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A long overdue bit of randomness

A long overdue bit of randomness

Is “there is an exception to every rule” a rule? If so, is there an exception to “there is an exception to every rule”? That would mean there is a rule that has no exceptions. What rule could that be? It would almost have to be the rule that “there is an exception to every ... Read More
A word is … well … a word

A word is … well … a word

I have often talked about the wonder and power of language on this blog. Language is possibly the greatest creation of life on this world. I say life, because language takes many forms, and not all of them involve words. But that does not take away from the immense potential that languages made of words ... Read More
Gotta love this school!

Gotta love this school!

Welcome to the Ultra Conservative School for Logic and Clarity! Our course selection will ensure you make it through the maze called life with the skill and sureness of a blind man! We have a wide variety of courses for you. Here are some of the most popular:   It’s someone else’s fault: This course ... Read More
Ranting randomly

Ranting randomly

I am feeling feisty today. Which means maybe it is time for a good ole rant. Haven’t had one for a while. But since I don’t have a specific rant at the moment, I will try something new … a stream of conscious rant. Who knows what I might “yell” about next? I guess my ... Read More
Paradoxically Creative

Paradoxically Creative

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned the realization that we are always surrounded by inspiration. The trick is opening our senses to it. The challenge is not a lack of inspiration, but the lack of consistency in those who seek it. We humans are pretty fickle beings, changing from moment to moment … even ... Read More
Me just being ME (so she can be SHE)

Me just being ME (so she can be SHE)

It may seem odd, but one of the questions I find the toughest to answer is when I am asked, “What do you do for a living?” Even back in the days when I had something resembling a traditional working life, I never quite knew how to answer that question. As far as I am ... Read More
In search of inspiration

In search of inspiration

I woke up one morning feeling very unmotivated. I just could not find any good reason to do much of … well … anything. Usually I have all sorts of ideas of what I might like to do now, but that particular now, I simply had nothing. Something was simply … missing. I thought for ... Read More
Yep. I am lost again.

Yep. I am lost again.

Yep. I don’t get it. I used to think I had a clue. But the more I wander through this thing we call life … the more that I realize how clueless I really am. Especially about people. Last I checked, I fall in the category of people, but sometimes I wonder if I am ... Read More
Whatever happened to imagination?

Whatever happened to imagination?

It boggles my mind that with all the wonders mankind sees and better yet creates every moment … that anyone can actually have a closed mind. Those who believe in an all-knowing, all-powerful deity should be able to believe that ANYTHING is possible. Yet they set limits on everything, because it steps outside their comfort zone. Ironically, those who ... Read More

An opportunity to create a lifetime …

I am not sure what it is about modern civilization, but somehow as life becomes easier through advances in technology, we have lost not only the concept of personal responsibility, but responsibility for person. The more streamlined and mechanized everything becomes, the more we learn about taking the easy way. We are losing the ability think for ourselves. We are losing the ability to do for ourselves. This is not a healthy direction for human society.

How can we stop this trend? What can we do to revive the flailing human spirit? Like with any other issue, the first step is to recognize that there IS an issue. In this technologically “advanced civilization” that I live in, when the power goes out life comes to a stand still. People no longer know how to do things on their own, and worse yet, they don’t know how to take responsibility for their own actions and decisions. This has invaded all parts of our lives. If something goes wrong financially, it is the government’s fault. If our kids are growing up to be terrors, it is the schools fault, or the electronic media, or society in general. And if we are overweight; wheezing just to walk up a small flight of stairs, then it is because we have no time to exercise, or food is too expensive, or the ingredients of the food is to blame. We need to start taking responsibility again. For our choices. For ourselves. If we want to improve our lives, we need to be the ones shaping them, and stop blaming everyone and everything EXCEPT ourselves. If we want change, it is up to US to make it happen!

There is no one simple solution to a healthy life style. We need to ensure that we have a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy soul. They are all necessary components of a human being. Some would prefer spirit for soul, but the concept remains the same. All three are interdependent, but in order to strengthen all three one has to do it in the right order. Think of it as a pyramid … the body is the base, the mind the middle, and the soul/spirit is the pinnacle. If we focus on one aspect only, then what we are trying to build is at the best incomplete, at the worst very unstable. So the first key to healthy living is a healthy body.

In my eternal journey to not only better myself but maybe also help improve the lives of others, I have started yet another new project towards this particular goal. I have been working on improving my own body in the last few weeks, with the goal of becoming physically healthy again and this time making it stick. I have been using the resources of Team BeachBody to do this, and find that not only do they work well for me, bu their mission resonates with my own. Therefore in an effort to continue to grow as a person, and to continue in my often futile seeming efforts of improving the world around me, I have decided to become a Team BeachBody Coach myself. What does this mean exactly?

It means that I have the ability to not only improve MY physical health, but help others do the same. It means that I may be able to get a little income to help me pursue all my crazy ideas, though ultimately that is not the most important part. I am no salesman, so don’t see myself suddenly being financially set up as a result of this choice. But I think that we all need to start reclaiming ourselves, and the first step is to reclaim our bodies. If anyone is tired … tired of being overweight; tired of not being physically capable of doing the things they want to do; tired of feeling they have no power to affect their own lives, then I am here to help. Contact me here, contact me on the new FB page I just set up, hell just call me (508-254-7167). The path to change and self-improvement takes one simple first step:

Decide to do it.

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ADDENDUM: Apparently I am not allowed to advertise my own business on MY blog, so the link I was trying to introduce is  http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/taochild. Sorry guys, you’ll have to cut and paste if interested.