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As Seen On TV

Friday, June 07, 2013      13 comments

Attending a public hearing last night, I was concerned about getting a message out not what I looked like. However when I saw myself on two different tv stations news reports. There could be no denying. Makeup would have helped, and the camera d... Read more

Making Lemonade

Wednesday, June 05, 2013      6 comments

Just as I started seeking info on coaching... (Thank you all for the great input and suggestions) life decided to hand me some lemons. My son (who has Down syndrome) has had some restless nights that have included several bloody noses for the... Read more

Being Strong is Knowing When to Ask for Help

Friday, May 31, 2013      6 comments

"Masters dictate their destiny by accepting full responsibility for everything action they take and every result they realize." --Steve Siebold It is time for change! I have worked on my own and made some progress. The time has come for ... Read more

Reporting In

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      4 comments

At the picnic there were some major victories: 1. I did NOT eat everything that was offered. 2. I took "No Thank You" servings. 3. I did not clean my plate. Normally I would be tempted to have a little bit of everything. Thankfully ... Read more

Holiday Gathering

Saturday, May 25, 2013      3 comments

As my healing progresses, so do my food options. The swelling has gone down to an area that is about an inch in diameter. I'll still need to consume softer fair at the picnic on Monday. My contribution of baked beans was requested. Seein... Read more

Chipmunk Cheek

Thursday, May 23, 2013      4 comments

First it was swollen from a slight infection, now my right cheek is swollen from trauma. All was going well until my tooth broke. A tiny tip stubbornly remained, After about nine attempts he was finally able to extract the piece which was the si... Read more

Taking Control

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      8 comments

How lovely it was when I read the following in this mornings email: "When life feels like it's out of control remember that you are the only one in control of your healthy habits!" - Kelly, SP office manager Dealing with pain and a ru... Read more

Facing Challenges

Monday, May 20, 2013      5 comments

Store shelves have been "WIPED OUT" The BOTTOM LINE is Venezuelan officials will confront the toilet paper shortage by importing 50 million rolls to meet demand. INTESTINAL FORTITUDE: Venezuela’s monthly demand for toilet paper is about 12... Read more

Critical Thinking

Thursday, May 16, 2013      5 comments

"Negative thinkers focus on obstacles, pitfalls and hazards. Positive thinkers focus on pathways, opportunities and possibilities. Critical thinkers consider negative thinking, positive thinking, and through the process of subtracting emotion fr... Read more

Epic Fail - Adjust the Sails.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      6 comments

Thank you BIGLITTLEWOMAN. Your kind words of inquiry about my journaling made me realize that I hadn't been. Apparently the method I chose didn't work for me. So what do when faced with failure? “I cannot prevent the wind from blowing, bu... Read more

Expectations vs Reality

Thursday, May 09, 2013      3 comments

I had one simple goal for yesterday, which proved to be rather challenging. All that needed to be done was to record what went into my mouth and my GI symptoms. Easy enough, so I thought. For the am hours it went well. then as the da... Read more

About my Whining

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      7 comments

At first, I was going to apologize and for those of you that were annoyed (I am truly sorry you were annoyed.) Expressing myself , my concerns and issues help me get clarity, suggestions and ideas. I could have withdrawn, thrown in the towel and... Read more

Sleeping Beauty

Monday, May 06, 2013      3 comments

I've been getting more than my fair share of sleep. I do not know if it is because I am still healing or if it is a side effect of coming off the medication for my GI issues. Ah though the Doctor stated that my ulcer is healed, I still had a re... Read more

Edible Plants

Wednesday, May 01, 2013      10 comments

I was fortunate to attend a presentation on Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast. Not that I will be foraging for food anytime soon, but it is nice to know that there are options. Our landscaping is in transition and I would like to focus ... Read more

NSV? and "Would You Rather...."

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      7 comments

Yesterday I had some errands to run. A woman thought she knew me from somewhere, so we engaged in a banter where we tried to determine a connection. Among the subjects location, children, age. When it came to age... she stated that she was "muc... Read more


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