journaling? Journaling, according to
Susan Borkin, author ofThe Healing Power
of Writing: A Therapist’s Guide to Using Journaling with Clients, is any
type of writing or related expressive process used for the purposes of
psychological healing or growth.
when you were a young girl, you may have had a diary. Your “dear diary” captured events and
emotions in your life. Now, as an adult,
things happen, circumstances change, and those things are either good, bad, or
October is Breast Cancer awareness month. One in eight women will experience breast
cancer in their lifetime. We, as women,
take much better care of our hair and face than we do our breasts. And yet, this part of our anatomy is
extremely vital to life, in nursing our children, as well as our self-image, as
dictated by cultural mores. So, what can
you do to take care of your breasts?
1) It is important to know your body. What is normal and what is not normal?
My husband and I recently came back from a vacation to
Colorado where the air was fresh and clean and the outdoors was
invigorating. Our location had no
television, radio, or phone. For 5 days
we were media free. I admit the first
day was a bit unsettling, but after that was quite liberating. I found myself focusing on my health,
actually paying attention to the world around me, and meeting and actually
engaging in conversations with complete strangers. My husband and I found each other again.
Today I’d like to talk a little bit about the news. I am first going to digress a little
bit. I am of the boomer generation. When I grew up in the 50’s, television was
new. Yes, that’s true. Our family had a black and white TV first,
and then a color TV. We had only a
handful of stations to choose from. Back
to the stone age, I am afraid. Local,
state, and world news was presented to the public twice a day, one the 6
0’clock news or the 10 o’clock news.
Today I’d like to talk a little bit about attitude. I recently watched the HBO special on John
McCain’s life. I was struck by the
amazing positive attitude that he held while enduring horrific conditions and
torture in the Hanoi Hilton. Regardless
of your political views, his fortitude and strength through all the adversity
No matter who you are, life is not always a bowl of
cherries. We all have lessons to learn,
disappointments, tragedy, and hardships throughout our lives.
Another year is closing in on us and the New Year is around
the corner. One of the most common
resolutions for the new year is to lose weight.
Millions of people make it a priority…… year, after year. The failure rate is high. Change is difficult and habits are even
harder to break.
It is time to reflect on your “why”, the reason for your
resolution. Are you committed? On a scale of 1-10, how committed are you to
making changes? On a scale of 1-10, do
you feel you are capable of making those changes.
I was recently caught in a long line in my local grocery
store waiting for checkout. This gave me
an opportunity to look around and observe my fellow shoppers and what was in
The lady in front of me had 4 two
liter bottles of soda in the bottom of her cart, along with a 6 pack of
Pepsi. There were 2 bags of chips, two
packs of hot dogs along with hotdog buns.
There were several frozen dinners, pizzas, boxed macaroni and cheese, a
box of donuts, a loaf of white bread, and some bologna.
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There continues to be a great deal of controversy
surrounding dietary supplements. Many
profess that supplements are not necessary if you ingest a balanced diet. I would say that that might be correct IF one
eats a balanced diet. All one has to do
is go to a grocery store and stand in line at the checkout tosee what people are eating. It is anything but balanced! Most have very little nutritious food in
theircart. It is, however, filled
with chips, dips, sodas, frozen dinners, pastries, cakes, and junk!
Let’s talk about water and hydration!
I know, this isn’t the most entertaining or fascinating
topic to talk about, but is one of the most important for our health. I am sitting here in the Southwest where heat
records have been occurring on a daily basis.
To be blunt, “it’s been hotter than hell here!” It is imperative that you get enough water
daily; if you wait until you are thirsty, it’s too late!
Our bodies are comprised of about 65% water. Keeping fully hydrated is necessary for a
variety of bodily functions, physiological processes and biochemical
Habits- How to change a habit
You have tried and tried and tried to change a habit, such
as lose weight. I would bet that you can
name all the different weight loss programs and have tried just about
everyone. Frustrating, isn’t it? You just want to give up and eat all the
pizza or the entire cake, or the whole gallon of ice cream. Please don’t give up; learn the process of
change, if you truly want to change.
It’s time to realize that you can’t really truly extinguish
a habit; you have to change and replace it.