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The Butterfly Effect

Saturday, December 15, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I preferred denial instead of awareness. Being aware of the horrific event meant acknowledging the tragedy took place in Sandy Hook. Granted my connections are limited, but the impact is far reaching, rippling though our world. H... Read more

Wonderful New Habits

Friday, December 14, 2012      5 comments

Here is the list of new habits I am living: ~Exercise~ Pool M-W, Classical Stretch M-F, Walking on the weekends. ~Mediation~ 15 min daily ~Smoke-Free~ ( I was born a non-smoker and I am one again (going on year 4)) Instead... Read more

Inspiration - Carrot or Stick

Thursday, December 13, 2012      6 comments

NEW_PARADIGM suggested that I make a list of all of the wonderful new habits I am living. It must be a day for lists. Health Educator Liza Barnes procused the following list. This is one of the inspirations for making changes. ww... Read more

Carpe Diem

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      5 comments

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” ― Oscar Wilde Our reactions are our choice. You can choose to stress or say "oh well' Opportunities can be good or bad usually there are lessons within. We can l... Read more

Being Mindful while eating, shopping, exercising...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012      5 comments

Listening to the Faith Middleton Show on WNPR yesterday sparked me. Her guest was Susan Albers-Bowling, Psy.D from the Cleveland Clinic. Topic: mindful eating. http://eatingmindfully.c
om/mindful-eating-tools/ This sho... Read more

I was stuck in a rut...

Monday, December 10, 2012      4 comments

... but some time away fixed that. It was just a simple day trip, but it was enough of a getaway to renew my spirit. Thankfully my GI tract cooperated and it was a wonderful day. Now I am out of my doldrums and ready to take on the holidays. ... Read more

Whine Alert

Friday, December 07, 2012      7 comments

This is why I haven't blogged lately. My stomach feels great when empty. When I eat the uneasiness starts. The tummy rumbles, The good news is I am keeping up with the morning stretches (Classical Stretch on PBS), Going to the pool in the e... Read more

My main concern is....

Saturday, December 01, 2012      6 comments

..not the number on a scale. What I I focus on most is my am blood glucose reading. Since July or August I have been plagued with minor but irritating digestive issues. Well if that is the case then what's happening with my oral meds? Needless... Read more

What? Exercise makes me feel good.

Friday, November 30, 2012      6 comments

Yes I said it. I have found at least three forms of exercise that I like to do consistently I do not care what I look like to others. I do it for me. I have seen others out there.... Read more

Getting my lineup for 2013

Thursday, November 29, 2012      5 comments

This fall I've worked on stress reduction with Deepak Chopra's 21 day mediation challenge. In January, I'm looking forward to making changes with 21-Day Vegan Kickstart from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). suppo... Read more

Back in the Pool

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      4 comments

With the pool closing for repairs and my GI issues I have been out of the pool almost since Superstorm Sandy. During last night's return, my body reminded me that it had been a while since I had worked out. Muscle memory was gone. Does sorenes... Read more

Look for Opportunities

Monday, November 26, 2012      6 comments

Ah Duh!!! The 21 day Meditation challenge ended... but they are keeping the daily meditations available for 10 days. This has helped me reduce stress eating, So I will revisit the past offerings. Wow I almost missed out on this gift.... Read more

A Healthier Holiday Season.

Sunday, November 25, 2012      7 comments

MAMISHELI53 bestowed this blessing upon me: May your Thanksgiving be a rich feast for your spirit and soul... It was truly a rich feast for my spirit. My stress was under control I think some of the thanks goes to that 21 day meditation... Read more

Listening to My Body

Saturday, November 24, 2012      4 comments

I think this 21 day meditation challenge is paying off. I am not comfortable with hosting because I like things to be perfect. Was I getting paid to host the feast, no. Am I human Yes!!! So my stress level was not as bad as last year. Woo Hoo!!!... Read more

A Spark Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      8 comments

"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude." —Ralph Waldo Emerson ... Read more


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