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My Take On My Monday Meditation

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The last quote of the Monday Meditation is what spoke to was a aha moment...
"It is a psychological fact that people always conform to the image
they hold of themselves. Change their image and you change
their actions, their reactions, their environment, their worlds."
Jack Holland

If we tell ourselves we are failures...we will be, even if though we weren't to begin with...if we tell ourselves we are fat...we are going to be...if we tell ourselves nobody could possibly love us...they won't...and everything around us will reflect what we told ourselves.

Now the questions and my answers....

Questions to ponder:

1. Why might we tend to base our worth (or feelings of unworthiness)
on the things that we accomplish--or fail to accomplish?

Because that is what is instilled in us from society...and ourselves.

2. What are some ways that we might improve our self-esteem?

Positive self talk.

3. How do we fall into the trap of developing low self-esteem?

Allowing others to belittle talking down to ourselves...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AMGRANAT 3/26/2009 9:28AM

    Yeah right on! I've been trying to get a friend of mine to believe this statement, and it is not going so well.

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    I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
'cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul


I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to I can face anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman
Oh, I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong

I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman

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MISSBEAR11 3/24/2009 7:23PM

    You got it girl!!!! .... I am a nonsmoker, I am a nonsmoker, I am a nonsmoker.

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About Spa Weekend...Part 2

Monday, March 23, 2009

Today i started riding my stationary bike for 15 minutes. For me...that's good... i committed to 5 minutes a day the beginning of last week, building up to 10 by weeks end. This week, i recommitted to 15 minutes....that on top of the every day strength training exercises i have been doing daily...wohoo!!! i am so proud of me...

as for the spa weekend....wohoo!!! only days away...and i'm, i'm going to share a chapped lip spa treatment.

Lip Exfoliate Treatment

1/4 c sugar
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp olive oil
a drop of peppermint oil (if you have)

Mix together and adding enough water to make a paste.

Hold a warm wet washcloth over lips for a few minutes. Rub sugar mixture over lips for a minute, enough to get dead skin off but not long enough to irritate.

Rinse off with warm water and apply favorite chap stick.

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AUNTCAT 3/24/2009 10:07PM

    I sure wish I could stop being influenced by my husband's attitude of needing to accomplish something to be worthwhile. I'm so glad my Mom showed us kids unconditional acceptance and love as individuals. She was great at separating the worth of the individual and the person's behavior. I wish she was still on this earth so I could talk with her. It will be a year since she passed away the end of May. Thanks for the reminders not to allow others or negative self talk to be such a downer.

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MISSBEAR11 3/23/2009 11:24PM

    Thats the way girl. Increase it a little bit at a time and before you know it ... well ok, you might not love it but it won't be so bad. lol High 5!

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WILDCARD1 3/23/2009 5:20PM

    WTG Kitty!!! You are getting it done!!! Keep up the great work!

Thanks for the recipe!

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    Thanks for sharing!

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Getting Ready For Spa Weekend

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Last year, mom and i took a night off and treated ourselves to a hotel with a hot tub. We also pampered ourselves with homemade spa treatments and did our own facials, manicures and pedicures...along with a soothing milk bath and hair treatment...and though this was nice... trying to fit it all into one night was a little much...This year, we are going to go get the mani/pedi's done professionally. Neither of us normally like our feet touched by other whole family is that this year, as part of a birthday present to ourselves...we are getting one done...last year, i made a banana/mayo hair mask... now this is great for a home treatment...but to have sit in a hot car all day to take to a hotel...not such a good this year i just bought an avon hair mask...but will give you the home version i like.

Banana Hair Mask
For very dry or damaged hair.
1 banana
2-3 dollops of mayonnaise
1 tbls olive oil

Put banana in blender and puree until completely smooth. (You don't want clumps of banana in your hair.) Then add mayo and oil and blend until smooth and creamy. Apply to hair. Let sit for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and shampoo as usual.

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EMMASMART 4/20/2009 10:58PM

    Sounds loverly!


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WILDCARD1 3/22/2009 5:13PM

    Sounds like you are going to have a great night! I love having a professional pedicure done. I had to get over the whole someone touching my feet thing too, but it is so worth it! I get 1 or 2 a year.

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MISSBEAR11 3/22/2009 3:28PM

    I heard eating olive oil made your hair shiny ... I never thought about rubbing it into my hair. I hope you and your mom have a great time. John ... all I can say is "you're a banana head". lol

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    Will have to try it!

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JAYCEE77 3/22/2009 12:58PM

    What a great way to spend time with your mom honoring both of your special days. Hope you both have a great time. emoticon

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BALDYJOHN 3/22/2009 12:50PM

  Thanks Kitty
I'm preparing it now and hoping for the

Enjoy your treatment

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MARTINIGAL413 3/22/2009 11:55AM

    Thanks for the recipe, Kitty! I may have to try that. Will come in handy when that banana's looking just a little too brown to eat, too...

I need to follow your lead and do something like this mini-spa night with my BFF. I think it sounds like a fun idea! Glad you had a good time!!

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Finally Caught Up On SP

Friday, March 20, 2009's amazing what 1 week away from a computer can emails are finally caught points have been entered...and the penny challenge is now ready for posting again... all totals entered...not that i had a lot of pennies from those days away from the i did get some :)

The week is done...and the weekend is here...and some me time is in order...wohoo!!!

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MARTINIGAL413 3/21/2009 11:01PM

    I'm jealous. I'm still not caught up. I'm working on it tonight, though. I think ~ however ~ I should just realize I will never really be caught up. It seems that if I happen to get there, within about 5 minutes there's already another email... ah ~ so goes life. I do enjoy it, though!

Have a great weekend!!

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WILDCARD1 3/21/2009 12:58PM

    Woohoo!!! What a great feeling it must be to be caught up!

Enjoy your weekend!

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    emoticonTake care of you first, so you can continue to give all you do to everyone you do!

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LOSINGLINNDY 3/21/2009 1:56AM

    emoticon on being caught up. Enjoy your me time.

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MISSBEAR11 3/20/2009 6:30PM

    Glad to have you back. I see you passed the 6000 mark on exercise minutes. High 5 girl.

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Getting Healthy Together

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Well the other girl i work with and i are helping each other with our lifestyle changes... finding healthier stuff to eat...and now i will be bringing breakfast for both of us each morning...she brings me coffee each morning, and i know as a single mom of younger kids than mine, how hard it is to find the money and time to eat healthy...though she has been doing really good considering...this way i'm keeping me from caving to something totally wrong and helping's a win win situation :) it really is so much easier with someone beside you.

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WILDCARD1 3/20/2009 3:01PM

    That's great Kitty!!!

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SANDINB 3/19/2009 6:25PM

    It is good you have a buddy. emoticon

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MISSBEAR11 3/19/2009 5:50PM

    That works out perfect. Glad you found a partner.

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MARTINIGAL413 3/19/2009 5:36PM

    Isn't it, though?? So glad you found a healthy partner like that!!
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    It helps to have some one physically presne to help meet your goals

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