#WednesdayWisdom: On exercise

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So you may have made a fitness goal to usher in this impossible-sounding year, 2020. Or you’ve been dabbling in fitness for a while. Or you’re a regular exerciser.

No matter where you are with fitness, the days–or the weeks, because sometimes it’s weeks–will come when you just don’t wanna. At all.

Maybe that exercise glow isn’t as strong. Maybe you’re achy. Or maybe your couch/bed is calling.

Only you know whether it’s a can’t or don’t wanna situation.

But.

Pushing through those don’t wannas, even if you whine the whole time you’re doing it, gives you a special sense of accomplishment. Pushing through those don’t wannas, knowing there are times they will beckon far more loudly than the “you can do its” makes you feel like you’ve climbed a mountain, even if your workout is climbing mountains.

Then it’s like climbing two mountains.

Sometimes I think of exercise as medicine it takes 30 minutes to ingest. And I always, always, always feel better afterward.

Even if I don’t wanna.

Especially if I don’t wanna.

And this is after a week of don’t wanna. And here’s the thing about that: eventually you turn the corner and wanna. And you’ve stuck with it.

And that’s pretty cool.

Anyway, have a great Wednesday. Maybe get in a workout, if you’re able.


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#WednesdayWisdom: Memory

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I forgot to put on a bracelet I meant to wear today. I reminded myself to put it on, I remember that clearly, and yet somehow, here I sit, no bracelet.

Memory is weird.

Like dreams. Sometimes you remember the whole thing, clear as a movie, almost complete with credits, and others, just that vague feeling you’ve been elsewhere.

And it can fail us. In the midst of writing this post, a friend told me his mom was recently diagnosed with alzheimers. Something so intangible can feel so permanent.

Sometimes we live in our memories. I’m not sure how good that is.

And all this over a forgotten bracelet. Have a great Wednesday.


#WednesdayWisdom: Medium

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Photo by kendall hoopes on Pexels.com

So I wrote an entire post, and realized it was more of a thing for Medium.

I made it a thing for Medium.

So go read it.

And have a great Wednesday.


#WednesdayWisdom: Do the thing

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We all have one. Or maybe you’re that one special magical human narwhal, and yes I know narwhals are real but they probably shouldn’t be, and where was I again?

Oh right. Do the thing.

You might be that one person who doesn’t have that thing nagging at you, that thing hanging over your head like a sassily-swinging sword, that thing you just don’t want to do. If you are that person, please write a how-to manual immediately.

But for those of us mere mortals, we have that task. The thing. Today is the day.

Do the thing.

I’m going to do my thing. We don’t even have to talk about what that thing is, because often, that thing that looms so largely for us would seem trivial to someone else.

That’s OK. We’re all different.

But let’s end the day without that sword above. It really opens up the view.

Have a great productive Wednesday!


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
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#WednesdayWisdom: It IS Wednesday, Right?

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After the holiday week last week, I feel like the days are a little muddled. Not me. It’s definitely the days.

It’s brilliantly sunny today, so bright it’s as though the gray never was, and I woke up with a haze of stress that hasn’t dissipated. I can’t pinpoint it, either.

It’s not like the world is rolling merrily along at the moment.

I had the impeachment hearings on for a second, only long enough to hear a smug professor make a joke about his dog being angry, and that just soured me on the day.

Imagine taking all the information that has come out, knowing that people actually died in Ukraine waiting on aid that would only be released for personal gain, and deciding the best course of action to talk about the legal implications of the proceedings was to make a joke about your dog.

I am so tired of serious things not being taken seriously so that people can avoid accountability. What happened to the party of “personal responsibility?” Oh right.

They never meant themselves.

I’m off to stew and hopefully to edit between the stewing. Have a great Wednesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: Breathe

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Just breathe. Just for a moment.

As we go into the holidays, as the news comes barreling in, barraging us with information, none of it good, as people get testy and old wounds start to tingle, just breathe.

Just sit. Listen to what’s around you. Stare at something you’ve never really examined. Exist in the moment and know each moment does, eventually, pass.

This time of year brings us joy, often, and stress, often. For some people, there is no joy at all, only a long, bleak season pitted with landmines.

Be kind to others, be patient with others, because you have no idea what emotional tightrope they’re on.

Be kind to yourself, be patient with yourself, because you know exactly what kind of emotional tightrope you’re on.

And for now, just breathe.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and if you celebrate, a great Thanksgiving.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: Hearings

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I’ve been trying to sidestep watching the impeachment hearings, as they draw me in and stress me out, so I’ve seen a lot of the highlights.

But today, I could resist no longer. Perhaps it was the image of Devin Nunes staring as though he’d just looked into the abyss, but here I am.

It’s tough to look away. Which was my concern.

But history is unfolding in front of us. Stark stark history.

And I have so many other things to do. Oh well, here we are. Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. And sometimes that’s watching impeachment testimony.

Have a great Wednesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.