Starting from scratch
After a few days nursing a bad back and reflecting on the fact that I regained the weight I had lost last year and then some, I have reached the mindset that I am "sick and tired of being sick and tired" and will get back into the gym and do som... Read more
Fresh flowers brighten any space (pictures)
Some pictures from Duke Integrative Medicine and Duke Gardens -
fresh flowers add to the enjoyment of any area and can be cheerful as well as beautiful!
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This month I am setting goals that are "easy" to hit, so I can add a string of "victories" to my list and stay motivated.
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28 years later...
Today would have been my 28th wedding anniversary. I was a tiny size when I got married, having lived several months in California and being super active, eating healthy vegetables and never going to fast food joints. I was running and lifting... Read more
SparkStreaks help me stay on the right path
Watch your thoughts, for they lead to words.
Watch your words, for they lead to actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
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Day of Mindfulness
As part of my class at Duke Integrative Medicine, we spent the day in silence (9am-4pm), meditation, and yoga practice, with some time for mindful eating at lunch and mindful walking meditation during the afternoon. It was a beautiful day and t... Read more
Light bulb moment...
OK, OK, I have finally realized this truth:
The answers are not in my scale ... Read more
just for blog points...
getting over cold, hope to be off all OTC medicines by tomorrow.
Mowed the lawn, did a little gardening, and attended tai chi practice - loads of fitness minutes!
Could have eaten better - need to get veggies and fruit, and plan meals for ... Read more
Ahhh...I can get used to this!
Third acupuncture session was this afternoon. I've gotten used to the routine -
lay on the padded table, have my pulses checked, and the needles placed. Listen to lovely ambient music while taking slow dee... Read more
finally able to breathe again...
After being sick since the weekend, I can finally breathe out of my nose again and hope to be back to exercising tomorrow. It's a good sign that I missed working out! And it was eye-opening to realize how easy it is to revert to comfort foods ... Read more
Graduation day gratitude
My beautiful daughter earned her degree and we are very happy.
The weekend has been good, filled with f... Read more
2011 Le Tour de Carrboro
I caught the last race for the 2010 series, the Thanksgiving morning "Gallop and Gorge 8K". The series this year includes "Four on the Fourth" 7/4,
Carrboro 10K 10/1 and the "Double B Gallop & Gorge 8K" Thanksgiving morning. I think I will ... Read more
Still plugging along...
I've done the Rookie Running plan 2 days this week, taken a new tai chi class that will meet twice weekly in addition to my regular weekly class, started really reading the feedback from my nutrition tracker (too much fat, protein percentage can... Read more
Lovingkindness meditation mantras
My mindfulness class at Duke Integrative Health is focusing on Lovingkindness meditations at this point.
(We've developed an entire arsenal of meditative techniques, from breathing awareness to walking meditation to body scans, sensory medit... Read more