Saturday, May 23

Success: Doing What We Don't Like, Conscientiously 5/23/15

      Shoulders sore.  The result of pulling on my handle bars and shoving my feet hard on the pedals, while wheeling up a steep incline.  Sometimes the hill defeats me.  No matter.  I get off my bike, panting and walking for

Wednesday, May 20

Growing, While Getting Smaller ...... 5/20/15

      Busy day, but good.   I put every fiber of who I am in the sessions I have. I am tuckered out, but, it is a good tuckered out.  I saw five clients today.  And I spent more time with other people tonight, capping off Wednesday.

      My future is going backwards.  But it is all good, progress, not regress, though I am going backwards.  I am growing while getting smaller.

      How's that, about my future, you ask?  I returned to regularly using my bike.  A year ago last April I started driving again, after not driving for 25 months, just using a bike to go everywhere. My endurance is what is growing as my size is shrinking.

1.  Invigorating cycling through forested paths.  I am celebrating life and my health.
2.  Seeing progress as I have ridden my bike seven of  the last ten days.
3.Today, I cycled for seventy minutes, in the hills, in the midst of a busy day.  I am making the time and benefiting because I am.
   a.  Sleeping better
   b.  Feeling better.
   c.  Relieving stress.
4. I will spend special time with friend next week.
5. I am moving on with my life.
6. I will have time for research tomorrow.  Can't wait. It's one of my most favorite things to do.

How About You? 
What are your three gratitudes? 

Courage Faced A Great Opportunity

  Gratitudes for Today:
1.  I think I am attending a concert next week. Variety keeps my mind alert, allowing me to see things from different perspectives. Change to routine provides

Monday, May 18

The Innkeeper Was Not a James Bond Martini................ 5/18/15

      I was not a James Bond martini.

      I was not shaken---emotionally---when confronted by someone driven insane by her inter-pretations of my behavior.  That was one high for last

Sunday, May 17

The Danger of Interpreting Behavior.................. 5/17/15


         Had it today.  Slept well.  Spent eight hours filing, making notes about sessions had the past week, Saturday.  The best part of this weekend was cycling. I spent an hour-and-a half riding the mountainous, arbored trails encircling Lake Chabot, four miles from home.

         Arms are

Thursday, May 14

Thriving, Living Fully: Awareness, Acceptance, Action Needed.................. 5/14/15

You can't undo anything you've already done.  But you can face up to it. 
You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And let God do the rest. 
       I enjoy sanity when I look at life realistically.

       This is aware-ness.  A good start. It's also incomplete.  It's eighty-eight percent of the an-swer when hand-ling life's problems. There's no remedy if we don't

Tuesday, May 12

Life Is Getting Better

      Peace feels good.

       Life is settling down. Let's see, two weeks ago, my computer broke. My cell phone was crunched by an auto. I lost my wallet two Sundays ago, including my driver's license. That hasn't happened in twenty years.

        A chunk of money was coughed up while getting new transportation.  I sent money back to

Friday, May 8

Being Present Part III, Experiencing What Is .......... 5/8/15

And what is real, I would add. 
      It is critical grieving our losses.

     We do not want to stuff them away. Not a good idea, using our mind to stifle emotions.  When we express feelings, we are more whole. It's as if a part of us that was lost has come back

Thursday, May 7

A Respite from Restlessness...... 5/7/15

      After a week without one, I have a cell phone once again. My related gratitudes?
1.  It was peaceful and frustrating, during this time of telephone fasting.  Not being tethered to today's technology was blissful, not being barraged by unwanted internet information and constant alerts.  I was my own man.  Not beckoned by a constant stream of e-mails, texts and phone calls allowed my soul

Wednesday, May 6

Gnat Swatted, Serenity Restored 5/6/15

        A pesty gnat was swatted today.  She thought intimidation and condemnation motivates me.  She thought wrong.  It feels wonderful, being present, not letting another person rent

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.