Focusing takes Practice

Being present is difficult in today’s distracting environment. Try this the next time you sit down for a meal, before you take that first bite. Turn off all screens. Place your phone in another room. Under your pillow is a good spot. Set the table. If your serve from the kitchen, set your place at … Continue reading Focusing takes Practice

I Got Nothing

I have nothing to say today. I guess that in itself says a lot. It’s days like this that I just stay quiet. Seems these days are multiplying. Don’t misunderstand, I’m not depressed. I’m happy and at peace. This peaceful mood I’m in is also quiet and thoughtless because my mind is at peace. First … Continue reading I Got Nothing

Mindfulness

I started practicing mindfulness. It’s basically turning your mind to what you are doing. Focus on the task at hand. Pay attention in all things. Slow down when walking enjoy the walk instead of focusing on the destination. Chew each bite, focused on taste. Listen to each sound in a person’s voice when they speak … Continue reading Mindfulness

Is it Weird to have Favorites?

Is it weird to have more than one favorite? I know I shouldn't have favorites, but I do have favoriteS. I tell all my children and grandchildren that they are my favorite and they all are my favorite.I have several favorite books. I have a few favorite types of food, drinks and snacks.I have a … Continue reading Is it Weird to have Favorites?

It’s about Moderation

We could all do with a reminder that it is not eating that is a sin, but gluttony. Not one beer but many that make you drunk. It’s not saving as much money as you can but greed that is dangerous. Moderation in all things, humans. Make it your life rule.

Why so Snappy? Pt 2

Why do we snap off at the people we love most? Sometimes I wonder why we speak so short and rudely to our family members. It’s like we don’t care that they have feelings. I don’t mean to bark but I do. Always after I use a harsh tone of voice I feel so bad. … Continue reading Why so Snappy? Pt 2

What’s that?

I’m old? You better be careful, teenager I’ll wash tour mouth out with soap. Ok, not really but old? I don’t think I’m old. Don’t look at me like that! Just because my hair is gray and my skin is lined doesn’t mean I’m old. And don’t say a word about my behavior! How am … Continue reading What’s that?

It’s a Concern

Humans don’t realize how fragile their health can become over time and as we age. It’s concerning when the doctor says “I have your test results.” For a brief second my heart flutters and my stomach leaps. All we can do is what is in our reach to do. Eat better. Move your body. Get … Continue reading It’s a Concern