Trail Diaries: My Weight-Loss Journey

I started my efforts to shed excess weight back in December of last year, and I did have a small amount of success. But, the commitment. The readiness to release the pounds just wasn’t there. At the first sign of stormy weather – family stress – any progress that I had flew straight out the window.

It was not my first attempt. In fact, the size of my body and the accompanying body-image issues have been a part of my life since I was a young child.

Attitude of Gratitude: It Works Magic!

At the beginning of this month, I mentioned that I was working through the book The Magic by Rhonda Byrne with one of the groups I belong to. It took us 28 days, and in that time, I learned so many ways to nurture an attitude of gratitude. And I can tell you from experience that it really does create magic in one’s life!

Breathing and Health

“Often we take breathing for granted as it happens automatically with little effort or thought on your part. Yet poor breathing habits such as deep sighs, gasps, breath-holding or taking rapid, shallow breaths are common, and can contribute to high blood pressure.

“Just taking time to inhale deeply can lower your blood pressure in less than a minute, whether or not you are on antihypertensive treatment.”