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Spicy Lentil Dal
Monday, May 04, 2020      7 comments

I hope you like this. It's easy to make, high in protein, and delicious. Spicy Lentil Dal Serves 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1 T. sesame oil or, alternatively, olive oil 1 cup finely chop... Read more
Be Grateful!
Friday, April 03, 2020      9 comments

If you are home with a partner who doesn't beat you, be grateful. Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. In 60% to 80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman befo... Read more
Be Afraid, but Do Not Panic - Advice from a Doctor and a Cancer Survivor
Wednesday, March 25, 2020      12 comments

I wanted to share this all with you. What we are going through is really stressful. What you're feeling is valid, and I don't want to minimize that. I do, however, want to tell you that stress needs to be controlled in whatever way you can. ... Read more
Gratitude 2/1/2020
Saturday, February 01, 2020      7 comments

Today I am grateful for: The amazing work that food banks do for my clients. Biz Coach Steve Therosia My boss Karen... Read more
Gratitude 1/24/20
Saturday, January 25, 2020      10 comments

I am grateful for people who are open to change. They teach me so much. It's an honor to coach them. I am grateful for Emi. I am grateful for Cindy. I am grateful for an artist whose whimsical creations made my heart swell with jo... Read more
Finally in the Pool!
Sunday, June 02, 2019      9 comments

We've had a really odd spring in Arizona - abnormally cool. It's been really nice. It cuts down the number of months of "summer" we'll have this year. Up to last weekend, though, my pool was still at 60 degrees. Normally first of April it's in t... Read more
Bed Time Stories
Sunday, April 14, 2019      12 comments

I've been listening to the ads for Calm, a paid meditation app. They talk about bed time stories on the app, and I got a little wistful that my free app, Insight Timer, doesn't have that. Well, that night, I was looking to pick a bedtime meditat... Read more
The Ever Elusive Sleep
Saturday, March 09, 2019      10 comments

I had really gotten the sleep issues under control nicely. And then I got this cold. What with coughing, sneezing, and the inability to breathe, I am once again tossing and turning. Two things have helped me. First, I got over my pride and ... Read more
The Three Questions
Saturday, February 09, 2019      10 comments

After you develop your hierarchy of values, you are encouraged to answer these three questions about each value: 1. What do I want for my future? 2. What am I currently doing to achieve that? 3. How do I feel about what I’m currently d... Read more
Hierarchy of Values
Saturday, February 02, 2019      6 comments

The Hierarchy of Values is something we use in SMART Recovery to develop discrepancy. Here's how it goes: Write down your top 5 values.These will usually be something like "having a good relationship with my spouse" and "being a good parent... Read more
Big Week!
Saturday, January 26, 2019      15 comments

This week was crazy and fun and non-productive and I need a full week to recuperate from it. I did have MLKJr Day off, which I appreciated. On Tuesday, my supervisor and I spent several hours hanging pictures in my building at Artspac... Read more
Check In
Sunday, January 06, 2019      10 comments

My habit of the month went really well this week. I finished my 16 oz of water in the first hour of being up 6 out of 7 days. The remaining day, I got distracted for some reason, but finished it within an extra 15 minutes. I'm finding that I am ... Read more
Habit of the Month
Sunday, December 30, 2018      12 comments

My January habit of the month is to drink 16 oz of water in the first hour after getting up. I've already started and wow! It really makes a difference in how quickly my brain starts to work in the morning. My digestion is better. And it sure ma... Read more
Have you done your vowels today?
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      10 comments

I learned this from Brene Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection. If you haven't read it, you really should. Anyway, this is a great end of the day check in. A - Did I ABSTAIN today? This could be a trigger food or an allergen, or you coul... Read more
Health Issues
Sunday, April 01, 2018      11 comments

I realized that I am so sleep deprived that I forgot to talk about what's going on healthwise in yesterday's blog. Background: I have PLMS (Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep). This is related to Restless Legs Syndrome, but instead of just be... Read more

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