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Verbs that do a body -- and mind -- good
Thursday, May 06, 2021      1 comments

The focus of today's short meditation session offered through my work was on reimagining what we tell ourselves. At first I wasn't sure I'd "get it" but the session is just 15 minutes long from very beginning to very end, so I hung in there. ... Read more
No choice
Friday, April 30, 2021      2 comments

A few words today from a recent short meditation session offered by work: You have no choice. Once you accept that, you have great choice. Wait, what? I have no choice, and yet I do? Let me think on that while I'm sitting here with my eyes ... Read more
So much to come off
Wednesday, April 28, 2021      3 comments

I think I've always been a bit oblivious to what I really look like and what I need to do in this weigh less, feel better journey. I'd see photos of people who'd said they look fat or round or roly-poly and I'd shake my head and wonder what they... Read more
Well, this could be awkward
Thursday, April 22, 2021      5 comments

A few days ago I wrote about how, 24 hours after getting shot #2, nothing much had happened. As it turns out, I was a little early on that. Within an hour, I was feeling something. Feeling tired -- even my eyelids felt tired -- was the star... Read more
Now that it's done
Sunday, April 18, 2021      7 comments

DH and I got shot #2 yesterday and the anticipation, expectation, conditioned response is killing me! Not literally -- ha! As much as I prepared mentally for this by reading and checking with others, I still wondered what my experience would be.... Read more
Actions matter
Friday, April 09, 2021      5 comments

William James was an American philosopher, historian and psychologist, and according to Wikipedia, was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. He died more than 110 year ago, yet his words live on. Two of his q... Read more
It rained after all
Thursday, April 08, 2021      1 comments

Yep, I did it. I walked in the rain this morning. Well, it was mist, heavy at times, but it was liquid precipitation. As soon as I walked back in the house, my jacket and umbrella were hung to dry and I immediately removed my shoes. It sta... Read more
Take a chance
Wednesday, April 07, 2021      6 comments

Looked out a window after I opened that curtain this morning and was immediately dismayed to see raindrops on the panes. Oh, great, I was all ready for a good pre-work walk and now this - rain. As I opened more curtains and looked out the f... Read more
Will it rain?
Tuesday, April 06, 2021      1 comments

The day began with so much promise that I was tempted to play hooky. Not really, although it was so sunny and calm that I wanted to be outside for a long time. I did settle for a 30-minute walk around some blocks in my neighborhood, and the anti... Read more
Movement can be (fill in the blank)
Monday, April 05, 2021      2 comments

Today was the final of a four-part "course" on movement offered through my employer, and it really was kind of bittersweet. With only about a dozen people in the course, we kind of learn about each other through our comments during the sessions.... Read more
Naked ladies and other green things
Wednesday, March 31, 2021      3 comments

A friend of mine brought over some bulbs today and I returned her large pot of vinca I'd temporarily adopted last fall. It's this vinca, not the ground cover. https://www.costafarms.c
om/plants/vinca-annual As I stood jus... Read more
Movement vs exercise
Tuesday, March 30, 2021      1 comments

I never imagined I would be talking about exercise as a pleasurable activity. Don't get me wrong - I'm still not talking that way. However, a four-part "course" offered through my employer is starting to change my mind. In yesterday's sess... Read more
Sometimes the good is short-lived and sometimes it's not
Friday, March 26, 2021      4 comments

Yesterday I was so excited to write about how my day started gray and gloomy, and a dog in a bright yellow coat made me smile and feel better. As the day progressed, the grayness remained outside and returned inside -- inside me, that is. I... Read more
A little good'll do ya
Thursday, March 25, 2021      0 comments

I have noticed that sometimes a very small positive thing can make my whole outlook on life improve. Earlier this week it was a choice to try squats and then realizing I could help earn points that way through a team challenge at work. Today, st... Read more
Coincidence? I think not.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021      5 comments

Earlier this week I decided I did have a minute to spend doing some "movement." (Working against the common feeling of not having time to do any exercise, if you can relate.) I chose to do 15 squats because I'd read an article here on SP about t... Read more

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