Half Marathon Training – Week 18 – My First Race!

20 Weeks to Half Marathon My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km. Monday – Saturday I accomplished my goal of running 6km Monday – Friday, upping it a bit – two days of the six were 7km. Saturday was a special run day….

Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

Reflections on Love This morning I am thinking about love. How love feels… Soft. Gentle. Calm. Compassionate. Peaceful. Letting love sit, within… Just for today, I will not worry, I will love. Let Gary Barlow’s Sing fill your heart with love, and light and hope….. S, ❤️

Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

Pause, Take a Breath and Go For Yours If you grew up through the 1990’s, you may recognize these words. These words are lyrics from the hit dance song, Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory! Yup, that’s right… along with many of the spiritual leaders out there like Deepak Chopra,…

Half Marathon Training – Week 17 – My First 10Km!

21 Weeks to Half Marathon My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km. Back on Track… Week 7 of my training was the week I aimed to run my first 10km. However, plantar fasciitis put a stop to that. The next 2 months transitioned…

Just For Today – I Will Not Be Angry

Give Pause To Your Anger It has been my experience that fear is usually lingering somewhere deep beneath my anger. When you feel angry, can you take a moment to stop, and pause? Can you take a look at what is beneath your anger? Can you find the fear and identify what you’re afraid of?…

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 23 – Don’t Manipulate To Get Results

Manipulation Means? According to Dictionary.com, the definition of manipulation is: “…influencing or attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of others for one’s own purposes: a manipulative boss.” Psychology Today Canada defines psychological manipulation as one person is used for the benefit of the other – there is not a constructive give and take in…

Just For Today – I Will Be Grateful For My Many Blessings

Tara Brach I’ve been listening to psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher, Tara Brach’s Radical Self-Compassion series on Calm. Her words truly speak to me, especially the part of those who consistently try to improve on themselves because they feel they are deficient in some way – always trying to fix themselves to be better –…

Half Marathon Training – Week 15 & 16 – Getting My Groove Back

22 Weeks to Half Marathon My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km. Getting Back Into The Groove Getting my running routine back into shape has been a bit bumpy, as I’m recovering from plantar fasciitis. Add to that, I’ve recently started taking CBD…

Anxiety & Cannabidiol (CBD) & Exercise

Living with Anxiety Over the years. I’ve blogged about my history of PTSD, levels of anxiety and how this interferes with all aspects of my life. I’ve had years of therapy, had the usual rounds of the long term prescribed meds for anxiety, came off them because they didn’t seem to be working, white knuckled…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #22 – Don’t Judge

Judgement Vs Opinion Don’t judge. My first thought is what is the difference between a judgment and an opinion. An opinion is what I think any given thing “should be”, not necessarily based on facts or knowledge. A judgement is the result of the facts of what I’m thinking about and come to a sensible…