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This is my Home

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Artist: Boris Kustodiev (1878–1927)
Blue House 1920

I love to travel. I like it even more now that I realize that I take my home with me where ever I go. I take my body and my body is my home.

I haven’t always felt this way. Somehow on this trip to the Caribbean, I realized that my body is my home and I need to release the anxiety I have about my body. I am striving every day to be healthy, holy and happy. I make improvements every day and they are adding up.

I have become comfortable in my skin. I have treated my body as my enemy for a long time. For February I started to treat my body as my friend. I think it is through this effort that I have realized that my body is my home. My home is comfortable, my home is where I can be at ease, my home needs attention to stay neat and clean and in good shape, and my home needs maintenance when things go wrong. If there is a leak and I have to fix it, do I view my home as weak or lazy? Of course not. I either fix it or seek professional help.

I have stopped most of my negative self-talk. I am practicing yoga in order to promote my mind/body connection. I am stretching outside my comfort zone and trying to be relax in my own skin. With practice, I will accomplish this.

My home requires that I drink plenty of water, get a healthy night’s sleep, and limit my calories. I give it fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and leans meats. I feed it healthy fats. I challenge it with aerobic exercise and strength training.

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AMANDEES76 2/28/2013 12:27AM

    What a wonderful way to think about all of this. Sometimes it is overwhelming on our journeys but if we could all change our thinking it may be a little easier.

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TEQPEACH 2/20/2013 4:34PM



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MA_DIDDLES 2/19/2013 9:32PM

    This is great. i can relate. emoticon

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GLOMER 2/19/2013 7:38PM

    Nice blog. Thanks.

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COLT2008 2/19/2013 3:22PM


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1BEARWIFE 2/19/2013 12:41PM

    Great perspective. Thanks!!

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PATTISTAMPS 2/19/2013 10:52AM

    Home is where your heart is, and as long as you carry it with you, you are at home anywhere! A very nice blog, made me happy!!!

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MSCARCHICK 2/19/2013 8:15AM

    Great blog!

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    Hmmmm strange,,,,, I treat my home as VERY NICE !! Excellent and in PERFECT order,,,but MY BODY??? NOT !!!!!! I guess its all the abuse its endured over the yrs,,,,and though I NO LONGAH feel it DESERVES THAT (THANKFULLY ,,,for that was a LONG ROAD !) I am NOT yet to where I feel I feel it needs to be RESPECTED BY ME though I DEEPLY DO BY OTHERS !!!

There's HOPE YET !!!! This is an HONEST Admittance by me. Now to some how work on it????? That'd mean I care enough???? It keeps HURTING ME,,, Letting me DOWN. I feel a blog coming on,,,,,,

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IRISHGAL46 2/18/2013 11:34PM

    Wonderful !!!! emoticon

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JILL313 2/18/2013 10:33PM

    Such a good thought provoking blog. It is a wonderful way to look at our body and treat it with reverence and the respect it deserves. Thank you for reminding me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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READYBETTY 2/18/2013 9:38PM

    Great blog and perspective! WTG!

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ANYVAR54 2/18/2013 9:22PM

    Great blog. I kept thinking as I read about the clutter in my home, and how that clutter messes up my progress in caring for the home of my body. You have great skill as a writer.

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WHEREIS170 2/18/2013 8:56PM

    Hey welcome to our community and wonderful blog. :) Have a wonderful week :)

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POPSY190 2/18/2013 7:58PM

    This is a great way to view the body! Great blog. Thank you.

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FLORNH 2/18/2013 7:44PM

    Awesome Blog! We can all learn to treat our bodies as our cherished home!

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ESILBO 2/18/2013 7:22PM


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FUTUREHOPE49 2/18/2013 7:06PM

    emoticon emoticon

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NEEDBU66 2/18/2013 6:36PM

    Its the one thing that if we take care of it, it takes care of us.

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MICKEYH 2/18/2013 6:31PM

    Great blog !! And this so true. My home is my body. Needs to be feel comfortable. It needs maintenance. WTG !!

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_RAEVEN_ 2/18/2013 6:05PM

    Fantastic attitude!!!! I see lots of success in your future. emoticon

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AEROBISAURUS 2/18/2013 5:57PM

    A positive attitude and approach is all you need to succeed! emoticon

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LYNCHD05 2/18/2013 5:54PM

    What an awesome blog. You are right there is. Olive like home

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MNABOY 2/18/2013 5:49PM

    Great blog

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MARYANNSQUEST 2/18/2013 5:40PM

    Love the Blog!
Mary Ann

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FLGIRL_4EVER 2/18/2013 5:37PM

  Thank you for sharing this in a blog for all of us to enjoy!

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WELLNESSME09 2/18/2013 5:34PM

    Really loved reading your blog!
Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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EJOK170 2/18/2013 5:33PM

    Good for you! Something for all of us to remember and think about as we move forward. So well put!
Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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KSCHRAUT 2/18/2013 5:31PM


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CERIUSLY 2/18/2013 5:10PM

    What a great idea, and really wonderful boost to one's self image!
emoticon and welcome to the 5% Challenge!

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KANDOLAKER 2/18/2013 5:07PM

    Excellent blog and such a great attitude. You are so right and I must remind myself of this. All the best to you!

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RUFFIT 2/18/2013 5:02PM

    I always say my body is my temple that is why I do not abuse it!!! Hugs moni

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MARYANNGI 2/18/2013 4:59PM

    What a great idea. I have thought many things of my body, but never as my home. Thanks for the wonderful insight.

I have sent the link to all the members of the Dawgs. Thanks again.


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IOWAGRAMMA 2/18/2013 3:47PM

    Awesome approach and wonderful way to think about your body! It is true that your home is where your heart is!! emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 2/18/2013 12:53PM

    Wow, never thought of it that way. So glad you shared your thoughts with us. Have a great day. Hugz, Sharon

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JAOTAO 2/18/2013 11:47AM

    Beautiful metaphor ... for creating a healthy, happy, whole body ... thank you for sharing...

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/18/2013 10:26AM

    Great blog. Have a happy day.

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GOULDSGRANITE 2/18/2013 10:24AM

    Home is where your Heart is! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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