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I am looking out my window at a glorious sunny May Sunday morning. I hope you have a similar situation. Thought you might enjoy these:   Tony

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You Should Walk More – Infographic

I am a firm believer in walking as an exercise for good health. Although I ride my bike nearly daily and love it as well as the exercise benefits I derive from it, biking is not weight-bearing exercise. Walking is. Your bones benefit from walking,  so you are defending yourself from osteoporosis with every step. […]

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laugh… evolve…

Social laughter is correlated with an elevated pain threshold Laughter Produces Endorphins, Study Finds:   “Laughter is very weird stuff, actually,” Dr. Dunbar said. “That’s why we got interested in it.” The simple muscular exertions involved in producing the familiar ha, ha, ha, trigger an increase in endorphins. Laughter contributes to group bonding and may […]

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Living Happily

“Authentic wisdom is the ability to monitor yourself at all times to determine your relative state of weakness or strength, and to shift out of those thoughts that weaken you.” Wayne Dyer, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace I was reflecting on authenticity and that as I am out and about or busy with my […]

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Don’t be so proud and stubborn that it separates you from others and affects your relationships! Madeleine P. Maya

Antelope Canyon, by SARA

Antelope Canyon, by SARA

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A person who does not listen choses to stay ignorant. Open yourself to active listening!  Madeleine P. Maya


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EleazerIn the rules of love someone always cares more. There is the person who always puts in more effort; the person who goes the distance. The person who finds counseling worth the effort when a divorce seems like the easy option. The person who will let the argument go rather than continue to fight. The…

via Be The One Who Loves With Abandon — Thought Catalog

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Compare Yourself to Yourself

The Cathie Barash Blog

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Too often, we compare ourselves to others who seem to be more joyful, talented, or enlightened than we are, rather than celebrating ourselves, and how far we’ve come in our own life.

Even if we do appreciate our journey, and all that we’ve gained so far, it can seem to pale in comparison to someone else who is getting more accolades or attention for their position in life.

It is at these times that we need to remember to compare ourselves to ourselves, and revel in the progress we’ve made, the challenges we’ve overcome, and the help we’ve provided to others.

By honoring the changes, wisdom or growth we’ve experienced thus far, we are better able to notice, and appreciate the positive contributions we make in our world, even if we aren’t famous around the world.

We do not have to be a renowned professional in order to add…

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Narcissistic abuse: who is the real victim?

Lucky Otters Haven


Narcissistic abusers are great at charming people they want to impress, or those people they want to get on their side. When they have targeted an individual for abuse, they will stop at nothing to turn their friends, colleagues, even their families against them–and it’s not at all uncommon for them to claim that THEY are the ones being abused.   The process of using malicious gossip and lies to turn people against the victim is called triangulation and is well known in the narcissistic abuse community. Most of us who have been targeted by narcissistic abusers know all too well about triangulation and its close cousin, gaslighting. Both will be used in conjunction with each other to turn the victim’s potential allies against them, effectively isolating them and ripping away any support systems they could use later.

Those who have been turned against the victim by the narcissist are called

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23 Weird & Disturbing Sex Facts You Really Didn’t Need To Know — Thought Catalog

Trinity1. Old people have a LOT of sex. How much sex, you ask? Do you really want to know? OK, since you asked, the elderly are currently experiencing the biggest spike in sexually transmitted infections among all age groups. Should I continue? All right, then—three-quarters of 70-year-old men are still able to impregnate a woman.…

via 23 Weird & Disturbing Sex Facts You Really Didn’t Need To Know — Thought Catalog

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