In 1981 I led the first Body & Soul Workout at a ladies retreat at my church. We called it “aerobics” and everyone loved it. My friend Nan invited all of us to continue to work out in her basement—that was the first Body & Soul class. My visionary husband Roy immediately knew that …

When I was asked to write a blog post for our Body and Soul website, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I had just recently started blogging again, and thought that with all of the ideas swarming around in my head for different blog posts I would write in the future, I would have …

“Step on a crack, break your mama’s…” Did you avoid stepping on the sidewalk cracks when you were a kid? I did as a game walking home from school, but I really didn’t think I’d injure my sweet mama if I did so. However, there are activities that we do every day that have …

Just the other day, when my life was feeling particularly frenzied I punched the button on my car CD player and immediately heard the song “Today” by Blanca.  I began to sing along and my day was changed as I sang loudly (to myself) “You’ve got today to forgive and to live, let the …

What’s your greatest motivation? Are you a natural-born competitor? Are you striving to keep up with your children or grandchildren? Are you working to fit into that special spring outfit this year? Are you hoping to outrun your DNA? Or are you simply trying to live a more healthy life all the way around? …

Every time you speak words of encouragement to someone, you are shining a light into their life. Every time you give a hug, you shine love on that person. When you serve others or offer to help them out, your life “shines.” And it’s amazing how the reflection comes back to you when you …

Do you ever feel like that? The above are lyrics from an old contemporary Christian song called “Asleep in the light.” Ironically, when I first heard this song I was in bed, napping! I was a leader at a teen camp and I was wiped out. When I heard that line, I bolted out …

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Have You Tasted God’s Love? What is graced with a crown, has seeds to number the Old Testament laws and brings rhythm to your heart? If you guessed pomegranate – you are correct. Rich in symbolism while delivering an antidote for life, pomegranates bring the taste of God’s love in three ways: Biblically Because …

In the U.S., we often feel a sense of camaraderie and friendship in Body & Soul classes, but did you know that this feeling translates across continents? I went to Kenya last summer to lead a series of nutrition talks, and while I was there, I knew I wanted to check out the area …

Just Don’t Quit A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. Proverbs 14:29 It takes time for changes to take place in our bodies. Developing patience and proficiency in the area of exercise may be one of the biggest challenges of all, but will be well worth it. One of …