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Seeing the world invites deeper inner journeys. Standing in front of a church in Sevilla, Spain.

Gentle reflections.


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This team is on a journey.

"Crave Life Not Food" is the motto and a reminder that if we choose to embrace life with the same intensity and single-mindedness that we give to food, we can't help but succeed in any goal we set for ourselves.

Question is how do we learn to crave life?

Here is my reflection:
It requires changing old patterns. For me, it begins with being self aware, really paying attention to what I'm doing and saying at each moment - and, keeping my ego out of the way. I can't learn anything with ego insisting it is right.

Silence - not encouraged in today's broadband speed world of constant news noise and buying things. Silence is my precursor for insight and change.

Working for the benefit of others is also central to my life. It took many, many years to learn this about myself and accept it as a strength, not a weakness.

I was thrilled to read an article in the Economist, "The Joy of Giving." It reaffirmed what many suspected for a long time. Giving feels good. When we give, the part of our brain associated with pleasure fires away. Neuro-scientists can actually see this.

Hope you decide to join this journey, where we give our best self for the benefit of others, through our shared reflections, positive actions, and high energy thoughts. Life is good!

This is an exciting and exhilarating time.

Be well,

Member Since: 1/15/2007

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My Goals:
Long-term goals:
1. Crave life not food.
2. Go for my dreams.
3. Keep promises I make to myself.
4. Remain optimistic, come rain or shine.
5. Always remember I'm a Pathfinder.

Short-term goals:
1. Each day remember to be grateful.
2. During tough moments...breath!
3. Calibrate high.
4. Remember I'm a Pathfinder.

Nutrition & Exercise Goals:
1. Drink 3 liters of water daily.
2. Log food intake after each meal.
3. No eating in front of the tv.
4. Count calories burned and meet my trainer 3x/wk.
5. Do pilates and yoga on gym off days.
6. Start my day with music. It lifts me up to great heights.

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Favorite quotes:

"Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly."
"The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd,"

by James Cook

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Life is Good!

"Fall seven times.
Get up eight."

(Japanese proverb)

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  • v ALESIA818
    Doesn't matter how long you've been gone just as long as you come back. Great to hear from you and thanks for stopping by my page.

    Wishing you continued success,
    3371 days ago
  • v REBCCA
    Love your list of goals! You remind me of myself when I am at my best..thanks for adding your light to the world.
    I love being among your friends. Thank you!
    3389 days ago
  • v ABRANNEWME2014
    Hello and thank you for your very kind words to be an inspiration to someone is a blessing thank you and best of luck to you on your journey
    3492 days ago
    Hello ECPlus, I just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing; I hope you are doing fine and getting lean!
    3522 days ago
  • v ECPLUS
    Thank you for visiting.
    Feel free to peak into my blog, see my favorite articles and recipes, or check out my goals - keep me honest. LOL
    If you are in my friend's group it means you made a difference in my life already, and it's my way of saying I appreciate you.
    3526 days ago
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