Addiction is like a chasm opening up before you and enticing you to keep walking despite the dire consequences ahead.
Not that you are likely to realise the dangers at the time. My addiction 'of choice' was gambling. It was a roller-coaster ride of thrilling highs and crushing lows yet it never occurred to me that I could resist the hypnotic call to indulge just one more time.
¿Hay una soledad que puede ser benéfica? ¡Claro que sí! La que nos lleva a estar en silencio y captar ideas y pensamientos inspiradores, pensamientos de paz y amor que nos hacen sentir acompañados. La soledad así como la compañía son estados subjetivos; se puede estar en presencia de una multitud y sentir la más fría soledad, o bien estar solos y sentirse acompañados y felices.
A few years ago, First Lady, Michele Obama, began the Let’s MoveCampaign targeting children that appeared on the path to obesity, which is one of the main causes of diabetes. “Obese children face an increased risk of adult obesity and all the health risks that come with it” - heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and more.
Remembering Sandy Hook One Year Later - With The Heart
By Bob Cummings
With the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Saturday, December 14, it's important to turn our hearts and thoughts in directions that will continue the healing process.
“El concepto de belleza en la antigüedad era vinculado a características que atestiguaran posible maternidad y salud. La delgadez extrema no era considerada atractiva, ya que indicaba malnutrición y pobreza en ciertos países y reinos”, eso afirma el doctor Michael Finkelstein, médico internista y experto en Medicina Holística,
“¡Quiero adelgazar! ¡Me veo gorda! ¡Estoy a dieta!”
Resulta muy común en la actualidad escuchar estas expresiones en el trabajo, en reuniones con amigas y en los medios de comunicación.
My mom smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for almost 30 years. Then one day she quit – cold turkey – and never had a single symptom of withdrawal. No cravings, no anxiety, irritability or depression. No weight gain, headaches, insomnia – nothing.
After struggling to breathe all weekend with a cold, she decided on Monday, “That’s it. I’m quitting now.” When amazed people would ask how she did it, she’d always respond, “I just decided.”
This article was published on Pioneer Press (links directly to Committee Blog) on December 11, 2013.
'Tis the season to feel stress?
By Tim Mitchinson
Many people love this time of year, especially the lights, carols and friendliness. But some feel only stress – financial, with holiday overspending, or feelings of too much to do – shopping, decorating and entertaining. Others find it isn’t easy to spend time with relatives.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) built a nation on his insights into man’s higher nature. After 27 years of enduring terrible conditions of incarceration, as he walked out of prison, the words on his lips were ones of forgiveness and reconciliation.
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom,” he said, “I knew that if didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
Seventy-eight percent of Americans “take time to reflect on the birth of Christ” during the season, according to a Gallup poll. However, secular Christmas traditions such as shopping, baking, decorating, cleaning and entertaining can bring on stress and leave little time for reflection to tap into the spirit of the season – love, joy and peace.