Your Goal

“Psychologist David Seabury says that the best piece of advice his father ever gave him was to practice positive mental imagery – immediately and ‘on cue,’ so to speak, whenever he became aware of negative feelings. Negative feelings literally defeated themselves by becoming a sort of ‘bell’ which set off a conditioned reflex to arouse positive states of mind.”  Psycho-Cybernetics

So how do you incorporate positive mental imagery in your life?

 1. You change the way you feel by changing the mental picture you have of your situation.

 2. You begin each day with exercises that help you go through the whole day without resistance.

 3. You have a burning desire in mind, a GOAL.

Don’t let potential negative thoughts or situations impact the view of your goal.

Someone told me (many years ago), “Out of bad comes good”.

It wasn’t until years later, looking back on my life and the “bad” situations I had gone through, that I understood exactly what she meant.

No I don’t EVER want to experience the “bad” again, but I can sincerely tell you (now that I’m well past them) what was on the other side was “good”. It didn’t always turn out the way I had wanted, but if I took the time to examine the outcome, I learned valuable lessons and life was better.

Train your mind to practice positive mental imagery. Keep a vision of your goal in your mind. Understand there will be turns in your life you don’t want to take, but stay in a positive state of mind.

Life is a blessing and we only have today on our journey through time.


Not the only person

I can’t be the only person to genuinely enjoy salads. I eat a different variation of a salad each and every day – maybe throw in a bowl of soup or a good steak – but yes, the green leafy stuff…. every day. I feel absolutely satisfied after my conglomeration of vegetation. My base salad of choice is organic mixed baby greens (in a specfic pretty bowl). Then everything else I add is open to what I have on hand. Most of the time I chop a clove or two of fresh garlic to sprinkle over the top of the assembled textures (great for my metabolism and immune system – and to keep people at arms length).

Each day I choose from a variety of simple additions such as: tomatoes (I’m impatiently awaiting my garden’s donation of tasty morsels), lots of sweet (preferably Vidalia) onion, olives (black, Kalamata, Greek), sunflower seeds (or any nuts I have available), seasonal fruit (particularly berries), cucumbers, occaisionally a few small pieces of cheese (Feta, Blue, Mozzarella),hard-boiled eggs. This list is endless and I’m always trying new things in my simple salads.

Since I am a creature of habit, my dressing of choice for the past 3 years has been rice vinegar and extra virgin olive oil drizzled over the top, with a dash of coarse black pepper and sea salt  (I had previously used balsamic vinegar). If you haven’t tried rice vinegar (I use Nakano seasoned rice vinegar), you have GOT to try it. It’s mild flavor is awesome on the baby greens with the olive oil and any seasonings you may want to mix in. People close to me think I’m totally crazy for eating the same dressing on my salads for years. But I LIKE it. I don’t need variety in the dressing, only in all the tender little goodie morsels mixed in the bed of my beautifully colorful “greens” (which I buy by the 2 lb tubs).

A salad everyday. No – I am not boring. And yes – I am quite healthy thank you very much.

Our chattering brain…

The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications, and a million reasons why we can’t/shouldn’t/won’t do what we know we need to do.
Solution: Start before you’re ready. Do the work! A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.
Steven Pressfield

Hello world!

And heerrrre I go!

Stepping into a world I know nothing about, but feel compelled to participate in. People usually like to hear what I have to say, but I am a listener at heart. I intend to bring my approach, knowledge and advice alive on these pages with the hope it will help others understand a different way of looking at their lives.

Age, wisdom and an independent spirit is what I have to offer. And on top of that – I’m an avid “health nut”!

Talk to you soon.