I made myself a promise for Valentines Day (which was forgotten due to certain, more important events). I promised that I'd stop looking at myself and just shrugging my shoulders, believing I'm incapable of changing anything about myself. Well, my promise was to take care of me without spending a fortune doing it. To get … Continue reading Testing tea on age, health in other ways: an experiment because I’m tired of staring at my prematurely gray hair.
My copy: 9780071385640 (image from amazon.com) It took me a little while to read this book. Not that it was overly-clinical and complex, but rather it was saturated with information that needed some careful reading and analyzing. The Disease to Please is a great book for anybody who has difficulty measuring their self-worth compared to … Continue reading The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome, by Harriet B. Braiker, Ph.D.
I think all plasma donation sites should have this on the home page: if you have veins that like to hide or jump at the elbow and you have a hard time giving blood, don't bother showing up to donate plasma!!! That would've saved some time and made my day better. I tried to go … Continue reading Nurses and needles and veins, oh my! Prepping before donating blood or plasma.
So far, I've avoided buying more crap that I don't need. Whoo-hoo! However, I really was looking hard for a heavy bag to kick. I can't get a used one from old co-workers (they gave it to some family member), and I want a free-standing one, anyway. Oh man, I still haven't been back to … Continue reading Reigning in that fitness spending… though I still want a heavy bag.
Yes, you can hear the whine at the end of that statement--it's accurate. I can make plans and tell myself all I want, but there's something about winter that doesn't make me want water. And then I stop drinking it entirely. Maybe it's because it's cold outside and I should want something warm, or I … Continue reading Getting that water in this year…but it’s wintertime!
Every year I say I won't make a list. I won't fall into the gimmick of making a list of New Years resolutions, because it's just another digit on the calendar turned and nothing else has really changed. And they never work longer than a few weeks. But there's a mental milestone that seems to … Continue reading Reduce, reuse, recycle my New Years Resolutions…
I won't lie--I have a bad habit of over-preparing for things and overestimating how much I can actually get done. Realistic time assessment is something I've always struggled with. I spent most of September and October working 60-90 hours a week. November and early December I spent working at and/or driving to an alternate work-site … Continue reading Revolving Headaches lasting over a week–tension or something else?
Out of curiosity, I took the Briggs-Myers personality test a few months ago. They were right when they said the results might be eerie...they called me a "moderator" type (at least some of my fave actors, scientists, and writers have the same type--makes me feel a bit better). I felt like yes, okay, it's just … Continue reading Learning to say “no” for your health
I think we're all in a pretty lousy place this past year. There was a meme people passed around that became my mantra on New Years Eve, 2016: "The first rule of 2017: do not talk about 2016" What sucks is this year is shaping up to be more of the same, if not worse. … Continue reading #045–What do you do when you need a mental health day, but can’t get off work for it yet?
Okay, my gym membership is running out and I can't afford to keep it. My Kickboxing is up in February and I can't afford to keep that. And thanks to my crazy work schedule the past two months, either too many hours or at all the worst times for the gym, I've gained quite a … Continue reading To buy or not to buy a cardio machine for the home…