If you’re talking about going to the gym or a focused exercise routine, it depends.
If you go to the gym 6 days a week and feel pressed to fit that in, you may not be doing your body any favors.
A recent study showed that those who exercise 4 days a week burned more calories overall than those who exercised almost every day.
CLEAR YOUR SPACE AND YOUR MIND – DECLUTTER
It’s Spring, and time to refresh your home and your soul. I find the best way to do that is to declutter. Take out three boxes labeled “put away”, “give away” and “throw away.” Start in one corner of your home and go from room to room tossing or keeping and organizing your stuff. Soon you will find there is more space and less clutter. As you free your home of clutter, you will find that your mind suddenly feels less overwhelmed.
It is amazing how stuff can affect our psyche. When my house is clean and I am organized I focus better. Before every coaching session I clear my desk and have only my client’s file in front of me. I take time to relax and focus. Before beginning a writing project it helps to clear the space around me so I can think clearly. Clearing clutter clears my mind. Ahhh, I feel I can breathe and experience the space around me.
Promoting Cat Health: The Middle Way
Our 18-year-old cat, Sweetie has been with us since he was 4 months old. He was given to us by my Course in Miracles teacher who bought him in a garage sale. He has been a natural cat. We have never had him declawed. He spent as much time outside as he did inside for most of his life. Our neighbors all know Sweetie, the large longhaired cat with the beautiful green eyes. We think he is part Main Coon. Main Coons are known for their verbal communication. When we talk to Sweetie, he seems to answer us with his meow.
Other than for yearly vaccines, we never had to take Sweetie to the Vet because of illness until a few years ago when his health began to deteriorate.
A poem I wrote thinking of friends going through lots of challenges right now.
This is a quilt I bought years ago at a garage sale.
I loved the baskets of flowers and patchwork.
It is stained and torn now, but still provides color and warmth. Like life!
The patchwork of Life
Presents us with challenges
Out of the blue sometime
Passover/ Easter 2013
I always feel a little lost on Easter Sunday. Growing up in a Catholic home we celebrated the entire season of Lent all the way to the special day of Easter.
Our rituals began with getting ashes on Ash Wednesday and then coming up with a sacrifice for the season of Lent. “What are you giving up for Lent?”
Chocolate or candy was a frequent choice. I don’t remember coming up with anything too deep like giving up holding grievances or judging others.