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Goal in focus Live as if I already have it 4 people are doing this
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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-07-27 23:30:29

    I need to refocus on this goal....to help identify and shift out of some bad habits that hold me back.

    Single negative behaviors/habits- being lazy in bed, neglecting my chores, not eating well, neglecting my finances

    Positive habits- making my bed, staying up on chores, cooking, eating well and regularly, scheduling trips, scheduling time with friends, getting involved with groups.....find things that bring me pleasure- eating chocolate, drinking wine, etc and do them!

    To do:
    Initiate making bed habit
    Initiate chores habit
    Initiate eating habits
    Grocery list to support habits
    Meal plan list to support habits
    Brainstorm list of trips I'd like to take
    Schedule trips on calendar and make reservations
    Brainstorm list of events to do
    Schedule events on calendar
    Invite people over
    Sign up for exercise venue or other activity
    Pay my bills and focus on financial goals
    List of things that bring me pleasure and incorporate into my habits

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-07-06 04:31:42

    So let's use relationship as an example: what is the difference between being single and being in a relationship or married? How does it feel? How do you act? What do you do/behaviors? I've been in all 3. It seems when we constantly live from a state of lack, we take much for granted.

    Reflections:

    Single
    Negative- lonely, "I'm alone", self-neglect, destructive behaviors, isolation, needy, neglectful, bored, rejected, waiting, wanting, wallowing, self-pity, depressed

    Positive- goal setting, achieving, creating, traveling, moving, active, self love, interesting, learning, planning, social, self care, celebrating, more time for activities, networking, giving, thankful, happy

    Relationship or Married
    Negative- no time, no money, isolated, wanting, wallowing, jealous, lack of trust, neglectful, bored, tired, depressed, comparing, needy

    Positive- supported, loved, nourished, active, learning, social, celebrating, thankful, trusting, giving, wanted, happy, partnership

    Please brainstorm your additions to both positive and negative!!

    The goal is to identify those traits, then to examine where we are at and start transforming those beliefs....

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    cia007 Doing 9 cheers 2017-05-27 17:26:33

    Rather than living in lack, this goal states "Live as if I already have it." It involves embracing behaviors related to my goals and the person I am growing to be in full abundance. For example, if I am seeking a relationship, I should be living as if I already have one, content in what I have. What does that look like? I will reflect on these things later.

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    cia007 Doing 5 cheers 2017-08-07 13:41:19


    1. "Heaven to be the first one up and to eat breakfast all alone."


    ~ Katharine Hepburn

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      garrin 3 cheers 2017-08-15 00:53:43

      @cia007 I read one from Rumi this morning that I really like - "Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?"

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-13 16:25:38

    Walks around the lake fulfilled this goal this weekend!

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-06 05:41:52

    Last weekend I didn't make it officially out for a walk, but I did serious yardwork in my yard and I think it counts for something- I saw lots of birds...juncos and wrens, blue jays and heard hummingbirds but didn't see them (they are everywhere in my yard and love my red lawn mowing hat!). Got up close and personal with a nest accidentally tipping the baby birds out while trimming a vine 😞. Pulled lots of native weeds....trimmed back some ferns....

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    cia007 Doing 7 cheers 2017-05-29 02:01:22

    Yesterday I went to a beach on the shores of Puget Sound. It was low tide and there were all sorts of critters in need of saving: starfish, sand dollars, sea slugs, tiny eels, crabs as well as giant moon snail "liners" washing up. The sun was out and it was 80 degrees with a nice breeze! To the West, the Olympic Mountains....to the East, Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains.

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    cia007 Doing 6 cheers 2017-05-27 17:08:11

    In keeping with the advice of the book "The Artist's Way," schedule time once a week to either work on special projects or simply get my creativity flowing. That time is unnegotiable, and will be treated as a "date with myself" and blocked off on my calendar. That time may be used for writing music, creating art, working on a creative expressive project that beautifies my home, writing my book, taking classes that advance my creative expression (art, dance, music) or other ways that inspire my creativity.

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    • Andia
      Andia 2 cheers 2017-07-04 11:04:55

      @cia007 love this goal! It allows you to get something you enjoy in without overwhelming with trying to do it daily.

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      garrin Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-15 00:55:13

      @cia007 I love this one too! I read the Artist's Way awhile back and did morning pages for several months. I always got a lot out of those. Thanks for the inspiration re: artist's dates.

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    cia007 Doing 5 cheers 2017-08-13 04:24:04

    Microgreens and Sprouts!!

    Picked some sunflower sprouts up at the farmer's market today...forgot how yummy they are!! Abundance of nutrients helps glow and theybare super fun to add to recipes- very gourmet!

    Might need to learn to grow microgreens and sprouts!!

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    • garrin
      garrin 2 cheers 2017-08-15 13:47:24

      @cia007 I have a green drink recipe from this health institute here on the East Coast, called Hippocrates. It's fantastic. Had this every day for about two years or so. 1/2 lb sunflower sprouts + 1/2 lb pea shoot sprouts + 2 stalks celery + 1-2 cucumbers (and a little fresh ginger if you like the extra kick). Strained well. You feel like a million dollars after drinking this stuff.

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    • Andia
      Andia 2 cheers 2017-08-15 14:48:04

      @cia007 sounds like a perfect pick up!

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-10 13:47:09

    Eat celery. Just found this tip- lots of vitamin A and is good for you!!

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-05 16:17:37

    Food diary- going to initiate this going forward to help me stay on task with what I am eating, frequency of eating and energy levels.

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-29 05:26:53

    It's hard to radiate when your head hurts- just saying!! To become radiant even in suffering is amazing. I just want to bury my head under a pillow!!

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-07-27 23:17:48

    Talked to my uncle the other day- we've all been through such heartache with so many deaths in the family. He said something important to me....he told me whatever I am doing to keep doing it because he hasn't seen me look this happy or radiant in years....said I'm doing something right...don't know if it was the trip I took or something else.

    A sign I'm on the right track! Shifting energy works!! Focusing on continuing to shine rather than dim my light down in a world that likes to extinguish flames.

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-06 04:34:18

    Done tonight!!

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    cia007 Doing 0 cheers 2017-07-06 01:23:13

    Did this last night- hoping for a repeat!

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-05 04:43:31

    Done tonight!! Feels good to have a sparkling clean sink at bedtime!

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-27 17:19:50

    This goal is in keeping with some principles from "FlyLady." I have used her cleaning and organization methods over the years, not 100%, but would like to keep aiming for some of the habits that have been positive when implemented. One of those is shining and clearing my sink daily, others are things such as making my bed, and establishing cleaning maintenance routines

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-05 16:39:21

    Meditation on who was I, who am I, who am I becoming

    Who was I

    In the past, I was a child prodigy, playing piano at age 4, composing music and winning awards. I was a gifted child, advanced in reading and academics above my grade level, talented at art and athletics, and a straight A student often winning "Student of the Month." I was an over achiever. I never really saw myself as beautiful, but rather, whole, and a bit of a tom-boy with a romantic passion for all things Parisian. I could act, I could write, I learned multiple instruments. I was a people pleaser. I was calm, cool and collected, fierce and caring, creative and funny.

    At some point I started to realize I was doing many of these things for the glory of other people, and not myself....they did not bring be joy as they were being orchestrated. I felt a great deal of pressure and I started to rebel. As I entered middle school, I felt only the "dumb girls" actually succeeded socially, and so I began to dumb myself down, to dim my light, to stop living as fearlessly as I had. I realized people's jealousy. I never attached that to my appearance, although understanding what I know now, I believe it was most certainly attached to my appearance at the time. I was also the child of an alcoholic parent, which led to isolation from friends.

    I was generous, volunteering my time to help feed children of migrant workers in poverty (the hidden poor), to teach English as a Second language, to volunteer at an Adult Day Care center, to volunteer with youth at church, to volunteer in helping depressed persons get their clutter cleared....

    I entered college and although I dated did not date enough or seriously to really obtain any good experience. I ended up marrying the first guy I was serious with- a big mistake later. My habit of people pleasing had made me the perfect prey for a toxic relationship, where I would be further dimmed down in my personal life, the only exception being my career path, where I was able to thrive.

    Negative traits from then: dimmed down, people pleaser, isolated, ruminating, insecurity, lack of self-love, lack of knowing what brings me joy, hidden, putting people on pedestals, feeling less-than, afraid to make my own decisions, paralyzed in action, neglecting self, not eating well

    Positive traits from then: resilient, positive, successful, caring, talented, fearless, fierce, creative, funny, achieving, beautiful, athletic, smart, generous

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-04 19:13:58

    After more meditation on this goal, I believe I need to expand outside my comfort zone more to embrace my diamond self..... areas that I could focus on changing up:



    1. Travel more, and get out of the house more!! (Calendar, savings)



    2. Be more social (go back to Church? Toastmasters? Take a class? Social outings? Volunteer? Exercise class?)



    3. Get out of bed...stop planning and start doing. I need to set a limit on my planning and reading time....I could do this all day! Must take action!



    4. Be more bold in my choices- painting the walls in my house, remodeling, landscaping, going places. Being I was with a very controlling person in the past I shut down the realization I have any choices at all, and have gotten in the habit of maintaining the status quo.


    5. Have more fun. Really focus on what brings me joy, pleasure, happiness...what energizes me versus what energizes everyone else around me. I need to really identify these things then do them! Find my passion in my personal life outside of work.

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-07-30 18:11:41

    Been doing some of this- here is a brainstorm....

    Appearance- put together, nails polished, French inspired wardrobe, simplicity, hair simple but looks good, relaxed, happy, carefree, radiant, shining, high energy, expansive, open, creative, passionate, adventurous, financially Self-sufficient, generous, caring, warm, funny, fun.

    Then breaking it down....a sample....

    Relaxed- find ways to make life easier- crock pot cooking, meal pre-prep, online shopping, massages, stretching, exercise outlet, breathing, sleep on time

    Generous- random acts of kindness, give more gifts, tithe- give to charity, volunteer

    Creative- draw, write, paint, creative hour, decorate my home, hygge

    Humor- jokes, standup? Storytelling mastery

    Adventures- plan trips and outings, museums, hikes, concerts, fun runs

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-27 17:24:10

    This goal involves the creation of my "diamond self" to embrace qualities I would like to cultivate in myself in order to fully become the best version of myself. I will expand on this thought later.

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    cia007 Doing 5 cheers 2017-07-06 04:39:18

    Morning routine:

    Journaled
    Meditated (although imperfect)
    Dry Brush
    Reviewed Goals
    Grabbed lunch
    Chai

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-05 03:47:15

    got off the routine with my trip....time to reinitiate!

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-13 04:54:46

    Day 1 Assessment

    Things done this morning for my routine:

    Visualize- sort of
    Journal- was rough but did it
    Meditation- done
    Drink water-done
    Gratitude practice- meh
    Review goals- sort of
    Dry brush- done
    Cold shower- brrrrrr!! Done!
    Get ready get dressed- Done
    Affirmations- nada
    Grab lunch- nope
    Chai- done
    Breakfast- nope
    Vitamins- nope

    Score: 9 out of 14

    Observations from today: energy level high, mood good, individual surprised me wanting to go for a walk, got the strangest but coolest job offer ever (thinking of creating a position for me- not a done deal on the offer but appears serious) delivered in the most unique way ever (the stuff of movies- I was in shock, honestly, not at the proposal but the delivery method)!

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    • garrin
      garrin 1 cheers 2017-08-15 03:10:01

      @cia007 Damn, that's some morning routine you've got! Dry brushing is so amazing for your lymphatic system. I was doing that myself for many months using a washcloth in the shower. Formerly I used a skin brush, but this lymphatic masseuse I went to advised against it because of the dead skin cells that collect / harder to keep clean.

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    • Andia
      Andia 1 cheers 2017-08-15 14:56:43

      @cia007 you have piqued my curiosity on the job now!

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-12 03:22:51

    Morning routine components I want to incorporate.....

    So normally I have between an hour and an hour and a half before other duties in the morning. It takes me about 45 min on average to get ready (much less if I don't have to dry my very thick hair).

    Visualize
    Journal
    Meditation
    Drink water (put on night stand before bed)
    Gratitude practice
    Review goals
    Dry brush (before showering)
    Shower
    Cold shower (end of shower)
    Get dressed/ready
    Affirmations (attach one to each action/trigger- getting dressed? I.e. Say to myself "Trust the Process" every time I put on my shoes, affirmation for brushing teeth, etc. )
    Grab lunch out of fridge (prepacked)
    Chai
    Grab breakfast (prepacked)
    Grab vitamins

    That's a start!!

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-13 16:31:21

    Trying to stay in the flow. Things definitely happening- not sure where they are leading but I'm trusting the process. I'm expanding in my possibilities and what's been shown to me in the last week is so mind blowing it just turned my entire vision of what is possible and what my future could look like completely upside down in good ways, and in ways I could never dream of! Trusting the process brings surprises beyond what our limited minds can even fathom! I will ride the wave and see where this one goes!

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-29 05:24:47

    Trusting the process- it's currently raining men. Can't keep them all, but all that's desired is one. A sign perhaps as a reminder that the best is yet to come!

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-07-27 23:21:31

    Last few weeks have been amazing with new opportunities- expanding my thoughts of what could be possible in my life.....beyond the box I live in.

    Where will I be in 5 years? Where will I live? What will I have contributed to the world? Who will be around me? Who will I be?? Most certainly an improved and evolved version of me!!

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-07-15 16:16:05

    More amazing plot twists have been coming my way this week.....an old opportunity reemerged yesterday and should I choose to pursue it could lead to a significant financial blessing....and a number of "interested fellows" have also appeared in light of my ex still displaying emotional attachment, that shows me I have options. I also realized my home is no longer upside down- the market has caught up, so going to look into options there too. Lots to keep me busy and I am loving what this summer has brought so far. I know good things are in store for me!

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    cia007 Doing 7 cheers 2017-07-08 16:29:28

    Pretty down today. It's hard when you can see other people you care about making bad choices and continuing to wallow in their own troubles, returning to abusive relationships, settling for less, unable to advance or grow due to their own wounds. You can't always save people like that- they can only save themselves but it is hard to watch when you see their potential and know where they could be, instead watching them slide backwards. I trust this is part of the process and the universe making it clear perhaps something out there better is waiting for me. Still, it is hard to watch.

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-10 05:28:47

    A friend from California is coming to stay with me next weekend! Maybe I will planning a hiking trip!

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    cia007 Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-05 04:53:52

    Ugh! This goal is going to be a bit delayed for a few weeks, but one thing I think I need to do is perhaps hire an interior decorator to do my living room, and have a budget set aside for new furniture. It's time for change....

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-27 17:30:48

    This goal is related to maintaining my home and making it beautiful - home maintenance, decorating, feng shui, self-expression, and hygge.

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-05 03:35:53

    Mowed my lawn today in spite of having jet lag and serious lack of sleep!

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-18 05:39:35

    My willows are in full bloom- will trim after they are done!

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-10 23:44:54

    More yardwork today!! I trimmed back my clematis vine, blooming hedge and azalea bushes and filled a new yard waste bin. Feeling productive!! ☺️

    Here is a picture of that same clematis when it is in full bloom.....

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-07 02:40:18

    My grandma's peonies have started to bloom in my yard!

    Grandma passed away in August of last year, and a boyfriend helped me to separate at least 8 of these (probably 100 total shared with family)....and planted them in my yard last fall. Seeing them bloom brings me great blessings and memories!

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    cia007 Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-06 05:37:25

    More yard work tonight- weedwhacked the back yard and mowed, and filled one empty yardwaste bin full! Thank goodness they came this morning and hauled yesterday's yard waste away! I have more to do but the weather is changing!

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Learn to dance 12 people are doing this
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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-06 01:38:20

    Spire stats for between 7am and 6pm today:

    66 min calm (average is 40 min)
    1.8 hrs focus (average is 2.4 hrs)
    8 min tense (driving, end of day, scarfing down lunch before a meeting- average is 21 minutes)
    42 min active (30 min was a walk= 4,700 steps)
    7.5 hrs sedentary (sitting in meetings and at my desk- average is 7.0 hrs)

    Mood: jet lagged, conditions: productive meetings and work day, talk at lunch and walk with my ex

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-07 06:10:40

    Spire still going strong, although I'm still wondering what the threshold is for the tense Alert. It registered 12 minutes of tension today- not bad but I noticed in 2-3 minute bursts. I generally felt productively stressed but seems it only picked up the most tense of moments and a few I was unaware of. Must investigate.

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    cia007 Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-05 04:55:48

    Need to recharge my Spire! I slacked today too on my vitamins. My son noted I had tight muscles in my back....wonderful! Back to the plan!!

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    cia007 Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-04 04:57:56

    Day 4 of Spire

    So Friday I had 17 minutes of tension recorded....higher than Thursday but much lower than the first two days, which were close to an hour of tension each day!! That being said, I think it is picking up the worst of the tension, as I felt anxiety at other times but breathed through it and it was not recorded as tension....

    So...I think this is only part of the equation but my breathing habits have gotten noticeably better!!

    So next thing to add to my regiment:


    1. Magnesium supplements

    2. Vit B complex supplements

    3. Exercise

    4. Massage

    5. Stretching

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    cia007 Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-02 04:25:52

    Day 3 of Spire usage!

    Ok....so maybe I wore it slightly off today?? Either that or the vitamin D I had this morning had a calming effect? Or I just had a calm day??

    It registered zero moments of tension and a seriously increased number of moments and duration of focus and calm- especially focus.....

    I will watch it tomorrow for comparison. I know I had moments of tension today, but perhaps I breathed through them correctly??

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-08-13 16:40:04

    Got rid of some paper clutter yesterday!!

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-05 16:45:33

    Currrent declutter goals as it relates to my 100 day plan:

    Organization

    Bathroom drawer 1

    Bathroom drawer 2

    Bathroom drawer 3

    Bathroom under sink 1

    Bathroom under sink 2

    Master bedroom closet

    Garage

    Pantry
    Pink room

    Coat closet

    Kitchen drawers

    Entryway

    Guest bedroom closet

    Organize my photos

    Clean out freezer

    Donate...
    Set a donation day on calendar

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    cia007 Doing 8 cheers 2017-06-12 03:35:10

    Working on 2017!

    2016 was horrible. Multiple deaths and illnesses in the family, a painful breakup, health crisis and kiddo with broken leg all made for a yucky second half of the year.

    What have I done to make this year different?

    Booked that trip to Venice...you know what I'm talking about...(cue James Bond theme music)

    Worked on keeping up my yard to the best of my ability

    Re-entered the dating scene, although currently am as free as a bird

    Used a meal/recipe delivery service to learn some new cooking techniques

    Used StitchFix clothing service and a personal stylist- saves me time, money and I look good too!

    Took a few online classes around self-improvement

    What do I still need to do??

    Expand!! This is where I look at acting into a new way of thinking to create new neural pathways that will help me become more of what I desire to be....

    This involves identifying my ideal self, figuring out what she would do differently from today, identify the gap between the now and the future and then take steps to shift to the future. The calendar is my vehicle to make it happen!!

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-10 05:41:53

    This is a big goal with many ways it can be met. A few thoughts..... some things I love and have some skill for: acting and public speaking. I had the thought today to consider the following: get into improv, take a standup comedy class and /or find a Toastmasters again and have my son come with me so he can learn too.... I feel I need to develop my verbal quick thinking confidence and lighten things up to reclaim my right brain. I felt happiest and most free when I am doing something to move (dance or martial arts), create (drawing, writing) and verbally expressing (acting, impromptu speeches). I should follow that instinct

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-13 16:39:35

    Good quality time with my son yesterday- going for a walk, going to coffee, to the farmers market, watching Sharknado and playing video games with him. This morning we are cooking a fantastic brunch - fried eggs with salsa and sunflower microgreens and tiny boiled salted and buttered potatoes and making authentic Italian coffee with our new little pots brought back from Italy!

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    cia007 Doing 5 cheers 2017-06-06 05:44:26

    Last weekend I spent time at my son's concert, had my mom stay overnight, visited with her in the morning, and yesterday saw Wonder Woman with my brother and my son. It was definitely a family weekend!

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    cia007 Doing 7 cheers 2017-06-12 03:38:46

    Starting with water. This week I intend to hydrate myself. I will:


    1. drink a glass of water before bed

    2. Put a full glass of water by my bed at night

    3. Drink glass of water in the morning

    4. Fill my water bottle for the day

    5. Drink some green tea and chai

    6. Drink water with my dinner

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      ExplorerSoul 1 cheers 2017-07-04 13:21:15

      @cia007 I've read that it can be better not to drink while eating. Not sure if this is entirely true but it is recommended to instead drink one glass of water 30 minutes before the meal. Maybe an idea for the dinner water?

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-28 19:53:25

    What is love? This is a question I've been pondering lately, and I've come to the conclusion, at least in English speaking cultures, there is a lot of confusion partially due to the linguistic limitations of the language. In English, there is only one word to describe "love." It is used to describe many different types of "love" that other cultures and languages have words for.
    The Ancient Greeks, for example, had 6 words for love:


    1. Eros, or sexual passion

    2. Philia, or deep friendship

    3. Ludus, or playful love

    4. Agape, or love for everyone

    5. Pragma, or longstanding love

    6. Philautia, or love of the self


    For the purpose of this goal, I wish to focus on #4, Agape, or love for everyone, as I believe this one to be the foundation of the others, along with #6, Philautia, or love of the self.

    With exception to narcissists, I believe many Christians and those influenced by Christian culture today misinterpret Philautia, by confusing the nobility of "dying to self" with self-neglect, extreme unworthiness, lack of boundaries, and sometimes denial of joy, pleasure or self-expression.

    True and authentic love is solid, pure, expansive and expressive. If you cannot have a degree of healthy Philautia, and realize that you are here on this earth for a reason, and have a right to shine and share your gifts in the fullness of who YOU are as a person and who you were created to be, it is very hard to expand to true Agape.
    If we can love ourselves in a healthy way, we can love others, and in turn love attracts love- we get love in return.

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-05 15:57:36

    For the next 100 days, starting August 1, this is my plan for:

    Spiritual

    Kiddo-confirmation
    Journal
    Visualize
    Create your day in the morning
    Gratitude practice
    Listen to music
    Meditate
    Read
    Trust the process
    No expectations
    Post-it affirmations
    Intentions-daily review
    Be visible- online and offline

    Creative hour

    Writing habit
    Drawing habit
    Write music
    Pinterest craft
    Goal review daily- 43T

    Education

    Udemy Class
    Lynda.com
    Craftsy Class
    Pinterest
    Podcasts
    YouTube
    TedTalks

    Things that bring me pleasure

    Wine
    Chai tea
    Fuzzy blankets
    Tea pots
    Chocolate
    Good book
    Enjoy the fireplace
    Swing dancing
    Hot bath
    Working in the yard

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    cia007 Doing 0 cheers 2017-08-05 15:51:44

    For the next 100 days, starting August 1, this is my plan for:

    Living Space

    Organization

    Bathroom Drawer 1
    Bathroom Drawer 2
    Bathroom Drawer 3
    Bathroom Under Sink 1
    Bathroom Under Sink 2
    Master bedroom closet
    Garage
    Pantry
    Pink Room
    Coat Closet
    Kitchen drawers
    Entryway
    Guest Bedroom closet
    Organize my photos
    Clean out freezer
    Donate (set a donation day on calendar)

    Hygge

    Make comfort food

    List of recipes
    Meal plan
    Shopping list
    Meal pre-prep

    Bake

    List of things to bake
    Ingredients on hand
    Schedule

    Stock my blankets and throws
    Stock my sweaters
    Decorate for fall
    Decorate my porch
    Make hot cider
    Plant bulbs this year (make catalog order)
    Frame prints
    Light for piano room
    Decorate for Halloween
    Bring nature inside
    Light Candles
    Open windows and air out home
    Water plants
    Get more indoor plants
    Go to Home Depot or plant Place
    Get a diffuser and make my home smell lovely
    Order diffusers
    Order essential oils
    Order bird feeder and shepherds hook
    Use my fireplace
    Press leaves
    Nature walks on a crisp autumn day

    Outdoor Maintenance

    Fix gate
    Bark flower beds
    Get trees taken out
    Prune trees and bushes
    Weed back patio area
    Get hot tub fixed
    Schedule maintenance
    Get sprinkler fixed
    Get roof fixed (schedule by September)

    Indoor maintenance

    Get oven fixed (by September)
    Get drywall bedroom ceiling fixed
    Get drywall bathroom fixed
    Get drywall master bath fixed
    Bathroom shower pan replaced
    Fix leaky sink in bathroom
    Paint living room
    Paint bathroom
    Get paint- Home Depot run
    Paint grout
    Steam clean rugs
    Shred mail
    Check emergency preps

    Car maintenance

    Clean out car
    Car wash
    Replace hood ornament
    Oil change
    Struts fixed
    Transmission service
    Start car savings fund
    Fix car lights

    Daily habits

    Make bed
    Shine Sink
    27-Fling Boogie
    Meal plan
    Shopping lists
    Cook dinner nightly
    Bring my lunch
    Snack prep for after school

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-08-05 15:35:50

    For the next 100 days, starting August 1, this is my plan for:

    Social

    Volunteer (identify opportunities and schedule)

    Have people over (schedule)

    Remember birthdays (calendar, get gifts, cards)

    Throw a party (schedule, plan)

    Social media (monitor time)

    Stand up comedy/study jokes and story telling

    Toastmasters

    People I can travel with

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-30 18:27:06

    For the next 100 days, starting August 1, this is my plan for:

    Health

    Exercise:
    Return to TKD or other sport...budget for exercise, explore list/options, sign up for something by end of August

    Eat breakfast:
    Make success plan, make ahead breakfasts, breakfast station, by September 1

    Schedule appointments:
    Dentist and doctors for kiddo by this week
    Massage
    Hair appointments

    Habits:
    Water on bedstand
    Drink water during day
    Green tea
    Vitamin D, magnesium, spirulina, protein drink, vitamin B, omega 3-6-9
    Push-ups
    Stretching
    Sit-ups
    Dry Brush
    Eye drops
    Personal stylist monthly
    Polish my nails
    Wear more dresses and skirts
    Mouthwash
    Floss
    Energy work
    Breathing
    Balance
    Food journal

    Get an awesome pair of kick-ass boots

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-30 18:19:12

    For the next 100 days, starting August 1, this is my plan for:

    Finances

    Debt Snowball: list my debts, order debts, make a plan, by Aug 1

    Will: talk to mom, schedule a lawyer, by end of September

    Court Papers: complete papers and mail by tomorrow

    Unclaimed $: find location of office, go visit office, by when

    Refi: go to Credit Union. When? This week

    Budget: create reoccurring date schedule

    Emergency fund: Transfer $, how much, by tomorrow, schedule frequency

    Quit Claim Deed: Phone call, find location of office, schedule day to visit

    Mower $: transfer $ to savings for this

    Tithe/donate: August make a donation

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-08-05 16:48:21

    Copying my financial part of my 100 day plan here for action:

    For the next 100 days, starting August 1, this is my plan for:

    Finances
    Debt Snowball: list my debts, order debts, make a plan, by Aug 1

    Will: talk to mom, schedule a lawyer, by end of September

    Court Papers: complete papers and mail by tomorrow

    Unclaimed $: find location of office, go visit office, by when

    Refi: go to Credit Union. When? This week

    Budget: create reoccurring date schedule

    Emergency fund: Transfer $, how much, by tomorrow, schedule frequency

    Quit Claim Deed: Phone call, find location of office, schedule day to visit

    Mower $: transfer $ to savings for this

    Tithe/donate: August make a donation

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-29 05:20:46

    Need to pick up on this goal again.... emergency fund, debt snowball, and other financial planning!!

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-19 05:48:40



    1. For a beautiful relaxing morning before work and meditation



    2. For a walk with a friend



    3. For a lovely text from someone



    4. For the guys who put oil in my car and didn't charge much


    5. For possibilities

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-18 07:16:10



    1. For unexpected gifts from random acquaintances.....a pair of solar eclipse glasses and some new shoes never worn in my size!



    2. For the nice nap I had today



    3. For the critter screeching outside in the dark right now that sounds like a dinosaur....I'm sure it's something cute and cuddly......I think.....



    4. For continued phone calls from someone brightening my day


    5. That nuclear war has not erupted

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-08-16 04:00:35



    1. That my kiddo cooked dinner tonight! (A hungry teen can always be bribed to cook pizza!! )



    2. For realizing I've been out of marriage now for 5 years....and I'm doing great all things considered



    3. For the chocolate my co-workers brought in (better than the alligator sausage they brought yesterday that I'm certain was not gluten-free so I passed on it).... the chocolate helped me stay sane in the face of a plethora of meetings



    4. For a nice quick walk today outside


    5. For expanding thoughts around possibilities for the future

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    cia007 Doing 5 cheers 2017-08-13 04:29:21



    1. For sunflower microgreens- super yummy and nutritional!



    2. For spotting the inch worm fleeing my salad before I ate it. It was if it knew what was happening and was like "I'm outta here" and "Hey- I'm in here---waaaaitttt!!"



    3. For another beautiful walk around the lake- this time with my son



    4. For the rain- it's here quenching the parched soil- the first in over 50 days....


    5. For day 6 of delightful calls from my man of potentiality

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-12 13:27:58



    1. For good communication on several issues that have been clouded at work



    2. For another good energy day



    3. For taking a walk around the lake with one of my best friends



    4. That the smoky stagnant air from the Canadian forest fires will finally leave our area


    5. For more phone calls from my man of potentiality.... :-)

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Be more generous 4 people are doing this
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Meditate 69 people are doing this
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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-13 16:33:13

    Haven't made an entry on this but I've been successfully making this goal daily for the last week! Noticing a huge shift!

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      beequeen 2 cheers 2017-08-14 16:15:50

      @cia007 I definitely benefit greatly from a regular meditation practice. I have gotten out of the habit of late so trying to recommit myself.......

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    cia007 Doing 6 cheers 2017-08-05 23:55:58

    Napa
    Juneau
    Palm Springs
    Costa Rica

    Some places I want to visit next

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-05 03:43:25

    Alaska Air gave me 7,500 frequent flyer miles...this could be the start of something awesome!!

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    cia007 Doing 7 cheers 2017-07-04 00:30:33

    Travelled to Italy and visited the following locations:

    Vicenza, Italy- Teatro Olympico, good eats, cooking class, wine festival

    Venice, Italy- Rialto Bridge, gondolier ride, Saint Mark's Basilica, Cafe Florian, shopping, gelato

    Verona, Italy- Lake, Castle, Juliette's Balcony, the Arena

    Tuscany, Italy....wine wine wine! Castles!

    Modena, Italy- Ferarri Museum

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      spatz Done 1 cheers 2017-07-04 04:50:19

      @cia007 Sounds Great. I hope you enjoyed it a lot!

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        cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-04 07:58:17

        @spatz it was a dream trip....everything was amazing except going back through security/US customs it was so slow and rigorous I missed my connecting flight and they lost my luggage!! Fortunately another airline found it and is delivering to my doorstep at 1am!!

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          spatz Done 1 cheers 2017-07-04 19:24:03

          @cia007 That's not the most fun end of trip, really. I hope your luggage already showed up and the good memories stay!

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-12 03:39:22

    Bought a giant suitcase today!!

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-06 05:45:51

    Getting my packing list ready!!

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Hygge 2 people are doing this
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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-22 06:02:59



    1. Declutter. Well I have a decluttering goal separate from this one...but I set a daily habit of doing a "27-Fling Boogie" AKA Fly Lady to help me with this.



    2. Light Candles. Daily. This one will take work but I set a habit reminder. I live in earthquake land so this makes me a bit nervous but I think I will try tea lights.



    3. Good lighting....I made a note on my to do list to purchase a few more lamps for the home



    4. Water my plants....I set a reminder to do this daily



    5. Get more plants....put on my to do list


    6. Bring nature inside....set a weekly reminder, maybe combine with my go for nature walks goal

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Learn to cook 47 people are doing this
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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-04 16:52:02

    Did pretty good this week... made Grilled Italian Sausages with Nectarine Mostarda again, this time some of it improvised from the original recipe, and made Arugula Steak Salad with Summer Squash and a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

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    cia007 Doing 0 cheers 2017-07-29 05:19:02

    Made chicken with tomatoes, summer squash and kalamata olives with gluten free orzo the other night- a keeper recipe

    Made sausage with polentia and peppers/onions tonight....eh.....was ok but not doing again.

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-17 05:10:01

    Made a self-improvised recipe: Gluten-Free Stroganoff

    Used 1.5 lbs of stirfry beef
    Mushrooms
    1/2 onion
    1/4 c Savignon Blanc wine
    1 tsp dry mustard
    1 box Pacific cream of mushroom soup (GF-can get on Amazon)
    1 bay leaf
    1/2 c sour cream
    Parsley flakes
    Barella Gluten Free penne pasta

    Salt and pepper on meat, cook meat in olive oil or butter, when mostly done add onions and mushrooms and more salt and pepper. Mix dry mustard into wine and pour over meat mix. Let it cook down a bit. Turn heat down add cream of mushroom soup and bay leaf and mix well. Let simmer. Cook Barella gluten free pasta. When close to done, stir in sour cream and parsley flakes. Serve over pasta. Serve with big green salad.

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    cia007 Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-06 04:36:20

    Cooked Asian Lettuce Wraps tonight- recipe was eh, but some good prep techniques of the system were pretty good.

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-05 03:46:05

    Today I made Grilled Italian Sausages with Nectarine Mostarda and Sauteed Greens! Mostarda is a chutney-like Italian condiment, made with fruit that is slow cooked in a mustard-infused blend of seasonings. The greens were mustard greens.....so good!!

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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-27 17:42:29

    So happy to find this site resurrected!! I hope to find some familiar places on here- I'm using my same user name as way back when. 😀

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    cia007 Doing 6 cheers 2017-06-10 23:40:49

    I had an amazing conversation with someone in Michigan today- a new kindred spirit I met through my online class. She and I have similar pasts and goals, so it was exciting to compare notes and challenge each other on our goals. Continuous growth, empowering friendships, expansion of potential and freedom to be one's self! Such a rich and blessed discussion. I think I've met a new friend- and even though I'm on the West Coast, my far away friends give me excuses to travel!!

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    cia007 Doing 5 cheers 2017-06-09 04:15:15

    I video chatted with a new friend I've never met before in California tonight that I met through a class I'm taking- it was great and we will hopefully continue to chat in the near future!

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Write a book 232 people are doing this
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    cia007 Doing 4 cheers 2017-07-16 14:44:29

    Fall Planning

    Hygge goal will be in full swing
    Nature walks on a crisp autumn day
    Press leaves
    Fall decorating
    Decorate my front porch
    Stock blanket throws and pillows
    Make hot cider
    Comfort foods- think root vegetables and pot roasts- crock pot love!
    Back to school routine enhancements
    Snack station for after school
    Celebrate Octoberfest
    Celebrate Halloween
    Celebrate Thanksgiving
    Stock my sweaters
    Go for walks in the rain
    Attend some plays
    Attend fall festivals
    Winterize my home
    Check emergency preps for wind storms
    Incorporate coffee ritual
    Rake leaves
    Visit the market in the fall
    Fall planting
    Prepare my yard for winter
    Wear boots
    Get a good rain coat
    Breathe in autumn colors
    Journal
    Listen to the wind howl
    Use my fireplace
    Light candles

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    cia007 Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-16 14:35:11

    Summer

    Planters for the front porch
    Yardwork-weed my garden
    Farmers Market trips
    Put some food away for winter
    Hiking
    Clean my patio
    Eat outdoors
    Lemonade and iced tea
    Picnic outdoors
    Beach trip
    Lighten up the linen
    Sit on front porch in evening
    Chilled wine
    Make a cobbler
    BBQ
    Wash windows
    Clean garage
    Fix hot tub
    Get roof inspected
    Go for walks in the evening
    Eat out at a restaurant on the waterfront with outdoor seating
    Bike ride
    Travel
    Summer movies
    Wear more skirts, dresses and sandals
    Read a good summer novel

    Here is my starting list. Already my summer has been awesome:

    Trip to Italy included a summer drive through Tuscany and a replenishing of my wine stock, as well as a gondalier ride through Venice, and the purchase of Italian coffee accessories that will be fun in the coming months!

    Attended a BBQ with friends

    Lots of yard work

    Went for walks by the local waterfall

    Enjoyed a crisp summer wine with friends on the waterfront- outdoors

    Wearing more summer dresses and skirts- and sandals!

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    cia007 Doing 3 cheers 2017-07-16 14:21:15

    Years ago, on 43Things, I had this goal. I think it's one of the goals that brought me the most joy. Here in the great Pacific North"wet", we tend to have 2 seasons- rain, and summer.

    By incorporating holidays, seasonal decorating and seasonal activities to truly celebrate nature's cycle of life, this goal provides a bit of a rhythm and also contributes to having the best year ever.

    Focus- nature walks and hikes, decorating, food to reflect the seasons, rituals and habits, festivals, holiday events, journaling, vacations and reflections. This is an ongoing goal.

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