#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
In a good place

I woke up early this morning, even for me, so there is probably an afternoon nap in my future.  :)  That said, I enjoyed my morning devotions and prayer time very much, and the ambience was wonderful–candles glowing, coffee brewing, pets still sound asleep.  I followed up with a 45 minute ride on my exercise bike while listening to a Tony Robbins CD.  :)  (I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it before, on the blog that is, but I’m a major Tony fan.  )  The program is called the Ultimate Edge, and though I’ve been through it before, this seemed to be a good time for a refresher.  I’ve also attended a couple of Tony’s events–talk about energy!–but I’ve never worked up my nerve to do the firewalk.  I’m too worried that I’ll get out there in the middle of that long bed of hot coals and completely lose my grip on the required mindset.  I know Oprah did it, but, then, in my opinion, Oprah is a superhero(ine).  Seems she can do just about anything. Somebody asked how many books I go through in a week.  The answer–my best guess, anyhow–is between 3 and 5.  Before you get too impressed, keep in mind that I listen to them while I’m doing other things.  :)  Trying to go to sleep, for instance, or driving, or exercising, or cooking or doing art…maybe it’s the ADD, but I do tend to be a multi-tasker. One of my New Years intentions was to meditate once a day.  (I tried for twice, but that was hard to stick with.)  Wendy introduced me to an App from Holosync the other day and I’m using that now, as it’s easier to focus.  What I love about this particular meditation is the technology that involves both the right and left sides of the brain.  I’m building new neural pathways by meditating, and that’s exciting.   Oh, the magic of neuroplasticity.  :)  (The brain’s remarkable ability, a God-given gift, to adapt itself to any kind of change. )

Sure enough, the computer goblins got part of this blog–again.   I’ll fill you in tomorrow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

A brief report

Down 1.2 pounds at Weight Watchers today–excellent meeting!  If you’re in WW, or thinking of joining, be sure to find a group you enjoy, because that makes all the difference.  On one of my previous attempts, I didn’t connect with the leader very well, and that doesn’t help.  On the other hand, attitude is everything, and I apparently had a less than ideal one going at the time.  :)  I would, of course, like to be farther along than I am, but there’s no hurry, since I’m in for the duration. 

I’m listening to a great memoir called “It Was Me All Along”, written by Andie Mitchell.  Andie’s weight loss journey is fascinating, and her story really touched my heart.  She’s been through some rough stuff, but she’s still in there plugging, and I have enormous respect for that.  I’m not finished with the book yet, but she has mentioned losing 135 pounds.  WOW.  That’s a whole person, for heaven’s sake.  Impressive!  Plus, Andie is a skilled baker, and I was inspired to read that she’s learned to savor her food without overdoing it.

Speaking of food, I think I’m hungry.  :)

See you tomorrow.

The term “keep your ear to the ground” comes from literally putting an ear to the ground to listen for hoof beats.

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