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#25: Finding the Essence of the Universe
Friday, July 24, 2009      5 comments

A cartoon -- Baldo -- in the newspaper this week quoted a character saying, "Humans have forgotten that they are linked to the earth...When we once again learn how to read earth's rhythms, we'll all be better off." A big thing in the 1970s,... Read more
#24: Do You Have The Heart to Succeed?
Thursday, July 23, 2009      7 comments

I am constantly amazed at the dedication of world-class Olympic participants. They train day by day, pushing themselves to the limits of their endurance. They ignore their fatigue, their pain and their inner voice that tells them to skip j... Read more
#23: Do or Teach?
Wednesday, July 22, 2009      4 comments

You may have heard the old adage that those who can, do, while those who can't, teach. Why is it that so many overweight people profess to know what is best for US while we journey on toward better health and fitness? Recently I had di... Read more
#22: What Will You Focus On Today?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009      2 comments

The early morning was quiet. Dew misted the grass while fog provided a filtered haze to the streetlight. Stars sparkled overhead and the moon smiled down on the earth. I stood there absorbing the serenity of it all. My heart and my mind became o... Read more
#21: What is in Your Heart?
Monday, July 20, 2009      6 comments

"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" read the "fortune" in the Chinese cookie. At first glance the meaning of this saying may not be understood. But, after pondering it for some time, it becomes clear that this saying m... Read more
#20: Take a Mulligan
Sunday, July 19, 2009      6 comments

In sports, when an opponent allows you a re-do without penalty, it's called a Mulligan. After reading so many posts and blogs where the authors beat themselves over and over and over because of a lapse in their fitness or nutritional plan, ... Read more
#19: Not Diet, Triet
Saturday, July 18, 2009      4 comments

For many of us the road to better health and weight loss is fraught with perils and temptations. The most major of these, I submit, is the over-used word "diet." In American society dying is often not looked upon as a happy period of transi... Read more
#18: Shackles and Chains
Friday, July 17, 2009      6 comments

A song has been running through my mind this morning. I don't recall the artist but the song talks of "Chains, chains, shackles and chains...someday I'm going to break these chains, chains, shackles and chains." On your journey to better fi... Read more
#17: Embrace the Detours
Thursday, July 16, 2009      5 comments

Today, when you drive to or from work, or take your daughter or son to their activities or when you run errands, you will most likely at some point run across a stop sign or a traffic signal where you will need to briefly interrupt your journey.... Read more
#16: Are You Approved?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009      5 comments

There are many ways to say something positive and uplifting to someone else. "Thank you." "I appreciate the job you do." "You do a good job." "It was nice talking to you." "I'm happy we met." "You made me feel better." "I'... Read more
#15: Are You a Generality or a Specifc?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009      3 comments

Have you noticed how often someone says, "I would...?" "I would like to thank you." "I would like to lose weight." "I would like to go back to school." "I would like to find another job." Notice, though, that when a person says ... Read more
#14: Which Person Are You?
Monday, July 13, 2009      2 comments

Thirty-five years ago I wrote this poem: Three men went down the road As down the road went he The man he was ... Read more
#13: When You Are Down And Troubled
Sunday, July 12, 2009      7 comments

A Carol King song says, "When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand and nothing...is going right...call my name out loud and soon I'll be knocking at your door." We should all realize that there are times when it seems that o... Read more
#12: We Must Overcome This Habit
Saturday, July 11, 2009      4 comments

Isn't it amazing how many of our present day habits were ingrained in us when we were youngsters? Some, such as being polite, respectful and holding doors open for people behind us or saying "Please" and "Thank you" are still acceptable hab... Read more
#11: Handling Emotional Disappointment
Friday, July 10, 2009      6 comments

How do you handle disappointment? Not physical disappointment. No, how do you handle emotional disappointment? The kind that makes you feel as if you are a loser simply because someone doesn't like you or rejected you in some way. Thi... Read more

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