Friday, June 05, 2015

Taking a Break

Dear Readers,

I will be taking a break from blogging for the remainder of June so that I can focus my attention on other things.  Thank you to everyone who reads and comments on my blog.  I sincerely appreciate your support.  I invite you to take this time to read previous posts you may have missed in the past or reread ones you've enjoyed.  You can also find me on Etsy by clicking here.  Take care and see you in July!


Five for Friday - Five things I Did Differently Today

I am a creature of habit.  I do my best when I'm in a routine.  However, sometimes a change of pace is refreshing.  Occasionally, they lead to new routines.  Here are some of the things I did differently today.

1.  While I was waiting for my food to reheat, instead of getting on the computer I called a company to have my name taken off a mailing list.  I also called my mom.

2.  To return an item, instead of driving, I walked to and from the grocery store.

3.  On the way back, instead of just passing by the fountain in the shopping center courtyard, I sat and enjoyed it for a few minutes.

4.  Instead of buying a Father's Day card, I made one.

5.  Instead of trying to read the community newsletter while watching television, I focused only on reading the newsletter.

Have you changed your routine in any way lately?  How did it go?  Please share!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Thankful Thursday - Oral Health

I'm grateful for a successful dental appointment.  Everything checked out fine and I'm not due for another cleaning until December. My hygienist and dentist really had me laughing at some of the conversations we were having. It was exactly what I needed to ease my anxiety. Plus it always makes me feel good when I'm told what a great job I've been doing maintaining oral health. Although everything is fine, my hygienist always gives me tips for how to improve. I appreciate that she's so thorough. At every appointment I'm reminded of how far I've come. It's nice that my hygienist and dentist have been a part of my journey since almost the very beginning of when I really started taking care of my oral health. They've seen where I've been and they've helped me arrive at where I am today.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Are you looking for ways to improve your blood sugar?  I first saw the suggestion to try eliminating all flour and dairy for two weeks in a book I'm reading by Dr. Mark Hyman.  For the most part, I have taken this advice.  I do still eat whole fat yogurt for the on a daily basis for the probiotics, but I have eliminated all milk and cheese from my diet.  About once a week I eat a small bite of products made with flour.  I no longer eat it on a daily basis like I used to.

I am amazed at the results I'm getting!! In the six years I've been monitoring my blood sugar at home on a daily basis, I have never seen such a significant difference in such a short period of time!  If you're struggling to find ways to improve your blood sugar, this may be something you can try.  What do you think?  Will you give it a try or have you already?  What results have you gotten?  Please share so we can accompany each other on the road to good health!

Monday, June 01, 2015

Mindful Monday - Letting Go

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell