Day 436, Finding Pleasure

Pleasure is an important part of becoming stress-proof.  However, how do we find pleasures that are not addictive?  It is time to make a giant list of simple pleasures.  In this article are introduced pleasures that may not obviously be pleasures.  Read for some of my thinking, projects, and experiences.  Enjoy!   “Barley porridge, or Read More …

Day 431, A Seven-Step Mood Lift

  “Nothing tastes as good as slender feels!”   How do you lift your mood to Joyful Vibrance in seven steps?  You do the steps consistently.  Here is a roadmap.  Some steps are only outlined.  Join and continue with this journey.  You will learn more.   I. Expressing Gratitude   Preparing For My Day   Read More …

Day 427, How Do You Obtain Twenty Exemplary Keys for Your Core Code?

  Preparing For My Day   5-10 things I am grateful for: my Core Code for Living, which I also entered as 20 items in JV Life Tracker (20 out of 20 for yesterday). my Cronometer Progress – every day since September 22, 2019. losing some of the weight I regained recently back to 53.15 Read More …

Day 419, 20 Keys to Live By: How Do You Write the Code?

  “Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”   Albert Schweitzer   Sunday Morning   In this blog entry, I learned how to create a 20-key Code for living, incorporating my top values.  I formulated a Code, which Read More …

Day 417, 10 Functions of This Part of the Brain Are Crucial for Managing Your Time

  “Numerous special-purpose modules in your brain are at work, trying to sort out and make sense of experience.  Most of them are running in background.  When that neural activity reaches a certain threshold, you become aware of it, and we call that consciousness.  Consciousness itself is not a thing, and it is not localizable Read More …

Intermittent Fasting

Goal: Intermittent Fasting   Instructions: Fast 15 hours daily. Points: 10/20 Filter: Intermittent Fasting Start Date: October 6, 2019 End Date: October 25, 2019 Trigger Event: Finishing supper Eating first thing in the morning Intrinsic Rewards: increases leptin sensitivity saves money aids weight loss! protects against chronic disease improves brain function increases longevity improves metabolic Read More …

Day 412, How Precious Do You Believe Water Is?

  “A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold to a thirsty man.”   Sunday Morning   Preparing For My Day   5-10 things I am grateful for: Sundays, Days of Rest brown rice with cinnamon and cardamom, (delicious, affordable; low in sugar, high in nutrition, especially B vitamins; rich in Read More …

Day 411, 10 Ways to Make Your Birthday a New Year’s Day

  “Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” BrainyQuote   “Every birthday is a gift.  Every day is a gift.” Aretha Franklin   Overview I. Starting Your Birthday with a Gratitude Practice II. Recognizing the Miracles of God III. Grappling with Anxiety IV. Celebrating Healing V. Continuing Weight-Loss Goals VI. Read More …