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Eating Disorder Awareness Week – 2022 – another chapter of my story.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week – 2022 – another chapter of my story.

This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022. I wasn’t going to write this, but something told me to. My story is out there. I didn’t know what else I could add to it.  You aren’t alone. If you need to get help, reach out. 

How Are You Living Your In Between Time?

How Are You Living Your In Between Time?

We aren’t promised anything. Our days are numbered. You know that, right? We have a birth date and a death date. We don’t have any in between dates. We have milestones and stories and life living. How we spend those is our choice. Similarly, how 

The Prompt: How Do You Feel When You Look At The Stars?

The Prompt: How Do You Feel When You Look At The Stars?

How Do You Feel When You Look At The Stars?

This was the prompt a few days ago and I am just getting to it today.

I love the stars. I always have. I remember as a kid just laying on the sidewalk and looking up at them. Totally fascinated by them.

I have the star walk app and when the sky is super clear I will be out finding different constellations.

But how do I feel when I look at the stars? I feel content. I feel at peace. I feel calm.  There is something about them. The mystery, the madness, the brightness and the bigness. So many things to see and to think about.

Most of all, I would say I feel at peace when I look at them. Yes, I feel at peace.

Reverse Dieting – Is It Magic?

Reverse Dieting – Is It Magic?

What is reverse dieting?  Reverse dieting is a buzzword that has been getting mentioned a lot lately in the fitness space.  Reverse dieting has been around for a while. The term, reverse dieting, originated from bodybuilders and physique athletes who needed a better, more healthy 

The Prompt: What Is On Your Music Playlist Right Now?

The Prompt: What Is On Your Music Playlist Right Now?

What is on your music playlist right now? This is an interesting one. I’ve been throwing it back to Matchbox Twenty. I keep coming back to this playlist. I have a lot of different Matchbox songs and different artists on it as well. The name 

The Prompt: Where Do You Go When You Need Solitude

The Prompt: Where Do You Go When You Need Solitude

Where do you go when you need solitude?

 

When I was in high school, the teen angst was real. I had a thinking spot. Actually, Mary and I had a thinking spot. A solitude spot. This was the place we would go when we needed space. This was where we went when we wanted to just sit and not have to think about anything. We got our Big Gulps and our Bazooka bubble gum and headed out on 1804 to the dam. We would pull in at the chapel and just sit. We brought our cassette player with our mix tapes so we could play our music and think. Sometimes we would see how many pieces of Bazooka we could fit in our mouths. We did crap like that. We went there a lot. I went there a lot by myself too.

Every once in a while…I do it now too. I think the last time was about a month ago. I pulled in there on my way home. It’s convenient because I live on 1804 now and my thinking spot is close to my house. When I stopped the last time, I pulled into the parking area, turned off the car, rolled down my window and just listened. I let my thoughts just go. I took deep breaths and  contemplated things.

Every once in a while that solitude is needed.

 

The Prompt: What Is Your Favorite Part About Yourself?

The Prompt: What Is Your Favorite Part About Yourself?

What is your favorite part about yourself? Today’s prompt. It’s easy to think something of my appearance, but I feel like there is so much more than appearance. I have been thinking about this a lot today, as I received the prompt this morning, but 

The prompt: Write About What Makes You Feel Strong

The prompt: Write About What Makes You Feel Strong

The prompt: Write about what makes you feel strong. I could easily say strength training. Strength training does make me feel strong. But there is more to it. In lifting, you are in competition with yourself. The mental toughness has to be built. You have 

Recipes and I’m Not Talking About Cookies

Recipes and I’m Not Talking About Cookies

This podcast is about mentors and helpers and people with big hearts. If you’ve ever needed one or been one, you might enjoy this episode. Matt was a great one for me. He definitely helped me a lot.

Thanks for listening.

 

The Prompt: Write About A Dream You Remember

The Prompt: Write About A Dream You Remember

The prompt: Write about a dream you remember.  The dream:  Over and over again. I thought it would be gone for good, only to have it reappear a few weeks or sometimes a month later. It always came back .  It was always around. Hiding in