MY BODY TRANSFORMATION UPDATE

In January, I wrote about my body transformation journey.  The trek has had its ups and downs, but nearing thirty pounds of weight loss is thrilling.  Developing new habits and staying in line with consuming a net twelve hundred calories a day has not been easy, but...

NOT ALWAYS BEING RIGHT IS GOOD

We humans have a need to see ourselves in a positive light.  Sometimes, however, we become too protective of our self-esteem and fail to take responsibility for negative outcomes. Ever heard any of these excuses (defense mechanisms) designed to protect our feelings of...

FORGETTING SECRET HIDING PLACES

Part of my time during the COVID shut-in has been devoted to reorganization and storage upgrades.  The problem is, I can’t remember the special places where everything is hidden. For instance, baking pans accumulated over the course of forty years were becoming...

HOW CAN WE STOP BEING THREATENED BY EACH OTHER?

 A January 2021 poll taken after the capital insurrection indicated that fifty-four percent of Americans saw their fellow citizens as the biggest threat to American life.[1] Sad, isn’t it?  The reality is that we have more shared dreams and goals than any of us...

PRODUCTIVITY VERSUS CREATIVITY

As a writer, developing a balance between productivity and creativity is crucial.  Recently I read Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.  The book is chocked full of excellent advice about forming habits and...

LIFE AFTER COVID VACCINATION

In ninety-six hours, I will have full immunity from COVID thanks to two doses of the Moderna vaccine.  The twenty-five million of us to be fully vaccinated represent only seven percent of the U.S. population.  My fortune is astounding. Suddenly, the world is my...