May 23rd, 2013 Posted in Aging and Health | 4 comments »
The reflections on the water remind me of the past, skipping stones and reflecting on life.
When I was a child my nana said that she wanted me to remember her long after she was gone. She had vision problems later in life but she was always very good with handling money. She would have her sister help her sort the different bills, folded in certain ways so that she know the difference between the fives, twenties and ones.
Then she placed rubber bands around each bundle of bills. She would open them, carefully counting.
May 22nd, 2013 Posted in Yoga and other Alternative Modalities | no comment »
Find a pleasant place to just be for this moment in time.
If your difficulties in life are stress related, you should try some Yin Yoga poses and some mindfulness meditating.
When you practice Yin yoga, you stay in the poses for 3-5 minutes, thus creating a form of meditation.
Each pose can move with grace into another pose and you again stand or sit still and strong.
Meditation can bring you to this strong and balanced state, but when you bring a yoga asana (pose) into the mix, you are also strengthening yourself while you learn to meditate.
Remember that mindfulness meditating helps to clear the mind so that the stress subsides and you can breathe with comfort.
May 21st, 2013 Posted in Mental Wellness | no comment »
The beauty of nature is right before your eyes. Take time to view it, smell it and feel nature inside of yourself.
Feeling good inside and outside
When you set goals and do the things that are good for you, you will begin to feel good on the inside and outside.
Goals with deadlines specific to you are what is needed for attainment. They goals also have to be realistic.
Weight loss goals
If weight loss is your goal, set small weekly mini goals to get to the larger ones.
I find that if I plan it well, my goals become attainable and long lasting.
May 19th, 2013 Posted in Being More Positive | no comment »
What kinds of colors help you? Pinks and yellows always pick me up.
Release those struggling times
If you are struggling with the small things in life, take a look a what is good about your moments right now.
There are so many good moments. If you counted, you would find that there are many more happy and sunny times in life than the not so pleasant ones.
Begin a journal to keep track, and you will find that those smiling times are what you should concentrate on. When you are reminiscing on your past, concentrating on the good times is important.
May 17th, 2013 Posted in Loving Relationships | no comment »
Water scenes always help me to be centered and grounded to the Earth, allowing for a calm, peaceful moment in time.
Finding your peacefulness in life
In relationships we all seem to have our difficulties.
Not just the romantic ones, all relationships need tending and love. You cannot expect everyone to think the same way that you do, so you have to be careful about what you say to others at all times. All relationships are tender and sometimes ever so fragile that words can damage them.
Taking care in what you say and what you do
May 16th, 2013 Posted in Yoga and other Alternative Modalities | no comment »
The weeping willow stands strong. As it moves and sways in the wind, its beauty is always there for you.
Life is like a circle
I was walking down a path this morning and came upon a circular trail in the path. You could go around it over and over again and be in the same place.
Usually when I try something new, I do it once and see how pleasant it is to do. But today, I circled it twice, and thought about a third time! I said to myself, ” Everything is as it should be. And when I circle past this spot again, I will be where I was before.”
May 15th, 2013 Posted in Maintaining your Weight | no comment »
Looking at green is so good. The weeping willow hovers, swaying in the breeze.
What is it that you need to do in order to keep up the momentum of weight loss and maintenance?
I find that I fall off the wagon at times, and then need to jump back on by making my list of the things that I may have forgotten about.
Whether you are a beginner, or a maintainer of weight, it can catch up with you! If you do not continue to ”watch those calories,” they will show up on your thighs!
May 14th, 2013 Posted in Being More Positive | no comment »
Hope, optimism and just being positive flow from our inner soul.
There is nothing like nature to keep you optimistic and focused on the important things in life.
Staying with the flow of living
You know how important it is to stay on the positive side of life, but do you stay there?
Speaking as if you are positive can help even when you are not feeling it!
Even if you are pretending to be hopeful and optimistic, it can help to get you there.
This skill can be developed.
May 12th, 2013 Posted in Being More Positive | no comment »
Walking down the path every day of my life, taking in the yellow haze of springtime
Doesn’t it seem that when the weather changes for the better, our moods do too?
Well, I feel the same way about bright colors. Yellows and oranges make me feel like sunshine inside. I look at them and smile. It does not seem to matter where I look in the springtime because yellows, oranges and greens surround me!
In the spring, everything has a hew of yellow and green, making the landscape so very beautiful.
May 12th, 2013 Posted in Healthy Recipes | no comment »
A tasty treat that is low in calories!
I am very interested in staying healthy and trim. I created a berry scone treat for myself this morning, and it is very good.
Here are the ingredients:
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup Stevia
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup berries of your choice. I used cranberries which were dried
2 tablespoons corn meal