Category Archives: mindset

Write yourself well…

As some of you know, I struggle with weight issues.  I struggle with health issues.  I struggle, period.  I do grow weary of the attitude of “just get to it, do something for yourself.” Trust me, on some days the … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

It is not something that is easy to explain unless I’m speaking to another writer. Writing is a solitary pursuit. I’m no stranger to solitude and enjoy it. Writing is sort of thankless. At times all I have to show … Continue reading

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The water beckons…

Water is so beneficial to us. For me it’s an almost spiritual experience. As a person whose mind is always going, whose inside chatter never ceases, being in the water comes the closest to bringing me inner peace. And I’m … Continue reading

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Put up or shut up…

I’ve attended many different types of writing conferences in the last several years.  I suppose, like many others, I was looking for the “magic” solution about how to write.  That magic solution is similar to the one that works for … Continue reading

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Seemingly insurmountable challenges…

Behind my laughing, calm facade is a constant battle between good and evil.  No, it’s not a super-hero battle but the one waged between the binge-eating devil and the clean-eating fairy.  I haven’t always been obese, just the majority of … Continue reading

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The moment, and trying to live in it…

Words are my thing.  I love them:  learning them, using them, imagining them.  Sometimes I feel I’m at my best in words; on paper, they can express my feelings at times better than I can verbalize.  It’s a little safer … Continue reading

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The journey and its transparency continues…

I achieved success this summer with weight loss.  Because I’m human, I have not sustained the loss nor have I kept all 18 lbs off.  I’ve gained 10 back.  That just isn’t acceptable to me so it’s time for me … Continue reading

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Feeling grateful…

My battery of medical tests are done for now and I am extremely thankful for positive results.  Now that they’re over I will get back on my journey in earnest.  I’d like to lose several pounds before the holidays.  Drove … Continue reading

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Summer’s swan song

My last day at the lake for the summer is always bittersweet.  I’m so thankful for the ability to rent there for the whole summer and grateful for the time I’m able to spend there.  However, it also means my … Continue reading

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Carpe diem…but do we?

This simple Latin phrase loosely means “seize the day.”  It doesn’t intend a violent type of seizure but more of an enthusiastic embrace.  The two words are part of a longer phrase given to us by Horace:  “Carpe diem quam … Continue reading

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