Where the Action Is
ďThereís a very interesting scientific insight which says that regions where real novelty occurs, where really new things happen that you havenít seen before, are always regions which are at the edge of chaos. They are regions where cloudiness a... Read more
Nature abhors a vacuum
When my kids were little and I was ferrying them all over creation, cooking for a family, working full time, and in graduate school I often thought that when they were grown and gone I'd have all kinds of time to myself. I'd dream about leisurel... Read more
If not now, when?
Do you procrastinate? I do. Not always, but often enough to see resulting effects when I do.
With my eating it has various impacts. First, if I wait too long to eat and get over-hungry I tend to eat too much. Or if I wait too long to start ... Read more
Back on Track
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~Author Unknown
For me the hardest part of any practice requiring discipline comes when I get off track. This can be with eating... Read more
December 21: Some Goals for the End of 2010
December 21, 2010
Some goals for the remaining days of 2010
1.DONE! 12/31/2010 Keep weight under 170 to end the year 30 pounds lighter than I began it.
2. 50% [Made good progress, but only about half of what I'd intended.] Declutt... Read more
December 20: Managing Goals for 2011
December 20, 2010
Managing Big Goals for 2011
I get pretty overwhelmed when I consider all my goals for 2011 at once. To overcome this paralysis I need to break them down into smaller goals.
My goal to read just two books in 2011 mig... Read more
December 19: Goals for 2011, Part 2
December 19, 2010
Goals for 2011, Part 2
1. Write regularly: develop plan/schedule: Iíd like to write daily but thatís probably too much for me right now. Iíd like to start out writing weekly at least.
--> ACTION PLAN: Set a w... Read more
December 18: Goals for 2011, Part 1
December 18, 2010
Goals for 2011, Part 1
1. Get regular check-ups and tests. Iím usually pretty good about this, but I got very sick with one test this past year and will want to put it off this year.
--> ACTION ITEM:... Read more
December 17, Five things I no longer need in my life in 2011.
December 17, 2010
What five things do I no longer need in my life?
1. Cable Television: My husband and I have been building up to this over the past year. We have lived totally without television many times in our life and weíre sensing i... Read more
December 16: Looking Back at 2010, Part 2
December 16, 1020
Looking Back at 2010, part 2.
As I said yesterday, Iím taking time to reflect on this past year in preparation for setting goals for 2011. Yesterday I talked about my body & general physical health. Today Iíll cover oth... Read more
December 15: Looking Back at 2010, Part 1
Looking back on 2010, Part 1
I decided to use these blogs selfishly. I will take the time to assess my year and then to set goals for the coming year and list some strategies I think will help me succeed.
2010: Physical... Read more
My Gratitude List
This year I will go to my daughterís apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. Iím making some of the sides and bringing them. She invites numerous friends to join us, so I always meet someone new and interesting and get to spend time with others I ha... Read more
Back to basics
Starting a new plan for my life is never easy, but I find I benefit greatly from the disciplines it calls for. I'm looking forward to a new year where I can improve myself inside & out.... Read more
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