When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

“A therapist once said to me, “If you face the choice between feeling guilt and resentment, choose the guilt every time.” It is wisdom I have passed on to many others since. If a refusal saddles you with guilt, while consent leaves resentment in its wake, opt for the guilt. Resentment is soul suicide. Negative thinking allows us to gaze unflinchingly on our own behalf … Continue reading When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

Fasting : And Why You Should

Unger’s Bible Dictionary explains that the word fast in the Bible is from the Hebrew word sum, meaning “to cover” the mouth, or from the Greek word nesteuo, meaning “to abstain.”  Throughout history, people have faced times when food was either scarce or completely unavailable, says Dr. Valter Longo, an NIH-funded longevity researcher at the University of Southern California. “So, they were forced to fast,” he says. However, advances in technology … Continue reading Fasting : And Why You Should