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Hello everyone!
It's me again just closing out our April Cafe. Come on over to our Healthy May Munchies Cafe!
Can't wait to start a new month with all of you!

Hugs, Cathy

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Hi Everyone!

Things are tough, but I am putting one foot in front of the other. I hope everyone is finding time to relax even if just for a few minutes a day. We all need that recharge.
Can't believe that May is upon us in just a couple of days. Warmer weather is so welcome as I hate the rainy, messy season!
Hugs to all, Cathy

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Have been so busy of late and no time to sit and catch up with myself let alone you dear friends.

Becky hope the grading goes well and fast.

Have had meetings for work this week and today back to the usual. So I shall see what has been happening at the store.

Hugs to all.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Sounds delightful, Georgia! Enjoy!

Hugs to all. A few more days of crazy grading (final projects), then graduation events all day Saturday and meetings through next Wednesday - then I'm free! :)

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Today I get to use my birthday voucher for a facial and a body massage. So looking forwards to it and then home for a small relax before I hit the ironing. Back to work tomorrow.

Busy buys hugs to all.

And thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes. emoticon emoticon

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Georgia, emoticon Hope you have a great day!

Cathy, hope all is well with you and yours.

Everyone Else, hope you are doing well also.

me, hanging in there. chilling til my dd gets off work and then out to a late lunch/early dinner as a family today.

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Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest most supportive wonderful women I know!
Happy Birthday, Dear Georgia!
Big Hugs! Hope you had the best birthday ever! You deserve it and are so worth it!

Quick hugs to everyone! So busy right now, sorry I can't stay and chat.

Have a very happy healthy day!

Cathy

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Thank you friends. Now counting down for my trip....Have a great weekend.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

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Happy birthday, Georgia! I hope it was a wonderful one.

Hugs to all.

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Becky and JellyBean, do hope your school years end goes smoothly for you and your families.

Georgia, won't be long before your break/week of rest is here. HUGS!

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. still some long hours at work, but coming along. right now i'm off work for the day and have tomorrow off. looking forward to it and some much needed emoticon

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4/24/15 7:47 A

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Sounds positive Jellybean. Travel times that long can be so distressing for sure.

Back home after yet another celebratory dinner for me. (birthday tomorrow). My son and his partner made us a lovely dinner and it was enjoyable.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Wishing you a good night's sleep Georgia.

And a break from the end of year madness, Becky.

We had an encouraging paediatrician's appointment today. We will be able to have our neurology consult in town so that when we travel (it's an 18+hr drive) for tests and other specialists, the appointments can be properly co-ordinated because they'll know what needs to be done. YAY!
Sunny weather, so in a good mood.
Busy wrapping up the school year and trying to pull together a plan for the summer. A bit frantic, actually.


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Take care Becky.

So much flying through my mind. Sleep was difficult last night.

Going to son's for dinner tonight.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Just flying by quickly to send hugs to all. Where has the week gone?! Almost the end of the semester, so insane amounts of grading and lots of extra meetings. See you all in a couple weeks!

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21 days till I escape for one week. So desperately need a break.

Tired from yet another busy day.
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Wish people would get their stuff together and not unload on me.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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4/22/15 10:22 P

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Busy days here, too. Transition weather - have to wear layers.
We're extra busy with the music festival in town this week and next. DS is playing two pieces on the weekend and his original composition next week, and I play with the (amateur) symphony later this week. It's the busy transition time of year; wrapping up loose ends and planning for next year.
Good to hear you're all recovering from illness.


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We have had a sudden turn to very cold nights but thankfully returning to more normal weather today. Did not happen gradually and it was cold. LOL!!

Busy days at work and trying hard not to overdo things but you know me....always working too hard.

Dee I hope you got a chance to sit in the sunshine for a few minutes to rejuvenate.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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HI JellyBean, good to see you posting again. So glad things are going well for you and your family.

Cathy, feel better soon. HUGS!

Georgia, hope your weather continues the way you want it too.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. have today off and enjoying relaxing without having anywhere that i need to be.


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Sending more chicken soup. Feel better soon Cathy.

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Hi Everyone!
Trying to catch up with everything after being so sick.
I am better, thankfully!
I will be back after I get caught up..um, as much as I can!

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Cooler temps and gentle rain. Oh so nice.

24 days to go.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

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I think we have all had enough of our seasons. I want some cold days to arrive and I am sure you cannot wait for summer to turn up. It has been a long and humid summer this year.

Thankfully though we have mild winters here but still want it to come.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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4/19/15 3:38 P

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Georgia, We had snow this week. :) I have similar feelings about winter. Thankful that the sun is making appearances today.

Edited by: JELLYBEAN007 at: 4/19/2015 (15:38)
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Vicki hope you are having a great day.

Dee so glad the inventory is over and you can rest. I feel your pain.

Jellybean welcome back and we of course are very glad to hear from you. One step at a time makes for bigger steps. Glad your son has a great analyst. Makes life a little easier.

Gentle rain falling this morning. Off to work shortly and a cooler day it is too. About time. Summer has dragged on long enough.

26 days to go and counting.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hi everybody,
I haven't been around in - well, years - so I hope it's OK to just jump right in. I stayed home from church this morning to take some me time and pop in here.
I have so many irons in the fire, I don't even know where to start. Maybe that's all I need to say? It's been a long time since i've taken care of myself at all, and I know I need to reach out and let somebody hold me accountable.
My family is actually doing quite well. We've got an amazing behaviour analyst who has been working with my son. He's responding well and making progress. I guess that's why I know it's time to deal with ME now. :)
Anyways, I just wanted to say hello and wish you all a peaceful day.

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Cathy, hope you are feeling better.

Georgia, hope all goes well with work.

Becky, your visit to the campus sounded like fun for your ds and you.

Vicky, how are things? did you have a nice time at your brother's?

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. inventory at work is finally over and i'm still feeling drained after putting in so many hours over the last month. have today off and just going to relax while i can.


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Feel better Cathy!!!

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Great way to plant the seed of enthusiasm and learning.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hear you roar! :) Great job getting all of that done early!

The boys and I washed our car and Mum's this morning before Liam & I headed to UCI for their prospective student open house and student clubs festival. He's only in 7th grade, but he thinks he wants to go there for undergraduate studies (they have a Quiddich team). Even though Ev and I went there, he has never walked around campus, so we spent a couple hours doing just that. Plus, he got to play with the Quiddich team (loved it!), foam sword fight (loved that, too), and talk to the Fencing Club, Dumbledore's Anteaters, and the Whovians - now he is certain that he wants to attend UCI. I hope those clubs still exist in 5 years, and I hope they have his major!

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Vacuum, washing, cleaning and now the shopping all before 10am. I am woman.........

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Isn't that how it always goes? Back to work or school too soon. :)

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I know and back at work before I know it too. Lol



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It will be here before you know it, Georgia!

Happy weekend, everyone!

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Such good and busy days at work. Makes the days fly.

27 days and counting....

Live well, laugh often, love much.

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Cathy I have had the first round of flu this year and I am furiously praying for you to improve quickly. It was not fun. Sending chicken soup.

Busy days at work with far too much stock for winter in the store and summer still outside. Crazy business. I am praying for a really cold winter for us this year.

Hugs to all.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Fighting a nasty flu bug! Ugh.
I'll be back when it's over.

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Hope first day was a good one. At least the weather is improving for you.

Back to work after 4 days off and I am still so tired. Maybe when I get moving I will feel so much better.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Back to work and school tomorrow for the kiddos and me after a week long break! Dreading it a bit but only because I know the kids will be off. Oh well fingers crossed.

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Thanks, ladies. I will definitely keep that script in mind!

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Thanks Georgia. You are always so comforting and encouraging. I know you understand. We will get through this together and pray our sons will come around one day.

Becky, hope you and your boys have an great time for Yoga! Happy birthday to your dear son!
As for your dad's toxic wife...I agree with Georgia. You don't deserve that treatment. And I totally don't blame you for sheltering your boys. I have done the same with toxic family members, but have had heck to pay for it. We are here for you always!

Hugs and blessings to all, Cathy

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Becky if you run into her smile excessively and say "oh hi how are you, nice to see you but I have to run" you don't wait for her to speak as yhen the toxic will flow.

Happy birthday to Caddy and I hope he has a great day.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hugs to you all!

Cathy, so glad you got through the storm ok.

So very sorry you & Georgia have difficult relationships with some of your children - makes me sad. You both are such loving ladies. I don't have much of a relationship with my dad, mostly due to his wife being totally toxic (he can be, too) - I don't see him very much, but we do talk on the phone fairly regularly (every week or two). I love him, but I have protected the boys (and myself) from her, and he has not been willing to see us much without her around. They just moved back into town last week after being gone since June 1988 - now I have to fret about running into her at the store, Costco, etc. Oh well, I guess I will now get to try out my deep breathing and "letting go" skills more regularly.

Another morning of Yoga in the Park for Caddy, walking 3 miles at the harbor for Liam and me. It was a wonderful way to end spring break. :) Liam's birthday is Monday (the day school resumes), so we will be celebrating over the weekend - probably won't be around here much.

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Welcome back Vicki.

Cathy I am so glad that you got home just in time. Storms can be beautiful and terrifying. I understand about your sone. My son celebrated his name day yesterday and I sent him a message on his cell with no response. He never answers my calls either. I pray that one day both of us can have some sort of relationship with them. Praying for you to cope with this.

Greek Easter tomorrow and I am so very tired at the moment. Hugs to all.

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Hugs everyone!

The kids and I served at church for the homeless making lunches and writing encouraging notes. On the way home we drove through really bad lightning and the sky was ominous. Then I saw the wall cloud and just wanted to get home. There was a tornado not far from us that leveled a small farming town. So sad. We got home and the sky opened up with wind, rain and hail. It didn't last long, but the girls were terrified. I am a storm watcher so I am more keyed up and kept the girls busy with getting their "bug out bags" ready. I was so proud of them. I felt so sad though to see that my dear 9 year old daughter who is not potty trained had packed all her pull ups. Just made me sad to see that she was so worried about it.
We are all fine and the storm has passed.
Today is my oldest's birthday. I left a message on his voicemail, but he probably won't even listen to it. He won't have anything to do with me. His now wife is just wicked and evil. What kind of person encourages a son not to have a relationship with his mom? Makes me so sad and mad! sigh
I am doing everything I can to honor the fact that this hurts, but also that I can't do anything about it. I am moving on. I hope one day that things are different, but can't wait for that to happen.
I hope everyone is having a very wonderful day! You are so worth it!

Hugs, Cathy

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Back home in buffalo yesterday. Will check in more later. Lots I want to get done today. Vacation is dwindling

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Cathy sending hugs your way.

Very tired get back to you all tomorrow

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Hugs, prayers and good thoughts to all!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter for those that celebrate.
I cooked all day and had over 10,000 steps just in the kitchen! Yesterday, my girls and I did yard work and so I had over 20,000 steps. Not bad!
I a avoiding all wheat and corn as my body does not tolerate either at all. I thought wheat was in everything until I discovered that corn is in even more foods, just disguised even better. That makes sense as my GI is still out of whack. Hope that this will help me. I think it will.

Hope you are all having a really great day! Sorry I can't respond individually right now. So much to do!
Becky, I want to do Yoga in the Park! That sounds wonderful.
Georgia, enjoy your concert...sounds wonderful.
Vicky, hope the visit with your brother is very nice.
Hugs, to all, Cathy

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That sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day. Enjoy. I am off to church before work this morning and then tonight am fortunate enough to see Nana Mouskouri in concert.
Happy Days everyone.

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We had cooler temperatures yesterday, but the rain stayed just north of us. :( Today, the boys and I are driving to Dana Point Harbor so that my oldest son can make up one absence from yoga (he takes it as high school PE, so if you miss a day of school, you must find a yoga class outside of school). Everyday, they hold Yoga in the Park overlooking the ocean - for an $8 donation. It is gorgeous! If I remember to bring my camera, I will post pix here. My younger son and I will go on a walk while he does yoga. Should be very relaxing. :)

Sending hugs to all. Make it a great day!

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Vicky and Becky enjoy catching up with your rest.

Cooler night temps have finally arrived and what a blessing indeed.

Early to work today as we are re merchandising the whole store. Big job.

Hugs to all.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Been MIA lately. In NC visiting my brother and family. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter. Check in more later.

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Happy Easter Monday! Wishing everyone a wonderful week, good health, and lots of happiness.

We got home from the desert late last night - nice visit with my inlaws despite BIL being in a bad mood. Today is so nice & cool with a chance of rain tomorrow. Yay! The boys have this week off - I technically only have today off, but I should be home with them most of the week. :)

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Sending you energy bunnies Cathy. and lots of hugs.

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Happy Easter to all!

Very tired, so will keep it short tonight. I will write more tomorrow and respond to your posts then.

Hugs and love to all, Cathy

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Dee I hope your Easter is lovely. The ham sounds divine.

I hear you on the eating/exercise. I just cannot motivate myself to go on my walks like I used to. Eating has good and bad days but I try to mentally talk to myself daily on getting the right food into the mouth on a daily basis. We shall push each other. Now if I could get my butt to move more. I think it is because we are so busy in our jobs that when we can sit, we do.

Hugs to all.

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emoticon emoticon Happy Easter to All who celebrate!!

HI All,

Cathy, love the theme for this month.

Georgia, enjoy your rain. We have been having some rain but not enough to help the drought situation here in Texas. Our temps have been ranging from the low 40's to the mid 80's as well.

Becky, do hope the school situation gets resolved for Caddy. I think we all would be frustrated by a system that tests you on things that are below your level.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there as usual. have today off so enjoying sleeping in a bit this morning, having a relaxing breakfast, and now catching up on Spark and FB before putting the ham in the oven for tonights late lunch/early dinner.

RE: THEME I need to work on my eating and exercising as I have been avoiding doing what is necessary to be healthy, doing the minimum but not what can help me change how I feel and my body works.



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Oh Becky so sorry Caddy is going through this. Will the education system ever be just right for everyone..... I pray he is okay by now.

Managed a 30 minute walk in between the showers. So glad as I have been ever so neglectful of my diet and exercise, especially exercise.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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I like the theme, Cathy!

Georgia, I'm jealous. I wish we had rain. So warm already. Awful drought getting even worse.

Hugs to all! Happy Easter.

We will visit Ev's parents for Easter weekend. Short trip but needed. So glad they only live 130 miles away instead of 400 like they used to. His mom plans to boils 5 dozen eggs for our boys and our nieces to dye!

Caddy is in the midst of his triennial reassessment for his IEP. Last night while I was teaching, he had a massive meltdown - Ev said it was the worst and longest one in about 3 years. Caddy was insulted by the tests - math from elementary school when he is in Honors Precalculus, low vocabulary, etc. When asked for a synonym for "consume," he said "masticate," and the psych asked him to give a simpler word - "eat." Agh! Plus, he is frustrated in social studies and English - they put him in collab classes, which are below his level and the aides treat him like the kids with cognitive deficits. I talked to his case carrier today to inform her of how he is feeling - she was very understanding about his feelings about the tests (but of course by law they must be conducted a certain way) and was surprised that he was in collab clases (that was a mistake that was not caught in August). She will add it specifically to his next IEP (early May) that he is not to be in those classes - as Caddy said, "The special needs kids are my friends. I need to be in regular classes to learn to work with neurotypical kids."

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Great theme Cathy.
I have certain foods I should avoid but every now and then have them and realise why I do not. It is a change that only we can make happen. I shall work on it like you.

Beautiful gentle rain this morning and oh so soothing to listen too.

Have a wonderful Easter everyone.
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Just not to much of the chocolate but have some to ease the need at this time of year.

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Hi Everyone!

Hard to believe it is already April!
I chose the title to our Cafe for a couple of reasons.
First, maybe there is a food or habit that you want or need to avoid and there is no time like right now to make changes that will help you with your healthy lifestyle.
The best way to make changes is a little at a time. One step, one day at a time. We practice that until we really have it down, then add another change.
I know when I make changes gradually they stay so much better than trying to change everything at once.
Second, is there something that you are avoiding in your life that you need to deal with? This could be something personal you don't want to share and that is perfectly fine. Just let us know if you have something that we can support you in getting through and we are there for you!
Avoidance only causes more issues to pile on top and so I encourage you to take stock and see if there is anything that you are avoiding. If you are overwhelmed, we are here for you.

For me, I have been working on my eating and have come to the understanding that I need to avoid certain foods as my body will not tolerate them. This hasn't been easy, but it is so freeing. There are several foods I need to avoid due to health issues, but to be honest it is so worth not having them! It is helping heal my gut and I am feeling better...very slowly.

Okay, I am going on and on. I know you get the point. We can do this together!!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Hugs to all, Cathy

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