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According to "The Internet" and practically everyone I know, 2016 sucked.  And I can't say I disagree... I think we're all hoping for a better year ahead. Recently I was listening to a podcast by Dave Ramsey, and he was ...
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A few years ago, I went through a bit of a spiritual growth spurt.  It led to some new thinking about how I see myself, my relationships - even God.  Especially God.  The growth spurt came at a time in ...
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Meditation can be frustrating for newbies.  Often that frustration stems from expecting to quietly and peacefully meditate for an hour at one’s first sitting - it’s an unrealistic expectation.  When we teach others a new skill, we offer compassion and ...
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The commitment I make to my hobbies and interests is pretty lackadaisical, and I like it that way. To me, hobbies and interests shouldn’t involve commitment, goals, or any aspiration of achievement. I read a great piece recently by author ...
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I feel bad for those who got their gluten-free marching orders in years past. Now there are so many gluten-free foods on the market and so much awareness about it that going without it is actually doable. Gluten free seems ...
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About ten days ago, I took a new step on my journey to take better care of myself.  I visited a certified lifestyle educator at a naturopathic practice in Columbus called Leaves of Life.  My reason for going was that ...
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This summer’s been exciting and fun, but also stressful.  Even wonderful milestones like buying a house can be stressors, and I have to admit that I’ve not done a good job of taking care of myself this year.  Two close ...
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So, it's Tuesday evening.  Let me tell you about what the last week has held. For starters, last Thursday morning, I closed on the condo!  It's all mine, and that feeling of being a homeowner and putting down roots after ...
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When I started riding, I considered a 2-3 mile ride to be long distance.  I was riding a men's mountain bike at the time, and it had big knobby tires and a heavy frame. It didn't exactly glide.  Plus, I ...
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As mentioned a few weeks ago, last year during my divorce I started biking, and I ended up riding 1,000 miles between April and December 2014.  During that journey I did lose some weight, but most of the really BIG ...
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