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Here We Snow Again!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      2 comments

Come tomorrow another 6 to 10 inches may be added to the piles. We have already had 44.1 inches this month. The good news is that we will be able to get Hoppy to the hospital for his scheduled surgery. He has to be there before the first fla... Read more

The Number One Truth About Stress

Saturday, January 22, 2011      5 comments

Ah... the wonders of the internet.... while trying to find ways to reduce my stress I came across the page "37 ways to calm down fast" from Reader's Digest. www.rd.com/health/defuse
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le-day/ ... Read more

My 2011 List of 11 Healthy Coping Skills

Friday, January 21, 2011      2 comments

Thank you so much, I have passed on your well wishes to Hoppy. His surgery is a go for the 26th. "They" say we may have a 3 day storm starting the night before his surgery. So Now I am in prep mode. Being the care taker.... I have to: * f... Read more

“Stress: Portrait of a Killer”

Thursday, January 20, 2011      4 comments

Last night I watched “Stress: Portrait of a Killer” on PBS. I was intrigued by the implications of the impact of stress on our body. What got me even more was that I have the ability to reduce my stress. Since I want to be a former emotiona... Read more

I need my.....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      5 comments

When something is important to you, you will find, or make, time for it. - Chris Gomes Making the commitment to yourself, you will find a way to fit exercise and healthy eating into your schedule. It becomes part of you... I need that morn... Read more

LIFE is like an Echo........

Monday, January 17, 2011      3 comments

The Stanford Marshmallow Experiment reminds me that I can satisfy my desires now or defer my gratification for an even bigger reward. Now I am not that fond of marshmallows, but the experiment does infer that if you can wait, you get a bigger ... Read more

Kindness, Support and Inspiration

Sunday, January 16, 2011      3 comments

It amazes me how much kindness, support and inspiration is here at SP. The loving support of my SP friends has helped me. I remember past comments of that I am focused. Yes I have temporarily lost that focus...but I can gain it back. Here a... Read more

Inertia?

Saturday, January 15, 2011      1 comments

Inertia is the resistance to changes in motion. Inertia is proportional to mass. Big masses resist changing their motion more than smaller masses. Ya think!!! Hoppy's surgery has been postponed for another week so my adrenalin has decreased... Read more

Digging Out

Thursday, January 13, 2011      5 comments

(our car was turned into an oversized minivan and it hadn't stopped snow yet.) See the wheels? No? Can you find the side mirror? Q: How do you eat an elephant? A: On... Read more

Snowed in ...Carpe Diem

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      6 comments

emoticon Thankfully we still have power and I have Plan B for my exercise, because going to the pool tonight is ... Read more

Worry Wart

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      5 comments

I haven't blogged lately because I have been a worry wart and hovering over my 21 year old son "Hoppy"... dealing with worker's comp., getting pain meds. He nor I anticipated that taking off the compression and putting on a cast would cause that... Read more

Welcome to the Land of Overwhelmed

Friday, January 07, 2011      4 comments

You never know where what you need to hear will come from. Thank heavens for SP friends like Vandal who suggested: "just do something positive for 10 minutes." I do not like the pity pot and that "something positive" gives me those good en... Read more

Staying the Course When Stress Strikes

Thursday, January 06, 2011      5 comments

Obstacles to enacting my new plan tend to send me back to the familiar behaviors. So I missed the exit for making changes. This is not to say everything is gone... heck no... ... Read more

Live ecologically & economically.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      3 comments

What does this have to do with weight? It is part of who I am. I do have champagne taste on a beer budget, but to live within or below our means is what I like. Sure I just ma... Read more

Practice breathing.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      6 comments

This is the third part of my program and it refers to stress management. Gee, Stress? Who Me? Having a bit of humor helps. Breathing helps me slow my mind down and get it out of overdrive. This morning it helped shift from a blame game to f... Read more


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