Are You An Introvert or Extrovert?

Posted by admin on August 21, 2011

Do you know if you are an introvert or an extrovert? The more we learn and know about our own self, the more compassion we can have for ourselves.  The more we learn and know about other people, the more compassion we can have for others.  Read more...

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Day 19 of My 20 Days of Creating or Changing A Habit

Posted by Lisa on August 19, 2011

I am 19 days into my 20 Days of Creating or Changing a Habit.  It's pretty fitting that tomorrow will be 20 days - it will be the 20th of August and also my birth day.  It truly is a day to celebrate! Read on to find out why...

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Day 18 of My 20 Days of Changing a Habit

Posted by Lisa on August 18, 2011

I'm 18 days into my 20 days of changing and creating a habit.  How is diabetes allowing me to put everything I'm learning into practice? Keep reading and find out... The first 14 days were pretty easy as far as not taking the over-the-counter pain reliever or feeling any physical symptoms.  It took about two weeks for my anxiety to start coming in stronger and for the physical symtoms to start showing.  What I've moved deeper into is my realization that I was using the pain reliever as a way to deal with my anxiety of feeling like I didn't have any power in this world.  

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20-Days of Changing a Habit

Posted by Lisa on August 17, 2011

Scientists have speculated that it takes 20 days to create or change a habit.  I'm on day 17 and it's been a different journey than what I've experienced before in changing or creating a habit.  My main change of habit was in taking a common over-the-counter pain reliever.  I took quite a bit every single day and I was very unaware of exactly how much I was taking (I would just "blindly" take it).  I tried one other time to stop take the pain reliever but went back to it.  This time I've started with a small, obtainable goal (I take 1/2 a pill after breakfast and 1/2 a pill after lunch).  I started taking the pain reliever about 10 years ago when I worked full-time and then increased even more when my mom was dying from cancer.  I thought all of my power was in this little pill.  I thought the pill gave me the power to push through it all - to not feel and to do what I thought I couldn't do.  On my first attempt to stop taking the pain reliever I went back to it because I didn't know what to do with my anxiety of dealing with life.  This time I have grown and I know more options and tools.  I have learned that I do have the power WITHIN ME (instead of outside of me) and I am learning even more tools to use for the anxiety.  Continue to follow me on my journey of inner power!