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Call me Drews. I'm 55 years young with one adult child.

"Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders & says... 'Oh sh!t....she's awake!!! "~ unknown

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."~Mary Anne Radmacher

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you"?" ~ William A. Ward
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Call me Drews. I'm 55 years young with one adult child.

"Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders & says... 'Oh sh!t....she's awake!!! "~ unknown

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."~Mary Anne Radmacher

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you"?" ~ William A. Ward

"Don't just count your years, make your years count."~Ernest Meyers

"It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. "-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."--Epictetus

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."~ Victor Frankl

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for." --Benjamin Elijah Mays

"When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of autumn."--unknown

"Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent."--Marilyn von Savant

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."~Mahatma Gandhi

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and I could say, "I used everything that you gave me."-- Erma Bombeck

"Tis better to have attempted great things & failed, than to live in the twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat"--Teddy Roosevelt

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."-- Carl Bard

"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts." -- Winston Churchill

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."--- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"We can never live in the past as if it were our true home. And it is a good thing that God draws this veil over the past even without our asking. In so doing, He allows us to live today for tomorrow with just the few memories we need of what was."-- Karl Barth

"Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class, but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime."-- unknown

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."-- George Bernard Shaw, playwright

"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."-- Frank Outlaw

"Self-Pity"
"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself."--D.H. Lawrence.

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."- John Wooden

"It's always too early to quit."--Norman V Peale

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."-- Motto of the Special Olympics

"Success is 99 percent failure."--Soichiro Honda

"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."-- James Bryant Conant

"Forgiveness is having the courage to take down the walls that we think are there to protect us."--unknown

"Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth."-- William Purkey

"THERE IS NO REST FOR SUCCESS

Success is a journey not a destination a year from
now you may wish you had started today.
Every beginner is a winner. Success is not escaping problems but facing them creatively.
There is no success without sacrifice.
Great success always calls for great sacrifice.
Even failure can become an important ingredient to success.
Failure just means that you have not yet succeeded.
I�d rather change my mind and succeed than have my own way and fail. Success without conflict is unrealistic.
Any person can be successful on smooth seas,
but it is the victory over the storm that gains true honor.
Success doesn�t come through the way you think it comes;
it comes through the way you think.
Never settle for less than success.
Success is doing something good.
When you can, where you can, while you can.
It's better to attempt to do something great and fail,
than attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Success is not necessarily reaching your goal- but reaching the maximum possibilities in light of the opportunities that come your way.
To keep your values on target remember to live so that when you �arrive�, you'll have pride behind you and hope ahead of you.
The success is truly the path to heaven.
Success is never ending, because success is like the process of seed planting. Every creative contribution like a seed planted may bear fruit.
Success finally is not what you have it is not what you do;
it is who you are, and what
you want to become of yourself."--Felix Lugo

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."-- Louisa May Alcott, author

�By accepting who you are, all of who you are, you can be free. And freedom is power.�-- from "Catwoman", the movie

"Success is mine, in any form I desire."-Janice Taylor (http://www.kripalu.org/article/523)

"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."--Sarah Bernhardt

"Optimism is the foundation of courage."- Nicholas Murray Butler

"Tough times never last, tough people do." - Robert Schuller

�Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.�--Ambrose Redmoon

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Christopher Robin to Pooh

"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't." -- Jack Dempsey

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." -- Harvey Fierstein

"Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation."-- Kahlil Gibran

"Don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom." -- General George S. Patton

"There are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes and change. You can't avoid change, it's mandatory. Progress, however, is optional. "--Bill R. Good Jr

"Life is like a mirror. If you frown at it, it frowns back. If you smile at it, it returns the greeting."-- Herbert Samuels

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could..."- Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer

"The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way in which we use them."--unknown

"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today."-- William Allen White

"You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. "-- Mary Manin Morrissey

"When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder."-- W.J. Slim

"Every man is the architect of his own fortune."-- Sallust

"Eighty percent of success is in showing up. "--Woody Allen

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -- Anais Nin

"Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe."-- Tao Te Ching

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." - Goethe

"Life is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel. " -- Anonymous

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose." -- Tennessee Williams

"If you are going to change behaviours, it all begins with awareness."-Daniel Goleman

"If there is no wind, row." - Latin Proverb

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle, comic

"It's never too late--in fiction or in life--to revise."- Nancy Thayer, author

"Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear."- unknown

"If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come."~Chinese proverb

Without inner peace, it is impossible to have world peace.
-- The Dalai Lama

"We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."--Carl Jung

"Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." --Maya Angelou

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark."~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"You can't sit around and wait for the storm to be over. You've got to learn how to dance in the rain."--unknown

"Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain." --Kahlil Gibran

"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength."--Sigmund Freud

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."--Arthur Ashe

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." --Lucille Ball

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose."--Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.- Stephen Dolley Jr.

"If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the as if technique." --William James

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."--Aesop

"Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response."--Mildred Barthel

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." --T.S. Eliot

"Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."--Louis Mann

"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never come out alive!" - Elbert Hubbard

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. "--Aristotle

"Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity." --Og Mandino

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."--Ivan Panin

"Take time for 12 Things
...to work...it is the price of success
...to think...it is the source of power
...to play...it is the secret of youth
...to read..it is the foundation of knowledge
...to worship..it is the highway of reverence and washes the dust of earth from our eyes
...to help and enjoy friends..it is the source of happiness
...to love..it is the sacrament of life
...to dream..it hitches the soul to the stars
...to laugh..it is the singing that helps with life's loads
...for beauty..it is everywhere in nature
...for health..it is the true wealth and treasure of life
...to plan..it is the secret of being able to have time to take time for the first eleven things."-Paul Chappuis Bragg

Cooking with protein powder:
http://vch.eduhealth.ca/%5CPDFs%5CBB/BB.
420.1.H69.pdf

http://psychcentral.com/cgi-bin/depressi
on.cgi (Goldberg Test)http://www.ppa.md/forms/Burns_Depress
ion_Checklist_2.pdf (Burns Checklist)

Healthy Lifestyle Scale
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/heal
thy_lifestyle_scale.asp
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