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Beware excuses!

Wellness is something we work on for our whole life. If we have developed good habits, it does not SEEM like work, but it is an ongoing process. Physical, emotional, and spiritual fitness require continuous effort, though if we are doing it right we will not even notice the effort involved. Sometimes it is focused ... Read More

Focusing on the small things

In a holistic view of health, self-improvement is not just about what we do for ourselves, but what we do in general. Our activity plays a role in all levels of our health. Physical activities obviously will have a direct effect on our physical fitness, but they will also influence our general emotional and even ... 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

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

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