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On the right track
Monday, June 03, 2013      4 comments

DH and I did an exercise together yesterday where we each sat down and planned out our (realistic) ideal working day, Friday and weekend day. I say realistic because we decided to include actions that would make our life the way we want it to be... Read more
Nothing worth doing in life is ever easy.
Monday, April 29, 2013      5 comments

I have been struggling a lot lately with a lot of things going on in my life. Namely my thesis and some opportunities coming up on the horizon at work. Instead of tackling certain projects, I have been vegging, stressing and fretting. Wasting ti... Read more
Positive Event #1
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      2 comments

(This is the positive event for Monday, 8th April, and forms part of my 2nd 21 day positivity challenge.) While at my part-time gig at Uni yesterday, the vice-chair of my department called me into her office to discuss scheduling for next y... Read more
Moving forward: Positivity Challenge Mach II
Sunday, April 07, 2013      1 comments

Today finalizes my 21 days of consciously developing a positive attitude through gratitude, random acts of kinds, chronically positive events, exercise and meditation. On my sparkblog and in my diary, I managed to record the first three on a tot... Read more
Running Meditation
Friday, April 05, 2013      1 comments

I'm finding that as I get back into running, when I am out, that time becomes a time for peace, thought and reflection. Distractions are stripped away. I am alone. I go into my own, personal space. Today I mulled over my research, and how ... Read more
Day 15 of 21 days of gratitude and positivity
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      0 comments

Today I am grateful for: -The opportunity to write my thesis and the foundation that is sponsoring my research -Enjoying a Barça match at home with DH -Progress on the house Positive event for the day: I felt like I had a majo... Read more
Making myself meditate
Monday, March 25, 2013      2 comments

One of my goals on my positivity quest is meditating for 5 minutes per day. Strangely, this is turning out to be the most difficult part of this challenge. It seems very odd that I cannot find five minutes to sit down, be still, empty my mi... Read more
Day 6 of Gratitude and Positive Attitude
Sunday, March 24, 2013      1 comments

Gratitude: - Having a well-stocked pantry to get me to the end of the month - My house is nearing completion - Parents who are willing to do whatever it takes to see their children succeed. Positive Event: Today I had a three hour ... Read more
Today I am grateful for . . . and a positive event
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      2 comments

Day 1 of 21 days of gratitude and positivity: Today I am grateful for . . . the great big hug my husband gave me when I got home from work, having great coworkers who have got my back and believe in the power of education, and ha... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts On creating positive energy
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      14 comments

I am watching a series of talks at TED on how to "work smarter" and the second one in the series, by a guy from Texas called Shawn Anchor talked about how positive actions can make you happier at work. He pointed out five strategies for creating... Read more
SO much to talk about
Monday, March 18, 2013      2 comments

This weekend was a major turning point. DH and I had a long talk and realized that our financial situation is not what we thought it was - we are about 30k short of funds to finish building our new house, and we'll have to take out an addit... Read more
Gearing up for 2013
Saturday, December 29, 2012      1 comments

Goals for 2013: - Learn to better control my fear and anxiety: Too often I allow my fears to spiral out of control and take over. Upon occasion I allow those fears to transform into a full blown bought of anxiety. This fear of not kn... Read more
Fruit flavored candy is gross . . . and other recent discoveries
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      3 comments

My sister sent some fruit gushers as a present for my Spanish brother in law. It had been years since I had eaten any fruit candy from the states. I looked at the box and started licking my lips, remembering how much I had loved to bite down on ... Read more
Celebrating Progress
Sunday, September 02, 2012      2 comments

In my search for the Continent of Contentment I am retraining my brain to focus on the positive and abhor perfectionism in order to comply with my new motto: Just get'er done, then have some fun. So, despite years of retracing the same men... Read more
Weighing In and Moving On
Monday, August 27, 2012      4 comments

Normal Monday weigh-in today, but instead of just the bare numbers, I'm weighing in on my plans. First of all, trying to focus on other goals somehow shifts my food and fitness goals all out of whack. I did very well on my baby steps ... Read more

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