VOTE

03 Nov

I was thinking this morning about the first presidential election that I was eligible to vote in. I had to look it up because I did not remember it! I think that this election will be alot different for any first time voter.

The pandemic has changed everything. It has always been important to vote and have a say in your local representatives but looking back on the several times I have voted, i never felt this much of a focus on the election.

So on Tuesday this will be my strategy.

No Doomscrolling. 

Doomscrolling is endlessly reading bad news story after bad news story, and understandably can leave you feeling… bad.

I will set aside a block of time to look at the news once or twice a day and go directly to a source I can trust. It can be tempting to see other perspectives on the same story, but that can lead to more anxiety.

Exercise

This is my go to for most everything anyway so why not?

Starting to turn left instead of right

Starting to turn left instead of right
17 Aug

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This week I started making a few left turns instead of right turns in my day and I ended up liking the things I have found. Sometimes times this has been literal, like on my walks to and from Grand Central and sometimes in the way I approach a problem. I am trying to look at things from a different angle and get a new perspective on things.
I feel this is the benefit of expanding my yoga practice and more confident in breaking those usual routines. When I began my wellness journey it gave me the CONTROL I needed to get my health back in order and now that I am BLESSED to have my health I can TRUST that all is well and EXPLORE life confidentially.
So, sometimes I turn left instead of right.
Also- The blog is one year old this month- galfriday4hire.com now strongbystrand.com launched in Aug 2012.
Here is a quick update
30 minutes of exercise daily is one of my biggest messages.
I am no longer vegan! I started eating meat again in June. I eat about 12 ozs a week. I follow a whole foods diet. no processed foods.
I am still dairy free and have been gluten free for 16 days ( not that I am counting)
Currently, I am training for the Marine Corp 10K that I will be running on Oct. 27. Hoping for a Fall Half Marathon but my IT band injury for Spring doesnt like when I run more than 25 miles a week, so I am keeping the distances to 5Ks and 10Ks for the Fall this year.