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New Job
Friday, December 06, 2013      7 comments

I start training this evening for a new job. It's only a temporary, seasonal, retail job to get us over a financial hump but I'm finding that it's triggering a lot of anxiety that is left over from my past. I remembered that I have the power to ... Read more
Enjoying The Silence With a Cup of Tea
Thursday, November 14, 2013      6 comments

“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here forever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in th... Read more
Sunday vs. Monday
Sunday, November 10, 2013      4 comments

I've worked out several times this week and I can already feel the difference. I love this! It's difficult for me to have a productive week and then change gears for the weekend. I'm having a lazy Sunday though I have managed to fit in a quick f... Read more
The Joy of Fresh Starts
Sunday, November 03, 2013      8 comments

We are slightly moved in to our new place. The only kitchen things I have are a slow cooker, a saucepan, and a microwave. Despite my rudimentary equipage, I was able to get back on track with the Eat to Live diet. I made Spaghetti Squash in the ... Read more
Planning My Day
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      6 comments

If I write it down I might actually get everything done! Today's To-Do List Computer Repair Shopping Goodwill for Halloween Costumes Move Bed and TV Plan Halloween with Stevie Text Monica about tonight Exe... Read more
Back to New Orleans
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      6 comments

The Universe has told me that I must come back to New Orleans to live. It must have decided that this is what has to happen because that is where my boyfriend got a new job this month. So we've been staying in a hotel looking for a new place to ... Read more
What are you saying to yourself?
Wednesday, October 09, 2013      5 comments

It's already noon and I was dejectedly going through my mental list of things that I haven't done today. Then I came across the following quote and it interrupted my train of thought: “In our hurried world too little value is attached to ... Read more
Day Two: Easier Than Day One
Monday, August 12, 2013      5 comments

I got back on the treadmill today and walked for half an hour. Tomorrow, I'll go for one mile. I remember when I could go three miles and still have energy left. It gets harder and harder to bounce back every time I let myself go. However, that'... Read more
Re-establishing Healthy Habits
Sunday, August 11, 2013      6 comments

Though I'm only half unpacked and have the prospect of re-packing again soon, I have done my best to start this week off right. I filled the fridge with yummy freggies and I did the Day 1 goals for the 5k Your Way Walking Program. And, if I chec... Read more
Moving Again
Monday, July 22, 2013      8 comments

I'm moving again for the third time in two years. Am I freaked out? Not really. Though I can feel the familiar habit of over-planning and stressing start to rise up, it doesn't have the strength that it once did. I've wanted to travel and see ne... Read more
Oh, yeah. I remember again.
Friday, June 14, 2013      7 comments

My goals should be: Awaken in the morning Gently move Eat simple, whole foods Create Take care of my body Be with friends and family Put good energy into the world Instead of all the nonsense my frontal lobes flood my brai... Read more
June Goals
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      5 comments

June is my birthday month. Yes, I know birthdays are only one day, that's why they're called birth DAYS, but I claim an entire month. Because I can and it makes me happy. :) My goals for June: -Do one thing everyday that makes you ... Read more
Attaching Meaning to Thoughts
Saturday, May 18, 2013      4 comments

From the book Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On by Mark A. Reineke: "Everyone has negative thoughts, and lots of them (Rachman and de Silva 1978). Such thoughts and images can be truly upsetting, even shocking. They keep coming back, an... Read more
Homage to my Hips
Monday, April 01, 2013      6 comments

they don't fit into little pretty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be held back. these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are mighty ... Read more
Beginning With the Mind
Sunday, March 03, 2013      2 comments

Goal: re-establish my basic daily routine Obstacles: an unemployed boyfriend who is depressed is influencing my motivation With my attitude swinging from Drill Sargent to Goth Teenager, I need to pause and do this thing mindfully. Beratin... Read more

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