Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thirty Pound Challenge Update!

So in one of my recent blog posts I talked about how I needed to make a lifestyle change regarding my health. It seemed that every Monday morning I hear of someone falling prey to preventable diseases. Then, as I studied mental health for my sisters’ class, every suggestion to help deal with grief, anxiety, depression, burnout etc, recommended exercise. I recognized the need to incorporate daily exercise into my routine, as well as a balanced diet if I am to live a happy and healthy life. So, once I turned 30, I promised to make these changes. I promised to exercise more, and eat properly. I figured that once I made these changes, that I would naturally start losing weight…so I issued myself a “30 pound challenge.” The idea is not that I actively try to lose weight, but that I actively try to change my lifestyle to one of health and wellness, knowing that the weight will fall off. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Family Picture

When I painted the picture of my family in my heart I imagined joy and laughter.

I imagined hugs and kisses.

I imagined graduations, weddings, Christmases, and New Year’s, birthdays and anniversaries.

When I painted the picture of my happy family, I painted togetherness, closeness, and love. I painted phone calls, emails, post cards and pictures.

When I painted the picture of my happy family, I painted a picture where we would all be together, longing to be together and looking forward to being together.