Fitness Goals & Rewards

This is a repost but slightly edited. I just came back from a doctor’s appointment and was weighed for the first time in a long time. My weight has always been a big yo-yo. It’s up and down. Two weeks ago, I was doing great and was down about ten pounds. But then I got…

Meditation Music

Meditation Techniques – Music As a musician, I am really keen on the idea of using music to meditate. This really helps me during stressful times in my life. Or when I’m feeling down. Over the years, I’ve found some great channels on YouTube that allows me to do this. Sometimes writing is my meditation. I…

Healing: inner reflection and harmony

This is a repost. But it’s worth resharing. As some of you know, in my day job, we work with Indigenous Elders. There are days when I feel truly blessed to have this job. I have learned so much about myself since I started working here. I feel like a completely different person compared to…

Healing: The Art of Self-Care

This is a repost from the MS website. At work today, I caught up with a co-worker I hadn’t seen in a few days. We chatted a bit about my new schedule and how it’s really making a difference in my life. We went on to talk about things we want to do, but can’t…

Health: self care tips for chronic joint pain

In follow up to my whine/rant this morning about the cold weather and joint pain, I decided to come back and add another post about self-care for those like me, who do suffer from the joys of chronic joint pain. For me the pain comes and goes. It isn’t constant which I am grateful for….

Fitness: Over-training and common athletic injuries

If you’ve been following my fitness journey, you know that I’ve struggled with weight loss and weight gain most of my life. I won’t bore you with the details again. But the reason that I’m on this path again is due to an injury from over training back in 2012-2013. My knee popped again on…