2. The movie Twelve Years a Slave came out this past weekend. Did you know it's based on a book? It's a true story too, written by the slave. Lori, the story starts right where you live! I've been reading the book but probably will wait for the DVD to see the movie. I've heard it's a fabulous movie but brutal and painful to watch. I don't need to be sobbing in the theater.
3. This study - which made national headlines - showing that Oreo cookies' fat and sugar are as addictive as cocaine was done at the college that is right in my city!
5. This article. Not sure I completely agree, but it got me thinking on many levels.
6. Life really is all about perspective. A friend was watching a football game when one of her children called her. This is the conversation that ensued:
7. I know a lot of people don't like the Biggest Loser but I do. It seems that every week there is something that strikes me..."You cannot change the past but this is your chance to rewrite the future." I've actually been having quite a few similar thoughts in regards to this being the second half of my life. I do believe the decade of the 50's are a second (or third, or fourth) chance for many things.
8. Speaking of rewriting the latter part of my life, been feeling - a lot - like a I need a change regards to exercise but don't quite know what or how. In the last 20+ months (since the fractured foot) I have really been feeling broken down. Also, I'd venture to say full on menopause has set in and I don't always sleep well which has made it increasingly hard to get up at 4 am to exercise. Imagine going to bed at 8 pm trying to be asleep by 8:30 and then waking up around 2 am and staying awake until 3:30, then the alarm goes off at 4. Yeah, that. Yet, if I don't get up, I definitely won't exercise at night because I'm really dog tired at that point and completely lack self-motivation. I've looked around at available evening classes and they are either too late or too expensive or something I'm not interested in. It's such a conundrum. Still thinking hard on this one.
9. Also from the Biggest Loser, "Strength has nothing to do with external performance. It has everything to do with internal belief." Free your mind and the rest will follow.
10. I came across this Navajo Beauty Way ceremony and adapted it for myself (every place it said walk, I wrote run). I printed it out and have been reading it every morning... working on health and harmony and internal belief.