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Is Age Just a Number? Calling all of my 40 somethings and beyond!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I just left an entry on a SP member's blog about turning 40. I wrote how I remember all too well what is was like to turn 40 five years ago. I told the member that turning 40 is just a state of mind. I really believe that you really are as young as feel. I also wrote that turning 40 (or any age for that matter) is about reflecting on how far we have come and where we want to go. Most importantly, when I turned 40, I felt so empowered because I felt I no longer had the need to live according to other people terms. I felt free to be me without excuses or apologies. As far as my body image is concerned, I look the way I am because I want to look this way and not because I feel threatened by what the media says about how I should look. I am healthy and feel whole as person. Yes turning 40 was awesome. So please my 40 somethings and beyond, tell me is age just a number of years you were blessed to have on earth or does it define who you are, or maybe both?
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SLIMPAM23 1/20/2011 1:55PM

    Well--I will be turning 48 in 9 days.....and I am very happy at this age. 40 wasn't a tough birthday for me at all. And I wouldn't be in the least bit interested in being 30 something again!!!

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GRYPHONQUEST 1/20/2011 10:37AM

    I agree with you - I'm a fortysomething, and it's just a number! I've never "felt my age" - except, perhaps, when I was six and desperately waiting for Santa Claus to show up.

The only time I worry about my "age" is when I'm doing my body test on my WiiFit - then I try to keep the machine telling me I'm still in my 20s, just because it's fun to watch my Mii jump up and down!

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AHOLLAND0108 1/20/2011 10:25AM

    Age is just a number. I just turned 53 2 weeks ago and feel young. At times my body tells me that I'm over 50, that's because of the weight. I will continue to work on it and enjoy being young at heart.
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What are you reading this summer?

Friday, June 11, 2010

As an educator and avid reader of inspirational/motivational books, I encourage others to take up reading as a hobby. Reading is not only informative,adventuresome, and fun; it can also be very therapeutic. I use reading as a way of de-stressing and renewing my mind after a long day. Accompany a good book with your favorite music and WoW, you will find yourself having your own personal spa time.

I am reading (or plan to read) Think Yourself to Health, Wealth & Happiness: The Best of Joseph Murphy's Cosmic Wisdom, How to Let God Help You by Myrtle Filmore, and Education and the Significance of Life by J. Krishnamurti.

Live life without boundaries,
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GORDONODELL 6/11/2010 5:40PM

    I see only women's contributions here. For guys, I'd recommend "Once an Eagle," by Anton Myrick. Tom Clancy is a good read - referring to the stuff he wrote himself, not the stuff to which he's lent his name.

If you're into into spirituality, consider "Conversations With God, Book I" by Neale Donald Walsch. (Books II and III are ok, but Book I is great.)

A friend has recommended books by Mike Flynn, which I consider to be "bubble gum for the brain." Fun, but not truly satisfying.

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SLIMBROCK 6/11/2010 5:06PM

    I've got The Game of Life by Shinn, trying to finish up The Secret of Quantum Living. Looking for something good...am open to suggestions. Iwwanashrink..I loved Freakonomics too. Have you tried any of Malcom Gladwell's books?..very similar but better in some ways. If you get the chance, Try The Tipping Point or Outliers.
I definitely would agree, DRRORO, that reading is by far one of my best de-stressers. If I've got a good book, my other concerns just melt away for a little while at least.

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MILNE81 6/11/2010 12:04PM

    I'm reading the Jessica Darling series right now by Megan McCafferty. I'm on book 2. I'm using new books as rewards for each 5# loss. I will be reading the newest Stephanie Plum book by Janet Evanovich at the end of the month (comes out June 22!) so I better be at a reward point b/c I LOVE those books. Nothing like a new book to motivate me to go work out!

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5FRUITSNVEGGIES 6/11/2010 11:45AM

    well, i plan on reading some deepak chopra, and will look into these other authors and titles as well...

i also love my non-fiction and fiction books---just finished reading Freakonomics, now reading Julie and Julia, right before these i finished Jewel by Bret Lott....

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Do you make time for yourself a priority?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I decided to blog about this topic because so many of us who are married and/or have children seem to make other people's time and needs our priority over our own. Not taking time for yourself can be a healthy lifestyle sabotager.

There is saying in my house, if Mama ain't happy, no one will be.
I am very fortunate because my husband and children recognize how much better of a wife and mother I am when I spend time on myself doing things that empower me. I love my family and love giving them my all; but in no way am I any help to them, if I do not first tend to my core needs (physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual).

So I ask you "Are you your highest priority?"

  
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MELTEAGUE 1/20/2011 10:04AM

    You are soooo right, when mamma aint happy , NO ONE IS! lol

great blog!

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TGOAD1 4/23/2010 10:56AM

  It is the hardest lesson to learn. If you don't take care of your needs you can't take care of others needs. You can't give what you don't have to give. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 4/22/2010 11:08PM

    I think most of us don't, but we should. I'm learning to!

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SLIMBROCK 4/22/2010 10:35PM

    Since I started SP 6 weeks ago, I've really tried to do that. I hadn't for a while and it showed. I really feel a lot better since I've started making an appt. with myself to exercise or taking a little time out of my day to read, etc. It really is important and I think your children & spouse respect your time a litte more when YOU respect it. Good post!

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P0KERS0PH 4/22/2010 4:03PM

    I have spent the last couple of months since I've been at Spark making sure I do things for me, make sure I have my time to do whatever it is I have to do.

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THE_JULES1 4/22/2010 3:00PM

    Excellent question and a great way to look at things!

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MEGANC1988 4/22/2010 12:41PM

    I'm not married and don't have children and making time for myself is still really difficult.

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ATHENA360 4/22/2010 12:01PM

  No, and I need to make sure I do that for myself.

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MR.NET1 4/22/2010 11:53AM

    Nope, but will do something about it. emoticon

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