Apparently, we’re doing more to harm our heart health than we realize. At least, so says – or implies – an article on Yahoo Health this morning. Remember the reports that watching television could shorten your life? Yep. That bad Glued-to-the-Tube habit is at the top of the list for harming heart health, along with […]
Support systems are vital when undertaking change.
Work those abs! The beauty of the belly laugh.
The sun is high in the sky, the air is crisp and light; it is virtually impossible for the mood to be anything but bright. I’m donning my sassy sneaks – eh oui – heels! – for a lovely walk among the brambles and creeks, offshoots of a magnificent, meandering nearby river. I may be […]
Sometimes we surprise ourselves. Who would have thought that physical fatigue and mental acuity could coexist – comfortably? Or do we simply adjust to being tired as a way of life, and enjoy those times when our minds (or emotions) are humming along just fine no matter what? Like most parents, I’m tired. And for […]
Rain is streaming down the window panes. Less so than last night, but the morning sky remains an angry, bloated charcoal. The house sleeps, though I am awake. “It’s Saturday,” I remind myself, taking a deep breath. “I can do nothing.” I sip my coffee. I listen to the quiet. I type an email to […]
Setting goals you can’t seem to meet? Are you fighting to attain a dress size? Looking to lose extra pounds and never quite making your goal weight? Your “skinny jeans” make a mockery of your daily diet and your self-esteem. You visit your closet nostalgically, running your fingers over jackets and blouses that once made […]
Unanticipated pleasure Last evening, for three hours, I hovered in the pleasure zone, my brain and body exquisitely in sync. This was delight the likes of which I haven’t felt in six months, or perhaps as long as a year. The kind of pleasure, intense and pervasive, that obliterates worry and fatigue as all the […]
Wake up and run Alarm clock, hand slapping the buzzer. Rolling out of bed with a groan. Staggering to the bathroom. Staring into the mirror, then teeth, face, shuffling to the kitchen to switch on Mr. Coffee, then back to the bedroom. Blinking at the time, yes, a run is possible, no, a run will […]
Asking “what if” is only natural. But dwelling in hypotheticals achieves little.