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A New Regimen for My Body's Sake I am so focused on my work that I often show great disrespect for my body and the food I eat. I miss out on the spiritual riches of eating mindfully. My attitude around most meal times is "Let's jus…
Saliva, A Bodily Overachiever Like other bodily fluids (snot, vaginal fluids, and semen), saliva is not something we talk or think about very often. This clear, watery liquid comes from several glands in your mouth which secrete…
Prayer to Stop Wasting Food O Nourisher, we remember that when we were children, our parents used to remind us, "Finish your food. Think of all the poor starving people around the world." That plea usually worked by directing …
Meatless Monday Movement The Meatless Monday campaign was started in 2003 by an advertising whiz and the John Hopkins School of Public Health to market dietary change. The idea is to cut out meat one day a week to improve h…
The Multi-talented Tongue Although it is not true that the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body, it could be argued that it is one of the most versatile. It is essential for jump-starting the digestive process by servi…
Carrying Others' Burdens Catholic Wisdom If we all carry a little of the burden, it will be lightened. If we share in the suffering of the world, then some will not have to endure so heavy an affliction. — Dorothy Da…
My Biological Clock and Life as a Lark One of the many marvels of being human is the large role played by our biological clocks which regulate such activities as blood pressure, metabolic rate, digestion, heart rate, and urinary output. …
The Ecology of Our Minds By Nimai Agarwal for KidSpirit’s Climate Change: Tending Our Planet issue. When I was eight years old, my parents used to take me to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We would go every week…