Feeling Stuck? Find Out What’s Causing You Weight Loss or Gain Problems

Feeling Stuck? Find Out What’s Causing You Weight Loss or Gain Problems

As the holiday season approaches, we battle through the grocery to snag the ingredients for our Thanksgiving feasts. Ruminating in the backs of our minds: I’m going to gain ten pounds again. Ugh! Why does Char have to bring up our WEIGHT right now? Well, I don’t, I suppose, but I have a question: When was the last time you got your checkup at your […]

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Ch’i Whiz!

Ch’i Whiz!

By Sensei Charlaine (Engelhardt) Martin, 3rd Dan American Stratiotia Christou July 1999 edited 10/19/2022 In our last article, “Harmonious Living,” we apologize for the delay (we were in the middle of moving). I promised to cover the concept of Ch’i since this permeates the martial arts and is part of the doctrine of the Yin Yang. This concept is confusing for Christians and is not compatible […]

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Resuming Exercise After Covid-19 Infection

Resuming Exercise After Covid-19 Infection

As you survey the damage, whether short-term or long-term, you can understand better what may limit your exercise. Whatever you do, avoid pushing your body to comply with your desire to become fit in a day or two.

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Living this Crazy Life

Living this Crazy Life

Yet God opened my spiritual eyes to see Him blessing my Boaz’s prayers…My heart is full.

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Eating Healthy During the Christmas Season

Eating Healthy During the Christmas Season

This is an encore post from a couple of years ago which was wildly popular. Enjoy! I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that most Christmases start around Thanksgiving and finally end around Valentine’s Day. Why? Because we get hooked on hyper-flavoring, fats, sweets, and salts. Our notion of veggies looks more like mushy green beans—very few of them—doing the backstroke in mushroom soup […]

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Your Inner Health Reflects on the Outside

Your Inner Health Reflects on the Outside

6 Ways to Improve Your Hair, Skin, and Nail Health In the early 2000s, when I worked at a YMCA, my complexion was horrible. I had what appeared to be cystic acne that left huge scars on my face, shoulders, and chest. Since I worked in a swimsuit teaching water exercise and swimming, I was embarrassed by how I looked. All I could think was, […]

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Living in Limbo

Living in Limbo

As you either enter the limbo or exit it, may you continue to trust that God is good.

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A Story Behind Every Body *Updated*

A Story Behind Every Body *Updated*

We become our own harshest critic when others’ criticism sinks down deep into our hearts.

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8 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

8 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

It’s as if someone took all my thoughts and put them in a crazy maze or, on a really awful day, tossed all my words in the air, scattering them at random everywhere. From the outside, it must look like people with autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, and chemo brain from cancer treatments “aren’t quite all there.”

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Be Totally Fit for Life! RESET

Be Totally Fit for Life! RESET

Get Back to Basics Whew! How did we get so bogged down that we don’t have time for exercise, rest, Bible study, or couple time? My Boaz and I have been reeling in overwhelm this year. Preparing for retirement was more work than we anticipated.  On top of it all, our retirement house is being built, we are downsizing to move, I’m dealing with my […]

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