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    Boobs in a Vice and All Things Not Nice

    Yesterday was time again for my annual mammogram.  When my fiancé got home from work he said: “Oh, sorry you had to get your boobs squished in a vice, that’s probably painful.” It is, but I explained it only took a few minutes and a little bit of pain is well worth the peace of mind it will give me.  This thought led me to what’s going on in the…

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    Weight of Happiness

    Weight tends to get lumped in with other nonsensical things we create to postpone happiness like: I’ll be happy when I have a new car…when I get that job…when I lose 10 pounds.   Does that mean you’ll just be downright miserable until then? That’s ridiculous. I had a friend say to me once, “The difference between where I’d like to be, and me enjoying my life is about 8 pounds…

  • Highs and lows, ups and downs, peaks and valleys
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    Basements and Ceilings

    Highs and lows, ups and downs, peaks and valleys; and what I’m now calling basements and ceilings.  All metaphors for the struggles we incur on this wild ride called life…and yet a critical component of finding that elusive thing we call balance. Our species is born to need.  We require extraneous elements to survive and our bodies are designed to propel us into seeking what we need. This was obviously…