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I am 63, an Aquarius, live alone and work full-time. My days are spent walking from one piece of holy ground to the next, as is true of everyone; if only we could be more mindful of it.

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." Einstein

What a gifted life I lead, blessings and good fortune and opportunity - all conspiring to make me happy. I recently read this: "Any God small enough for us to understand isn't big enough to do us any good. " Neat concept, huh?

Life does gets complicated all of a sudden, but then it calms down in the ebb and flow of growth. Then it cycles all over again, rinse and repeat forever and ever.

Member Since: 9/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 22,281

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Just to lose some poundage. Any amount is fine!

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Watching what I eat but not following a program or diet.

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Whirling through life but often quite down to earth. Love my two cats, sci-fi movies, any and all music (playing at all times), my e-devices, art, clothes, shoes and anything else that falls within my sight. The ultimate know-it-all Aquarius who is into everything.

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How you do anything is how you do everything...but don't let perfect be the enemy of good.

"Nobody wins unless everybody wins."

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.- Anonymous

"With reference to those few parts of the universe to which I have been exposed, I have absolutely nothing profound to say about anything at all. Not one pompous, overwrought gem of wisdom. Not even a syllable of insight. " (Me)

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  • v _UMAMI_
    p.s. Where'd Maggie go? I'M TALKING TO YOU, MAGGIE. (I know she'll see this. ;-))
    p.p.s. Please remind me to get my a s s over to talk about movies.
    315 days ago
  • v _UMAMI_
    Don't give up yet! And don't let perfect be the enemy of Good. Wait. See what happens. My brother once said to treat teenagers like wild animals----let them approach *you*. Maybe sometimes that applies to people with mental illness? Be patient, at least for a bit. Holidays are stressful. Who says Christmas has to be celebrated ON Christmas? Having lived in NYC, I relished doing ANYTHING on Christmas, when I couldn't visit family: I could watch a movie, I could eat Chinese or Indian food, I could shop, etc.

    Be open to what gifts Christmas can bring, and maybe lower expectations. But that doesn't mean letting your *self* down: pick what is important to you, and hit some of those sweet spots.
    And be flexible about dates...(take that as you will).

    Big Hugs! emoticon
    315 days ago
  • v _UMAMI_
    Apparently, I'm being gifted w/ a Garmin Vivofit 2. I'm glad he made sure it was swim-friendly! I don't need high-end---I'm not, and those things usually have more that can go wrong.

    See! I *did* learn quite a bit while living up North: don't throw money down the drain.
    emoticon (aka Yankee Wisdom)
    316 days ago
    Just checkin' in to see how you're doing!
    361 days ago
  • v _UMAMI_
    Sorry I didn't see I needed to add you---so, so busy. But you are a VERY welcome addition!

    362 days ago
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