Today’s Featured Blog…Out an’ About!!

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The magic of Central Australia stirs me, even a month after our return. Red earth, big skies, wild canyons and deep gorges … If there’s one walk that epitomises this grandeur it’s the Kings…

Positive? Not Always…

Tripping Through Treacle

I try and stay positive, I really do. When I shared that I’d recently been confirmed as having secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) on my blog and on Instagram, everybody was absolutely brilliant, giving me so much support and praising me for working hard to keep going, despite the dark diagnosis. And I am generally positive. As regular readers will know, I do try to keep as healthy as I can be through diet, exercise, and meditation and I truly think that doing that helps to keep my mood stable to some degree. However, as positive as I can be, I can also be downright miserable and grumpy and sad and scared (just ask my husband). It’s not something I like to share too much on social media; it makes me feel so much better when I share uplifting content rather than depressing content. But that’s not the true face…

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Back On The Path To Self-Care

Reclaiming HOPE

Back on the Path

I’m a planner. I like planning things out, making my “to-do” list, and checking things off. There’s only one problem — life (and fibromyalgia) doesn’t care about my planning and “to-do” list. That has become quite evident in the last week and a half.

I spent Labor Day weekend and the first two days of last week going back and forth to the hospital, basically acting as patient advocate for a family member and a go-between for family/caregivers and the hospital staff (I’m the only family member who lives in the area). I was happy to do it; there are so many things I can’t do now, I’m always happy to do the things I can. It does take a toll on my body though, and honestly, by Tuesday, I was completely worn out. The only thing keeping me going was prayer.

On Wednesday and Thursday, we were busy…

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Today’s Featured Blog…The Utopia Universe!!

theutopiauniverse

Illusion time, forget about making that target weight before you do anything, start to take action now and pay attention to how you dress and look, wearing the right clothes and knowing you look good, and being full of confidence go a long way to making you feel attractive.Do you know your problem areas, have you come to terms with them, if not it’s time you did, and start to concentrate on your good points, maybe you have fabulous hair,skin,or great smile, you will have many things going for you than you think, and good points are very much a part of you as well as the one imperfect feature you totally dwell on.

illusion 1 When you learn how to use your body language, it is amazing how different you will feel, when you feel bad about an area, you may well be sending out “keep away” signals through body language…

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Biasini Speaks: Look At Me Go!

HorseAddict

Well, Dear Humans, I think many of you will know that my human, Ma Leueen, is away visiting her offspring, her “son” as she calls him in another country. She has taken my friend David with her.  So, this means that Coach Belinda is riding me and also Trainer Lynsey.  With Trainer Lynsey I do some fabulous stuff; not dressage AT ALL!  Now with Coach Belinda I do dressage and I work VERY hard because I want to show her I can do well. But with Trainer Lynsey we just have FUN!

She takes me up to the big grass field at the back and we warm up and then she canters me out into the forest loop and then back up the hill, onto the grass field and across it to the loop again. Here….take a look!

As you can see in that video at the end I go…

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What Does Waiting Look Like to You?

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Each week, I eagerly await the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge that asks bloggers to share appropriate images based on that week’s theme.

As I anticipate my last weekend at the Sacramento River delta, I keenly recall animated conversations during the late winter and early spring of how we were going to spend every weekend windsurfing. “Best laid plans” and how quickly time flies!

While we anxiously waited and dreamed of our new season, I am sharing some older photos that have been waiting to see the light of day and work for the theme of windsurfing and Waiting.

Waiting for ??

Almost two years ago to the day, I posted this image of a man observing the windsurfers and kiteboarders waiting for wind.

Leisure Connects Us Waiting for wind in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Waiting to Sail

This photo taken by my husband (with my phone) illustrates the wait and the fear involved…

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One Minute Recipes – Skinny Microwave Banana Mug Cake

The Purple Almond

For this week’s morning videos, I’m going to focus on “mug recipes”. While I don’t typically advocate using the microwave, sometimes it’s warranted, due to lack of time. For today’s recipe, I have a healthy “Banana mug cake”.  If you can’t have nuts, swap the almond butter for SunButter (Sunflower seed butter). If you’re like me, and can’t eat oats or grains, use Cassava Flour (NOT tapioca flour).

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Let us stop for a moment to pray and meditate.

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Making a Comic- more progress! 

Talking to myselves

Well that face about explains it ladies and gents! The point of no return! It’s amazing what such small steps can do.

Since I started my baby steps toward bringing Shattered Mirror onto paper, so much has changed. Completing page 3 now, all at once I’m feeling empowered that my dreams are indeed possible and battling fears that this journey is too much for me to tackle alone.

Either way, I love these characters too much to not let them live anywhere but my head… so push ahead I will! Inking will start today so keep posted for some really finished pieces!

Cheers to the journey ahead!

~Fioza

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The Structured Life of a #Dragonfly

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Dragonfly nymph sheds into adulthood

As bloggers, I believe most of us are quite structured in our daily approach to writing; at least we try to be.

The weekly photo challenge asks us to share images that show Structure of something typically overlooked.

This past summer, as I enjoyed a day on the beach where we windsurf, I had the chance to photograph something amazing! In the wooded area less than a foot behind our beach chairs, a dragonfly nymph found a safe place to shed its exoskeleton and enter into adulthood.

“When the nymph is finally ready for adulthood, it crawls out of the water onto a rock or plant stem and molts one last time. It takes up to an hour for the adult to expand its body.” Source: 10 Fascinating Facts About Dragonflies

Even in the strong breeze, this smart little fellow stuck like glue onto the log as he emerged…

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