Every year it seems that our culture as a whole tends to gain more weight than any other during the holidays. It has been my observation that when the stress levels go up due to deadlines, social obligations, financial pressure and holiday travel, most people drop their fitness program almost entirely. Of course, we are then exposed to a huge variety of food temptations, alcohol and good cheer, and before we know it, we have packed on an additional 8?12 pounds. Although it can be challenging, one can experience a jolly good time without gaining weight during these most festive times.
Posted by Kim Pye at 03:26 PM. Filed under: General
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I have noticed over the years that we are usually our own worse critics, and on occasion, our own worse enemies. I recently heard a very good explanation for this, and for me, it is always important to know what is at the core of things. It helps me to make a decision whether to embody it as a belief I now choose to hold or to release it forever. There are some subjects that I find myself having to release over and over, but I am hopeful that given time, I will eventually let them go once and for all.
Posted by Kim Pye at 03:25 PM. Filed under: General
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I don't know about you, but I have found most people were raised to believe that generally the world is broken, and it's our job to whip it into shape. How? By rallying against all those things that are wrong, and by standing up for what is good, wholesome and just. By defending the downtrodden. By drawing attention to all the flaws in the world and asking people to give money to support the destruction of ... whatever. There is one very large flaw in this thinking; it doesn't work. It doesn't work because anything you put your focus on becomes greater. Like attracts like, no matter what. It is law. This can be a tough pill to swallow for many of us. Our ego/logical mind believes that if we fight against something long and hard enough, we are bound to win. Wrong!
Posted by Kim Pye at 06:47 AM. Filed under: General
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