April is Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, which is a hot topic for Christian leaders. Fact: Clergy submit more health claims than any other career path. Stress, is a large part of the "why" behind this fact.   Maximized Living ... is a leader in wellness around the world. Check out this recent blog post they did on Stress. Specifically what YOU [...]

Iron Sharpens Iron (Pastor Edition) is coming this April!

Iron Sharpens Iron (Pastor Edition) is coming THIS April!!     “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” There is mutual benefit in the rubbing of two iron blades together; the edges become sharper, making the knives more efficient in their task. While we hit workouts at our churches throughout the year, April is the time to be [...]

3-2-1-Go to Sleep! Here’s Why… (Part 1)

3-2-1-Go to sleep - Here's Why... In light of National Sleep Awareness Week we are starting a series on Sleep, so stay tuned each week as we unravel more and more of the nitty gritty on why we need it, risks we are taking when we're not getting enough of it, and what YOU can do about it.   FACT: [...]

3 Simple Forms of Self-Care That Improve Your Mental Health

3 Simple Forms of Self-Care That Improve Your Mental Health Guest Blogger from selfcaring.info/   “Self-care” has become a bit of a buzzword of late. It is a major wellness trend, with Shape.com reporting that over half of millennial women had made self-care their main New Year’s resolution for 2018. Because of this, it can be easy to dismiss self-care as [...]

The Art of Motivation

The Art of Motivation can be tough, but when we motivate with Jesus and not the world it can be powerful, teaches Pastor John Piper.     "Motivation is an art, and like any art it requires wisdom and skill. And like any art, it can be done poorly. Wise Christian motivation centers on joy, and it centers on joy because [...]

One Woman’s Journey to Balance Her Cholesterol All Natural

My Doctor wanted me to go on statins due to my cholesterol being high.  I told her to give me some time to try to bring it down. This was my journey to Balance my Cholesterol:     Taking 1 tsp liquid fish oil brought my Triglycerides down more than the pill form. From 111 to 101. It brought my "good [...]

The 40% Rule

Jesus said 'This journey will be hard, It will not be easy, but never give in!' .... It’s called the 40% Rule, a concept used by Navy SEALs to increase mental toughness. Interesting, 99% of people who start a marathon finish. It’s a surprising number, I know, but there’s a reason that it’s so high.  The 40% rule, explained, is [...]

Just say No to GMO’s!

Just say no to GMO's - autoimmune disease or not, they're just not healthy - period.   What is a GMO? GMOs are organisms that have had their characteristics changed through the modification of their DNA. GMO stands for genetically modified organism. Genetically modified (GM) organisms are organisms that have had their genomes? changed in a way that does not happen naturally. [...]

Diet and Dementia

"The results are in and it seems yet again, you are what you eat. One of the latest studies from the Archives of Neurology has found that a diet rich in nuts, fish and vegetables significantly cuts the chance of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia." - Dr. Matt McAlees, Charlotte Health Center     Local Dr. Matt teaches weekly on hot [...]

10 Signs of Candida Overgrowth & What You Can Do About It

10 Signs of Candida Overgrowth & What You Can Do About It     We've been on a weekly series about Gut Health, much thanks to Dr. Amy Myers teaching. To get updated on what we've already highlighted, click here. This week our focus is on how to know if you might have it and then if you do, what [...]

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