I've come back to this blog after almost five years of inactivity, so know that any posts written before this one were written quite some time ago and my life has taken a few twists and turns since then. In that time, I've focused on work and family, written a couple of books, became a... Continue Reading →
It all goes together, body, mind, spirit and your emotions. If you neglect, squash, suppress, ignore or stomp on any one of those areas, you are short-changing yourself of your best life.
I'm beginning to wonder when the breakdown occurs. When do I wake up one day and realize I'm no longer able to force myself to go to work, or manage the responsibilities of keeping the household budget or absorb and care for the physical and emotional needs of the family I love. When do I fall apart and end up jobless and heavily medicated? I used to think I was the “bring your own sunshine” kind of girl, with an optimistic, can-do, never-say-never attitude. Now I think I was just kidding myself all along. The only way you can do anything you set your mind to, is if your mind is able to take direction.
I think we are too easy on ourselves sometimes or we think someday 'something' will come along and motivate us or that buying the running shoes and treadmill will get us going on the path to fitness.
Surely I can't be the only one who prays during a workout? I do a 'boot camp' style circuit training class at my local gym. If you watch The Biggest Loser, you've seen the heavy ropes, the burpees, and squats that are the cornerstones of this type of workout. Another staple for these workouts is... Continue Reading →
My devotions this morning led me to Proverbs where I stumbled on the following verse: "slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger." Proverbs 19:15 Now, I think the deeper meaning here is that God expects us to work and do our part to earn our provisions and that lazy... Continue Reading →
There are times when I'd like to flick the m&ms I'm eating at the TV. For instance, when Jessica Biel appears on screen looking fresh-faced and fit to hock the latest Cover Girl lip plumping miracle that is obviously responsible for all the wonderful things in her life, not excluding her recent nuptials to Justin... Continue Reading →
Unskilled in social graces, she prefers to be her own companion. When sharing opens wounds confidence becomes abandoned. Everybody tries and everybody pries to expose her failings and weakness, and pain surges through her being when judgment replaces acceptance. Hurting and torn, a little girl retreats, to save her heart and aspirations in a protected... Continue Reading →