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Don't Forget to Dance
Sunday, February 27, 2011      15 comments

I went out on Friday with my husband and a friend. We saw a Mardi Gras parade and had a great time. But the highlight of the evening was some unplanned dancing. As we were walking home past a club, we heard the strains of live music so, on a whi... Read more
Healthy Entrepreneurs March Challenges
Friday, February 25, 2011      6 comments

This coming month on the Healthy Entrepreneurs team we'll be focusing on managing papers and files. After three months of putting out fires in my personal life, I'm looking forward to getting back to work and creating an organized work space for... Read more
Be Water, My Friend
Thursday, February 24, 2011      8 comments

"Live to be in the present. Safety, security, knowing and being right are all synonyms for death."~Cheri Huber I've been facing my fears the last couple of months -- two very big fears associated with my career and my relationship with my h... Read more
The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Chapter One
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      5 comments

-Where do I feel deprived? I miss the companionship and support of my friends and co-workers since I've moved and am unemployed. -What do I need more of right now? I need more presence and self-acceptance now. -What do I need less ... Read more
One Year to an Organized Work Life
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      6 comments

On the Healthy Entrepreneurs team we have just started a year-long sequence of weekly challenges from the book One Year to an Organized Work Life by Regina Leeds. I am really enjoying the challenges and finding the short amount of time that... Read more
Thusly did my contemplative knitting practice commence....
Monday, November 15, 2010      9 comments

After letting it gather dust for a few years but never losing faith that I would some day actually get around to it, I finally started reading Mindful Knitting by Tara Jon Manning this week. Though I have been crocheting pretty consistently for ... Read more
November Week One Menu
Monday, November 08, 2010      4 comments

This month's focus on the Fly Lady team is menu planning. So here we go: Mon: Lobster Cakes Vegetable Pasta Salad Tue: Hamburger Steak Mushroom Gravy Brussels Sprouts Wed: Kung Pao Chicken Brown Rice Thurs: Bl... Read more
Daily Goals for November
Sunday, November 07, 2010      3 comments

1. Meditate daily. 2. Make enjoyment a priority. 3. Do a combination of Yoga, Cardio, and Strength Training Mon–Fri. 4. Log food Mon–Fri. 5. Eat under 1500 calories of clean, whole foods. 6. Plan healthy meals and shop for groceri... Read more
Daily Goals for October
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      11 comments

This month brings the focus back to fitness now that the weather is cooler. 1. Nurture presence, observe your thoughts, relax, choose joy. 2. Eat every meal mindfully following Geneen Roth’s Eating Guidelines. 3. Do Yoga M–F. 4. Do en... Read more
Daily Goals for September
Monday, August 30, 2010      20 comments

Here's a list of my daily goals for September - all designed to help me be healthy, wealthy, and wise. And happy! 1. Walk the dog. 2. Take vitamins and supplements. 3. Eat every meal mindfully following Geneen Roth’s Eating Guidelines... Read more
Mindful Eating Journal: Real Food, Real Life
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      6 comments

I ate a microwaved frozen dinner today for lunch. It has been a busy week and I got tired of cooking every day so I bought a few Lean Cuisines. The trouble is, when I actually eat mindfully, I see and feel just how "wrong" they are. My sesame ch... Read more
Mindful Eating Journal: Eat Until You're Satisfied
Thursday, August 12, 2010      6 comments

Yesterday I got so hungry that I had a blowout and ate some junk food until I was really full. I realized that I had fallen into the old "I'm On a Diet" mindset and was eating as little food as possible so I would lose weight quickly. Today I'm ... Read more
Mindful Eating Journal: Joyful Eating = Joyful Living
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      6 comments

Things I am learning from Mindful Eating: -There is no emotion so painful that I cannot handle it -Having compassion for myself opens me up to living life fully -Choosing true change instead of a quick fix is the only satisf... Read more
Mindful Eating Journal: Emotional Eating
Friday, August 06, 2010      12 comments

I'm currently on Day Four of completing all of my nutrition and fitness goals. I've been so pleased with my progress - my usual pattern is to have a "good" day followed by several "bad" days. I have watched my momentum build and didn't think any... Read more
Mindful Eating Journal: The Past
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      16 comments

I didn't start the day with meditation or yoga. I didn't invite presence into my life. I let my mind do what it willed. It didn't seem especially negative or active. I admit that I am most inspired to meditate or nurture awareness when I am expe... Read more

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