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Find the good

Monday, January 23, 2012

The absence of feeling bad isn’t enough to make you feel happy; you must strive to find sources of feeling good.

  
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RIKKI572 1/23/2012 7:15AM

    And you always make me happy!!
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GO IT ALONE

Sunday, January 22, 2012

You schedule quality time with pals, but have you ever made a date with yourself? Solitude is essential for creativity, and it fosters personal development as well.

So...go for a hike, practice yoga, or unplug your devices and just sit and think. In our hyperconnected culture, solitude is more important now than ever.

  
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7356WILMA 1/22/2012 8:52PM

  Thank you for reminding us!

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RIKKI572 1/22/2012 8:27AM

    Wishing you a wonderful, joy filled day!!

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MAGGIE101857 1/22/2012 8:21AM

    So true and we don't make time for "peace and quiet" in our lives! So connected to everything and everyone - I am definitely guilty of this! Today I will strive for a few moments of quiet time. Thanks for the reminder! emoticon

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DRKYASHI 1/22/2012 8:04AM

    Well put... emoticonfor your post!

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Home, Slim Home

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cutting calories isn't the only way to drop pounds. It's not just what you eat that affects your weight, but how you eat it. To set yourself up for success, try these 3 top tricks:

Put produce front and center

At dinner, serve yourself salad and veggies at the table but leave meat and potatoes on the stove. You're more apt to take seconds of what's in front of you. Also, keep fruit in a bowl on the counter instead of in the refrigerator; research shows that this can double your intake.

Dish it out

Eating from appetizer rather than dinner plates can help you trim portions, but it can also make them feel skimpy. The solution: Set a larger plate underneath, as restaurants do, to make your servings look more substantial.

Lighten up

Blue can help lessen hunger, while red and yellow stimulate it. Not planning to repaint your dining room walls? Light a grapefruit or peppermint scented candle before sitting down to eat. Both fragrances have been linked to a decrease in appetite.

  
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7356WILMA 1/21/2012 9:27PM

  Really liked the idea of leaving the meat and potatoes on the stove. Thanks for the tips!!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/21/2012 8:58PM

    emoticon As always,
your tips are wonderful and DOABLE !

Had read that restaurants use colors in decor and plates to trick us into overeating - as if we need help with THAT!

BLESSINGS!
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MAGGIE101857 1/21/2012 8:02AM

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing this morning! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RIKKI572 1/21/2012 8:02AM

    Thanks for the tips, and have yourself a wonderful day!

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Miracles

Thursday, January 19, 2012

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”—ALBERT EINSTEIN

I'm really trying to live my life the second way, Albert! Thanks for the words of wisdom to remind me.

  
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RIKKI572 1/19/2012 8:48AM

    Love this one, thanks for sharing. emoticon

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7356WILMA 1/19/2012 7:44AM

  Love this!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

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MAGGIE101857 1/19/2012 6:08AM

    Certainly one to ponder today! Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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JUST_BREATHE08 1/19/2012 6:01AM

    emoticon for sharing. Great quote!

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Find reasons to be grateful

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gratitude is a key to happiness. Consistently grateful people are happier and more satisfied with their lives.

  
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BRENDAF761 1/18/2012 11:57AM

    Totally agree! Have a great day!

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DRAGONRIDER1 1/18/2012 10:39AM

    VERY True!

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LINDAJ0621 1/18/2012 8:48AM

    So true! emoticon

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RIKKI572 1/18/2012 8:07AM

    And, you are a very happy person!!! Enjoy the day!

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