Eating Your Salvation: Are YOU Orthorexic? Take the Quiz.

In a recent interview, "Domestic goddess" Nigella Lawson takes on what she refers to as the current cultural obsession with "clean eating."To put it bluntly, $10 cold-pressed green juices and quinoa bowls are a lifestyle choice — it doesn’t make you virtuous. “There is a way in which food is used either to self-congratulate — you’re a better person because you’re eating like that — or to self-persecute, because you will not allow yourself to eat the foods you want,” the 55-year-old British ch … [Read more...]

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5 Steps To More Joyful Living

Today on More2Life Radio, Lisa and I revealed what our Catholic faith and the latest studies from positive psychology have to teach us about living more joyfully.Does God Want Us to Be Happy?A lot of Christians question whether God wants us to be be happy.  I've even heard people say, "God doesn't want us to be happy.  He wants us to be holy."  But as I argue in Broken Gods:  Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart, the two are far from mutually exclusive.   To be holy is … [Read more...]

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God Wants to Give You an Incredible Gift! What It Is WILL Surprise You!

(The following is excerpted from my latest book, Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart (available in stores June 2).  Order your copy TODAY!)The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods.  ~St.  Thomas AquinasImagine that you were to wake up tomorrow to discover that, by some miracle, you had become a god overnight. Not THE God--omnipresent, all-knowing, al … [Read more...]

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Is Your Spouse Making YOU Sick?

Previous research has demonstrated a strong link between marital quality and physical health.  This most recent study examined to what degree a spouse's stress indirectly impact his or her mate's health. Researchers discovered stress and relationship quality have both direct and indirect effects on the cardiovascular system, confirming previous research. They also discovered that it is important to consider the couple as a whole rather than the individual when examining marriage and … [Read more...]

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Just Wait a Minute! (Why Patience Isn’t What You Think)

We were talking about patience on More2Life Radio today.  What it is, what it isn't, and how to get more of it.Patience, of course, is the virtue we all love to hate.  We all know we need it, but we sure as heck don't want to ask God to give it to us.  And yet, perhaps some of that reluctance is due to the fact that we don't really understand what patience is.Patience---> HappinessPsychologists refer to patience as the ability to delay gratification and we know from research that t … [Read more...]

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Belief Beats Genes: Study Reveals Shocking Truth About Reaching Your Goals

Simply telling people that hard work is more important than genetics causes positive changes in the brain and may make them willing to try harder, a study shows. "Giving people messages that encourage learning and motivation may promote more efficient performance," said the lead investigator. "In contrast, telling people that intelligence is genetically fixed may inadvertently hamper learning." Telling people...that hard work trumps genes causes instant changes in the brain and may make them … [Read more...]

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Are You Thriving? 5 Ways YOU Can Live A Fuller Life.

Self-help books (including a couple of my own--see here and here) often talk about thriving versus merely surviving but have you ever wondered what it takes to really thrive?Jesus said, "I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly" and I would argue that he was referring to both eternal life and life in the present.  Secular psychologists use the term "thriving" for what Christians might call an "abundant life"--at least this side of Heaven.    In fact,  researchers have ide … [Read more...]

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Surprising Secrets Reading “50 Shades” Reveals About You.

If you're a fan of the 50 Shades of Grey series of erotic fiction, a new study says that you might be more of an open book than you think.Young adult women who read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.Further, women who read all three books in the blockbuster "Fifty Shades" erotic romance series are at increased risk of engaging in … [Read more...]

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