Mindfulness

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Stay Positive While Going Negative

Staying on a healthy track, meaning nutritious diet and regular exercise, takes serious focus and mental strength. You’ve got to be able to step outside your comfort zone—especially if your goal is to lose weight. A friend recently inspired me to get back to my fighting weight from one of…

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A Round Table

It could be now that I’m older I notice it more, but it seems that politeness is taking a dive. People appear to be so busy sometimes that simple manners seem to fly out the door when walking about. Perhaps the reason I am so observant of this is two…

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Attitude and Effort

Last week when I was on one of my afternoon walks, I saw a peacock. For real. I never see peacocks! Peacocks are so majestic and colorful and will stop you in your tracks with their amazing hues. In many cultures they symbolize renewal, benevolence, immortality, royalty and luck. Peacocks…

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Get Happiness From Within

People look everywhere for their happiness. They continually search and think they’ll find it somewhere else, but it’s SO right there where they can touch it… in their own hearts. I always say, if you wake up in the morning and you’re breathing, walking, you can hear and see, and…

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Tree Houses and Rose Gardens

Kristen and I are constantly wanting to slow down Summer since we absolutely love this precious time of year. Lately during our weekly website meetings, the first topic has consistently been Summer! And could it just please last forever… ?  Less paperwork, more family days  Less jackets, more sunshine’s rays …

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Stickability

I feel I have a responsibility to make the world a better place. I’ve thought it through, and believe Celiac was placed in my life to help others. I want to see people change their lives for the better, as I truly believe we need to be well and inspired…

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

I rarely mention where I’m from. My formative years were spent in two places: Smithtown, New York and Satellite Beach, Florida. Smithtown is a town on the North Shore of Long Island, and anyone from Long Island knows it’s sorta cult-like. People from there have an instant connection with each…

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Role Models of Kindness

I’m impressed by magnetism, intelligence, strength, work ethic, and adventurers. I also greatly admire people with fortitude, stick-to-it-ness, and focus. I aspire to imitate those who display grace and dignity naturally, and with ease. These are my Role Models of Kindness. I am stirred by the people that do the…

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Turn on Your Heartlight

I’ve always loved space… and music. Classic rock especially. But I did not know that Brian May from Queen is an Astrophysicist until recently! He is highly educated and has a PhD in astronomy, returning to his thesis and love of science after he abandoned it around 36 years ago…

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We Are The Champions

We Are The Champions by Queen has always been a favorite of mine. When I was younger, I naively thought Queen was kind of boasting a little. “Look! We’re the best!” I thought that was the reason sports teams used the song as their anthem—to intimidate their opponent by bragging how…

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Perspective is Everything

Idealist. Realist. Optimist. By now you probably know that I’m always putting my efforts into being optimistic. I like to see the sunny side of EV-ER-Y-THING. Last week I went on a liveaboard boat trip to the Bahamas, aka paradise, with two dear friends and 5 others whom I didn’t…

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Sometimes I Say Yes

Trending recently has been to just say YES Please! Amy Poehler and Shonda Rhimes are all about it, and both have fairly new books out on the subject. But sometimes you can’t—or shouldn’t—say yes. There’s too many plates spinning, or life is messy. People are counting on us. We can’t…

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I Crave Simplicity

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  —Leonardo DaVinci   I crave simplicity. The concept behind it is so attractive to me. One of the best people I’ve ever met explained to me that they live life BEST when things are SIMPLE. When their phone isn’t buzzing and things aren’t flashing. I like…