A Hidden Benefit to Intermittent Fasting – Nia Shanks –


The Purple Almond

Hello everyone! I said, as I went on my sabbatical that I would occasionally post articles, and here’s one I thought you’d enjoy, especially if you’re interested in INTERMITTENT FASTING (IF)

One of the things I’m doing during my sabbatical is reading, lots of reading. Now, I read a lot during school, but on school topics. I rarely have time to read for recreation. Now what I consider “recreation”, are nutrition topics of interest to me. My current fascination is INTERMITTENT FASTING. This is something I began about a month ago, and have learned to LOVE! Why? I have MORE energy; I’m more active; I sleep better; I’m losing weight, without changing my diet too much.

I am currently reading the book EAT STOP EAT by Brad Pilon. (If you have kindle unlimited, it’s FREE!) In the following article, Brad discusses a hidden benefit of IF, something I myself have…

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Exhausted and depressed.

Lucky Otters Haven

I was going to write a post about my vacation, which I returned from yesterday (it rained the whole way driving home).

I’m so sorry, but I’m just depressed and tired and not up to putting a new post together today, especially one which requires uploading photographs and deciding which ones to use.

Part of my problem is suffering from my usual PVD (post-vacation depression), as well as exhaustion from both the long drive and my generally depressed emotional state right now (which seems to have lots to do with watching my nation split apart and turn into a shithole country before my eyes). I’m pretty traumatized by the whole sad political situation here, which doesn’t seem to be getting better and may in fact be getting a lot worse.

I’m having trouble coping with life in general. I’ve lost interest in lots of things that used to interest me…

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Unconditional love of my daily pet therapy | Multiple experienceS

I don’t understand how people don’t want the unconditional love of a pet. I think everybody should be pet people either dog or cat. I’ve had them both. Some of my cats were prissy, but most were very…

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Continuing Life in a Senior High Rise

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

The sirens are constant. The turnover is constant. Some just someone getting hurt and others are death.

Plus there are the ones moving out (usually against their will) because the family decides they can’t live on their own any longer.

I am still struggling with the alone part. I am waiting on my therapist to come back from a family emergency. They say she is here today. I am trying to get her to do Face Time as my leg can barely hold me up again and I am not able to climb their stairs and since the building is ancient there is no elevator, plus I need to go to the Office on Aging and get help applying for help with my electric bill. They have help for low income families. I have to get it done as soon as possible. I had to wait for the first electric…

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One-Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Au Revoir

But I Smile Anyway...

“I’ll be back.”- (Arnie &) Ritu

It’s come, Peeps.

I am so exhausted at the moment, I think the time is ripe for me to take that blogging break I have always mentioned.

I’ll still read some posts.

I’ll answer comments.

I may even post intermittently, and Spidey will still be around on Sundays.

But I think I am on a ‘no-challenge’ break for a little while, until I feel refreshed, and I have managed to sort my rewrite out.

Hate to leave you challengers, but sometimes it just has to be done!

So, excuse my absence Ronovan, Colleen, Linda, Sue, and Charli, for a little while, as I recharge my blog batteries!

Peace out Peeps! I’ll still be around, but I’ll be quieter, then I’ll BE BACK!

For Linda’s #1LinerWeds Challenge.


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Quote challenge. Day 3 of 3.

One day at a time...

Again, thanks to Novus and The Irish Procrastinator for this 3 day challenge nomination. It got my creative juices flowing with the personalized quotes of mine.


My quote: “Learn to take care of yourself.

  • It will help with your mental state.
  • You cannot take care of someone else if you do not even know how to take care of yourself.
  • You will have at least one person to count on.”

Famous person’s quote:

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Stay golden,



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Time To Stop Letting Fear Hold Me Back

Reclaiming HOPE

Photo of jail bars with text overlay Time To Stop Letting Fear Hold Me Back https://reclaiminghope.blog

Last Tuesday, I woke up not feeling so great. There’s nothing unusual about that, but on this particular day, I had a lunch date with my new neighbor. She had heard from my husband that my birthday was coming up and had very generously invited me to lunch. She was picking me up at 11:45, and here I was feeling like crap. I already some concerns:  would we have anything to talk about? (I don’t know her very well), would my hips do okay with whatever chairs we would be sitting in? (I can’t sit on hard chairs for very long or my hip bones flare up and I’m incapacitated for days), how far would I have to ride with her? (I don’t do well riding with other people), and now, I was feeling worse than usual on top of all this. Nerves started taking over, but I didn’t want…

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Meet and Greet Link

The Meet and Greet continues today, but will end this evening so be sure to jump in and have some fun!

And don’t forget, you can leave your link multiple times!!

Meet and Greet Link

Movie Monday Oops, the draft published itself! 😱

The Bag Lady

An oldie but goodie: “Desk Set” with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Their first dinner together is very funny. You can almost feel the rapport these two actors have, right through the screen.

Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is a library reference clerk stuck in a dead-end relationship with a boring television executive (Gig Young). Her life is thrown into turmoil when computer expert Richard Summers (Spencer Tracy) enters it. He has been assigned with automating her department, and she is fearful that Summers’ new computers will automate her out of a job. She despises him at first, but eventually each of the two start to fall for the other’s charms and strong personalities.

Release date: May 15, 1957 (USA)


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