Monthly Archives: March 2012

On Being Sick and Slowing Down, and Good News from my Annual Exam

I have been hit with a nasty cold over the past few days, the kind that has brought me a fever, sleep for the majority of the day, and very little energy.  And so, of course, I’m clinging to the … Continue reading

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Creating Excellent Mornings: Cultivating Healthy “First Thing” Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle One of things I have found really helpful on my health journey is creating healthy habits that I start first thing in the morning. … Continue reading

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Crash.

Today, I dragged myself to work after less than 5 hours of sleep, and did payroll.  Then I came home and crashed for a few hours- in bed, dead asleep.  I woke up sneezy and feverish and stomachachey.  My body … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Mindful Eating in Social Situations

“Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”  Denis Waitley This weekend was full of challenges.  My old self might look at some of my choices this weekend and see failure, see setbacks, … Continue reading

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Practicing Self-Care

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha Yesterday, I got my hair cut.   I cut off at least 10 inches from the back of my hair, leaving it shorter than it … Continue reading

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Hop, Hop, Hoppin’ Along

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good… Today, I did three things that reminded me that this a new life I am living. I went to Weight Watchers with … Continue reading

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No Other Place But Here, No Other Time But Now

“Unwilling to fully live the life that is arriving in our bodies moment by moment, we find ourselves left with no real life at all. In our state of disembodied dissatisfaction we may think, ‘I feel like I’m disconnected. Maybe … Continue reading

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With Our Thoughts, We Make The World

Character is simply habit long enough continued. – Plutarch In the spirit of Plutarch’s quote, tonight I wanted to think about what character building things I have been doing lately- those habits and things I have been working on for … Continue reading

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Why Yoga, and Why Now?

I remember taking my first yoga class when I was 15 years old, as part of a summer program I was in at Choate Rosemary Hall for math and science.  We had to take a phys ed elective, which perturbed … Continue reading

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Embracing Fear and Hope: Why I Have Avoided Blogging About My Health Journey, and How That Is Changing

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, and to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s mind.” -Buddha For a long while now, I have been mentioning to my family and close … Continue reading

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