Suffering Is Optional
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Recently, I’ve phased in a bit more activity to my routine beginning with the hallowed treadmill… The first week I did a warm up walk for 5 minutes, ran for 10 and then a cool down walk for 5 more minutes every other day. The second week I upped my run time to 15 minutes, and the subsequent week to 20 minutes. What I immediately noticed during Week Two, … Continue reading

Hidden Pet Poisons
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Ever had a run-in with a poisonous frog? Living in Arizona, my mind always shifts towards reptiles like lizards and snakes, but evidently the Sonoran Desert Toad is a big problem this time of year when it comes to safety. Namely, your pet’s safety. Of course, in the Southwest summer, heat, is the number one offender. Whether dehydration, paw burns from being forced … Continue reading

Flip. The. Switch.
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The lights went out… and so did the air conditioning, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, freezer, tv, alarm clock and my phone and laptop charger! With a flip of a switch (or a faulty breaker in my case)… I was in darkness. In the 12 hours it took to get everything sorted out it really made me think that while technology and modern day appliances are … Continue reading

Isn’t It Time To Put Your Matches Away?
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Burning bridges makes things certain. At least that is the need it seems to fill. Certainty. I like to stay away from qualifiers such as good and bad, right and wrong in my life’s journey, so let’s stick with how we “feel.” If you’re anything like I am, you’ve had a time, or perhaps are still in a time, where you’d rather “know” the … Continue reading

What Is The Magic Of Drinking Water?
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We’ve heard it over and over... and over... “stay hydrated!” Unfortunately, even though the average person’s body is 60% water and clearly it needs to be maintained, it is such a ready recommendation that it can be easily dismissed causing you to miss out on the vital benefits it offers. So what ARE these vital benefits? I hope you’ll take a peek at … Continue reading