Tag Archives: Healing

Pain is Information, Suffering is a Choice

Susan L. Taylor, the long-time editor of Essence magazine said “pain is information, suffering is a choice.” We all experience pain, physical and emotional – which is a natural part of life. Pain is life’s way of showing us when something isn’t right. Ask yourself “where am I hurting” and “why am I hurting.” Use the answers to heal yourself. When you don’t heal, that pain becomes suffering. By ignoring your pain, you choose to suffer.

Today, let’s be motivated to learning the lessons that our hurt and pain teach us, and choosing not to suffer from it instead. A little motivation is all we need.



Let Food Be Your Medicine

Recent scientific studies have shown that taking vitamin pills brings little health benefits. What doctors are recommending this that we get the majority of or vitamins from the food that we eat, not pills that we take. That means eating lots of fruits and vegetables, eating fresh foods over highly processed foods, and reducing our intake of salt and other preservatives. This idea is hardly new. Greek physician Hippocrates said it best, “let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.”

Today let’s be motivated to eating the right foods; our health depends on it. A little motivation is all we need.