Tuesday, 27 August 2013

August 27, 2013 - August Update

I have been MIA most of August, that was on purpose, I needed time to relax and let a few ideas perculate. I am still not sure that I am ready to get back at it full time. I wanted to spend sometime with my family and I wanted to spend sometime working on getting my weight down. Though it didn't go exactly as planned that is the reason for a vacation. I have been spending way, way too much time on Facebook playing games and not nearly enough time working on what I really need. Hopefully come Sept 1st I will be taking a holiday from Facebook and get back to more meaningful things, like an art therapy lass I have coming upas well as working on the weight issues with the doctor and Dietician, I know I need the psychological side of things too but I just don't see it happening any time soon. Last time I tried I went to three meetings then never went back.

So hopefully back with you soon! Hugs everyone!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

July Update- What I was hoping August would be

Month in Review Calendar

Activity Update
 I spent a week in Toronto in July and it was nice to have that seven days to myself. I walked every single Saturday and I'm not talking around the block walks I'm talking half an hour or more of walking usually with Drake though once with everyone except my SIL. Blogging has been hit and miss though you will find an entry for every day, some of them were added two or three in one day to catch up

Monthly Stats

I was late with a lot of entries this month, I think I'm suffering from a serious case of summeritis either that or I have been pushing myself too hard. Maybe the latter, I've been doing a lot of long walks and have been helping with the boys four or five days a week. Way too much up time, add to that I've been dealing with several days of pain and it adds up to a not so good month. The thing is August looks to be nearly as busy

What's Coming Up In August?
1) A Daily Prompt from The Daily Post @ Wordpress
2) Re-Creating Yourself from New Age Journal - A new Self Growth Program
3) I will be continuing with Capture Your 365 and Photo A Day Challenge
4) I will also be continuing with Blogher and the NaBloPoMo prompts. August's theme is HOT. Should be interesting

Watch this!

I am sitting close to tears because I just saw a video that makes me feel that maybe , just maybe I ain't so bad! That maybe there was some worth in my life. I only hope my children feel the same way about me as this young man feels about his mother.


Friday, 2 August 2013

I need a break

I had planned an active month but it seems I've come down with some kind of bug cause I have absolutely no energy, I will do what I can but be warned posting will be limited until I can get my energy back.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

August 1, 2013:

Daily Post Prompt

A House Divided: Show Us Divided

NaBloPoMo From Blogher
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Do you like hot drinks such as coffee and tea?

I drink coffee everyday and tea once in awhile so I would say Yes, yes I do.

365 Photo Challenge
Try Something; New|Challenge|Adventure

Photo A Day Challenge
1. Something beginning with N: Find something that begins with the letter N, snap it and share it.

Re-Creating  Your Self is based on one very simple thought: You are what you think you are. No more no less. I have found many books that follow the same lines as this one but since I'm adverse to buying books in anything but ebook format this set of articles from "The New Age Journal" written my Christopher Stone will be the basis of my self-help section for the forseeable future. There is a book out there by the same name but the author is different as are the basic principles.

There will be several writing exercises included in the process so if you want to follow along you might want to get a notebook and something to write with, me I'll be using Wildchild Chronicles to do my writing in. I will link the article here for each of the exercises so I don't have to write out all of his instructions you can read them yourself. I will also link to my writing in the Chronicles so you can read my answers if you want to. Since this is a bit more involved than the 31 days of Loving Yourself I will only publishing the links once a week. I will post the first one on Monday the 5th and post every Monday after that. The original articles were published on the 1st & 15th of each month but I want to go through it a bit faster than that if I can.

July 30: Give Yourself Permission to Do What Makes You Happy

31 Days of Self Love
Day 30: Give Yourself Permission to Do What Makes You Happy
Stepping out of your comfort zone to do something different or behave in a way you’re not used to can seem scary. If someone you want to please tells you to do something, it might feel more secure, since they’re letting you know it’s okay. You may believe you need permission to do what you want or to step into happiness. Give yourself permission to do what would make you happy, even if some people might not approve. If necessary,write down:

“I give me permission to spend the afternoon in the park because I love me.”

Make a few copies, sign each, and hang them up in different places where you see them. Let the message permeate your consciousness until you can’t resist the need to buy it. When you enjoy what you do, take another step to giving yourself more permission to do something else, like take some time off for relaxing.
Loving yourself should include giving yourself pleasure, over and over and over. Make a more permanent note to self and read it often:

“I give me permission to be happy because I love me.”
NaBloPoMo From BlogherTuesday, July 30, 2013
Do you connect the most with the past, the present, or the future?
365 Photo Challenge
 Day 30: Intent
Photo A Day Challenge
Day 30: Friendship

July 31: Follow the 10 Commandments of Self-Love

31 Days of Self Love
Day 31: Follow the 10 Commandments of Self-Love
1. I shall lovingly accept myself as I am right now.
2. I shall appreciate all the beauty that makes me who I am.
3. I shall regularly give thanks for all of my blessings.
4. I shall trust in my ability to take care of myself.
5. I shall not criticize myself.
6. I shall not criticize others.
7. I shall forgive myself when I make a mistake.
8. I shall be kind to others, without sacrificing my own needs.
9. I shall take responsibility for my life.
10. I shall love myself to the best of my ability.
Print them out, hang them up, and read them aloud whenever you can. Eventually you’ll find yourself applying them more and more.
NaBloPoMo From BlogherWednesday, July 31, 2013
What causes are you connected to?
365 Photo ChallengeDay 31: Inspiration
Photo A Day Challenge
Day 31: Workspace