• Health,  Productivity

    How to Improve Your Health and Boost Productivity

    At first glance the subjects of health and productivity don’t seem to have much in common. One concerns how you treat your body and the other how you handle your time. Yet the two are inextricably entwined. It is only by maintaining and improving your health that you can find the energy to do the things you want (and need)…

  • Happiness,  Health

    Do Nothing

    In a few short days my life is about to get extremely busy. While I would like to say that I am approaching the busiest I’ve ever been, thanks to the minimalist practice of eliminating the unimportant this would be a lie, so I refuse to mislead you. Regardless of the exact details, the truth is that I have undertaken…

  • Health

    The Reality of Aging

    I woke up to a face filled with pain the other morning. I sat up with a moan, trying to figure out what was happening when my daughter entered the room. “Oh my God! What happened to your face?” Katie exclaimed. I staggered to a mirror. My upper right lip had swelled to the size of a sports ball. That…

  • Finances,  Health

    Self-Analysis

    Last night I face-planted into my computer keyboard. That was a definite sign of why I’ve become so grumpy and frustrated as of late. I’ve pushed myself a bit too hard again, sacrificing sleep for my goals. I have really got to establish some limits here. While I’m happy that I am more productive than I’ve been in quite a…

  • Health,  Life,  Personal,  self-improvement,  Success

    The Process of Recharging

    Day by day, in every way, I’m getting better and better. Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie I sleep in when I can. I rest instead of endlessly working. Bit by bit, I can tell a difference. Instead of scolding the dogs for their excitement in the mornings when they wake me to go potty, I gather my coat and take…

  • Health,  Personal

    Practicing Selfishness

    It has been six days since I watched Katie leave with the recruiter. Five days since I saw her last, on the day she shipped out to BASIC. Four days since I’ve had any contact with her. And I’m doing perfectly fine. I’ve not had a day off work since last Tuesday, the last day I saw my little girl.…

  • Health

    Tummy Tamer Candy

    My little girl has a stomach bug. Poor little thing was too ill to go to school as a result. I am making a batch of tummy tamer candy to help her out. Usually I keep a batch of this candy around just in case either of us has an upset stomach, but with the moves and ensuing chaos I…

  • Food,  Health,  Law of Attraction

    Following a hunch

    When you become closer to the Universal Mind, sometimes you get hints, or hunches that guide you in interesting ways… Like the hunch to move to a house that didn’t really suit us.. but across the street moved a lady who had a mobile home for sale that did – a mobile home whose layout is strangely similar to the…

  • Health,  Personal

    Instinctive Fury

    Someone posted something as a comment to my cousin’s post-surgery photos. “Sorry to see these photos. Won’t show Ms. X. Hope the reaction is better.” (Paraphrased and names changed). My blood boiled. I have calmed a bit since that first gut reaction. Like my cousin is so ugly people wouldn’t want to see her… Grrr. I love my baby cousin.…

  • Health,  Personal

    My cousin looks like a borg…

    …now that she has had her surgery. I wish I could post photos but she is a bit embarrassed at her appearance. They shaved the whole entire side of her head and there is a tube running from the top of her skull behind her ear, down her neck, across her chest and into her abdominal cavity where the excess…