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Just One Thing

Hi, there! How are you today? I'm writing this at least a few days before you read it and it's a gorgeous, sunny, warm NY afternoon. I'm so grateful to have friends who regularly open their home and pool (!) to me. I also appreciate that I get the chance to connect with you every week, either with The Seed and Bloom or The Care. Thank you for letting me in!

Having just celebrated another birthday and getting older, I'm noticing a desire within me to keep things really simple. I've always loved the KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetheart) principle and it's having even more significance as I dance into my 70's. The reason "why" doesn't really matter, however, I will share my observation ... I think we feel more important or significant if we keep things complicated when we're younger. As we collect wisdom (hopefully!) over the years, it becomes more obvious just how outstanding and remarkable we are by merely existing.

I hope that this week's Care is an example of my commitment to simplicity. It comes down to this ... What is one activity you could change or adopt that would make a difference, perhaps bigger than you can imagine, in your life? Here's a list of possibilities:

  • Go for a walk every day. If that feels overwhelming, start with every other day and set a date for making it every day.

  • Stop drinking soda.

  • Start drinking water. Aim for 8 glasses a day.

  • Quit smoking.

  • Learn to meditate and commit to 5 minutes every morning.

  • Create a Gratitude Journal and list 3 things for which you are grateful every morning and before bed.

  • Stop watching network news.

  • Look in the mirror, every day, and say, "I love and approve of myself.".

  • Look for random acts of kindness you can do at least 3 times a week.

  • Commit to taking a dance break with your favorite song/video/music every day.

  • Leave your cell phone behind for an hour a day.

  • Discover a new vegetable you've never tried before or commit to having at least three vegetables a day.

This list is just a few suggestions to get started. DO NOT do all of them. Just pick ONE or find something else in your life that needs a tweak and feel GOOD about it. One Thing and remember, as always, to be care-full.

Sometimes a little accountability goes a long way. That's one of the advantages of having a coach on your side. Contact me and we can talk about it.

Happy Healthy Habit Hump Day,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

the Mindful Maven and Mistress of Meditation, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support. 

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