Thank you so much for stopping by! Prayers and Apples is an online resource for mind-body-spirit research divided into a database of scientific studies (more on that in a second!) and a blog featuring fun, easy-to-understand explanations of new developments within the field.
You can check out my full bio on my About Me page, but in a nutshell: I’m a NASM-certified personal trainer (who loves pizza!), proud Christian (yay God!) and Harvard grad (a.k.a. psychology nerd!). Between all my school stuff and working in the fitness industry, I’ve come across a TON of research – and my goal is to share everything with you guys!
I’m constantly updating information, so feel free to shoot me an email if you’re ever having trouble finding something (or if there’s a broken link)!
Good question! Basically anything having to do with how the mind impacts the body/the body impacts the mind and how faith impacts them both. These sample posts should give you a good idea of what we’re working with:
♦ Can You Die from a Broken Heart?
♦ Exercise and Mood: The Basics
♦ Gluten and Depression: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
♦ Religion Acts as Buffer for High Risk Depression
♦ The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis (And Other Sexy Stuff)
♦ Weight Loss and Memory Improvements
Think of blog posts as silly translations of popular research (mixed with the occasional post about my personal life!). To search by topic (i.e., “gluten”), enter your search term on the home page:
Already browsing through blog posts? There’s another search bar on the side!
(Notice you can also browse by category using the drop-down menu below the search bar!)
Looking for something a little more technical? The database features close to 1,000 scientific studies! Just enter your search term and click the study title to go directly to its abstract!
Curious about the full study, but only have access to the abstract? Click Request a Post and I’ll investigate the details for you!
Not sure where to start? Browse through the directory page and see if anything catches your eye! (Note: Some pages are only accessible to coaching clients.)
And that’s all there is to it!
The Prayers and Apples Angel List represents the super encouraging and generous people who have supported the website along the way – thank you so, so much!! ♥
♦ Angela Gabriel (Featured on the blog here!)
♦ Barry Smoak
♦ Bethany Early
♦ Beth Stiff (Simply Beth, Guest Blogger)
♦ Carly George
♦ Chet Walters (Featured on the blog here!)
♦ Christine Featherstone
♦ Danica (It’s Progression, Not Perfection)
♦ Dean Walters
♦ Jessica Grote (Southern Hospitality Events, Guest Blogger)
♦ Judy Shriner (Shriner Fitness, Guest Blogger)
♦ Laura Squibbs
♦ Maggie Clarke (The Loveabulls Project)
♦ Sandra Louise (Radiance, Guest Blogger)
♦ Sharon Walters (Featured on the blog here!)
♦ Zabeth Huffines