In Gretchen Rubin's video The Years Are Short, she writes about her bus ride with her daughter on school days. How it annoyed her, and then she realized that for her daughter it was a big part of her life. So then she was thankful for it. Please... Read more
Last week, I was downtown with my mom to listen to a free noon concert. While we were walking around I noticed that there are a lot of slogans written everywhere. It seems nearly every company or organization has one. Either they always use it, ... Read more
This article on diet fads was from a couple of years ago, but is still very relevant, and always will be! Most shocking diet? Just breathing! No, you've got to eat.
news.health.com/2013/01/ 29/ashton-kutchers-diet-sc are-5-fad-... Read more
The title sounds better than how it all is. What I meant is that life is not perfect, but it's life, and it's what we have. So it's better than perfect! Waiting for perfection will usually result in nothing, and that's no good. That's true with ... Read more
My last blog was about making big problems or new plans smaller and easier to deal with. The point was lost on me, if you read that entry. But I thought about it more, and I got it!
I don't have to do everything at once to be improving stu... Read more
In her video, The Strategy of Clarity, author Gretchen Rubin talks about how we often can have difficulty forming better habits when we aren't being clear with ourselves exactly what we want. Eating more healthfully might seem like too big of a ... Read more
In her video, Strategy of Other People, Gretchen Rubin talks about how other people can inspire us on the one hand or possibly lead to our downfall on the other hand when we try to practice good habits. We are all interconnected. So we need to u... Read more
In her video, The Strategy of Identity, Gretchen Rubin talks about how what we think about ourselves can effect whether or not we will pick up a good habit. I think it's a really interesting topic, and wish people talked about this more often. B... Read more
Did you know it matters when you take your calcium? If you are taking calcium supplements that contain calcium carbonate, you need to take them with a meal. And if you are also hoping to get iron from that meal or from other supplements or a mul... Read more
Today was rainy, and I slipped a few times on my walk because of muddy patches. It's not my shoes, they look fine. The tread is still there. People just need to sweep their walks. Where did all that mud come from? From gardeners that don't clean... Read more
I turned off the social aspects of this site for a while, because I felt it wasn't helping me lose weight at all. I need to focus on my core values, and how I got to this place, and who I am. So I'm doing a lot of soul searching. And I expect it... Read more
Hope is not the closing of your eyes
to the difficulty, the risk,
or the failure.
It is a trust that-
if I fail now-
I shall not fail forever;
and if I am hurt,
I shall be healed.
It is a trust that
life is good,
love ... Read more
"In today’s materialistic world there is a risk of people becoming slaves to money, as though they were simply cogs in a huge money-making machine. This does nothing for human dignity, freedom, and genuine well-being. Wealth should serve humanit... Read more
Hello, everybody! I hope everything's going fine. I'm feeling better, I no longer have a cold. It just left the other day. *sigh of relief* Nothing much happened in March, because I was too sick to do a lot of work. But I nearly finished organiz... Read more
Hey, everyone! I hope you guys are doing fine. I've got this terrible cold right now. Anyway, I wanted to tell everyone that I'm going to be gone the entire month of March. I'm taking an internet vacation. I spend too much time online, and not e... Read more