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Life is not a dress rehearsal!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

So be present in every moment.
Cherish every moment.
No mattter how difficult that might be.



I am often impatient....

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

In this day of instant gratification sometimes I get impatient with how long "healthy" takes. For example it took me a combined 30 minutes to get my food ready for to go to work today.

Right now I am a WOHM and time is precious. It would have been so much easier to throw a "Lean Cuisine", a 100 calorie snack pack, a commercial bottle of water and packaged fruit in my lunch bag. I would meet my daily requirements (except possibly sodium) and have stayed in calorie range. I would be able to throw away the packaging and at the end of the day and go home hands free with noting to clean up or wash. Or even better I could have packed nothing and just grabbed something from the cafeteria (and be out over $12 just for lunch, never mind snacks!).

But I didn't. I cooked an extra piece of salmon and made extra couscous last night. I peeled some carrots and washed some spinach. This AM I packed up a small container of hummus I had made over the weekend and added a small bag of carrots. I made my own heat/eat container of couscous layered with spinach and salmon. I added some washed grapes, a whole grapefruit and a handful of raw almonds I had bought in bulk. Finished it off with my own silverware and cloth napkin. Made sure my reusable water bottle was ready to go.

Time. Precious time. Didnít we all used to have time to nourish our bodies and our minds. My goal this year is to be mindful of my footprint on this earth. To be mindful of what I show my son is important. To be mindful that getting healthy and fit is not a fast process and neither should the food I eat. Do shortcuts and quick fixes (and the occasional Chipotle burrito) have a place in my life? Yes, but they need to be the exception not the rule.



Healthy reflections email

Thursday, August 28, 2008

How fitting that this would arrive in my email during my first week back to work after my mom's passing...

Stepping closer to the light at the end of the tunnel

Hard times are inevitable--death, financial struggle, family problems, the loss of a job, depression--all of these tough times are just seasons. Abraham Lincoln once said, "This too shall pass," and you can apply it to both the good times and the bad. The thrill of a new relationship won't endure forever, just as the grief of losing a loved one won't either. So endure the hardships of life, knowing that time will eventually heal your wounds and you will make it through. Think about what struggles have occurred in your life and what they taught you. No matter how dim the light at the end of the tunnel seems, it is still a light. Each day is an opportunity for that light of hope to get closer and closer, until eventually the clouds above your head part and you feel the forgotten sunshine on you again. Overcoming pain makes you stronger and better equipped to handle the next valley.

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  You are right. Everything makes us stronger. You can't have a rainbow without a little rain. My father in law passed away a few months ago and it is very hard. Take care of yourself and allow yourself to grieve. That is the best thing you can do!

Let me know if I can do anything to help you!

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My mom died

Monday, August 25, 2008

I am so lost. It will probably be a while before I post again.

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GOLDEN155 8/25/2008 5:03PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon

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  I am so sorry to hear your news. Please take care of yourself and let us know if there is anything your SP friends can do for you!

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JTYALOR 8/25/2008 3:43PM

    I am so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayers

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DEGODDESS 8/25/2008 11:49AM

    I am so sorry for your prayers and well wishes go with you and your love ones.

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HARIMONI 8/25/2008 11:40AM

  my sympathy on your great loss, take care of yourself and let others in, x

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