Day 368, Care of the Eyes

Day 368, Care of the Eyes   “Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future.  If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay.  Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously.  Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Read More …

Day 367, Stress Reduction with Planning

Day 367, Stress Reduction with Planning   “Contrary to what I suspected, planning reduces stress rather than increasing it.”   ~KaeLyn Morrill   Morning   I am looking at my “Achieve 50 kg” mind map.  I introduced it on my blog yesterday.  Yesterday, I consumed only 1427 calories.  My net carbs were only 69.3 grams, Read More …

Day 366, Powerful Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex

Day 366, Powerful Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex   “Overview of Prefrontal Functions:  The Temporal Organization of Action”   Joaquín Fuster, The Prefrontal Cortex, Fourth Edition, page 333.   Wednesday Afternoon   My husband is home!   I drove over to pick him up at noon yesterday.  He seems to be relieved to be home. Read More …

Day 362, Self-Encouragement

Day 362, Self-Encouragement   “Self-encouragement is critical because others around us do not always know exactly what encouragement we need.  Our “support” group may even discourage us.  Our “coach” may lead us in the wrong direction.  We usually know exactly what we need to hear.  When we wait to hear encouragement from others, we usually Read More …

Day 357, Self-Compassion Amidst Chaos

Day 357, Self-Compassion Amidst Chaos   If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” – The Dalai Lama (https://positivepsychology.com/self-compassion-5-steps/)   Tuesday Afternoon   Chaos   Today was chaos.  We had a water leak in our air-conditioning system.  Unfortunately, some of our clothes in the master bedroom Read More …

Day 355, Valuing Our Humanity

Day 355, Valuing Our Humanity   “What is one way you can make a small shift in seeing your humanity with acceptance and compassion?  What can you say to yourself?”   Kim Fredrickson, The Power of Positive Self-Talk   Saturday Morning   Unfortunately, I gained some weight this morning.  I kept my diet diary yesterday Read More …

Day 353, Winning Perspective

Day 353, Winning Perspective   “Perspective and perseverance are carved by time and constructed by wisdom.” A.D. Sam   Friday Morning   Another weekend is coming up.  Thankfully, my left middle finger with eczema is feeling better and typing is easier.  My nurse practitioner prescribed an antibiotic for the infection and one pill of Diflucan Read More …

Day 351, Developing Self-Compassion

Day 351, Developing Self-Compassion   “Self-compassion is absolutely essential for healthy, balanced living. It provides huge benefits including emotional resiliency, stress reduction, contentment, and healthier relationships.”   Kim Fredrickson, The Power of Positive Self-Talk   Wednesday Morning   Doctor   This morning I am visiting the doctor.  The patch of eczema on my left middle Read More …

Day 346, Beef Tenderloin, Breakfast, and the Bite of Lithium on the Body

Day 346, Beef Tenderloin, Breakfast, and the Bite of Lithium on the Body   Friday Morning   Lithium disrupts the functions of protein kinase C, causing many of its troubling side effects.  However, the over-activity of protein kinase C dismantles the function of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that most makes us Read More …