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Stop and take a breath.....
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      14 comments

I love how when you won't listen God will "take you out the the woodshed" to get your attention! With all the stuff going on in my DD's family, DH and I tried to include her in the discovery/decision phase of fixing the issues. Well now I know t... Read more
Family and stress....
Monday, February 23, 2015      17 comments

This is very confusing to try and explain but here goes: My daughter married four years ago. Before her mother-in-law passed she and her family lived with her. When she passed they began paying rent to the husband's aunt even before probate gave... Read more
A trick of the mind or am I really out of control?
Saturday, February 14, 2015      17 comments

I feel like I have done nothing but eat crap for the last week! I have stayed within my nutrition ranges every day but one and even gotten my freggies in every day but one. Still I feel as if I'm not eating the right things! I don't know why and... Read more
Plateau or not? And other tidbits!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      12 comments

I finished my SparkCoach Sparkdiet program just yesterday and have picked my next SparkCoach program - Plateau Buster! I don't actually know if I'm Plateauing or just having an adjustment period but I figured doing the 28 day program couldn't po... Read more
Wow have I changed!
Thursday, February 05, 2015      19 comments

I re-read my earliest blog entries and noticed some really significant changes! First off I used to be able to only stand for 3 minutes and now I'm standing for 15 or more! Then there's breakfast - I used to not like to eat it and now it's somet... Read more
It was harder than I thought!
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      11 comments

I finally got that workout DVD in the player and turned on! I was only able to do eight minutes of walking to the beat that Leslie Sansone calls warm up! Oh boy I thought I could do fifteen minutes! How silly of me. Strolling I can do fifteen mi... Read more
I seem to be stuck!
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      14 comments

I don't think I've hit a plateau. I think I'm doing things wrong! If it's not exercising enough, it's over indulging on carbs! I stay within my calorie guidelines but find myself going over in carbs or under in protein or fat. I have got to get... Read more
The end of the book....
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      12 comments

As for the last chapters of Brene' Brown's book "The Gifts of Imperfection," I won't be using them as a focus for my blogs because I do not have any boogy men to slay in regards to Cultivating the following; Creativity, Rest and Play, Calm and S... Read more
Intuition and faith.
Monday, January 26, 2015      9 comments

(I am once again referencing Brene' Browns book "The Gifts of Imperfection." Intuition is that gut feeling we get telling us "good", "bad" or "more info needed" about things. That feeling that I for one have taken to questioning due to my ... Read more
Gratitude and Joy.
Sunday, January 25, 2015      10 comments

(Once again I am referencing Brene' Brown's book; "The Gifts of Imperfection.") Gratitude is cultivated by practice and is not an attitude or emotion. It is tied directly to joy and connected to our hearts by spirit. Joy is not the same as ... Read more
Hope and Spirituality in regards to becoming an authentic person.
Saturday, January 24, 2015      10 comments

I am back to referencing Brene' Brown's book; "The Gifts of Imperfection"... Hope is a learned behavior and not an emotion! I was exited to hear this! A hopeful mindset is reached when we can set goals and accept that some are easier to rea... Read more
Off on a tangent.
Friday, January 23, 2015      10 comments

Okay I tried to stay focused on Brene' Brown's book "The Gifts of Imperfection" this morning but found myself focusing instead on recent events in my life. I find I have to write about them today instead of continuing on with my thoughts and fee... Read more
Thursday, January 22, 2015      15 comments

As defined by Brene' Brown: "Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are." I'll admit it: I'm terrified of becoming who I really am! I'm afraid of alienating the people that... Read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      10 comments

This was a very heavy duty chapter in Brene' Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection so I tried to boil it down to what it means to me. This by no means is anywhere near the amount she writes and I am paraphrasing where you don't see quotes. ... Read more
The difference between fitting in and belonging.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      16 comments

I am again paraphrasing from Brene' Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Fitting in is what I've been trying to do all my life. I twist myself around so that I can fit in to society or what I believe society wants me to be. It's the eff... Read more

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