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Hammering Away

Sunday, July 20, 2014

" If the only tool you have is a hammer , you tend to see every problem as a nail.' Abraham Maslow

Yes!! I have been hammering away at my weight loss. I have been hammering away at the goo and the yuk and the unwanted pounds. I have been hammering away at getting rid of junk food and prepackaged food, and the late night binges. I have been hammering away at the unwanted stress and drama in my life.

But sometimes you need a much lighter tool . Sometimes all that is needed is a feather . Feather pillows that help you sleep better. Feather pillows and lightly scented candles that I surround myself with when I do my meditation. How I lightly feather my breathing as I marvel at the stain glass windows and look reverently at the cross as I kneel in the cool church in the early morning. Or how I breathe as light as a feather as I join my breathing with the movement as I do my yoga , Pilates, and stretching exercises. Sometimes your breathing slightly stills as you walk through a meadow or forest , and see an animal in its habitat , as the sun slightly dabbles through the cool trees.

Yes we need to hammer , but we also need to feather and calm our breathing and our mind. We need peace and a chance to recharge . We need stillness , and tranquility . When we let out troubles melt away then we will really find the peace we need and the weight will fall off more easily. It will be easier for us to pick the healthiest food available to is. It will be easier for us to have the energy to begin and to love our exercises . It will be easier to lose weight .

As you enjoy this Sunday , and spend time with family and friends .May you keep your hammer and feather close at hand and heart. Hugs Happiness and Healthy Living

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GOANNA2 7/20/2014 11:29PM

    Love you Joanne. emoticon emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 7/20/2014 8:34PM

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MEXGAL1 7/20/2014 7:52PM

    Interesting...a hammer and a feather...who would have thought. Will keep this in mind for sure.
Enjoy your evening.

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/20/2014 3:40PM

    absolutely, couldn't agree more!

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_RAMONA 7/20/2014 2:40PM



If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.
I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land.
I'd hammer out danger!
I'd hammer out warning!
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters, all over this land!

...yet, perhaps a hammer isn't the best tool.
(Do you suppose Peter, Paul and Mary considered that?)

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NEW-CAZ 7/20/2014 1:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Joanne
Have an epic week hun emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 7/20/2014 1:15PM

    I sure will, have a great Sunday emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/20/2014 1:04PM

    Love your blog! Well said! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs and love!
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HOLLYM48 7/20/2014 12:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon thanks Joanne!!! You always have the right words!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/20/2014 11:51AM

    You just sold me on a feather pillow Joanne ........... lol ............ This is a great blog of finding the balance ........... and basking in peace and serenity .......... We don't need that hammer then when we have already hammered and chiseled away .......... Love it! And congrat's on your recent Popular blog!!! emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/20/2014 10:49AM

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