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WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT?

Why in the world, other than obvious health concerns surrounding obesity, is everyone so worried about their weight? It seems the entire U.S. is either on a diet, searching for the next “fad” diet, purchasing diet plans and/or products, or just constantly complaining about wanting to lose weight. Our country is consistently advertising diet sodas (which, by the way, is an extreme oxymoron), diet pills, prepackaged diet foods, various “non” sugars or substitutes, etc. I cannot say I am without having tried to accomplish weight loss myself from time to time, but society's guidelines, as well as their expectations, are very unrealistic. Americans have become such “foodies” that they make easy targets for the media. If you are overweight, then you know you need to lose weight to avoid, and/or correct health issues...this is not news to you. However, if you are just one of those people who don't like what they see in the mirror, then there are some questions you need to answer

DO YOU WANT CONTROL?

Most people want to control everything with all of their heart. These are usually referred to as Type “A” personalities (if you are into typing people) and they want to get up in the morning, assuming there is even a guarantee of that happening, and orchestrate their day from start to finish by planning every little detail, not to mention the rest of their lives. In the interim of planning though, I wonder; did they remember to tell their heart muscle to pump blood through their body? Did they remember to tell their lungs to fill with air, their mouth to taste what goes inside and their legs to move forward when walking? If not,I would say they certainly neglected those miniscule details while in the process of planning everything else about their life. Hmm, poor planning? You be the judge (insert laughter here). I can joke about this as I was one of these people.   Finally I had to realize that you can no more “plan” what is going to happen to you than you can plan on your body doi

NOT JUST FOR TAURUS...

My horoscope for today offered such great advice I thought I would share it because it can apply to so many people, Taurus or not. You are diligent in everything you do, Taurus.  Everyone who knows you knows that you are reliable, that you have integrity, and that you keep your promises. However, sometimes you take your diligence too far. Sometimes you take on burdens that aren't yours, and then you feel obligated to see them through, even when if affects you in a negative way. You need to let go of an obligation you've been clinging to.  It isn't yours to hold, and something that is meant to be yours will come along when you let it go. Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment. If you have a blog or website of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, make sure to post your link and I will stop by and leave a comment as well. Happy blogging.

DO YOU LIKE ME?

Do you like me?  This is a question that 99% of all human beings  constantly  ask of others.  I used to be one of them and I'm so ecstatically happy that I am not anymore. I find it odd as to how much people are willing to do, I mean go way out of their way several times daily, just to make sure they are liked by certain people, if not all people.  Yes, "Him just wanna be loved," but at what cost?  Generally the sacrifice is that of one's self.  Too high a price to pay?  I say, "Hell Yes!"  Why do we think it's just fine to please others before we please ourselves?  Why sacrifice our own happiness just to "make" others like us, and let's face it, we really don't have that control. An example would be: I know a person who actually does not like to gossip, but they get really good at it because it makes them popular with a certain crowd in the work place. What they don't realize often enough though, is that it makes them unpo

YODA SAID IT BEST!

I love watching movies, not only for their entertainment value, but some of the best advice I have ever received has been from movie lines.  This one from Star Wars with Yoda was priceless.  He was such a great teacher. Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment. If you have a blog or website of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, make sure to post your link and I will stop by and leave a comment as well. Happy blogging.

MY ART JOURNAL...

I have been having such fun putting my moods and feelings into my art and writing journals for so many years. What a wonderful outlet and for me, a complete and satisfying release for everything I need to pour out of me at the time.  I thought I would share one of my journals' pages in the hopes it may inspire someone to use an art journal, or a writing journal, to release their feelings and map out their affirmations and gratitude. Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment. If you have a blog or website of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, make sure to post your link and I will stop by and leave a comment as well. Happy blogging.

SHOULD YOU???

One of the most detrimental words in the English language is the word, "should."  You can do so much harm to yourself with this horrible word.  A lot of you might be thinking, come on, that's just a word, how damaging can it be?  But what you may not realize is how harmful it is to your self-talk, which in turn can kill or damage any or all of your self-esteem.   Let's say, for the sake of example, that your job is in an office building where a lot of other people work and where there is a central location for an Inbox and an Outbox in your particular department. Let's also say that the Inbox is always on the right and the Outbox is always on the left.  So, at one point you finish your work, print it out and take it over to insert it in the Inbox, but when you get there you notice that someone has moved the Inbox to the left and placed the Outbox on the right.  Your first thought is going to be that the Inbox should be on the right and that this new placement

KEEP YOUR WORD...

I did some research this morning about self-love and I was completely lit up by what I found as though a light turned on inside of me.  This was another answer to a question I had been searching for for a lifetime.  My revelation is this...you have to keep your word to yourself.  You have to know that you are the one person in the entire universe that you must remain true to.  If you always keep your word to yourself and keep your promises and stay true to your own convictions, never letting yourself down, you will always be self-confident, calm, centered, balanced and able to navigate each moment of life as though it were second nature.  Eventually, with practice, it will become first nature, which is the absolute best place for it.  There is nothing more powerful within yourself than to feel together and balanced and that self-confidence and love can bring you those things and more.   Self-confidence is your personal key to unlock anything and everything you desire.  Once you ha

LUNCH TIME...

Yesterday I went to the beach, lunch and camera in hand, and had the most lovely day.  Below are pictures of my inspired lunch trip. ***Please leave a comment and if you have a blog or site of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, leave me your link and I will stop by. Thanks for visiting and thanks for leaving a comment.