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Yoga and Prayer
Wednesday, June 10, 2020      2 comments

I experimented in a group today that was doing yoga along with prayer. It has been years since this body has done any stretching. As of this evening, my body is happy and will see what she says tomorrow. As far as praying, my prayer was b... Read more
11,000 steps
Monday, June 08, 2020      4 comments

Walking and doing gardening is my favorite exercise. There is always something that needs to be tended to on the property. Today, most of my steps came from trimming the small branches that grow up on the trunk or around the base of the trees.... Read more
Falling a Bit Behind, Outside Energy and George Floyd
Friday, June 05, 2020      1 comments

Really, it is a good sign I am not blogging as much as I usually do. That means I am outside working more. My latest project has been pruning bushes. Today I did three large bushes and lots of smaller bushes. All the brush needs to be hauled... Read more
An At-Home Retreat Experience
Saturday, May 30, 2020      4 comments

In my part-time job, my boss asked me to put together an at-home retreat experience on YouTube. That request stretched me a bit beyond my comfort zone--working with a different social media platform. I share so much on SP, I thought I would sh... Read more
Working Methodically Is Mindfulness
Friday, May 29, 2020      3 comments

This moment is a break from my outside tasks. The day is so beautiful with a lovely breeze. There are about 24 crepe myrtles on the property that need their spring haircut. This can't be done with just a quick whack, but the branches need to ... Read more
Did you know that ticks are a type of spider?
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      5 comments

There are things I wish I didn't know and that is one of them. This year the eight-footed blood suckers are everywhere. Billy (a beagle) seems to have ... Read more
Looking at the Whole Picture
Sunday, May 24, 2020      3 comments

As I ended my day and started tracking my calories, the totals began mounting and when all the numbers were put in, I was quite a bit over. Not my best day in that area. But then I looked at the rest of the week, and several times I was way un... Read more
Thursday and the Clouds Keep Rolling In
Thursday, May 21, 2020      3 comments

Yesterday's blog helped get me focused on how I want to be--positive and grateful. Today I faced the challenges anew and found energy in helping people a... Read more
Serious Gratitude and Serious Self-Care
Wednesday, May 20, 2020      1 comments

With the stress of Covid-19 and the interminable grey, cloudy, damp and cold temperatures, I have to work hard not be depressed. To a certain extent, not counting the brain's chemical imbalance that is a big factor in depression, the way I thin... Read more
Monday Morning Starter
Monday, May 18, 2020      2 comments

This morning has begun with greater mindfulness. I love starting my day not rushing, preparing a healthy protein-filled breakfast and eating it slowly, taking care of my kiddos (Billie and Charlie), going over my SP pages and will soon head ou... Read more
Colder weather and hunger
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      4 comments

I wonder if there has been a study about cold spring weather and the desire to eat. If my weight returns, it will probably happen on grey, dreary days, cold days. This is one of them. I kept within the calories (barely) and find myself just w... Read more
Seeing Changes
Thursday, May 07, 2020      4 comments

Yesterday, I changed my starting weight. I felt down that the scale was not moving faster. Then I thought about the weight I have lost over the past several years. By putting the scale at my highest weight, the pounds loss is so much more sig... Read more
Mindfulness -- Day Two
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      4 comments

This is the hardest practice that I think I have tried to do. Years ago I was very much into meditation, and I can recall that I was able to practice mindfulness during that time. The two practices went hand-in-hand. I am taking my last... Read more
Mindfulness -- Morning One
Monday, May 04, 2020      2 comments

My engines are revving to go and mindfulness went out the door. I just swallowed a banana and peanut butter without a moment's thought. I am sitting here chuckling about how my fervor of last night dissipated with my dreams. I still have my c... Read more
Mindfulness
Sunday, May 03, 2020      4 comments

Sometimes I am almost weirded out when something I am working on is the day's subject on Sparkpeople. Before checking out the video for today, I was processing with a friend and she reminded me of eating more mindfully. It seems like everythin... Read more

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