Gambling with the Storm

Nov 26, 2013 by

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!In my last post Dealing with the Storm I was explaining that the skies looked mean over the ocean from the beach in Miami. I thought it was interesting to see how different people reacted to this storm. I wondered if there was a comparison to their risk taking in their typical day to day life. I’m sure that some people left as soon as they saw the clouds forming. They played it safe. Some people waited to leave the beach. They took their chances. Some people actually enjoyed the rain for a while. They didn’t seem to care. I felt the rain drops start and decided it was time to go. By the time I walked a block it...

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Dealing With the Storm

Nov 22, 2013 by

Recently I was in Miami Beach. I’m pretty sure it’s a small island because I had to cross water to get to it and it didn’t seem to be connected to land. I’m not crazy about being surrounded by water like that, but I was up for a change. It was a beautiful morning and afternoon in southern Florida. I walked for miles around to the different shops and cafes in the area. I visited the gallery of one of my favorite artists. Seeing Romero Britto’s work as a collection brought me to tears. Later I sat and watched people while enjoying a valencia orange refresher. What a magical experience! Before the sun set I wanted to spend some time on the beach. It would be a perfect ending to a beautiful day. Once...

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What Did I Do To Ease the Pain?...

Nov 19, 2013 by

Yesterday I let you know that I was dealing with dancing around the milestone of my mom’s death. There are many different easily accessible options for gambling and being so low really opens the door for trouble. Was I able to stand strong? Resist temptation? Maybe even do something healthy? If you’ve been reading my blog for any time at all you know that I am a firm believer in Progress Not Perfection. That being said I am thrilled to tell you I let myself feel the sadness without adding to it. I noticed that I found myself stepping back and watching. My emotions were like an ocean. They ebbed and flowed. If I let myself observe them they seemed to dissipate faster. When I obsessed about my loss they consumed me. I had read...

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Dancing Around a Milestone

Nov 18, 2013 by

It entered my mind earlier this week. November 17, 2011 my mom died. I lost the last blood relative I know. I quickly checked the calendar to see what day the 17th fell on this year. Sunday. Then I let it go. Maybe it won’t bother me this year. Saturday afternoon rolled around and hubs sat me down for a talk. He asked me Can I do anything right? Apparently I had been in a bitchy mood all day. His words stirred something inside of me. He was spot on. I didn’t feel good in my skin and I certainly didn’t have any patience. I saw very little point in even breathing. After he talked to me I did, however, want to save him from more pain so I agreed to work on being...

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Sunset Focus

Nov 15, 2013 by


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Nov 14, 2013 by

I have been thinking about running for 5 or 6 years now. It seems sexy to me. Of course there are the obvious health benefits. I would be burning fat and building muscle. I would be proud of myself so it would improve my mentality as well. I watch people running as I am driving or sitting. I look at their form and their speed. I notice how elegant they look. I think about how cool they are. Even when they look like death chugging to the grave it has an appeal to me. I wish I could say that I took this fascination and ran with it. I will go. Tomorrow. I have been pushing it to the next day for years. Think of how far I could have been running if I had...

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Working With Canva

Nov 12, 2013 by

This is my first time playing with this website. The bottom part of this graphic was supposed to read I was more productive without the stress. Imagine that! Ha! My bad! I sure did have a lot of fun playing with it though. Look for more great things to come from graphics!  ...

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