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Goal setting
Saturday, October 10, 2020      3 comments

I’m a little early, but I like to start practicing my New Year resolutions (or, rather, testing my resolve) after American Thanksgiving so I’m in a pattern if not yet succeeding. This year, I want measurable, positive goals. If it is accu... Read more
Saturday, August 29, 2020      5 comments

Spark people has a 2017 article on 28-days soda free. Well, HFCS/sugared soda free. Becky Hand recommends diet soda, which carries all of the negatives of regular soda, minus HFCS, and adds digestive issues. FUN! Plus, I’m a super taster and... Read more
BMI as it compares around the world
Saturday, June 20, 2020      9 comments

I’m in the US. I’m neither thin nor fat, by sight. I’m average in size and slightly out of tone. I found this https://www.bbc.com/news
/health-18770328 And started playing around. At my next goal weight... Read more
Box breath
Sunday, March 22, 2020      5 comments

A friend asked that I explain box breathing. I use it to build lung capacity. Others use it to allay anxiety, simply meditate, or lower blood pressure. No matter the use, we could all do with less stress and stronger lungs. So, Hippie H... Read more
Love in the Time of Cholera, or hiking in the time of Covid
Friday, March 20, 2020      4 comments

My local walking group has suspended walks until April. But we are encouraged to wander and walk, hike and ramble solo. That graphic is from San Lu... Read more
Celebrating Baba Ram Dass
Monday, December 23, 2019      4 comments

One of the shining lights of the consciousness movement died this week. Sail on, Baba Ram Dass. Thank you for the chemical and behavioral enlightenment. Baba wrote a little tome in 1971. I’ve had a copy since...1978? ‘79? A brilliant work... Read more
Bah hum bug. Let’s go straight to resolutions
Friday, November 29, 2019      7 comments

Make and start on resolutions (affirmations, what have you) now and miss the crowds in January! Instead of focusing on sales today, I’m focusing on 2020 savings goals. I get a couple cash tips a month. I’m dedicating them to building an e... Read more
Point whores
Monday, August 26, 2019      7 comments

I’ve started some threads meant to help new sparkers. Asking the dumb questions for them. Hey, my degree was nuanced dumb questions. I’m good at this. But the point whores are just crapping all over them. I wish we had an ignore button. One... Read more
BMI current and goal
Tuesday, August 13, 2019      6 comments

Current: 25.8 Goal: 20- 22 The range is because I suspect my body will tell my calculations just where they can go. Just to have it, my waist to hip ratio is .83 Goal is under .81. That means my 30 in waist needs to shed three inc... Read more
BMR, current and goal
Tuesday, August 13, 2019      2 comments

According to an online calculator, my BMR is currently 1219. At goal weight, it will be 1066. This is before any activity. I’ll be aiming for 1200 calories for a good while.... Read more
Two certificates down, 200 hours to go to CMT
Thursday, June 30, 2011      3 comments

I finished the school's Swedish massage curriculum yesterday, and a Thai massage course Tuesday. That's 300 hours so far (with Asian systems and a random ethics class). Once home yesterday, a reread of CAMTC's site pointed out applicants need ... Read more
Spring for regeneration
Saturday, March 12, 2011      2 comments

I'm an autumn baby, which means my up energy time falls in, well, fall. So having new starts in spring is harder. But I started classes for massage therapy last week, and I am getting the benefit of "sap rising in the spring." I have a co... Read more