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Infuse Your Life With Play!

You don’t have to tell me twice.  I am all about the play.  Bring it on!!

“Nothing lights up the brain like play.”

“Humans as a species are designed to play throughout their lifetime.”

These thoughts and many, many more were presented by Dr. Stuart Brown on TED Talks in a 28 minute video.

Here’s the video – Play Is More Than Just Fun, It’s Vital

So. Worth. The. Watch!!

A blurb from the site – A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.

Ya know, I wouldn’t mind work for him! hahaha







Wordless Wednesday: It’s No Big Deal


Tune for the post ~ This Is How We Do by Katy Perry

Wordless Wednesday: Whatever It Is. Don’t Quit. Get Back On Track.

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09.07.14 Right Arm 09.07.14 Left

Wordless Wednesday: Move Your Body



Sweat is Sexy

Wordless Wednesday: Peace of Mind


Focus on Building the New

So I’ve got 11 days of the 30 day fitness challenge under my belt.

Never in the history of my life have I done some sort of exercise 11 days in a row!

Today is day 12, and I’ll be exercising tonight after work.

I am a morning person, but I actually pulled off the after work workout last night so I am going for a second time.

Wish me luck, because doing so involves revamping my habits.

Time is short in the mornings for me, so it was nice to work out last night after work and not have to rush through the motions just to get it in.

As the rest of the challenge unfolds, I hope to be able to go between the two times, am and pm, as my time and energy permits.

Here are my stats so far, because I like crunching numbers.

I’m also pretty impressed with myself for going from zero to this in 11 days…..

Push-ups: 174

Squats: 410

Crunches: 550

Lunges: 229

Jumping Jacks: 30 (just added)

Cardio: 3.75 hours

Yoga: 30 minutes

I am working on adding more cardio because that is where the fat burning power comes from, but at present I am the ole weekend warrior in this department.

I obviously also need to add more yoga since I claim to enjoy it so much, and it really would behoove me to stretch out all of these newly found and used muscles I am tapping daily.

This is a process of adding and tweaking and getting more in without burning myself out.

My main goal at present – do every day of the 30 day challenge, because then I will have officially done something I have never done before!

The lingering goal in the back of my mind – do another 30 day challenge when this one is complete.

Pinterest was kind enough to send me an email with a whole slew of 30 days challenges to choose from last night.  Kinda spooky. hahaha

By the way, the only reason I have gotten this far is because I am doing this with a group of ladies and we check in daily using Facebook.

Just a tip should you want the inside edge.

Building the New


Tea with Oprah

Teavana and Oprah have teamed up and are selling tea at Starbucks.

I don’t drink tea.

However, I have had a feeling that Oprah and Starbucks would one day work together so I was pleasantly surprised when this initiative was rolled out.

I admire Oprah a lot.

I look at her and I am simply amazed that one person, a black female at that, can do all that she has done in her lifetime.

And she’s not even finished yet.

I hope it is ok to say black.

I never know if that is ok or not, and if it is not, I mean no disrespect.

To me, the coolest part of it all, the quotes by Oprah printed on the hot beverage sleeve covers.

I don’t buy hot drinks either, so I would have never noticed the messages had not one been slipped onto my frap.

I read it and was inspired.

“The only courage you ever need is the courage to live the life you want.” – Oprah Winfrey

The message was timely, that is why I was inspired.

I thought that was the only message, until one day I was waiting for my frap and read another one.

I didn’t take it.  I just read it and was impressed with the multiple quotes being doled out with each cup of coffee (or tea).

Yesterday, another sleeve was slipped onto my frap, again with a timely message.

“Live from the heart of yourself.  Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah Winfrey

I like to think of them as signs since they were given to me.

And I carry both of them in my purse.

So if you happen to be at a Starbucks today, perhaps you might want to have a cup of tea, coffee or frap with Oprah.

Or check her out online ~ Steep Your Soul

And you’ll find another amazing woman, among others…..



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