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The Oil of Gladness Instead of Despair

joy choir blue     As we work to create a Culture of Health this holiday season, where are our emotions? We want it to be a time of great joy but sometimes for some of us those holiday blues creep in. So how do we overcome the holiday blues, the holiday depression?


From a physical standpoint, well-known and beloved psychiatrists like Dr. Daniel Amen tell us that the best remedy for depression is exercise. So let’s just move it. There’s even more joy in moving in the dance. Maybe that’s why classes such as Zumba are so popular now.


Sweets can be … Read the rest

Make a Fist to Jog Your Memory

You know the name of that movie! It’s right on the tip of your tongue, but it just won’t come out of your mouth because you can’t at the moment retrieve it from your brain.


Or you meet someone you know very well, start to introduce them to a friend and you can’t think of their name.


Next time that happens try making a fist and see if that name pops into your head.


Sounds a little crazy doesn’t it. But recent research indicates fist clenching can help improve memory when data goes into your brain and … Read the rest

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m Thankful For


You, my friends…

Who love to spread the truth about how to be healthy


My family, all of whom live nearby…

How many people these days are fortunate enough to meet at church most Sunday mornings with all of their children and grandchildren


The bounty from our garden this year…

Growing some of your own food is a visual reminder of how God so abundantly provides for us


Health issues in my family…

Completely resolved


The United States of America…

Which is still a great nation covered and protected by the sovereign … Read the rest

Spring Brings New Life

New life erupts all around us in the spring whether it’s dark and raining or bright and sunny. New life persists, it pushes through.

Flowers blooming, bees buzzing, birds chirping, seedlings poking up out of the ground, little lambs and calves romping all remind us that life continues to be born anew despite circumstances, despite the weather, despite the storms of life.

That’s part of the thrill of gardening. Putting those seemingly dead seeds in the ground and then waiting for what emerges. When those seedlings poke their heads above the earth, they bring joy to our hearts, reminding us … Read the rest

Happy New Year

Reflections on the New Year for your enjoyment:

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. Brooks Atkinson

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. Bill Vaughan


A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other. Anonymous
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution. Jay Read the rest

Christmas Blessings

May your Christmas be filled with:

The Joy from above
The Light of the world
The Peace that passes understanding
The gift of Love
The treasure of family
The camaraderie of friends
The aroma of good food
The warmth of the hearth
The blessings of giving to others

The greatest gift of all:
The Baby of Bethlehem in your heart

From my household to yours:
Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas

Much love,
Dr. Jo… Read the rest