Last week I had a dream that I was flying, like Peter Pan, over water. With me, were two nonsensical child inflatables—a small pink flamingo I somehow secured under my arm and another positioned around my waist. I flew over a small-boat regatta, helping me realize, to my relief, that I was close to land. … Continue reading Mental Health Contributes to Overall Wellness
Debby's Weekly Contemplation, week one 2022January's theme: Holistic Health Welcome to my first 2022 post as I kick off a new year's theme: “Rockin’ Our Rhythm!” To support this momentous mindset, I am devoting January to holistic health, as in physical, mental, spiritual wellness. Or, what I like to refer to as—PMS at its best. … Continue reading PMS at Its Best: physical, mental, spiritual health
It’s true. Shopping can trigger weight loss. At least that’s what happened to me last week, not immediate weight loss, mind you, but an immediate front-and-center realization that I needed to pay attention to my growing front and center, aka stomach. Now before I tell you what happened while shopping, I’d like to preface this … Continue reading Shopping Can Trigger Weight Loss
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October Contemplation: Self-care is Not SelfishMonthly Post #2: "Dramedy Adds to Self-care Month" I watched a great dramedy this past week. These movies are my favorite, the ones that capture life’s bitter truth, but generously sprinkle it with humor. This was the second time I watched this movie, but when weekend plans fell through, I … Continue reading Dramedy Adds to Self-care Month
September Contemplation: Well, Hello FallMonthly Post #5: Falling In Love While Farming As I reflect on yet another month that has too quickly come and gone, I savor my September experiences that have helped me to fall up. One deeply profound exploit has been shadowing farmers in preparation of writing a series of stories leading … Continue reading Falling in Love While Farming
Looking Forward to September.
July’s Contemplation: Keeping Cool in a Heated WorldMonthly Post #3 I love the summer Olympics. This year however, I haven’t been able to binge watch The Games. And this really bothers me. I feel like I’m missing out on all the running and jumping and swimming that I do through these amazing athletes. Bottom line: … Continue reading The Weight of Gold
I'm including ice cream in self-care Sunday today to celebrate National Ice Cream Day with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."
As we witness the closure of this season's magnolia blossoms, I am reminded of one of my favorite movies, Steel Magnolias. The title borrows a term that means both femininity and fortitude, a depiction of its characters and of the word "Dignity," meaning worthy of honor. I mention Steel Magnolias in my book in "Contemplation … Continue reading Dignity: worthy of honor