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Stress Journal
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      3 comments

"As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it." ~Eckhart Tolle Facing my fears today: Parallel parking. Well, I didn't do any damage to property or people! Gratitudes: -Sapphire gin -The kin... Read more
Stress Journal
Monday, October 24, 2011      4 comments

Facing my fears: Worked on creating a budget. I do believe that I can support myself without compromising myself now. That's a relief! Gratitudes: -Walking by the lake this weekend -My cute little apartment in a cool neighborhood -M... Read more
Stress Journal
Saturday, October 22, 2011      4 comments

Facing my fears: I finally got a prescription for Xanax to use occasionally. I hat taking medication but after a year of almost constant stress and another year of the same looming, I made the conscious choice to get it. Gratitudes: -A... Read more
Stress Journal
Thursday, October 20, 2011      7 comments

Facing my fears this morning: I woke up today and started worrying and stayed in bed for a long time just fretting. I haven't done that in a long time. I realized that I had a very stressful day yesterday and did not meditate, do yoga, or r... Read more
Divorce Diary: Admitting it's over
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      11 comments

I'm tired of living in limbo - my marriage is over and I need to quit calling my ex, my husband. I won't change anything by being nice or considerate. There is no reason to put his needs before mine. Civility is all that's required now. The wors... Read more
I am just as I should be
Sunday, October 16, 2011      3 comments

I am becoming me. Like a flower blooming, I am becoming what I must become. As I shed my old life, there is bound to be some pain, but the joy of claiming my freedom is much more powerful than the pain. I promise to feel the pain and ... Read more
Living Alone
Sunday, October 16, 2011      5 comments

This has been my first real week of living alone. I've truly enjoyed organizing my little apartment, cooking, cleaning, paying the bills - all the little daily things that we often do as quickly as possible to get out of the way. I've had my thi... Read more
I forgot how to take care of my inner world
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      4 comments

are-of-yourself/ The following is from www.tinybuddha.com "I managed to forget how to take care of my inner world. After neglecting what was really going ... Read more
Big Goal Reset Time
Friday, May 27, 2011      5 comments

One of the great things about SparkPeople is that it gives you an opportunity to reset your goals on a regular basis - monthly, weekly, daily, even hourly. It's been several months since I've made new goals and my life kind of spiraled into a b... Read more
Spark Stage Four
Sunday, March 13, 2011      7 comments

After more than two years on SparkPeople, I think I've come to the end of my journey here. My biggest success: mindful eating helped me greatly reduce my propensity for emotional eating. Stage Four Goals 1. Reduce my checking-in from ... Read more
Giving Up Wheat and Hair Dye
Monday, March 07, 2011      10 comments

I've been on a gluten-free diet for the past two weeks. My IBS symptoms and my hives have both been noticably less intense than they have been so I'm going to continue it for a while before trying wheat again and seeing if the symptoms return. I... Read more
Back on Track with New Goals
Saturday, March 05, 2011      10 comments

I reset my goals this month. I feel really good about being back on track. Part of me still wants to resist spending so much time logging my food and exercise but when I actully do it and time myself, I realize it's not all that time consuming. ... Read more
Dining Al Fresco
Thursday, March 03, 2011      5 comments

The weather has been warm for the past week so I've eaten my lunch on the side porch every day. There's just something about eating in the open air that makes the food more enjoyable and one's mood become mindful. ... Read more
Signs of Spring
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      8 comments

My garden might consist only of herbs and flowers in pots this year. I'm already seeing some sprouts! Other signs of Spring -- Mardi Gras beads everywhere! ... Read more
The Dharma Bums & Cat Worship
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      9 comments

At open mic last night, my husband and I were happy to see a group called The Dharma Bums -- I loved the mandolin and the accordian! They made great music and we enjoyed the evening very much. ... Read more

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