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Listen

Friday, August 01, 2014

" You will never really learn much from hearing yourself talk." George Clooney

A lot of times it is a great idea to just listen:

To the thoughts of others ,you'll learn some great things

To the sounds of nature, they are there under all the rumble of noise

The sounds of birds and insects

The sounds of babbling brooks, meandering rivers and the crashing sounds of the mighty oceans waves

Listen to :

The sound of rain as it hits the earth , the wind in the trees or the grass, the tiny tinkle of a snowflake as it hits the earth .

Babies crying and children and seniors laughing

Frogs singing , wolves howling ,the rumble of whales ,

and if you listen super hard you may even hear the voice of God.

Listen and learn . Have a happy Aloha Friday . Hugs happiness and healthy living

  
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TWEETYKC00 8/1/2014 5:57AM

    It is amazing what just sitting back and listening can do.

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A perfect Day

Thursday, July 31, 2014

" You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." John Wooden

A perfect day

A walk on the beach

A hike through the trees

A great run

Spending a fun day at the park with the family

Going on an adventure to remember with friends

Secretly helping out someone who can never repay you Priceless

Make this day a perfect day , spend it what ever way you choose.
Hugs, happiness and healthy living

  
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    That is wonderful you are having a perfect day! I'm so happy for you! Hugs and love!
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SLIMMERJESSE 7/31/2014 10:04AM

    Yes, simple pleasures are the best.

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MSLZZY 7/31/2014 9:19AM

    I will make this the best day ever and thanks for posting such a positive blog! HUGS!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/31/2014 8:51AM

    Glad I got four days off to have time for some fun things! .......... Have a good one yourself .................. emoticon

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_RAMONA 7/31/2014 8:35AM

    BEAUTIFUL, and definitely priceless! May the blessings abound today, too!

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went for a beach walk, had a great workout and hugged DH emoticon

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GOANNA2 7/31/2014 8:13AM

    emoticon Went for dinner with family.

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TWEETYKC00 7/31/2014 6:04AM

    Yes, we can make any day a great day!

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JANET552 7/31/2014 5:57AM

    What great words to live by!!

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It's your world Rock it

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

" The world only exists in your eyes...You can make it as big or small as you want. 'F. Scott Fitzgerald.

We all see the world a little differently. The world is not the same for each of us.

Here are some little things you can do to make your world view better:

Surround yourself with pictures of the things you love. My house has pictures of the ocean the forest and children. We also have family pictures ,most notably our wedding picture everywhere ,they are reminders of good times . My favorite actor is my screen saver makes me smile every time I come to the computer.

Spend some time volunteering or do something to save the environment. When you are active in your passions and proactive you are happier.

Watch less of the news and watch more heart warming stories. Remember what you watch ,read, or listen to can change your emotions and make you depressed , sad or angry or over the moon happy you decide.

Spend time with children they are the next generations they will remind you to be happy and to try to do little things to save the planet , for them.

Don't just dream about things do them when you can.

Get out in nature ,feel the sun dance in the rain.
Move your body you will feel more energized and happier.
Eat good clean food , preferable grown closer to home, it will have more nutrients and less impact on the environment.

Do what you can, forget what you can't and smile often .
Please add to the list so that others can benefit and have a happier rosier look at the world.
Hugs, happiness and healthy living

  
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MEXGAL1 7/30/2014 5:15PM

    Rock on!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/30/2014 9:42AM

    Love your blog! Thanks for sharing! Well said! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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_RAMONA 7/30/2014 9:27AM

    It's hard to ad to this list... you were pretty thorough, LOL!

How about, honour relationships, not achievements!

Have a blessed day!

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GOANNA2 7/30/2014 8:57AM

    I am volunteering for the Heart Specialist Hospital
on Friday week. Working as a cashier on the fresh
strawberries and ice cream stand. Raising money
for heart research. I also get a free sundae when
my shift finishes, so there are good rewards too.
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GABY1948 7/30/2014 8:50AM

    I don't watch news....I let DH do that and "filter" it for me! emoticon

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BA5454 7/30/2014 7:30AM

    'Watch less news'--yep that's a good idea! Great blog!

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Heal Yourself

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

" Avoid extremes .Forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve." Benjamin Franklin

Injuries to the mind body and soul are hard to bear, It all happens to us in one point in our live or another but it is how we deal with them that make us who we are.

In my twenties I was a victim of dating assault and I carried that pain with me for over thirty years. It prevented me from living my life as fully as I wanted. Who want s to live in fear and lock there self away but sadly that is what I did. Until I received a letter that stated ,"May the rest of your life be filled with Joy. "

From there I was on a mission , a mission to heal my heart mind and soul and to find the joy in life. You too can be on a mission to heal yourself.

When someone causes an injury to you don't let it fester and twist you up, heal yourself. Be loving and kind to you. Find the joy in your life and let it heal you.

Most of us here are exercising away, on most days. With movement you are bound to get hurt once in awhile. What do you do about it when it happens . Sit and mope? Or heal yourself. When you are injured is the best time to eat healthy and right to give your body the best chance to heal. Use what body parts are still working for you and exercise those with a doctors permission .

Two years ago I tripped over my bundles of fur and hurt my ribs and had a concussion. That's right those lovable healing creatures we call pets can and will hurt you , not intentionally. I didn't sit and mope. No I walked when I could and still went on a mini vacation to my favorite place the beach which has awesome healing powers.

Find your healing zone where ever it may be mountains, shore, your own backyard the neighborhood pool and spend some healing time there now and then whether you have an injury or not. Healing yourself should be a daily occurrence. Get your proper sleep .and extra when you can sleep is awesome for healing mind body and soul. Hugs happiness and healthy living

  
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HOLLYM48 7/29/2014 2:09PM

    Thank God you took back the power from your attacker. You are an inspiration to me and so many and you have fought many battles and will proably continue to fight more along the way but you never give up! Hold your head high for you have overcome so much! I am so proud of you. Have a glorious day!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/29/2014 10:52AM

    Great blog, Jo. Very sorry you had to go through that dating horrific experience.

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/29/2014 10:18AM

    You are an amazing survivor! You have trumped over so much! I love your positive thinking! You are such an inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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My journey here, from day 1, has been about healing... in fact most of my life. My tipping point was, "If you could be happy, wouldn't it be worth it?"

Thank you so much for sharing!

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MYAKAYAH 7/29/2014 6:50AM

    "When someone causes an injury to you don't let it fester and twist you up, heal yourself. Be loving and kind to you. Find the joy in your life and let it heal you."

That is the best thing I have read in a long while! Positivity and changing the negative improves life so much! I think in order for life to improve in all areas, you have to heal the mental~


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TWEETYKC00 7/29/2014 6:13AM

    It's amazing, learning to heal ourselves will make us stronger than any gym exercise we can even think of doing, right?

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NEW-CAZ 7/29/2014 5:56AM

    YOu have triumphed over much my friend and I have learned so much from you about positive thinking and how to push through.

I keep saying it "become a life coach" you'd be amazing at it.

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GOANNA2 7/29/2014 5:28AM

    You are an amazing survivor Joanne. I went
through a traumatic event when I was 16 and
I decided that to heal myself, I had to pick myself
up and try and close that chapter. I think I have
succeeded but have to admit that every once in
a while it comes to mind but it just helps me to
appreciate how come I have come and and how
lucky I am to have what I have now and count
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Knowing what you need

Monday, July 28, 2014

" Know thyself is a good saying , but not in all situations . In many it is better to say know others." Menander

In weight loss it is good if you know yourself. What you are capable of? . How far you can push yourself? What are you goals ? How will you get there .? How do you feel?

But sometimes we don't know what we are truly capable of until we watch and know others. If someone can go from 300 to 150 pounds than you can certainly lose 40.
If Kasey Cantanzaro can run and beat an elite obstacle course on American Ninja Warrior at 5 feet 100 pounds than you can certainly do that extra rep you never thought possible.
I f my friends teenage son , who was born with epilepsy and told he would have learning disabilities and now goes to Dartmouth , can run for 8 hours, you can certainly run around the block.
Tony Horton the fitness guru of p90x and p90x2 and 3 is 55 . Look what he's body can do ,you can certainly move yours .See what others are doing at your age , not sitting on the couch all day,

Look to others for motivation and ideas. Know what others are able to do. Know what is truly possible and then get out there and copy or better it. Know what you need to, succeed.
Knowing others gives us a better view of ourselves and our true potential, Hugs, happiness and healthy living

  
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MYAKAYAH 7/29/2014 6:53AM

    I was watching a program earlier and the speaker said sometimes we go through our own trials so we can share with other people and inspire them~

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SIEGRID 7/28/2014 7:22PM

    Very inspiring!!! Sometimes, though, the body does have its limits unfortunately. We can overcome a lot though in life, things some of us never thought we were capable of!!

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another great blog
have a great evening.
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PURPLEBIRD63 7/28/2014 10:46AM

    Yes! Very inspiring stories!
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_RAMONA 7/28/2014 10:38AM

    AMEN!

Thanks for the inspiration... I hope your day is blessed abundantly with JOY and accomplishments of your own!

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    I love your blog! Well said! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful Monday!
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    I really do love your blogs, short, to the point and majorly inspirational! emoticon emoticon

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