Me Stuck with Me

The odd medicine of solitude

I took a vacation. It wasn’t much of one. Only 48 hours or so. I had to take a couple of calls during that time (a pastorcation). But, I took one. Just me. My family is scattered abroad for another several days, and I had planned to spend the time with them. But, they weren’t […]

Can You Rest Without Guilt?

I used to feel guilty any time I took a break. I mean anytime. Sometimes I felt like I was wasting time that could have been spent on something more “worthwhile.” Other times I suffered from the “why wasn’t this money taken and given to the poor,” syndrome…though my vacations weren’t necessarily spendy. Getting away for a bit to replenish or spend time with the family was apparently fine for everyone else. Rationally, I knew it was OK for me, too. I just didn’t feel like it was OK.

Some of you know what I’m talking about.

Benefits from the Burn

I learned some time ago that most of the actual benefit in weight-lifting happens when the body reaches the “burn point.” It’s once our body begins to feel the pain that real exercise has begun. Sadly, some quit lifting when the burn begins because…well…it hurts. Thus, they miss out on most of the benefit of […]