Unexpected Blessings

Apr 09

Unexpected Blessings

You plan, you prepare, you schedule, and you await the unexpected. I love a schedule.  I love checking off my to-do list and accomplishing great things with my day.  I wake up in the morning with a clear picture of how I want the day to run, and how I want to make that happen.  It’s programmed into my DNA. When my kids were small I used to hate having them...

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Unplugged.

Mar 26

Unplugged.

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts over the past couple of weeks, you’ll know that I’m just slightly obsessed (ahem) with technology. I’m one of those people who never leaves the house without spare cables and multiple charging options (including my funky little solar charger that I got off Kickstarter!) and whose first items in any...

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Slow and Steady

Mar 17

Slow and Steady

My modus operandi seems to be dive in full force, flail, suck water, and then crawl up on the shore to recover.  Over and over again.  I’m in a hurry, All. The. Time.  I love the idea of swimming across the water, but I rarely get more than a few feet from the shore before I crash and burn.  I flail instead of swim, expending huge amounts of stressful...

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Anti-perfectionism

Mar 14

Anti-perfectionism

I used to strive for perfect (OK, I admit, I often still do…) When I took something on it was all or nothing. I have to say that that mindset has allowed me to achieve some pretty awesome things. It has also been the source of a great mess in many other areas. Here’s an example: When my son was born (in France) I got my hands on a book called...

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The Weight of Weight

Mar 05

The Weight of Weight

The blogging challenge is over.  Now it’s up to me to keep going on my own. I’ve been working on a kind of schedule for this blog.  I thought I’d deal with my spiritual challenges and discoveries on Tuesdays, my physical challenges and discoveries on Thursdays, and let stuff surprise us all on Saturdays. I thought I’d start the process with...

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Hey, It’s Working!

Jan 13

Hey, It’s Working!

Well, I’ve been at this habit thing for about 5 weeks now, and I’m actually quite thrilled with the results.  I’ve had a bit of a weird weekend, which I’ll get in to in a bit, and I missed two habits on the weekend, but otherwise, I’m doing really, really well – and I’ve lost 8 lbs since Christmas, which makes me very, very,...

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