Let’s talk about supplements & insulin glucose sensativity

America is such a prosperous nation that we can afford to eat for entertainment. Not because we are hungry. Not to fuel a workout or to recover from a workout but just because it is fun, or we are celebrating something, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat. I especially love to eat…

How much exercise do you need?

Twenty minutes of moderate exercise per day is a great place to start your exercise routine. This is just cardio and does not include weight training. Moderate physical activities include: Walking briskly (about a 15 minute mile) Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour) General gardening (raking, trimming shrubs) Dancing. Golf (walking and carrying clubs)…

Herbs, prayer & Orthodoxy

“Is there any one among you suffering? Let him pray … Is any among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will…

Mindful vs. mindless eating

Mindless eating is: Using food as comfort. There are entire cookbook and t.v. cooking shows dedicated to making ‘comfort food’. Eating mindlessly; in front of the t.v., while working, while out with friends, at social gatherings. Not paying attention to WHAT you are eating. Going for fast and convenient rather than healthy options. Taking a…

16 weeks from now

I don’t know about you, but 2020 has been a sad, cooped up ride. Like you’re in the Pope mobile. You can wave at the people around you but all you get to do is watch them live life while you’re stuck inside. Well, at least that is how it has been for me. Confession…

Keeping a food log for clarity

It is no secret that America is fighting a battle against obesity. A battle that takes more lives every year than Covid-19 has and yet… it is a battle that is largely unaddressed. Keeping a food log of what you eat everyday in which you keep track of; Calories, fats, carbs, and sugar; will help…

Life through, the Theotokos

What a striking image (which is copyrighted to the Sr Grace Remington, OCSO © 2005, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey). Mary, obedient, humble, submissive to the Lord, consoles Eve who was not those things. Through the actions of one came death. Through the actions of the other came life everlasting, and reconciliation. We all have free…

Dormition (Falling Asleep) of Mary

Scripture Readings Saturday, August 15, 2020 Genesis 28:10-17 Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 Proverbs 9:1-11 Luke 1:39-49, 56 Romans 15:30-33 Matthew 17:24-18:4 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 Today’s commemorated feasts and saints The Dormition (“Falling Asleep”) of our Most Holy Lady, Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary .

Are you optimistic?

I think I am mostly an optimistic person. There have been times during the lockdown that stress has been allowed to take over my optimism. I think many of our emotions are choices. I am not a helpless victims of my emotions, and neither are you. Everything takes effort… even sin. I watched this video…