my dream last night...
Sometimes you have a dream that is obviously your brain trying to tell you something. Last night I had such a dream. I dreamed that I was in a sacred space where the chosen method of worship was dance. But the problem was that there were thre... Read more
interesting and a little controversial
NY Times printed an interesting article yesterday about mortality risks and a BMI that registers as overweight--and they don't play out like you would think. Today, it printed an editorial about that study:
01/... Read more
goal 1--to accept myself, just as I am right now, as a lovable person worthy of care and respect--and that includes self-care and self-respect. This will be the basis of the rest of my goals.
goal 2--to separate what I can control from wha... Read more
Life Lessons from exercise DVDs...
Things I've learned from doing exercise DVDs:
1. Concentrate on the present; worrying too much about the past or the future will mess you up.
I've fumbled more times than I can count because I was anticipating a move an... Read more
Grappling with my doormat tendencies....
Or co-dependency issues, or self-esteem problems, or all three. The point is, I've come to realize the past couple days that it's something that I need to tackle.
For the past few years, I've maintained a friendly acquaintance with thi... Read more
Let's try this again.....
I've gotten lazy, not so much with exercise as with eating, and you know what comes next--the weight. It's not real bad right now, but enough so an acquaintance felt compelled to make a "nice-nasty" remark about how she didn't know whether a sa... Read more
Been a while....
Things have been going on and I just haven't wanted to blog. So I haven't. Life has been very stressful these days, and writing about it means thinking about it which means getting more and more stressed. I'm just trying to control what I ca... Read more
don't let what you think you should have...
lose you what you have. It's good to dream, and it's good to follow your dreams. But it's not good to be so busy thinking you "should" be a certain weight or fitness level by now, or have a better job or a better marriage or whatever, that you... Read more
emotional health entry on forgiveness....
I generally don't like to write blog entries about other people, because they're not able to defend themselves, but I do feel the need to write about a situation, so I'm going to be as non-specific here as I can. Basically, a close relative of ... Read more
May's New Thing: Hoop Dancing (finally!)
I actually tried the May New Thing the first week of May, but a dead hard drive, a very slow repair shop, and a busy schedule after I got back on the web got in the way of blogging about it. The good news is, we got back our 'puter with a brand... Read more
Well, I was going to write about the May New Thing....
But my husband just called and told me that our computer has shown the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, so I may not be on for a bit. He's taking it to the store tonight and looking at what they've got for sale there, so who knows, we may be up a... Read more
April's New Thing--Bollywood Dance on Demand
This is a kind of cheat in a way, because most of my energies in April were, first, Easter, second, a weekend trip with some friends out of town, and in the last part of the month, setting up what will be the May New Thing. More on that Sunda... Read more
you can't be ugly when you're real....
except to people who don't understand. Our rector quoted this in the sermon yesterday (it's from the Velveteen Rabbit) and it brought tears to my eyes. (Awesome sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday, BTW, on "yea, though I walk through the Valley... Read more
I don't usually talk about politics....
And I'm not going to make this very political if I can help it. All I want to say is that the Oklahoma City bombings were 15 years ago today. Sometimes, after 9/11, we forget about Oklahoma City, but today, let's remember. Let's pray for the... Read more
another reason exercise is so important.....
Last night I was starting down the BART station steps to the platforms when my heel caught on something and I pitched forward and started to fall. I managed to hold on to the handrail with one hand, twist myself around and grab the handrail wit... Read more