My 2016 New Years Resolution: More Pain

January 17, 2016 at 2:33 PM
“Saying no will actually create time, one of the most valuable resources we have been given by God. And with this extra time I have painfully carved out, I can then start to say yes to purposeful living.”   At the end of a busy year I hear so many of my friends say, “I cannot... [More]

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Go Where The Most Emotional Resistance Is

May 18, 2015 at 11:50 AM
  I got this title the other night while lying in bed thinking about how routine and forgettable my day was.  I realized while lying there looking up at stucco, that all my most memorial times—days that will never be forgotten—was when I decided to do something even though it ... [More]

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Overwhelming Desire to Eat While Fasting

April 5, 2015 at 12:47 PM
I have been fasting for two weeks. Today after coming home from a very long and boisterous Church service, I walked through the door to my apartment and had this intense desire to eat. The hunger was so overpowering it honestly reminded of sexual lust. Crackers and cream cheese with a naked green ol... [More]

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Facing Emptiness While Fasting

April 4, 2015 at 11:23 AM
While writing this I am deep into a 4 day Easter fast and I’m forcing myself to be alone with no escapes. No TV, no talking on the phone, no surfing the web. I’m allowing myself to read, and of course prayer and meditation. I will go for walks in secluded places. That’s it. The fir... [More]

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My Dynamic Duo For Working Out

February 28, 2015 at 1:48 PM
Here I go again. Giving away all my secrets! If you hit the gym on a regular bases then you know there are endless pre, during and post workout products on the market. I am convinced mine is the healthiest and most effective, and here’s why. My drink of choice while working out is fresh ve... [More]

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The Dark Road to Happiness

February 16, 2015 at 7:15 AM
Why is it that I can have an amazing night out with friends, enjoy useless conversation and mindless laughter that is obviously lubricated by the empty glasses of draft on the table, and yet the next morning wake up feeling empty and depressed? Then in complete reverse, I stay home, face my demons a... [More]

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Lost All Hope of Weight Loss in 2015?

January 17, 2015 at 7:31 AM
“The world’s greatest weight loss program is useless if it is not energized by hope.” Last year I published a blog called Why No One Makes New Year’s Resolutions Anymore where I wrote about a survey I conducted on teachers, asking about their New Year’s Resolutions. I ... [More]

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Warning! Fasting Is Not Easy: Day 3

October 6, 2014 at 9:43 AM
These are the dog days of fasting. I don’t remember fasting being this hard twenty years ago. Morning three of fasting and I feel the weight of the day bearing down. There is a little detoxification, but it’s bearable. I’ve had worse days than this. I’m at work now; everythi... [More]

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Fasting Hunger

October 2, 2014 at 8:38 AM
“Fasting helps me stop, face that feeling, allowing it to pass, and then experiencing that wash of peace and purpose.” Unless you fast on a regular bases, it will be impossible for you to understand the deep, even overwhelming hunger I have to fast right now. I am starting a 14 day fast... [More]

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Calorie-Free Snacking

June 13, 2014 at 8:40 AM
“The body knows nothing about myths, dreams or desires, it only knows cold math: calories in minus calories burned.” The Original title of this post was going to be, Calorie-Denial of Involuntary Snacking, but then you probably would not be reading it right now.  A little here, a l... [More]

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