Setting Goals

Before we go on a trip, we get out the map, pick a destination (usually a National Park), and plan the route we will take.  These are the steps we take to reach our destination. This is the same process when setting goals. Have a destination or goal in mind and follow that up with […]

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Healthy Strategies

I saw a lifelong friend the other day that I had not seen in a few years. It was great to visit and get caught up!  As we were talking and sharing stories, she gave me the greatest compliment. She said that I just looked healthy.  That really made my day!  I don’t know about […]

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Look For the Blessings

Life can be hard. It can get complicated and many times things do not go in our favor.  Life can be full of disappointments…if we continually look for them.  The question becomes: do you look for the disappointments or look for the blessings in life? Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  We find or get out […]

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Small Changes for Success

I was talking to a friend the other day about her new routine.  She was excited that she had consistently gotten up at 5:30 AM for the past two weeks.  One of the secrets to success was that she made a small change.  She used to get up at 6 AM and then moved her […]

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Compassion

I have been married for 31 years today.  I am happy to say I am just now beginning to understand the true meaning of compassion. For these 31 years, I have lovingly done my husband’s laundry. And for that same amount of time, he has been periodically leaving things in his pants pockets that truly […]

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Brussel Sprouts

My feelings towards Brussel Sprouts sure have changed during my life.  I moved from disliking the smell, look, and taste to having them as one of my favorite vegetables.  There is one experience I vividly recall when I was growing up. I was adamant and knew if I ate the one (canned) Brussel Sprout on […]

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Functional Fitness

Recently we took a long hike that took us down and up huge inclines, on bluffs and boulders, in hollows and near waterfall beds and rivers.  It was a wonderful and adventurous day.  As I was climbing, hoisting myself here and there and of course huffing and puffing, I thought about functional fitness and how […]

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Logical or Emotional Thinker

What part of your brain do you use when talking to others? Are you more of a logical or emotional thinker? I know that I use both. However, when I am disturbed about something, I am working on letting my negative emotions calm down before I communicate.  When we communicate with anger, frustration or annoyance […]

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Benefits From Walking

There are many benefits of walking.  If you walk fast or slow, there are still many gains from getting out there and going around the block a few times. It was a beautiful fall day recently and I was on a new trial for an afternoon walk.  I had driven by this trail a few […]

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Pink Suitcase

When my sister and I were little girls, we each had a small pink suitcase that measured about 12×15.  We had them for years and we stored our treasures in them.  Most of the time my sister carried one of her favorite dolls and some doll clothes in hers.  Mine contained dirt, worms and my […]

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