Day 402, 3 Days: How Can You Eat for Energy, Mood, and Weight Loss?

  “You have to understand that nothing that constitutes your history is driving the boat called your life, and more than the wake in Florida was driving my friend’s boat.  What drives your life is the present-moment energy you’re generating, not your past.” – Wayne Dyer, Happiness is the Way, p. 74.   I.  Day Read More …

Day 386, Split Peas and Trusting God

Day 386, Split Peas and Trusting God   “Ere, in the northern gale, The summer tresses of the trees are gone, The woods of Autumn, all around our vale, Have put their glory on.   The mountains that infold, In their wide sweep, the colored landscape round, Seem groups of giant kings, in purple and 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 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 …

Day 331, Venturing into Mind Mapping and Rating Charts

Day 331, Venturing into Mind Mapping and Rating Charts   “THERE IS NO MAP … So many times we want someone to tell us exactly what to do, and so many times that’s exactly the wrong approach.”   Seth Godin in Linchpin   Wednesday Morning   “My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my Read More …

Day 298, Lowering Your Standards

Day 298, Lowering Your Standards   “What others think about us is really not that important. What we think about ourselves means everything.” ~Jay Taylor   Evening   Silent Assumptions   The day is winding down.  I am at peace.  I am learning so much from Dr. David Burns’ book Feeling Good.  He has asked Read More …

Day 292, Why Resume My Food Diary and Detect Cognitive Distortions?

Day 292, Why Resume My Food Diary and Detect Cognitive Distortions?   Just because I haven’t logged a calorie doesn’t mean it doesn’t count. A calorie counts whether I count it or not. All of the calories I log count.  All of the calories I don’t log also count. Calories count whether I log them Read More …

Day 242, Taming My Inner Voice

Day 242, Taming My Inner Voice   Morning   Today is Day Three in my quest to tame my inner voice.   Yesterday, I drove my husband to the bank again.  We ate at the Corner Bakery Cafe nearby while we were waiting for a bank employee.  Our meal was not dairy or gluten-free, but Read More …