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Random thoughts

When you don’t know what to do

When you don't know what to do, be still.Unknown I know this was a quote I heard somewhere, and no amount of research is turning up a reference, so maybe I'm just wishing it was a published quote, or maybe someone said it and it just sounded profound. What should...

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Health issues

Frozen shoulder – what a pain!

It started as a cold feeling in my arm. It felt like I was sitting in a draft, but there was no open window or door, no cold air coming into the room. Shortly after, I noticed my arm felt really heavy. I was worried that I'd had a heart attack, but when I Googled...

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Health and Nutrition

Nourish: Week 3 Results

No, you haven't missed a week. It was a scheduling thing. Instead of meeting on a Saturday, I met with Coach Deb on a Wednesday. And, good news! My food sensitivity results were in, so I was excited to really dig in and start creating my menu plans based on real...

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Health and Nutrition

One week down, forever to go

If you have landed here and are experiencing confusion, see the previous post! On the other hand, if you came looking for this post, ignore the previous paragraph. Prior to starting this program (and please understand, I call it a program for lack of a better word....

chopped peppers, zucchini, and onion frying in a cast iron pan
Health and Nutrition, It's All About Me

I’m done

No, really. I'm done. For about 40 years I've been dieting and I'm still fat. So I'm done. I'm meeting with a nutrition coach. and this came about in an unconventional way I'll explain shortly, but in chatting with her yesterday it hit me like a ton of bricks. With...

ciabatta roll with spring mix, bacon, and guacamole
It's All About Me

Right place, right time

The conference had broken for lunch, and I took the time to find the most inconspicuous spot I could.  A spot almost under a staircase, out of the way of passers-by. Off the beaten path, you could say. I pulled out my laptop, my lunch bag, my phone, and my water...

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It's All About Me

A moment in the life of an introvert

May I put this little piece of vulnerability out there so you can see a side of me that you may not realize I struggle with? It’s a story of the internal struggle between heart and mind. The struggle between logic and - well - “you seriously think that??” The...

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It's All About Me

Are you ready? No. Are you REALLY ready?

I've managed to slide through my writing life on my arse, it seems. Picking up work here and there from friends, acquaintances, and friends of acquaintances has been the norm for me. And it's worked well. Until now. Maybe because the latest introduction was an...

open notebook with a pen and the words are you ready
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