Just a Thought…

Peace from Panic

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I’ve never been much of a risk taker, so I totally identify with this. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of my comfort zone. I’m comfortable there!

But when I try something new, branch out, and reach higher than I thought I could, life can be so much more rewarding.

Sure, there’s a chance of failure. But if I don’t try, I’ll never know. If I don’t climb the mountain, I’ll never see the stunning view.

My husband and I have tried to teach this lesson to our daughters. When Mackenzie and Talee were little, we encouraged them to try new foods, make new friends, and play different sports.

Now that they’re older, we support the girls in their decisions to travel and experience the world. We’ve always tried to instill a sense of adventure and a zest for life. That happens when they push the limits and go beyond…

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Share Your Favorite Blogger!

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So I wanted to do something different Thursday which was to share the link of a blogger you enjoy following that you think others would enjoy also.  It seems to be working nicely so I’m going to continue the post via the link below.

Be sure to visit the other links and meet some great bloggers.  I’ll also be running the standard Meet and Greet so check that out as well.

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FAVORITE BLOGGER LINK

Silver Sneakers part of my medical plan.

Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

I had silver sneakers with my other plan, but never used it. I intend to start using it. I can join more than one because they all have different amenities available for silver sneakers and some slap on a per class fee whereas the gym itself is free.

As my son the personal trainer says, “if I want to be in a wheelchair continue what I am doing now.”

Mental and physical problems aside I don’t want to be in a wheelchair. I may be lazy, but not that lazy. And my health depends on better physical fitness. I can get rid of some of this medicine with exercise and losing weight.

I start a new anti-depressant tonight. Remeron with my mood stabilizer staying the same.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Share Your Favorite Blogger!

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So I wanted to do something different yesterday which is to share the link of a blogger you enjoy following that you think others would enjoy also.  It worked wonderfully so I’m going to continue the post via the link below.

Be sure to visit the other links and meet some great bloggers.  I’ll also be running the standard Meet and Greet so check that out as well.

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FAVORITE BLOGGER LINK

Dear Future Self

Who's My Favorite Today?

Brooke was a cheerleader for two years in middle school.  However, she decided that in high school, she would try other activities and not do cheerleading.  So as her friends tried out for the cheerleading team, she chose to play golf in the fall.  However, when golf season was over, the cheer team had some open slots.  There were some girls who were no longer on the team and the cheer coach asked Brooke if she would join the Varsity Cheer Team for basketball season.

Brooke struggled back and forth for a couple of days as to whether she wanted to do this.  It is her first year of high school and her courses are more challenging than she has ever had before – she is taking an AP class as a freshman.  I told her that I would support whatever she wanted to do.  (Our oldest daughter had been…

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Awards: The Liebster Award!

Art by Rob Goldstein

A huge thanks to birdflight.blog for nominating me
for this award

The rules of this award:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 blogs.
Notify those blogs of the nomination.
Give them 11 questions to answer.

Eleven Random Facts about me.

I’m a big fan of martial arts movies
I have a sardonic sense of humor
I love sardines.
I’m always reading something.
I’m a news junkie.
I have a strong sense of patriotism
I like a sunny day!
I believe that your life is what you make is only  when you have everything you need to physically survive and thrive.
My cat died three years ago and I still can’t make myself replace her.
When I say I can’t do something I mean it.
I change my opinion when new…

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Spring Break Getaway OOTD

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During spring break a few weeks ago, my family decided to go on a mid-week getaway at a secluded resort in Austin, Texas. Barton Creek Resorts was beautiful, surrounded by flourishing plants. Greenery pervaded the acreage as we had a front-view of the golf course from our window. This technology-free vacation was exactly what I needed to reconnect with my family and take my mind off of worldly stress. I left that back at home. There was a cute nature trail and mini-golf course right by the outdoor pool on the cliff overlooking the large bodies of water and surrounding mansions. The sight was breathtaking. I finally had my chance to eat out for almost every meal, trying new varieties like Vietnamese Pho and Japanese California rolls.

There was a serene “tranquility room” by the spa and gym area, which was essentially where they found a cave while constructing the resort…

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Forks over knives-chocolate mug cake vegan

Forks over knives-chocolate mug cake vegan on Multiple experienceS | Who doesn’t need a chocolate fix every now and again? This was a simple, quick and tasty…

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Today’s Featured Blog is… Happy Creative Geek!!

Happy Creative Geek

Hey!

In the blog post, ‘What blogging is for me‘ I stated some small goals in the end. And it turns out I have achieved two of them!

  • Write ten posts by the end of April  (I had written 8 posts by April and wrote the remaining 2 by May 2)
  • Ten followers  (Yeay! 10 followers by May 4)

It is a small achievement, but I had thought even this would be difficult.

Ten followers? It would take so long…

Thank you so much everyone. 😊

This post is also to tell you that I have decided to have a separate page for goals which will include not only my blogging goals but goals from other areas as well. I call this page The ‘Goals’ List.

Have a nice day. 😊

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My Artist

Who's My Favorite Today?

Brooke (15 yrs. old) has always been into art.  She will do any kind of art: painting, drawing, sculpture, knitting, etc…  She’s always been pretty good at it too.  This is a painting she did for her grandmother to put in her beach house.  She first did a small version to work out the details, and then did the larger version to give away.

Unfortunately for Brooke, I have not been good about helping her pursue her talent.  She has chosen to do gymnastics, horseback riding, and cheerleading that has taken up a great deal of time.  Now she has taken up golf as well.  However, she is at a school now that has an International Baccalaureate program and art is part of the IB course offerings.  Therefore, she will take art the next 3 years.  I am excited about the possibilities and what she will learn and create.

Brooke…

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