Keeping Yourself First in a Sea of Chaos
Time for some reflection.
If you move from one year to the next without making some progress, you have not grown.
I made some progress...I lost about 20 pounds last year after spending a long... Read more
Becoming Who Your Were Supposed to Be
As I was getting my morning glass of water, a thought suddenly popped into my mind: "what if you were excited to go to work each morning rather than just going through the motions? You spend most of your waking life at work--don't you deserve t... Read more
Mono when you are 40!
Living with active phase mono for over a year is not fun when you are older (not a teenager). I could not afford to take off months from work so my journey was long with many valleys and peaks. For many weeks I would work all week and sleep from... Read more
I am back...
Well, I am finally back after 1.5 years of being too ill to exercise. I am trying to get back into things. I have been walking for 5 weeks (this is half way through week 6).
It feels like a fog has lifted.
I am smiling more.
And,... Read more
January 11, 2012 - Walking and Doggy Update
Today I took time for me to just relax (even though I was still at work). I decided that it was time for me to just take a little bit of time to think rather than try to "put out fires" all day long. That worked fine until the vet called. The po... Read more
January 10, 2012 - Stress Triggers (and a Doggy Update)
Today I had the opportunity to pinpoint a stress trigger. When someone, like my boss, says "I need to talk to you at 10:50" and no topic is given, I feel extreme stress. My mind races, and I wonder about what exactly needs to be said that can't ... Read more
January 9, 2012 - Dog Crisis
Well, very early Sunday morning, my little dog, Def, and a neighbor's cat got into a fight. Well, actually the cat was on my porch and my dogs didn't like it, and Def got the worst of the cat's displeasure. The thing is that I didn't realize thi... Read more
January 7, 2012 - End of Week 1
Well, I made it through the first week of January. Lots of things happening.
I woke up one night with an uncontrollable urge to sweep the kitchen floor. So, I swept the kitchen floor at about 1 a.m. I never did get into a deep restful sleep... Read more
January 3, 2012 - First Day Back
Well, I made it through the first day back at work. My office seemed to be full of people throughout the morning. However, I did take my lunch hour to walk for an hour. After I returned to the office, I locked the door for a couple of hours so t... Read more
January 2, 2012 - Last Day of Vacation
I decided to spend January focusing on reducing my stress levels. Having been the caregiver of my mother for six months and dealing with her passing meant that my life was one big ball of stress.
My place of employment is undergoing a chan... Read more
Well, it has been over 4 months since I last entered anything in the blog. Since that time, my mother passed from the colon cancer. Needless to say, the last few months have been difficult.
My goals for the new year are to eat better, exer... Read more
Motivation and Listening to My Soul
After reading some of the comments, I have been thinking about how I get myself into a "rut." I have a difficult time saying "NO" even when what I am being asked to do doesn't support my goals.
When I get too much on my plate, I stop exerc... Read more
What motivates your work in the world
I am not sure what motivates my work in the world. I have been thinking about this for a while. Just by chance, one of the students in my class said that whatever makes you truly angry is what motivates you. That is an interesting thought.
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August 1st - A New Beginning
I spent the last week reading a book that may change my life. It is called Fried. After reading the book, I realized that I am not depressed but BURNED OUT. Although I have a lot of work to do to recover, I realized that I need to make some chan... Read more
Well, it has been about two and a half weeks since I have posted. Reality has invaded. I have been back and forth to the hospital with mother. Between blood clots, hematomas (or however you spell that), getting sick myself, and working two jobs,... Read more