Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Where Would We Be Without Our Stories

August 22nd, 2010 in Health, Personal Growth[ 2 Comments ]

Last Thursday, after a long day at work, I walked to the bus stop eager to get there by 6:00 pm.  Why the excitement?  I wanted to settle in and listen to The Aware Show.   I usually read my email or a book while on the bus, so doing something different is always fun.   

Lisa Garr hosts a radio show called The Aware Show where she brings speakers from self-growth, spirituality or health areas and interviews them.   She is currently hosting a teleseminar series and as part of this series she had on Jennifer McLean.   Jennifer is an author, healer and entrepreneur. 

Life Lessons: The Benefits of Kindness

August 13th, 2010 in Health, Personal Growth, Relationships[ No Comments ]

Can you remember the last time you were kind to another person?   What did you say or do to show your kindness?  Did you celebrate a special occasion with them, listen to them, help them with a project or give them a compliment?

Kindness is a great attribute to own and some people naturally express good will to others.   Most of us are busy with our lives and kindness never seems to be a top priority.   It’s not that we are mean, rather our busyness takes over and we don’t consciously think about showing kindness to another person.  We just have too much to do.  What if there were benefits to this “kindness” thing.

One More Thing To Do

April 25th, 2010 in Health[ 2 Comments ]

Does anyone else suffer from this annoying habit “one more thing to do before I leave for the day?”    I’m always rushing for the bus or am a few minutes late meeting someone because I did one more thing.

I’m not sure when or why I started this habit, but probably when the kids were young and there was always one more thing to do.  I remembered when I lived in San Francisco, before kids, I walked to the bus stop in a leisurely fashion with plenty of time to spare.   Actually, life in San Francisco was more relaxing and it’s unfair to compare New York City living to it.

What Is This Thing Called Work

April 11th, 2010 in Health, Personal Growth[ 4 Comments ]

In these economic times, I’m grateful that I have my own bookkeeping business and am making a living from my work. A year and half ago I had no idea how I was going to pay my bills, and in a short period I’ve built a strong business.  Yet I’ve been running myself ragged with this business in order to make the money.  No time to play, exercise, cook, talk to friends, or time to write.  I’m giving all my time to my business.

Do You Celebrate?

March 21st, 2010 in Entertainment, Health[ No Comments ]

Normally I’m in my office around 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon, busy working and not at all in touch with the outside world.

On St. Patrick’s Day, I had the gift of being on the bus around this time and all around me was a ‘sea of green.’  In New York City, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a fun way to spend the afternoon.    The weather was beautiful…sunny, warm and perfect for people to come out of their offices and celebrate.

Playing The Victim

January 24th, 2010 in Health, Personal Growth, Relationships[ 9 Comments ]

Don’t we all just love to let others know how we’ve been mistreated.   Listen to the conversations around you, as well as your participation, and you will hear many victim stories.

I noticed something about myself last night.  I was out to dinner and a friend was sharing how she was the victim in a situation.  I react strongly, though not necessarily wisely, when a woman plays the victim.  I wasn’t any different last night.   Ultimately I felt I had intruded on this person’s right to feel the way she does because of my own internal thoughts.

Feel Let Down After The Holidays?

January 3rd, 2010 in Health[ 3 Comments ]

The holidays bring so much drama and hype into my life that when it’s over there is a real let down to my energy.  In some ways it’s good, because I’m finally relaxing after doing too much, sharing my life with lots more people, and of course, indulging in too much eating and drinking.    Yet, there is also a slight malaise because I miss the highs that come from celebrating.

Holidays are Over – So Is My Overeating

January 1st, 2010 in Health[ 3 Comments ]

Happy New Year!

I definitely had a grand old time eating my way through the holidays.   I ate whatever interest me and it wasn’t all about veggies and salads.

I’ve been eating healthy since June 19, 2009, following a high-fiber program adding fiber and protein in every meal.   I have a high-fiber snack as well as my three meals.   With this program, I’ve been successful with my choices and consequently have lost 20 lbs over a 6-month period.  Some may not feel that this is a great amount, but this program allows me to get right back into it after the holidays.

Closing One Year, Opening Another

December 27th, 2009 in Family, Friends, Health, Relationships[ No Comments ]

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It’s hard to believe another year is closing.  Don’t you find that time seems to be moving by more quickly.

I do love to look back and see how the year evolved.   Did I do what I wanted, what did I miss and what surprises surface that I didn’t anticipate? This is the time I go back, start from Jan 1st, and review my date book.    It’s fun to step through the year.

Is ‘Yes’ In Your Life?

October 31st, 2009 in Health, Personal Growth[ 4 Comments ]

Happy Halloween!

This is a wonderful celebration with scary costumes demanding a treat.   I am stretching this image a little!

I’ve been thinking whether the Law of Attraction is a trick or is it really a treat.    So many of us try hard to attract what we want, yet we feel cheated or tricked because it doesn’t come and we then believe there is no such thing as Law of Attraction.