Tag: Healthy Living

What I Learned From My Eleven Year Old Niece on My Summer Vacation

Yep. Summer is over for me. I am back in the swing of things with timelines, deadlines and new projects. But this summer my niece Asha got a chance to come stay with me for three weeks without her parents. She is a tenderhearted…

It’s Not What’s on the Outside But the Inside that Counts

I have struggled with my weight all my life. Remember that is the first impression of every first encounter. Now I believe I am smart and beautiful, but just not the look of the fashion industry and you don’t know I’m smart until I…

Enjoying the Summer Just Being Creative Myself

This is the first summer in a couple of years where I have the opportunity to just create. No pressure to worry about how to keep the lights on. No worries if my partner is happy. Just being myself and creating my own life…

Where You Been? Living Outside My Comfort Zone

You know I have always been a caregiver. I wanted everyone around me to be happy and satisfied with their life. I wanted them to be fulfilled. My thought was once they met their goal they would reach back and assist me with my…

Exercise Boot Camp….Didn’t I say I was 51?

This year I promised myself that I would be open to new things in my life….however they came to me. I would spend more time thinking positive than thinking about things I couldn’t achieve. How would I know if I could accomplish things without…

4 Reasons Why You Need Solstice Retreats

We have a hundred reasons why we shouldn’t go to the Solstice Retreat. Some years the voices win out, and we stay home. Later, when we hear the glowing reports from others about how wonderful it was, we feel a pang of regret, but…

Why Not Me?

Sometimes people ask “Why me?” Often in response to something happening that they didn’t want to happen. But sometimes it’s about the GOOD thing happening. Receiving an unanticipated gift. Meeting just the right person. Getting a great opportunity. The old “It’s too good to…

Transformation Moment

Sometimes life takes over and you have no time for the things you enjoy. Well that is why you haven’t seen this blog in a while. But I have great news. About three weeks ago I hit the two hundred pound lost mark. I…

Did You Know I am Not Who I Thought I Was?

I thought I Was: Stupid Easy Restless Ugly Non-talented A terrible role model Not worthy Always angry But that is because someone told me I was…for years. And I believe it! But Guess What I Found Out? But I Really Am: Lovable Brilliant Challenging…

YOU SHOULDN’T BUY THAT PIECE OF CLOTHING YOU’RE TRYING TO TALK YOURSELF INTO BUYING

I have to admit, bigger clothes are more comfortable.  We have this conversation often between my friends. I was never a person who wore my clothes fitting my body. I felt awkward.   I also felt embarrassed and uneasy.  But sloppy was never the look…