Recently, I had a very positive experience donating blood for the first time. I have been considering donating blood for a while, but I never took action on that thought. A Big Red Bus was right outside the building where I work so I decided the time was right to donate. The staff was very nice, the needle was not bad, I scored a t-shirt and a coupon and I left feeling healthy and proud of myself.
I have previously written on the Value of Practice. It is helpful to create tools to assist with the habits and behaviors you are building. I have come up with two fill-in-the-blank sentences to use in my journal on the mornings when I may be less engaged or feeling fatigued. These questions prompt me to get with the program (smile). Continue reading
Keeping my eyes on my own paper. Keeping my eyes on my own journey. It is month 17 and I happily report that the plateau continues. Well who in the world would be happy about still experiencing a plateau of many months you ask? This girl. Now let me share why this is my case.
Today is day 9 of the 30 day Affirmation Challenge. I felt it was time to update my personal affirmations and why’s. In the spirit of keeping things simple, my updated version has be streamlined a bit. I have also recommitted to consistently saying them out loud at least once a day. I hope you find the practice as valuable as I do!
I was recently listening to Primal Potential podcast 352: Overcoming Doubt & Creating Consistency . This is one of her longer podcasts and is totally worth the listen. About 15 minutes into the podcast she began talking about how she wants to feel amazing every single day. And you know what, so do I. The context of her statement was related to actively striving to feel amazing and how that goal can shape our choices.
Pursuing squirrels is quite an exciting challenge for my dog Ginger. She approaches this activity with enthusiasm daily. It is amusing to observe her pursuit during squirrel patrol, but I have realized there is a lesson here. Continue reading
Lately I have been thinking about what will make my time on this part of the path, the weight loss portion of my journey, the last time. What is different THIS time? Sure, I can SAY this is the last time, because I have SAID that before. I am fully aware it takes more that wanting, wishing and saying. Continue reading
When you first go on a diet, it is common to initially drop a lot of weight fairly quickly. As you get closer to your goal, the rate of loss slows and commonly frustration begins to set in. I had the thought to look at it as paying off a mortgage. Continue reading
It is likely that you have heard about the tremendous impact expressing gratitude can have in one’s life, but how many of us actually practice identifying what we are grateful for? To go from vague notions such as I am grateful for the sun rays and moon beams to expressing in words, day-to-day, what you are grateful for is not as easy as it may seem.