Reading to Benefit Relationships

  I'm a book-hoarder, often found walled inside mountains of literature while pecking away at new manuscripts. The stuff of writing may seem like an isolating factor. Yet, reading can connect us to others. Some works serve to improve our relationships. Today's video highlights the following ways we can read to…

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Personal Growth From Reading About Others

Libraries and bookstores list quite a different set of books in the inspirational category. On a stroll through the aisles of any such purveyor of literature, one may find theology textbooks, Bibles, studies, and devotionals. I treasure the spiritual value these publications provide. For me, such books exceed the term inspirational.…

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Reading Fiction for Well Being

Born Hungry for Stories Before she can speak, an infant's cry expresses her yearning. A loving voice swaddles the new soul. The words may come with music or the mere sound of turning pages, but they capture her heart and mind either way. The child quiets, listens, grows calm. As if…

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How to Read for Healthy Living

  Health impacts our quality of life with immense power. We can pursue creature comforts, eat ourselves into a coma, or purchase the newest shiny gadgets. None of these temporary infusions of joy will have the profound effect on our well-being provided by healthy living. A plethora of media resources and…

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Learning for Well-Being

  Whatever we nourish will grow. [bctt tweet="Whatever we nourish will grow." username="@tyeagerwrites"] The brain stands as the greatest example of this principle. While popular media trends share a plethora of information regarding weight regulation, muscle strengthening, gut management, or heart health, the CPU gets a marginal amount of discussion on…

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How to Read Spiritual Growth for Well-Being

The previous post introduced our new series on reading for well-being. Today we'll explore various facets of reading for spiritual growth. Since our holistic health stems from the soul, we stand to gain comprehensive benefits from reading this vital genre. Spirituality covers a broad range of topics. Wandering through bookstore aisles…

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Trimming Holiday Stress

Food, family, and festivities rush us through Thanks-mas into next year's calendar. We fuss and bustle, scurrying from one restless day to another in an attempt to "do" the holidays properly. Or survive them, at least. Expectations and expenses squeeze us until our temples throb from the pressure. The harder we…

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Three Ways to Increase Daily Gratitude

Perhaps you know someone who springs from bed with sunshiney brilliance each morning. Filled with natural energy, these people beam with jubilant conversation at the sound of their alarm. Often inclined to sing, they'll bounce into the day like Tigger. I've roomed with these types at conferences, but am not one…

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Essential Luxuries

Calendar pages flurry past our eyes, ruffling our lashes. Our one life races to its inevitable end, and each of us wants to make the most of it. Wisdom teaches us we can do anything but not everything, leaving us to choose what matters most. Food. Water. Shelter. Health. Survival rises…

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