Tuesday, September 29, 2015

School Days are Here Again

Most people are just trying to get through the day. Be committed
to learn to get from the day. Don’t just get through it; get from it.
Learn from it. Let the day teach you. Join the university of life.
What a difference that will make in your future. Commit yourself
to learning. Commit yourself to absorbing. Be like a sponge.
Get it. Don’t miss it.

Jim Rohn

Morning all. It's another humid one for sure, and rain is on its way. Yesterday, boy was I shocked when I stepped outdoors. Seemed like summer was back. The air was so heavy and thick. Ralph had a hard time of it yesterday. Took a short walk and returned right home running for his pump.

I've only one class today. 'Wellness'. In this class we will learn we will learn healthy ways to manage anger, fear and sadness and practice PEP (Positive Energy Power) Aerobics. The latter kind of scares me. LOL!!!

As you see, though, I have chosen classes that go along with my lifelong interest in alternative healing methods. Not that I don't believe there are times we NEED our doctor, but we are also the captains of our own bodies. For many years, I admit, I let stress control my body and look at the results. 70 pound weigh gain, high blood pressure they couldn't even control with medication, thyroid issues, fibromyaligia, pre-diabetes. That's all changing now that I've once again taken control. Lost almost 40 pounds, an occasional flare but less pain on a daily basis, normalized blood pressure, with medication but I hope one day not to need it, thyroid issues stabilized and off medication. Haven't had recent bloodwork so I don't know if I am still pre-diabetic.

So now I am learning all I can. I've said it before, if I had it to do all over again, I'd go into nutrition and healing instead of substance abuse. But everything falls as it is meant to be. And with substance abuse I met many wonderful people and had the opportunity to help some who never had someone care enough before.

I'm awfully chatty this morning. I'm excited that's all. Have a good one.


  1. It's nice to be excited about a new area of endeavour, isn't it? Have fun!

  2. Those classes are all so exciting!!! Have a great day!

  3. I'm glad you are enjoying your classes. It's gotten warm and humid here again too and we've had rain almost non-stop since Friday. Have a wonderful day!

  4. sounds like something I need, I'm very happy for you

  5. You have a great day too, Mary! Seventy pounds lost. That's fabulous! You are wonderful. And I.'m so happy for you that you're enjoying your classes.

  6. Have a great day.
    I am in the throes of starting to reclaim responsibility for myself, including my body. A long journey - but essential.
    Send that rain here. Please.

  7. Those sound like great classes. Your posts often inspire me to do things to change my own life. And yes, it was humid and summery here in central PA as well.

    Have a great week!