#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

I’m a believer!

Had my first acupuncture treatment, and I’m sold.  No, nothing miraculous happened.  It was very relaxing, though, and I want to follow this trail for a while and see where it leads.  Part of my new taking-care-of-me program.

An update on the bioidentical hormones: I’ve been on the meds six months now–it takes that long for the hormones to get into the blood stream and establish themselves there, apparently–and I KNOW they’re working.  At one time, I had my doubts, but there have been some very positive results in my health since late May and I’m convinced the BHs are part of the solution.  Ditto the many vitamins I take–they aren’t a quick fix, but once you’ve taken them for a while, you begin to recognize the benefits–now to get back to riding my exercise bike.  (Right now, it’s behind a bunch of furniture from the room across the hall from mine–new wood floor going in over there, to complete the make-over–so my space is a bit crowded at the moment.)  #1 reason I feel so much better, though, is God.  Regular prayer and meditation are vital to my all-around well-being.

I finished “Big Sky Secrets” yesterday afternoon–my editor is reading it now, unless I miss my guess.  I usually have  few tweaks to make.  I’m understandably tired and I miss my story people already, but I also feel gratified that I finished the job.

Doctor appointment today–I’m having a stress test for my heart–routine, because of age and family history–and can’t have coffee until afterward.  Bummer. 

Plans for tomorrow: heading out to the lake to spend the 4th with Wendy and Jeremy.  The fireworks start around 10, and they’re always magnificent.  Even better, we can sit on the front deck and watch them.

I’m taking a small vacation July 11-14–all fun, no work, yeehaw!

Tell you more about that later.

Be safe as you celebrate Independence Day and please remember–all that noise can be very scary for pets!

15 comments to “I’m a believer!”

  1. Hilda
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 1:54 pm · Link

    Whew, Linda, so glad you are taking a mini-vacation. You have been so busy! And I’m glad the book is done – that means it’s on its way to our hot little hands! Enjoy your vacation and the fireworks tomorrow night. I’ll be babysitting my niece’s dogs and they’ll be under the bed.

    If I ever have a reason to, I would love to try acupuncture. So far the Lord has granted me excellent health, even though I don’t take care of myself. I praise Him constantly for that and for many other things!

    Happy 4th, Everyone! And THANK YOU to the military, past and present, for our free country!

  2. Sherry Wallace
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 2:03 pm · Link

    So glad you’re feeling better with all you’re doing for yourself. I know it takes time, & God, of course. Have a wonderful & safe 4th on the lake – what a great place to watch fireworks! Are Wendy & Jeremy married now, or planning to be? You mentioned last fall they were, but I may have missed the announcement. You also talked about one of your books becoming a movie or TV show, but I also missed the outcome of that

  3. Becky Johnson Strobaugh
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 3:26 pm · Link

    Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

    So glad you’re feeling better. God does wonderful works in us, doesn’t he?

  4. Crystal
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Linda, Enjoy your 4th and your mini vacation!!!! Although very happy for you I’m a little bummed we will be blogless for a few days!!! LOL Have a wonderful Holiday!!!!

  5. Pamela Truitt
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Linda, Glad to hear you are going in the right direction with your Health, I have be doing that also I have also started taking a herb Turmeric you just might want to see about adding that it will help. google it and see the top 10 it can help,we all love you and want to help keep you young as our children in some fields love all your books hope you have a great time with Wendy and Jeremy and a very rested mini vacation. God Bless Our Cowgirl, ride cowgirl ride.

  6. Patricia
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Hope you start to feel better. Have a great 4th of July and be safe. Leaving our puppy home with the tv on really loud so hopefully he won’t hear all the noise. Happy 4th

  7. Debra
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 5:50 pm · Link

    Enjoy your all fun vacation! Happy 4th of July to all, please keep those serving in the military in your prayers!

  8. Norma Stanforth
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 6:03 pm · Link

    I am so glad that the accupuncture went well yesterday,and good luck with your stress test today. Enjoy your day tomorrow and be safe. God bless you.

  9. Ida C
      · July 3rd, 2013 at 9:53 pm · Link

    Enjoy your 4th of July holiday Linda and then your holiday after. Don’t sweat the coffee!! I had to give it up 8 or 9 years ago and I don’t even miss it now. Love the smell of it occasionally, but not the taste. Take care of yourself.

  10. Theresa Smith
      · July 4th, 2013 at 12:11 am · Link

    So glad you are doing acupuncture. It has done a world of good for me. Long deep tissue massages too. No more back, neck, jaw pain and soooo relaxing. My blood pressure is down and I feel so good!
    I am glad you are doing this for yourself and taking time off. You deserve it. You bring us so much through your books. You need some me time. Then it is back to work!

  11. sam
      · July 4th, 2013 at 3:04 am · Link

    Linda, Enjoy your time out. I hope you, and all “fellow bloggers” have a good Independence Day! :)

  12. Lois Rotella
      · July 4th, 2013 at 7:12 am · Link

    Happy 4th of July to Linda and her family and all her readers !!! Enjoy your mini vacation as I will will be on vacation also. I will be going to a family reunion. :lol:

  13. Maureen
      · July 4th, 2013 at 11:42 am · Link

    I am so happy to hear you enjoyed acupuncture. I have been doing it for about 4-5 years. It helped arthritis. I had two surgeries last year and was left with some scar tissue issues and I have been going weekly for it and massage. It is finally starting to make a real dent. I hope you continue to find benefits from it too.

  14. Gloria
      · July 4th, 2013 at 7:04 pm · Link

    HAPPY 4th to each and everyone of you!!!!!!!!!

    And, because of our MILITARY, we can still celebrate.

  15. marie
      · July 4th, 2013 at 10:29 pm · Link

    22yrs ago, I pulled my back out while lifting my son from his highchair. I heard it!! after 10 days of no relief, my husbands Dr who was also an MD and chiropractor sent me for accupunture. I got home and washed my floor. It has helped me once again when I hurt my back.. good for you.

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