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LOSINGLINNDY
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4/10/13 10:45 P

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NEXT CHALLENGE

Read at least one blog each week in April and respond with support, motivation and/or advice. Lets support each other this month.

Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



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3/9/13 11:21 P

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NEWEST CHALLENGE

FINISH THIS PHRASE:

It is time that I-----


MY RESPONSE IS BELOW.

It is time that I look deep within myself and find the commitment needed to get off the detour and back to following my road map.

Sugar seduced me off my path.
The detour a tangled road
Which leads to nowhere
Emotions welled within
Aching to be fed
Not with fruits and proteins
Or vegetables and carbs.
Those healthful foods had no appeal.
Only sweetness called my name.
I answered, "Here I am."

It is time. It's not too late
My inner voice gently prods
To pierce those cravings.
To conquer the dark emotions
That well from deep within,
And keep you off the chosen path.
I know the truth within the words.
Why can't I find my way?
I have not cared enough of late.
But now I do!


Edited by: LOSINGLINNDY at: 3/9/2013 (23:22)
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LOSINGLINNDY
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9/25/12 2:03 A

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Newest Challenge
Two years ago I posted a fun exercise where you think of and write down ten things to say yes to and ten things to say no to. For this challenge I've added ten things that contribute to a great life. It was a fun exercise. It's a spontaneous, intuitive way to figure out what you need to be happy right now.

If you do it, you might be surprised by what you learn about yourself. The trick is to do it quickly, writing from your heart instead of your head, putting down the first things that come to mind.

Those of us who did this the first time might find it interesting to do it again and then see if anything has changed.


Just do it no matter what!


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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

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9/6/12 1:03 A

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Newest Challenge

GETTING FIT FOR FALL

We will be doing this challenge for points to see how many we can earn as a team each week until the start of winter. It is divided into 3 parts--exercise, nutrition and journaling.

This week's Challenge--Oct. 17-23

Exercise--10 or 15 minutes 5 days a week. More if you want.

Nutrition--Eat 4 or 5 fruits and vegetables each day.

Journaling--Respond to this quote in your journal or blog.

"Joy is exactly what is happening without your opinion of it."

Charlotte Joko Beck, Author of Everyday Zen
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LOSINGLINNDY
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8/16/12 12:30 A

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NEW CHALLENGE


This week, be mindful of how your body feels. Where do you experience consistent tension, pain, pressure, or discomfort? Once you identify a specific physical area, set aside some time to investigate. Get quiet and ask your body:



What are you trying to tell me about myself? My life?

What changes are you challenging me to make?

What image best reflects the problem?



If you don't get an answer right away, be patient. Pay attention to that part of your body throughout the week and notice what happens. Be open-minded. Sometimes the answers come in unusual ways.



Just do it no matter what!


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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

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Well, I'm going to have to start going into the different topics... they aren't showing on the main page and I'm missing the newest ones! But for this topic... I would never have discovered that! I thought that I would like to see the latest ideas for journaling even if they were old and found that the last one here wasn't that old and I hadn't seen it... so much for paying attention!

I have been adding more and more tasks to my daily life and finding less and less time to do my attending to one of my favorite tasks... reading this Journaling team page and posting here! I love this Team and have been missing the weekly challenges in journaling! I guess I'm going to have to readjust my priorities to include this team... I'm still *trying* to get adjusted to retirement and all the time I have tor organize myself. I need to make sure to get the ones in at the top of my list that "feed my soul". So, in my reassignment of tasks this goes to the top of my list!!!

Maybe one day, I'll get my priorities straight!!!

Blessings,
Collien~~~

You have receive a talent, the best way to say thank you for the talent is to use it.
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5/28/12 10:59 P

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New Challenge

Are you conscious of what you put in your mouth? Do you go through your day on auto-pilot, consuming food as you go about your other daily activities while not paying attention to what you are putting into your mouth? Do you take the time to engage all your senses when you eat, not just taste?

Here is a simple exercise to help switch off the auto-pilot eating habits we have practised over the years, and to promote a greater awareness of eating.

1. Choose a quiet time and a place that is free of distractions.
2. Choose a healthy food, such as a piece of fresh fruit or some vegetables.
3. Take time to notice its shape and texture, its colour and the way it smells before you bite into it.
4. Put a bite in your mouth and savor the way it feels, tastes, and sounds as you slowly chew and move it around in your mouth.
5. Now swallow and take notice of how your stomach feels when it receives the food.
6. Repeat this process bite after bite until the food is finished.
7. Notice how your body feels is there a feeling of fullness or hunger?

Taking the time to connect with the food we eat can help focus our awareness on what we are eating and why.

You might also like to check out the following link to a video of a mindful eating exercise.

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Geneen-Roths-Raisin-Chip-and-Chocolate-Exercise-Video

This challennge came from member Jinlyn


Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



Gaylinn
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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris



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LOSINGLINNDY
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3/27/12 5:18 P

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NEW CHALLENGE

This week, do some kind of ritual that honors an ending in your life. Throw away paperwork from an old job, write your college-bound son or daughter a letter, light a candle for someone who has passed on, or put away photographs from a relationship that's no longer in your life. Whatever you do, do it with love and full intention. After all, your endings are just as important as your beginnings



My goal is to throw away activities I have been hanging onto since my retirement 15 years ago. About time I would think.

Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



Gaylinn
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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris



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3/9/12 12:41 A

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HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS SNACKS
List your favorite nutritious snacks. Then please share them on this thread. We all need new ideas to keep life interesting.

My favs:

Rice cakes with peanut butter
Almonds and walnuts, raw of course
Kind Bars (I get them through amazon.com)
Cottage cheese and frozen blueberries
Fresh fruit
Small muffin made with gluten free flour with nuts and blueberries. I use Stevia instead of sugar. (I order the flour from amazon.com and the recipe is on the bag.)
1 slice of rice flour bread with peanut butter.

As you can tell I am allergic to wheat.

Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



Gaylinn
Mojave Desert, CA PDT



Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris



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LOSINGLINNDY
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2/12/12 6:39 P

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Happy Valentine's Challenge.emoticon

Along with sharing your love with others this week, do something special for your Self. Buy yourself a valentine and fill it with all the things you appreciate about yourself. Get yourself a gift, wrap it up, and give it to yourself on Valentine's Day. Write the words "You Are Loved!" in red magic marker, surround it with a heart, and keep it in view all week long. You'll smile every time you see it.

I wanted to get this in for this week, but please remember to do the other one I posted just before this one.emoticon

Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



Gaylinn
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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris



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New journaling challenge based on a Cheryl Richards idea.

If there's something new you'd like to attract - lower weight, a new job, romance, friends, more money, or clients - you'll need to let go of the old to make way for the new. Choose one idea from below: try it and write about it.

Relocate
Donate
Cleanse the files
Recycle or toss

One example

I have been giving up books rather than hanging on to them. I have donated to the library, to friends and to thrift shops. This was not easy as I love books even though the ones I released I know I would not read again . I hope that releasing these books will make space for items that I have not had room for and open space for attracting new friends into my life.



Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris



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LOSINGLINNDY
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This latest new journaling challenge is closed.
The video upon which it was based has been changed.

At Debi's suggestion here is the next JOURNALING CHALLENGE.

.Looking back on the life you have lived, what would you now tell your younger self?

Just do it no matter what!


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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris



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10/10/11 10:04 P

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I like the idea of what would you tell your younger self... Why not change the challenge to what would you tell your younger self ?After all that seems to be what is heard....

Edited by: JAZZYDJ1017 at: 10/10/2011 (22:06)
Psalms 139: 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!



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New Challenge

Please ignor this post. I could not get the link to work.

Edited by: LOSINGLINNDY at: 10/10/2011 (21:56)
Just do it no matter what!


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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

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I agree, I must have missed the eating aspects, but I do like figuring out what I would tell my younger self now that I am more mature and have lived life.

Psalms 139: 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!



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I blogged my answer to this one. I think my response will answer your questions.

Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



Gaylinn
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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris



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Well, I have to argue to Cybel's Grandma, Cybel, and Oprah, going down the middle of the road is safe. I think going outside the box or beyond the middle of the road is necessary to grow and learn new things. I say that probably because I'm a seeker and not so willing to take other people advice. I maybe had to learn some lessons the hard way, but I learned them... and more. I'm all for challenges... bring 'em on!

Although, I will say, I'm not sure what that has to do with eating. I didn't hear any directions in the video that had anything to do with eating or any other directions. Maybe I got to the wrong link... or my ears need to be cleaned out!

Blessings,
Collien~~~

You have receive a talent, the best way to say thank you for the talent is to use it.
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your welcome. Now it makes more sense. Thanks for this-

Psalms 139: 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!



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Thanks for pointing out the changes I needed to make .

Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



Gaylinn
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Tom Morris



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we will what with the video? and we are to do what ? tell our younger self something ?

Psalms 139: 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!



www.romanticmarriagestories.com/

www.amazon.com/-/e/B00EXQ0MCI


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For this challenge you will WATCH the following video. Then follow the directions discussed in the video the next time you eat breakfast. Afterward write your reactions to the activity.

www.oprah.com/oprahshow/What-Cybill-Shephe
rd-Would-Tell-Her-Younger-Self-Video/t
opic/oprahshow


Edited by: LOSINGLINNDY at: 10/5/2011 (23:58)
Just do it no matter what!


"Life is for Loving and Laughing and Giving and Living in praise of the Lord."



Gaylinn
Mojave Desert, CA PDT



Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris



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