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Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking of what resolutions 2019 will bring. Self-growth is very important and highly recommended, but over half of people with a New Year’s resolution will give up in less than six months’ time (Szalavitz, 2012). In the wellness field, we are all too familiar with this

A Theology of Addiction: Christian Response to Addiction, part 2

The first article in this series, “Stages of Change,”explored the transtheoretical model, which posits six stages through which people go when they change. At any given time, only about 20 percent of people who are seeking to change are at the action stage, and most people are in one of the three earlier stages: precontemplation,

How to Train Your Calves

The bane of many bodybuilder’s existence is the featured muscle during this edition of Muscle Mondays. The gastrocnemius and soleus are the two muscles of your lower leg that allow plantar flexion of the ankle. The importance of this muscle cannot be overlooked because without it, you cannot walk, run, or drive. In other words,

How to Train Your Hamstrings

Continuing down the back of the leg from last week’s edition of Muscle Mondays, we stop at the “hamstrings”. The “hamstrings” is a group of muscles that work with the glutes to extend the hip, and work as a single group to flex the knee because they insert on the tibia and fibula of the

Training Your Glutes – Muscle Monday

This week of Muscle Mondays starts a transition to the lower body. Starting at the top, we begin with three muscles that have significant impact on all lower body movement. These muscles are the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus, and they are referred to as the “glutes”. In case you missed it by the name,

Holiday Recipe: Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms

Still in search of the perfect appetizer for your New Year’s get together? You can’t go wrong with these savory stuffed mushrooms! This recipe is easy to assemble, packed with scrumptious flavors, and full of healthy ingredients. Stuffed mushrooms are an excellent way to get vitamins and nutrients into your meal without feeling like you

Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking of what resolutions 2017 will bring. Self-growth is very important and highly recommended, but over half of people with a New Year’s resolution will give up in less than six months’ time (Szalavitz, 2012). In the wellness field, we are all too familiar with this trend.

Holiday Recipe: Spinach, Bacon, and Gruyere Breakfast Casserole

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and casseroles just happen to be one of my favorite holiday breakfast dishes! I usually only have them around the holidays so it’s always something that I look forward to. There is just something special about waking up to a warm casserole

Strength Training Your Back Muscles

Focus Muscle Group: Rhomboids This week’s edition of Muscle Mondays will bring to light the importance of the rhomboids. Originating on the last cervical vertebrae of your neck to the fifth vertebrae of the thoracic spine, the rhomboids attach to the medial border of the scapulae. This downward angled muscle performs the important task of

Holiday Recipe: Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Casserole

I don’t know about you, but sweet potato casserole is the one dish I look forward to indulging in around the holidays. There is just something so satisfying about the sweetness of the potatoes combined with the crunch of pecans and the gooeyness of the melting marshmallows on top. But this casserole is not the