Mind Body & Spirit

Looking for a healthy date night idea? Try yoga

I married my high school sweetheart and we have two amazing children. But between both of us working full time and parenting full time, date nights don’t come easy like they use to. We’ve traded dinner nights out and parties with friends for watching movies on a laptop if we can even stay up long enough to make it through opening credits. We’ve also traded peaceful nights for uninvited stress and sleeplessness. I know I’m not alone. Most busy families are just like mine.

Learn to control your anger before it’s too late

I keep trying to understand some of the stories I’ve seen in the news lately.

Why were the lives of three college students in North Carolina taken in a dispute over a parking space?

What could possibly make a dad in Canton, Ohio, so angry at his wife that he would throw a coffee mug at her, missing her and killing their 2-month-old son?

Or, here in Louisville, Kentucky, how could one man’s road rage become so intense that he would take the life of another man he didn’t even know?

Navigating herbal supplement options

Ease joint pain, shorten the duration of a head cold, sleep better and restore energy — all remedies touted by dietary supplements you see on television, in ads or on store shelves. The choices can be overwhelming! Rachel Busse, M.D., a family medicine physician with Norton Community Medical Associates – Highlands who specializes in integrative therapies, helps make sense of herbal supplements and how to choose what to take.

Bullying: Beyond the playground, within our power to change

We don’t hear much about adult bullying. Usually, we hear about the kind that takes place among children and teenagers. Bullying doesn’t go away once we outgrow the playground. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for college students and even adults to engage in both physical and psychological bullying. Moreover, cyberbullying continues to gain popularity as a way for bullies to torment others, no matter what age.

Never a dull moment?

Why allowing your brain to be bored is a good thing

When’s the last time you were bored? My guess is not since before you got that smartphone. In those days of old — let’s call it B.S.P. (Before SmartPhones) — we would sit in a waiting room and do nothing, or maybe read. We’d sit in the car and gaze out the window. We’d ride an elevator and just stare at the door. We’d eat a meal and pay attention to the food, not the phone. We might even engage in good conversation. Perhaps in B.S.P. times, we even sat in the house and did nothing. Was it all that bad?

Forgiveness: An antidote for healing the body, mind, soul and spirit

Matthew 6:14–16 tells us, “If you forgive others when they hurt you, God will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their faults, God will not forgive you.”

It is impossible to live in this world without getting hurt, offended and rejected or to do our share of the hurting.

Despite the regularity of this cycle, most of us struggle to forgive others and ourselves.

Prayer in hard times

When life gets us down — perhaps because of an unexpected illness, a change in financial status or our disappointment in the choices made by someone we love — we have many options for how we are going to cope. Some choose to call a dear friend who always has the right things to say in the face of a crisis. Many call out to God in prayer. Such prayers can take many forms. They may be just two words repeated over and over — “Help me, help me, help me.” They may be expressed in silence and tears or in the question, “Why me?”

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