Look up & Pay attention

“Pay attention!”  These words echo from childhood, I say them to my children, but even more often I say them to myself.  It’s my mantra. What I pay attention to matters so I don’t miss the subtle, important moments of life. The small moments of life are what I want to remember.  A quiet whisper …

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Take A Breath

Take a deep breath.  Really–close your eyes and take a very deep breath. I’ll wait… How was it?  Did you think about how your body felt, your worries or your to do list in that breath? Or did you experience a mini-moment sensing the depth and power of your lungs filling with life giving oxygen?  …

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Don’t Slide-Persevere!

I am recovering from a bit of Summer Slide.  It’s the phenomenon when summer schedule changes evoke sliding and not sticking with usual routines, fitness or foods. A little summer slide is part of the glory of summer-sleeping in, going different places and eating different foods-like from the new bakery I discovered.  But summer slide …

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Welcome to the Wellness Journey!

Wellness like life, is a journey, not a destination.  We don’t say “I am well” and then life is perfect.  It is a path we attempt to follow by making choices each day.  Just as I choose to follow Jesus daily, I make life choices in body, mind and soul daily.  Those choices of what I …

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How Are You-Really?

What I am“Hi!  How are you?” We ask this repeatedly-but how often do we receive (or want) an honest answer?  Usually, the reply is “fine”, “great” or “ok” when many of us really want to say “exhausted”, “worried”, or “wondering what’s next”. I understand that even though I may be feeling much of the above, I know I am well.

What I am and what I’m feeling are two different things.  I am well because I am well in my soul.  The rest are feelings.  Currently, I am feeling tired from a long weekend and a bit overwhelmed with all I have going on; but my life is blessed and I am well.

Attempting to see the big picture of life, I’ve concluded that big picture is not all my responsibility.  My future is secure in the saving grace of Jesus.  The rest is managing the “stuff” of this world and my feelings and reactions to said stuff.

This is part of what I’d like to explore in our Fall 12 week Wellness Journey.

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