Set back or set up?
Just over a year ago, in May of 2010, my doctor and I had an interesting exchange.
I had begun having terrible down times after every workout, no matter how small. I'd been doing Cross Fit for a while and was loving it - even making some... Read more
I do the best that I can.
I do the best that I can.
Is that enough? If you consider my 'best' compared to someone else's 'best' and their best is better than mine, does that make me bad?
Of course not.
The 20 year anniversary of my father's death rece... Read more
Don't turn away from you.
Sitting alone in the stillness of the morning. Thinking about things. It's a beautiful time of day.
Sometimes, I think about the next round of gardening. Sometimes, I think about the things my family and I are going to do together. Some... Read more
Ritualistic Heathen that I am.........
PLEASE NOTE: This post could be considered religious in nature.
NO OFFENSE IS INTENDED. I'm OK with whatever you want to believe - I will not attack you. But I expect the same about what I believe.
If you're not open minded or are v... Read more
My friend was killed last Saturday. Someone ran a red light and hit her right in the drivers side door. She was only 52 years old. I've known her for close to 20 years.
She was one of the wisest and kindest women I've ever known. Her ... Read more
A Gardener's Lament
This MIGHT sound a little whiny, but I just need to vent.
Its been raining for a couple of days, when the cloud cover stays, the temperature doesn't fall far.
Last night it cleared off. I got up at 1 am, got dressed, went outside ... Read more
Sigh... I screwed myself up..... not for good, just for a bit.
OK, this is going to be short and sweet.
As many of you know, I am a true believer in supplementation for illness. I've done a mountain of reading by the likes of Dr. Guy Abraham, Dr. Brownstein, and Dr. Mercola.
Been taking iodin... Read more
The years I spent undiagnosed and untreated took their toll on EVERY aspect of life. By 2004, when I was getting blood drawn every week to check my coumadin levels, I can honestly say I didn't look at myself in the mirror much if ever and when ... Read more
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
... Read more
Sick, Sicker, Sickest..... :)
My hubby has been to the doctor for his (which is way worse than mine) and last night, he was in the ER. Had chest xrays and his bronchitis was not resolved with the meds his previous visit to the doctor. So, today, he is on new meds.
Whe... Read more
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." Kahlil Gibran
I was a pretty good kid for the most part. A little over socialized and invaded by family members and children of my pare... Read more
This is the time of year when everyone is making their New Years Resolutions. I see folks eating a pound of fudge right up to the day before New Years, then they make these incredibly stringent 'resolutions' that anyone would find really hard t... Read more
It's ALL in your head...
Recently, I viewed a video online about a 35 year old woman who is a CrossFit Athlete. She said "Your mind wants to quit long before your body ever does."
I had already discovered that about myself when lifting weights one day. My head to... Read more
live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. --Lao Tzu
Do you have everything you desi... Read more
Off the Fence
(ok, forgive the repeat. the same entry for yesterday got deleted. User error or deficiency or something like that....) :)
There are two things I am grateful to my disease for: the emergence of my creative side and nowadays I stop and think ... Read more
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