Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day ... What I'm doing for myself and my family!

     Have a great day today ... do something truly romantic with your partner, good friends and family. I suppose there are many ways to define that word - romantic - and I choose ... do something from the heart. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people in my life ... thank you so much for your love and friendship.             

     I wanted to share something with you today that has been on my mind of late and that is my health. I know the best thing I can do for myself and my family is to care for my body and, well, I've managed to reverse some of the weight loss from a year ago. So, about a week ago, a friend suggested a plan that targets the stored fat that shows up in men's bellies and around the hips and bottoms of women. This fat is toxic junk that our body hangs on to just in case we starve and not the most likely thing to go with most traditional diets. The research on this method was published about 40 years ago and I thought I'd give it a try.  I have not written much on what has happened until this morning ... to quote one line, "the fat seems to be dripping off of me."

     If you find this of interest, have a look at the email I sent this morning that describes my thoughts after 7 days.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Little Things make a BIG Difference

     Now that we are a month into the New Year ... I found myself happily reminded of how lasting change occurs. The following passage is an observation made by Buckminster Fuller, you know, the geodesic dome guy, mathematician and MENSA President. We have 11 months to implement the ideas we found so stimulating just 30 days ago. Here's the best way I know to get there ...

“Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary — the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trimtab.
It's a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trimtab.
Society thinks it's going right by you, that it's left you altogether. But if you're doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go.
So I said, call me Trimtab.” - R. Buckminster Fuller