It’s Father’s Day time in the U.S., a time for celebrating dads and fatherhood in general. Probably another one of those holidays started by greeting card or food corporations – no matter – why not celebrate fathers?  We’re the great untold family stories! Fathers are, indeed, part of the equation of families.  Without us, there…

You may have heard about the Jesus Prayer, Lord Jesus  Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I hope you use it in your daily prayer or meditations. I do.  i’ve experienced many positive changes in my life: peace, patience, reassurance that God is always with me. You may have heard that…

Recently, the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) issued new labeling requirements for sunscreens and sunblock, specifically the SPF Sunscreen ratings, and whether sunscreens and sunblocks are useful in protecting us from skin cancer and sunburn, in terms of exposure to UVA and UVB rays. What it boils down to is this:  you cannot trust…

There’s an old saying found in Twelve Step groups: “First Things First.”  When I first heard that years ago from a client, I honestly wondered what it meant. Was it the “first thing” that came to mind?  Or is the “first thing” or event, that’s most recent? After pondering the saying for a long time,…

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Those 12 simple words are so ancient and so powerful.  Try the Jesus Prayer right now, and share it with your friends. Here’s what His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew wrote about using the Jesus Prayer, in his foreword for “Mysteries of the…

The key to all that is – is inside you.  God, your Creator, resides as an Image in your deepest core. Metaphorically, that Image of God was lost and forgotten when humans (created as images of God Himself), Adam and Eve, sought something more than God, in the external fallen world, symbolized as the Tree…

Here are some quick tips and ideas for healthier summer meals, either on the go, or at home. — Avoid carbohydrates.  Have your protein on lettuce leaves, in a salad, or by itself. — Order a sandwich without the bun, or if you must, have a whole grain roll or bread. — Order or cook…

It’s almost summer and we are on the run with vacations, weekend retreats, parties and even relaxing “stay-cations” at home. While it’s tempting to lower the boundaries and let temptations rule — why deal with a lot of post-party guilt and excess pounds, which are never fun? With health and ultimate happiness in mind, here…

It’s summer, and it sure is hot already. It’s tempting to grab a sugary soda, or big can or glass of high-calorie juice for refreshment and hydration. These drinks may be cold but they don’t do the job as well as other, more healthy alternatives. Here are some ideas and tips on how to beat…

At first when Representative Anthony Weiner of New York said in countless interviews that his Twitter account had been hacked, and that the now infamous underwear photos “could not be confirmed,” I didn’t really care. It all seemed sort of juvenile to me. I didn’t like that so much media attention had been given to…

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