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Pain is Certain; Suffering is Optional.
Thursday, November 21, 2013      7 comments

Early Sunday afternoon, I ended up coming down with my son's respiratory infection, so the both of us spent a couple of days in bed and I didn't even have the strength to... Read more
Gatsby Believed in the Green Light
Saturday, November 16, 2013      7 comments

Today was a tremendous learning opportunity for me. I found that even though I took my medication and practiced mindfulness, my shift in mood was simply impossible to cont... Read more
Overcoming Addiction & Negativity
Friday, November 15, 2013      10 comments

When I was in the midst of my deep dark depressions, I always relied on Buddhist principles to pull me through until I reached the next manic high. But, even though I was... Read more
The "All or Nothing" Attitude
Thursday, November 14, 2013      6 comments

One problem I have fallen victim to time and time again in the past is the "all or nothing" attitude. When I have had no time to squeeze in a proper workout, I have done ... Read more
Learning to Put the Focus on the Healthy, Not the Skinny
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      9 comments

When I was a teenager, before I moved away from home and started attending university, before I had my son or had started dating, I regularly worked out for four hours ev... Read more
Begin Each Day With a Grateful Heart
Sunday, November 10, 2013      8 comments

I didn't post a blog entry yesterday, but it wasn't because I had a bad day--on the contrary, I had a wonderful day. But, I've been having more problems with my sleep agai... Read more
Do it With Passion or Not at All
Friday, November 08, 2013      5 comments

For some reason or another, I found it impossible to sleep last night. That being the case, I expected today to be more or less a failure. Yet, I still woke up an hour be... Read more
Letting Go of Anxiety and Worries
Thursday, November 07, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday I was running on only 2 hours of sleep, so the day was a huge challenge for me and I was absolutely exhausted when I finally did get to go to bed, feeling as th... Read more
Turning Intention into Action
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      4 comments

Today my Sparkcoach encouraged me to write a blog about having the opportunity for my future self (10 years from now) to call my present self. What would I have to say to ... Read more
Your Fitness is Your Choice
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      3 comments

The past couple of days weren't the best, as I had a bad migraine and had to spend most of my time in bed, but I did finish reading _American Psycho_ and I do feel like r... Read more
Dice on the Table; Let it Ride
Saturday, November 02, 2013      5 comments

Tonight I'm busy rifling through Youtube for all my favourite songs that I haven't had a chance to download yet (like the amazing "Reboot the Mission" by The Wallflowers,... Read more
Clear Your Mind of "Can't"
Friday, November 01, 2013      3 comments

I got November off to a pretty positive start. I had to take my son to his dad's early this morning and that went fairly well, then when I got home I had breakfast, which ... Read more
A Very Happy Halloween
Thursday, October 31, 2013      3 comments

I feel like I made some pretty big strides today. It was a busy, productive day and I was in high spirits. Early in the morning I got dressed up very nice and did my hair... Read more
November Goals
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      4 comments

Seeing as tomorrow is the last day of October, I thought I'd sit down this evening and plan out my goals for November. Today went smoothly and I was able to get in a 3-mil... Read more
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      6 comments

"The crucial point is to maintain constant vigilance over and awareness of our mental state so that, at the moment that afflictive emotions rise up, they will not trigger a chain of deluded thoughts. Thus, we neither let desire overwhelm our min... Read more

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