Some how the beach clears my mind, relaxes my body and lifts my spirit. The stress of everyday life drift away with each crash of the waves. A peaceful calm comes over me, tension leaves my body.
In the water, the waves (from Hurricane Bill) ... Read more
The beach nourishes my soul.
I saw this quote today:
"In every life there comes a time, a minute, when you must decide to stand up and live your dreams or fall back and live your fears. In that minute of decision, you must grasp the vision a... Read more
Kindness and Perseverance.
I try not to be judgmental toward others, I seem to be pretty good at that. Where I am judgmental is toward myself.
I need to be kinder to myself, I am sticking to finding my path. I am taking steps forward. I do not wish to go back, I've ... Read more
It worked!!!! I didn't DO it!!
Last night a desire to munch and crunch something came over me. I decided to use one of the things that helped me quit smoking. I just used my breathing.
Taking a slow inhale and slow exhale, just focusing on the breath, made me forget about... Read more
CBT, will it help?
Reading an article this morning gave me food for thought. Would Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) assist me in changing to a healthier lifestyle. It did help when I quit smoking.
So much of my eating problem is tied up with thinking that the f... Read more
Slowly falling into place.
"When you correct your mind, everything else falls into place"
~ Mark Twain
nutrition - Working on that
fitness - that is working for me right now.
sleep - getting enough
stress management - Working on that
I have about 1/2 th... Read more
Time for Change
Living Healthier is more positive than the full faced avatar that I had on my profile. Seeing where I am does not help me get to where I want to go.
When walking I set a point I will walk to, the same with driving a car. My journey needs me... Read more
"The day you plant the seed ...
... is NOT the day you eat the fruit. Don't worry, don't get frustrated, be persistent. It's on its way to you."
Tending my seeds is a simple thing, It is not that difficult, but I make it so. I need to make changes to support growth and g... Read more
New Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.
I found this on Minnie's sig. It feeds the current flow of thoughts going through my brain. Affirming what... Read more
Sleep is Important
Funny how you do not value something until it is gone.
Unfortunately last night one of my sons had a really bad bloody nose. (not once but 3 times) His bedroom looked like a crime scene.
So today I am operating on only 4.5 hours of sleep. ... Read more
Now that the wedding is over and the visiting cats have gone home, it is time to get back to my goals and visions.
"The universe rewards effort, not excuses" - Andrew Matthews
And I am oh so good at coming up with excuses. Redirecting th... Read more
"The things always happen that you believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
"We are here to learn lessons, and the world is our teacher
When we fail to learn a lesson, we get to take it again...... Read more
Getting distracted is easy to do when you are not committed. It is almost as if there is a plot to distract me. Any excuse will work to take me off my path.
But lackawanna will not take me to my goal. Push though the stuff I do not wish to... Read more
My son and his wife are coming back this weekend, for a short stay before they gather their wedding gifts and return to NY. I have other stuff to attend to with my middle son, and more crap like that. You know just stuff you have to deal with fr... Read more
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Good News, Bad News
Smoke free since March
Going to the pool 4 nights a week
BMI >40 UGH!!!
I'm not going to throw in the towel because of a negative. So much is going right... that I just must keep on going on my journey.
Be back... Read more