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Am I at goal weight yet? Experiment continues.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      13 comments

One goal has been achieved. Normal BMI, 138 pounds. Is this my ideal weight? Well, my vanity would like me to lose a few more pounds. This week, for the first time in a couple of years, I wore my red turtleneck tucked into my jeans. Fig... Read more
Week of no added sugar and an abundance of freggies. Go green!
Monday, October 03, 2016      13 comments

My trainer has challenged me to give up added sugar this week. That means no Honey Nut Cheerios, The second ingredient on the label is sugar. Honey is okay. I have it in my tea a couple of times a week. I shopped for groceries and was surp... Read more
Tree Pose in Yoga and Asking the Trees for Their Secrets
Sunday, October 02, 2016      7 comments

On today's walk, I asked the trees for their secrets. VALERIEMAHA commented on my last blog that she moves from mountain pose into tree pose to help with concentration and balance. So I took my inquiry about tree pose to the trees themselv... Read more
Union of body and soul: Being a mountain
Thursday, September 29, 2016      10 comments

I gained a whole new understanding of mountain pose, a yoga asana I have known about for thirty years. I practiced it for a few minutes before writing here. And now, I am mountain sitting in my seat, writing. When I contemplate my favorite... Read more
Be who you aspire to be. It can be easy.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      12 comments

I have always admired those women who carry around green drinks which they have made from scratch. It didn't seem as if I could be one of them. But all that is changing. I have discovered that it is really easy to toss a couple of handfuls of sp... Read more
Initiating green drink week
Monday, September 26, 2016      12 comments

This week, I am increasing my freggies. I want to go beyond calorie tracking into really deeply nourishing the body. 1. I tablespoon of brain octane in my morning tea. 2. Green alkaline smoothie before breakfast. Include 2 handfuls of s... Read more
Blue screens off at sunset
Monday, September 19, 2016      15 comments

The latest experiment in getting a good night's sleep: Turn off the cell phone and the iPad at sunset. I was moaning to dear hubs that I like to read on my iPad. He said, "Get a real book." Oh. Real books. Yes, I do have a few of those! ;-) ... Read more
Ahhhh.... Contentment.
Sunday, September 18, 2016      11 comments

It has been a heavenly weekend in my world. I read a fantastic book by one of my favorite authors, Richard Bach. I read for about an hour every day and shoot for an entire book over the weekend. Writers thrive on reading. Hubs and I ... Read more
What would make this the best day ever?
Friday, September 16, 2016      16 comments

Two juicy clementines and an organic pear, ripe and fragrant. I placed them on my favorite ceramic plate, a mustard yellow hand-painted with red and green swirls. Then I went outside and sat in the gazebo with my feet up, the fruit plate ... Read more
66 Days to Install a New Habit
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      10 comments

It takes 66 days to create a habit. Not 21 days or forty days, as i have read some places. These are the latest research findings from the University College of London. After 66 days of doing something every day, you reach automaticity, The beha... Read more
Three days left and creating space for realization to happen
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      10 comments

Day 6 of nine day challenge to donate or discard 27 objects per day. Today I gave away a navy business suit that is now too big. I have only worn it a couple of times and someone will love it. Also piles of books. One aha I had was t... Read more
Quiet day of rest
Sunday, September 11, 2016      12 comments

Day 5 of nine day challenge to donate or toss 27 objects a day Today, I donated my fleecy rust colored dressing gown. I have never liked the color. Yet I have settled for its cozy embrace, enjoying the idea of it more than the thing itself.... Read more
Releasing objects that no longer resonate with my soul
Friday, September 09, 2016      12 comments

Day 2/9. One of my mentors has challenged me to give away or get rid of 27 objects every day for nine consecutive days. I am on Day 2. I thought 27 would be difficult but it turns out I have lots of stuff sitting around that I am no longer in... Read more
Eat well to be well
Monday, September 05, 2016      8 comments

I am excited about the next three months. A new season always stokes my generative fires. Here are some mind-body shifts I want to ease into, based on the work of Eric Edmeades. 1. Check food labels for sugar. If it's one of the main ingre... Read more
Goals to break into the 120s this season
Friday, September 02, 2016      12 comments

Now that I am at 139 pounds, how to carry on recreating my best bod-God-pod? A friend warned me against complacency. I admit I do get comfortable with things as they are. But I am heeding the warning and planning for an excellent autumn s... Read more

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