My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou


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5 Lessons from Kids About Running | Salty Running

5 Lessons from Kids About Running – Salty Running

Still no interwebs at the house.  Looks like it’s going to be a couple of weeks.  Changed the password to my blog on my phone, but it didn’t sync to my  laptop OS & I couldn’t find out where it was hidden on my phone’s OS.  Finally figured it out today.  Brains!  They’re not just for zombie snacks.  So here I am with a very quick share for running week.

Have not been exercising because I’ve been in OMGChange mode, plus lazy, plus it has stormed all week so I haven’t gotten outside.  I need to get out & stalk a new running/walking area this weekend because I do still intend to start C25K on Monday.  I found the gym here, but then remembered I left my gym key with my dad because he’s working on my car.  I could go during office hours, but from their fb page the new manager seems all grrgrr gymgym weightsweights don’t be a big fat loser person so I’m just going to hide out until I get my key.  I’m pretty sure moving has to count for something as exercise.

From Lemongrass (which I’m allergic to btw) at Salty Running, five things she’s learned/remembered about running from her kids.


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19 + 6 Reasons to Start Running

“There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.”
~George Sheehan

source: HuffPo

I got moved yesterday.  Had my intake at the county MHC here today & see my new therapist later this week.  I also began the process of getting signed up with vocational rehab, so hopefully I can get a job here.  Sadly, there is no internet at the house yet, so I’m writing this from the library where I have to wear pants, & it’s hella cold, so this will be brief.

Since I’ll be starting C25K next Monday, I’ve decided to focus on running this week.  Yay!

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Weekly Review: Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2014

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
~Winston Churchill

Had a good week, except Saturday.  Saturday got away from me, but that’s okay.  The sun’ll come out tomorrow.  It’s only a day away.

Have five miles in on my 31 Miles to Halloween challenge & held my first drawing this week.  Have some extra goodies to toss in the box & it will be in the mail Monday.  Hurray!  I’m getting October’s prize together now & will be announcing it in a couple of weeks.

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I Refuse To Put Your Teen On A Diet | Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

You must understand and accept that he or she may never be at a weight that you think is right.
~Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

source: Kwik Med

I Refuse To Put Your Teen On A Diet | Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

I found this great letter on HuffPo via Aaron Flores’ fb page.  It’s a letter from a nutritionist to her clients who want their kids put on restrictive diets so they can be thin.  Instead of diets she encourages intuitive eating & helping their child develop a healthy relationship with food.

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The Winner Of My First Monthly Giveaway!

Drum roll please!

source: Giphy

Yeah, I don’t know what that raccoon is doing either, but it’s entertaining in an off-the-wall, WTF kind of way.

Now for the big announcement!

The winner of the first of my monthly giveaway series is…. Sherrie!

I’ll be getting that in the mail ASAP along with some surprise goodies. :D

I’ll be announcing October’s prize in a couple of weeks.  Thanks for participating, guys!

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Moving Through Depression


“I stand for living your truer life – and that means your whole life. That means all of it, the shit and the swamp, the love and the golden sunset, the 3am staring at the ceiling and the trudging down the stairs at memory care, sobbing. True means whole, means owning it, working it, all of it.”
~Jennifer Louden, “Navigating Through Depression

I have a post in the works, & this post from Jennifer Louden, found via a Curvy Yoga email, touches on the subject.  I didn’t want to be just sharing another post from someone else, so I came up with my own title.  I didn’t realize how almost exactly the same as it is to the original.  Sometimes we absorb more than we know.  I couldn’t think of a title I liked better, so there you go.

I talk a lot about being gentle with yourself during a depressive episode & about just letting things be okay when you need to.  Let yourself & what you are able to do right now be enough.  It is so important.  Depression will give you plenty of reasons to hate yourself, don’t pile on.  Not to mention, so much around us, including some of the people in our lives give us more to feel guilty about.

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31 Miles to Halloween

If you’re a human being walking the earth, you’re weird, you’re strange, you’re psychologically challenged.
~Philip Seymour Hoffman (Brainy Quotes)

source: aceimgs.com

Today is the first day of October &, as I mentioned on Sunday, I am starting a 31 Miles to Halloween challenge. In the month of October let’s walk 31 miles. That averages out to a mile a day, but you can get the miles in however you like. You don’t even have to walk it. You can run, roll, ride, skate, scoot, whatever suits your fancy.

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