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Then Or Now?

When it comes to your health and overall well-being, it's wonderful if you can have many years of practiced self-care. That's just not always (or even often) the case. I appreciate the fact that my mother basically fed us "whole foods" when I was growing up and I am very grateful for that foundation. However, as soon as I left home all together, I was off and running, creating my own nutritional roller coaster. There were times when I ate consciously and well while not taking great care in other areas. Then, there were periods where I threw healthy eating out the window while trying to fit in more exercise and meditation. There's a wonderful Chinese Proverb:

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." Whatever we've done or ignored in the past, we can't change it. All we've got is right now to look at how we want to feel, look, and behave. I definitely had my struggles and ups and downs over the past ten years. At times I looked to food for comfort and escape. I hid out in front of the tv some days. My moods went up and down, I gained weight, and I pretended a lot that everything was peachy keen. For the last 15 months I've done a turn around. I got involved with a particular program that addresses all my needs, starting with eating well and losing over 30 pounds. While I've been blessed with good energy for much of my life, I was drooping at different times during the day and I lost some of my "za-za-zoom" as Carrie Bradshaw used to say (remember Sex In The City?). These days my life still isn't perfect, however I feel so much better and I have the renewed energy to keep working on improvement. Wherever you are in your life -- don't get caught up in the past and what you did or didn't do. Come into the present with me. I know how to find your place here, if you want. Talk to me. Let's explore together.

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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