Living a purposeful life can have negative aspects or results - which is the result of taking things to the extreme. Everything should be kept in moderation, and there are times when we should "give it a rest": we ourselves should take the time to rest ourselves and the things we do.
Stress, if not taken well, can be our undoing. It is what weakens the immune system and therefore makes us more susceptible to disease and illness. Fortunately, it can be managed very easily. Here are six ways how.
The human body has - and even is - its own natural healing system, something that Western medicine takes for granted. This is ultimately rooted in amino acids, of which we need 20 different kinds to stay healthy. Amino acids are best found in food. Stay healthy therefore by eating a balanced diet and eating rightly!
Not only can reading contribute to social responsibility and development, it's actually also physiologically good for you! This is especially when critical reading is applied - and it goes hand-in-hand with critical thinking!
It's always important to keep ourselves in check in whatever we do, vis-à-vis our purposes, and the check of checks comes in a grand package including a vibrant relationship with your God. This week's Word is "spirituality".
Green tea is one of the world's healthiest drinks, and has been recognized as such for more than 4,000 years, with its powerful antioxidant properties and bitter yet soothing taste. Click to check out a simple infographic on it!
Sadly taken for granted today, it is always helpful to be reminded to practice this starting with yourself. We advocate this for the world, but we should begin living it out ourselves. This week's Word is "peace".
Summer, especially nowadays, can kill if you're not careful, what with the intense temperatures and humidity. Here are six ways to keep cool and well in a natural, healthy, or responsible manner.
"Blessed is he who considers the poor! The LORD delivers him in the day of trouble; the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you heal all his infirmities." (Ps. 41:1-3, RSV-2CE)
Using antibacterial agents too much, or being a neat freak - whether it's your body or your surroundings - can actually be harmful for you in the long run, as your body either loses the opportunity to learn how to defend itself, or gets introduced to potentially deadly chemicals. I invite you to moderate your hygienic practices - do it properly but do not be perfectionist about it.
Worrying is focused thinking on a problem, which brings anxious and troubled feelings. Meditation, on the other hand, is focused thinking on something good, something peaceful - one of the highest examples being the Word of God. I invite you to stop worrying and start meditating!
Tasty, refreshing, and healthy: the national drink of Turkey, ayran.
I invite you to contemplate on choosing the better option over the good option in everything you do. Knowing that one can live better should be reason enough to reflect on this. Furthermore, God left no stone unturned in sending His only Son to die for our sins so that we may be saved; in return, we, too, owe it to Him to consider Better Over Good.
Aside from cleaning shoes regularly, I invite you to consider a separate footwear policy at home - a pair of in-house slippers just for the upper floor/s or the more sensitive rooms (such as bedrooms and bathrooms) - or restrict all shoes to the porch! This would also promote a clean air at home and reduce the need for more intensive cleaning.
Cleaning your shoes regularly is one way to promote overall wellness even at home. This is because in cleaning them regularly, you also clean out dirt and bacteria, especially from the soles, that can bring about malaise to your home.
I invite you to stop using plastic drinking straws as these are: 1) disposable items that become waste after just one use; and 2) bad for your health! Either use glass or steel straws, or avoid them altogether.
So many things can keep us down in the dumps - even and ESPECIALLY those that we stand or believe we're purposed for. You can choose to stay sad or angry, or you can choose to be happy. What do you choose?