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, however, I need to make some […]
Welcome. You’ve come to the right place. Let me assure you that you are valuable, and that everything in your life is just fine – although things may not appear to be so fine right now. As a matter of fact, if you are like a lot of us, it’s really hard to be happy, fulfilled, and satisfied these days, what with limits and budgets.
That’s what this blog is all about. It is called Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life for good reason: this is the place to explore being truly satisfied with every aspect of your life. I’ll show you how, step-by-step. I am a theologian and author, a specialist in living well and in loving God – you may know me from my books and videos, and many years on Beliefnet.com. I’ve lost 160 pounds and maintained that weight loss over 16 years, thank God.
What do I mean by “satisfied life?” It means having enough, and being enough. Taking really good care of yourself in every way – keeping your weight in balance, eating well, using your body and mind, connecting with others and with God. It means accepting and even loving yourself – just the way you are. In this blog – our blog — you’ll discover new ways to enjoy moving and being physical – handling stress and personal crises without resorting to overeating – spiritual practices that will calm you and nurture your whole being from the inside out. Liberating yourself in every way from old habits, past-problems, debts, and mistakes.
We’ll work together, day-by-day, becoming conscious of your old patterns and useless beliefs that may have once offered a false sense of satisfaction, but are now excess burdens. We will appreciate nature, and how we naturally belong in the divine design. We’ll cook, eat and play together. We will talk of relationships, and the importance of helping others. I’ll write and speak often on the subject of “enjoying what you have, instead of craving what you don’t have.” I’ll often encourage you to “enjoy who you are.”
Most of all, this blog is about being centered in the moment that is now. It’s about positive thinking, instead of negative sabotage. Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life is about you: your whole self just right, as you are, fully alive and satisfied.
Norris Chumley, Ph.D.