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Change and choice … Awareness 101

The passage of time is literally defined by change. Everything is affected by time’s relentless march. Seeming permanence is really a matter of perspective … to one whose passage through time last only 90 years, something that takes a 100 years to change will seem unchanging. EVERYTHING changes. The hows and what’s of the change ... Read More

The importance of attitude

How are you today? ⇐ a friendly neighbor Not bad. Not bad at all! ⇐ me The above exchange is a very common one for me. While the words may not be exactly the same, many other people will greet each other similarly, probably several times throughout the day. It’s a pleasant enough bit of wordplay, one that ... Read More

Returning to self

A healthy life is ultimately about finding balance. No matter what aspect of life we are discussing, we will find that the too much of something can be as harmful to our well-being as too little. In both cases we will find that something necessary to our holistic health is neglected, often without ourselves even being aware ... Read More

Mythology and the healthy body

In this age of constant communications, we are inundated with the expectations of others. We are bombarded with images of how we should look, descriptions of how we should feel … in short we are the target of many with ulterior motives. Sometimes the motives are pure, more often it is to manipulate us for ... Read More

Try the mirror first #1000Speak

It is awe-inspiring how many problems we have with others stem from our own self-image. It does not help that, especially in this day and age of constant information overload … even in the so-called backwaters of the world, we are bombarded with OTHER people’s expectations of how WE should be. This affects not only ... Read More

Changing directions

When I first started this blog, it was an after effect of getting myself into shape to hike the Appalachian Trail. I needed to get myself fit, and also figure out ways to fund the effort. I found the BeachBody products, which are definitely fitness oriented, and do provide the POTENTIAL for money. Unfortunately, to ... Read More

Healer, heal thyself!

Those who fall into the category of healer or caretaker often share one character “flaw”. They all to often forget to apply the same level of care to themselves. This is really true of ANY giving personality. We tend to place others before ourselves, to our own detriment. And this can be a very hard ... Read More

Getting creative

Living healthy is a choice. It doesn’t matter if we are focused on physical health, mental health, or spiritual health (or all of them) … it is something we CHOOSE to do (or not). Actually for some, the hardest part of such a lifestyle is often the choice to live that way. Based on this ... Read More

Mind over matter

I recently encountered this meme while exploring the digital world: This is true. Basically, any type of self-improvement is first and foremost a mental challenge. Stripped down to the basics, humans are ultimately a combination of habits and perceptions. How we perceive ourselves will determine the habits we develop, and thus how we live our ... Read More