Vacations – They Restore Our Souls

By Warren Holleman

IMG_1679It was wintertime with a snowstorm rolling in. But I felt sunshine on this cloudy day. It was cold outside, but I felt the month of May.

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Don’t Lose That Lovin’ Feelin’

IMG_0099By Warren Holleman

Wellness has many dimensions, and an important one, for many, is finding the love of your life. Another is learning how to keep that flame burning for as long as possible. So that you don’t wake up one day to the sad realization that You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.

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Evangelical Christians, You Flunked Your Own Litmus Test – A Letter to My Conservative, Christian Friends

By Warren Holleman

In the Baptist church where I was raised, we learned to judge a person’s character based on Jesus’ simple instruction: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” The Apostle Paul spelled out for us just what those “fruits of the spirit” should be: “Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”

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Texas High Schools to Offer Vocational Training to Meet Anticipated Need for “Anatomy Inspectors” to Enforce New Bathroom Bill

By Warren Holleman

A study by the Texas Business Association has shown that a transgender bathroom bill will cost Texas 185,000 jobs and $8.5 billion dollars per year. But Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick plans to move forward with the bill anyway, announcing last week that the bathroom bill is at the top of his legislative agenda.

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Why Do I Gain Weight–And Feel So “Blah”–During the Holidays?

IMG_0129 (2)By Warren Holleman

The smart-ass answer is because you eat too much, and you exercise too little. But you already knew that.

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Staying Sober during the Holidays: Tips for Those Who Drink Too Much

Earlier this week I asked a panel of experts a simple question: “What advice would you give someone who is trying to stay sober throughout the holidays?” These individuals were themselves in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, and part of a Holiday Relapse Prevention program that I help teach each year.

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Do You Suffer from Technology Stress?

IMG_0040 (1)by Warren Holleman

Do you use electronic devices as an occasional convenience, or are you attached and addicted to them?

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Thinking about Working Part-time? Here Are Some Tips

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By Warren & Marsha Holleman

Sure, it’s nice to think about cutting back on the work hours and spending more time at home with the kids or out on the trails getting fit. But how do you really make that decision? And if you do decide to work part-time, how do you make the most of it?

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The Things That Matter Most—In Our Jobs and in Our Careers

By Warren Holleman

When it comes to our personal lives, it’s pretty obvious what matters most. Food and water. Safety and security. Family and friends. Once those are taken care of, we begin to think beyond survival mode and move into the realm of “wellness” and “quality of life.” I’m thinking here of the second and third inalienable rights in Thomas Jefferson’s famous triad: “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” I’m also thinking of the mantra my generation embraced in the 1960s: “love, peace, and happiness.”

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Stress Management Tip #5: When You Feel Overwhelmed, Do a “Stress Scan”

By Warren Holleman
Revised and updated March 16, 2017

There are at least six spheres of life where normal stress can overload and become dis-stress. If you take a few minutes to scan these key areas, you’ll get a snapshot of the places where you need to do some preventive maintenance.

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