with God.  After all, Christmas is […]

Time For Giving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we wrap up our holiday shopping, let me give those last-minute shoppers (like myself) a good gift tip.  This one is really easy, involves no trips to stores, or parking.  You don’t even need to shop online. Best of […]

It’s About Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are in the holiday season.  It’s come so fast, I can’t believe it.  Yet, as always, Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years are so wonderful, I want to take time to really cherish every moment, as it will […]

Oh So Many Minis!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was in New York again over the weekend.  Our son took me to a very hip and cool burger place.  They sell mini burgers.  Here’s one: It was oh-so-delicious, but only about 4 bites!  They sell two of them […]

Recipe: Italian Christmas Dish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I remember as a child, our friend, Mrs. Donato, would bring our whole family a gift of baskets of holiday treats. She’d bring a wonderful iced cake, donuts, homemade broccoli and an excellent pasta dish. Here’s a little sampling: Dr. […]

A Gift from Dr. Norris

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may already know how I practice and teach that daily prayer and meditation is vitally important. Now, I am teaching an ancient Christian prayer, the Jesus Prayer, far and wide in a movie and book. The prayer goes like […]

Experience God in My New Film – “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” Released Today!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In ancient times, many early Christians left their families, homes and work to follow and be with God. They fled the cities and their hectic, stressful lives. They left similar problems that we are struggling with too, such as too […]

Obama’s School Lunch Bill

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am delighted that President Obama signed the new school lunch bill, the “Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.” The new law calls for increased aid to school lunch programs, the first in many years. It makes free lunches available to more […]

A Walk With God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This holiday season, it’s so easy to get all wrapped up in business, I mean busy-ness.  Yes, there’s the business of gifts.  The business of making money to pay for all the gifts.  The business of making ends meet. There’s […]

Contrave, New Diet Drug Approved

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel had recommended approval for a “new” diet drug, Contrave. It’s actually not new — it is a combination of older drugs, and the manufacturer thinks it will help people struggling with weight […]

Christmas Spirit

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I have to admit that I have totally gotten the Christmas Spirit. All I want to do is play Christmas songs on my devices. I want to sing carols. I am baking holiday treats (low fat and low sugar) of […]

Recipe: Christmas Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a quick and easy, pretty and tasty salad treat for you this holiday season. It’s all about reds and greens. Of course, it’s also about keeping you healthy and jolly. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Christmas Salad Baby spinach leavesRed and […]

Elizabeth Edward’s Resilience

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s all over the news today, Elizabeth Edwards’ breast cancer has taken a turn for the worse. It appears that she is stopping her treatment, as doctors are saying that there is no benefit from proceeding further with it. I […]

I Appreciate Beauty

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

On this beautiful wintry day, I woke up to a snow storm.  There was white covering the trees, hills and valleys where I live, and it was very beautiful. The snow flakes were coming down, and gently floating and flowing […]

Christmas Tree Symbols

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve heard in ancient times, that the Christmas tree came about after people hung lights on trees, so that spiritual wanderers could find their way home on Christmas eve.  Or something like that. For me, I have a lot of […]

Diarrhea Diet for You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is an over-the-counter weight loss program known as Alli, or by its former prescription-only name, Orlistat. Their marketing claims that you can lose more weight with it than by diet alone. It works by causing foods to pass quickly […]

Love It Easy

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The one universal solution to almost any problem is love. Put your love into the trouble, and it will definitely help. This is true for relationships, finances, health and work. Seems simple, right? Yes, but how easy it is to […]

Sodas, Sugar, and You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was riding on the subway in New York City recently, and saw this ad.  It’s from the New York City Department of Health, and about how much sugar is hidden in sodas.  Look closely at the ad.  It is […]

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 »

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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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