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Defining the Real Problem

Sunday, June 28, 2015      2 comments

I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the a... Read more

Defining the Real Problem

Sunday, June 28, 2015      0 comments

I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the a... Read more

Defining the Real Problem

Sunday, June 28, 2015      1 comments

I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the a... Read more

Amazing How a Day Can Change in an Instant

Sunday, February 01, 2015      3 comments

Another day, still the same knock-me-down cold. Usually on Sunday it is not a priority to turn on my phone. However, my son was returning from Machu Picchu today, so I turned it on first thing. Early on I got a text that my nephew's wife had ... Read more

Excuses

Saturday, January 31, 2015      0 comments

I have had a bad cold all week. It is just hanging on. Wind chill temperatures in the single digits are not helping. But hot tea with honey is making me feel better. The reality is that honey is sugar. I love sweet things. So I am trying t... Read more

Consistency is Not Perfection

Friday, January 30, 2015      4 comments

The other day when I wrote my first blog in a long while, I had planned to get back to my daily blog writing. Then life intervened. Monday we had the hardest kind of weather to figure out whether to cancel a meeting or not. We had a mixture of... Read more

When Going Back is Going Forward

Saturday, January 24, 2015      4 comments

Going back has a negative connotation to it. For me, now it means going back to what worked when I joined SparkPeople. One of the things that worked was adding a blog entry every day. I am going to try that again. Yes, it was rewarding when ... Read more

Same Song Title--Two Very Different Messages

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      2 comments

I have downloaded on my exercise iPod Nano, "Try" by Pink. Its refrain works to do some intervals while warming up. Basically it is a pick-yourself-up-after-a-faile
d-love song. (With some very nice instrumentation.) There is a new "Tr... Read more

Misinformation

Sunday, August 24, 2014      1 comments

How many times have you stopped and immediately read an article with a headline that screams "New Weight Loss Method" or "Secrets of Big Weight Loss"? Me - Every time. I am often disappointed or even worse, laughing at the ridiculous supposed... Read more

Measuring Mental Pain

Friday, August 22, 2014      3 comments

When I have had surgery, I have been asked routinely to give a measure of my pain on a scale of 1 to 10. On my personal scale, childbirth after the epidural failed and blocked gallbladder are my number 10's. They were such big things that all ... Read more

Why Does Hot Weather Slow Me Down?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014      3 comments

It's already 90 degrees and it is not even noon yet. Those of you who live on the desert are thinking, "What is she complaining about?" But add in high humidity and it contributes to what the weather people call the "misery index". But I ... Read more

When Life Makes You Check Your Thoughts

Sunday, July 06, 2014      2 comments

I have been trying all week to get back to my prior habit of blogging each morning. Of course, life has gotten in the way. Today on the way to church as I tried to avoid the bicyclists who seemed to be were trying to commit suicide in front of... Read more

I'm Back

Tuesday, July 01, 2014      3 comments

I always loved that line by Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" even though it is a very scary movie, at least to me. I have always been on SparkPeople, but I stopped blogging, I stopped many other Spark activities. Partially it is because I have ... Read more

Bad-for-You Food

Monday, November 11, 2013      3 comments

Why does food that is bad for your become so much more appealing when you are sick? I have been fighting "something" for several days. For the last 24 hours, it has been winning. Do I want to eat broth or eat fruit? No, I want sugar. Hot ch... Read more

Relaxing

Tuesday, October 01, 2013      2 comments

I am trying to work on relaxing more. I am at the hairdresser now. My hair is being conditioned and I am sitting under a heat cap. Very relaxing, but instead I am on my computer working - the usual multi-tasking instead of enjoying what shoul... Read more


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