Looking Out for Others

Looking Out for Others

We all know that staying fit and healthy at any age requires self-discipline. Pushing back from the table, getting up from the couch, and moving forward with meaningful exercise are keys to success. Exercise, to be effective, needs to be more than an occasional amble...

5 Ways You Can Avoid On-The-Job Burnout

You’ve probably heard the saying that doctors make the worst patients. As a chaplain, I can testify that caregivers are the very worst at taking care of ourselves. Prioritizing self-care is hard for a lot of us. We live in a society that encourages and praises...

Triple dipping

Smart phone apps can be a boon or a boondoggle, depending on whether they promote productivity (thereby saving time), or goofing off (thereby wasting the same). I don’t want to suggest that game playing can never be worthwhile, but anyone who has dabbled in...

Avoiding the Twin Dangers of False Body Images

Technology has enabled the creation of false, unhealthy images of beauty. Pictures in many magazines today are not real. They are altered depictions of people that often are no more accurate than the portraits produced by caricature artists. Thankfully, in recent...

3 Reasons Why So Many Ministers are Fat

In the week that dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer in Britain, declared that obesity is now so common that society is “normalizing being overweight,” I attended a ministers’ meeting where two-thirds of those present were grossly overweight. I...