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Accept Some Mess and Relish the Sparkle
Saturday, March 10, 2018      11 comments

One of my grandmas was obsessed neatness and order. She came to this country with little, like my grandfather. She was fortunate that he was an industrious entrepreneur and even when he died, she did not have to concern herself with making a liv... Read more
The Bitter Helps me Enjoy the Naturally Sweet
Saturday, March 03, 2018      5 comments

We are so full of exuberance right now. Why? the power came back on. Electricity is this magnificent invention I take for granted. A warm house is a decadent luxury. Our oven and stove are magical. They works now and can make far more exciting t... Read more
The World Does not Crumble When I Set Healthy Boundaries
Friday, March 02, 2018      6 comments

The title alone sounds narcissistic because why should I assume things would just fall apart if I say "no" now and then or set limits? I think it's easy to get lost in distorted thinking assuming if we don't give enough, things will collapse. Ma... Read more
Crisis..Danger + Opportunity =Building Resilience and/or CHANGE
Monday, February 19, 2018      8 comments

I read somewhere Chinese (not sure what form) uses 2 symbols to indicate the word "crisis"-one symbol means "danger", the other "opportunity". How fitting and insightful. As I deal with more crises lately, I certainly easily understand ... Read more
Light can Shine Even in a Void
Friday, February 16, 2018      9 comments

An interesting fact about light is that it can travel in a vacuum...in a complete void, whereas sound needs a medium in the form of solid, liquid or gas to exist. I'd like to think this bit of physics is some sort of metaphor or message to us al... Read more
These Challenges will make the Good Things in Life More Joyous
Sunday, February 11, 2018      9 comments

I am facing some new challenges recently with the whole sandwich generation thing that are beyond what I have dealt with until now. Oh and praying we just have a cold running through our house and not the flu. Within the past two days I have fel... Read more
You are Like an Olympic Athlete! You will RISE!!
Monday, February 05, 2018      11 comments

Yes, even if you have 2 left feet like me, you are like an Olympic athlete...well sort of. We will all forever be facing new challenges, some of them daunting. We can chose to take care of our bodies in such a way that we can fuel the fighter a... Read more
My World can be a Mess, but I will Always have Lentils, Broccoli and Exercise!
Thursday, January 25, 2018      9 comments

My life and/or the world can be a stressful mess, but I always have the option to control something worth more than diamonds-how I treat my body. I mention lentils and broccoli because they are inexpensive and nutrient dense power foods, but rea... Read more
And then..My SMILE can back as I Danced :)
Friday, January 05, 2018      13 comments

I am so grateful right now for a body that allows me freedom of movement and for the healing power of exercise! ... Read more
Letter to the Cold Weather
Monday, January 01, 2018      9 comments

Dear Cold, I am finally realizing I am in charge of how I handle you and whether I let you in get in the way of enjoying life. I find you unpleasant whenever I have to deal with you. My furnace got so upset dealing with you it almost ga... Read more
It's SIMPLE (in some ways)
Friday, December 29, 2017      12 comments

In so many ways I am realizing creating a healthy mindset and overall wellbeing are simple. I have said many times when I eat healthy, exercise and get outdoor time I feel better mentally and physically. These are "have tos" in my life. I feel ... Read more
It Starts with Delusional HOPE
Monday, December 25, 2017      8 comments

I'm talking about weightloss and even life in general in this crazy world. Some say you need to stop making proclamations about losing weight and just get to it. I say your first step is to find that sense of hope (and then get moving). The odds... Read more
Skinny? No. Fabulous? Absolutely!
Thursday, December 21, 2017      8 comments

You know how some people will give a gift or favor and get all upset when the other person doesn't reciprocate at some point? Well the problem here is you should do what feels good and redefine what you expect in return. Even if that person neve... Read more
Middle-age 'Aint No Place for Sissies
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      5 comments

I actually got that lovely (*sarcasm*) sentiment from a card and I do hope the word "sissy" doesn't offend. My point in using the title is I don't have the luxury of falling apart. I cannot spend my precious time in a sugar coma. This is a time ... Read more
You Won't Get There if You Stand Still!
Monday, December 18, 2017      9 comments

Life happens when you move and shake. It's winter break for my kids and I decided to set up playdates since they don't have friends walking distance. I barely have to give a thought to doing it for my social butterfly daughter. She does everythi... Read more

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