Mindfulness, Day 3, The Voices of Doom

(I have begun a series of writing on developing mindfulness, at first specifically focused on weight and body image, but now expanding into every area of my life.  These have been posted on my other site, WhyWeightBlog, but I decided to post here today to introduce the series to readers from this site.  If you…

Stay Back!

Warning.  Yes, I waddle when I walk, look like a skunk on steroids.  You may think to come near, to enter my space, to chuckle at my weird attempts at defense.  Don't mistake my slowness or strange appearance for acquiescence and accommodation.  I learned early that everyone is a stranger, even those who are not.…

A Total Paragon?

Many days I find little inspiration in the daily word prompt.  On occasion I have even had to give myself a symbolic dope slap for allowing resentment to creep into my struggling thought process when the word doesn't turn me into an instant Hemingway or Emily Dickinson.  (There have also been a few days lately…

Smart and Fashionable?

It took me a couple of weeks to gather up the courage to participate in my first Silver Sneakers swimming pool exercise program. "Silver Sneakers" is a program provided by insurance companies that entitles senior citizens to go to classes at the numerous participating health clubs free of charge and without the necessity of joining…