Day 558, Fighting a World-Wide Virus

Photo by Jérémy Stenuit on Unsplash   “Asking the question ‘are we doing enough’ regularly and repeatedly is critical.”- Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead, World Health Organization, infectious disease epidemiologist.   Saturday Evening   Lately, we have been bombarded with the news about the COVID-19 virus.  My husband’s son visited today and let us Read More …

Day 547, Forgiveness, Love, Gratitude, and Joy

  Monday Morning   Cognitive Distortions   This morning, I am clearing my head of weekend troubles and clearing the path into the future.  Again, I am thinking of the cognitive distortions that lead to depressed thinking.  However, I am answering back when a distorted thought takes over my mind.  I am squashing false limiting Read More …

Day 460, I Can!

  “I believe I can do anything.”   The little engine affirmed, “I think I can! I think I can!”  We are empowered when we believe we can.  A recent breakthrough in my weight loss program leads me to have faith that I can, after all, lose the fifteen pounds I set out to remove Read More …

Day 444, Joy By Design

  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22, 23). Can we design joy?  Finding a book, describing the elements of joyful design is inspiring me to plan that vibrant feeling into my own life.  Join the journey to Read More …

Day 443, Maps for a Fulfilled Life

  Creating mind maps has reshaped my thinking, mapped the way through possibilities, and led me to a fulfilled life.  Join the journey to lose 15 pounds without sacrificing mood and energy.  Good things are happening!   “Living in new shapes reshapes our thinking.”   Preparing For My Day   5-10 things I am grateful 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 325, Getting My Focus Back

Day 325, Getting My Focus Back   “We’ll get some rest, re-energize and get that focus back.  It’s all about the mental edge.”   Sharon Versyp   Monday Afternoon   Focus   The last few days I have started slowly to get my focus back.   Focus on My Health:  Chiropractor   My chiropractor said Read More …

Day 297, How Can We Reward Ourselves For Task Completion?

Day 297, How Can We Reward Ourselves For Task Completion?   Ultimately, only what you think about what you do will affect your mood.   ~David Burns, M.D., Feeling Good   Thursday Morning   Rewarding Ourselves For Task Completion   When we complete a task, we can check it off in The Journal or JV Read More …