Massage Therapy & Reflexology - Temporarily Retired
This is an area I dedicate to posting my thoughts on life, my individual journey and how I see things from time to time. I share my thoughts so those of you who visit here might benefit in some small way from my own experiences, just as I have learned so much by reading and listening to others who share with me.  I continue to change, to develop who I am and how to get the most out of life.  Some of it is very personal, and some of it I am sure will be ramblings of nothingness, but it is what it is, or what it will be.  Ha! What the heck does that mean? Well, here goes.

Wednesday, 11/15 - Working on keeping up... is not always easy to motivate someone who is 79 and in dire need of exercise to correct misalignments and lack of muscle and is always trying to take a coffee break or request a break when we haven't even started yet. An hour and a half at the gym and all I could get him to do was 20 minutes on the arm bike machine and 2 minutes each on a couple other machines. Seriously, that was the actual time exercising. Meanwhile, I did work up a sweat hitting every single machine. Healthy eating and some exercise at least has led to a very nice 103 blood sugar reading this morning for my friend with diabetes. And that's without all the meds. I got a spiralizer and made some delicious spiralized zucchini noodles with avocado lime sauce for lunch. Mahi and asparagus and sliced tomatoes for dinner. Last night's mint chocolate chip ice cream with spinach was delicious, too! But skipped dessert tonight. We can do this... we can do this... we can do this....

Thursday, 11/9/17 - Joined the gym, is so easy to lose the weight and tone when I exercise every day. A couple days were filled with doctor visits for my friend, with one trip including a shopping trip to Whole Foods and Costco in Sarasota. I'm settling in well enough, and is good to see improvements in Terry's health, as well. His blood sugar/pressure/cholesterol all were improved and perfect as the doctor stated. He thinks Terry is taking 3 blood sugar meds, but he is only taking one, and the rest is done with his improved diet and supplements. But the doctor's response when I tried to ask questions about some of the meds was, "because I said so.... Don't piss me off." Well, well..... if that's the game he wants to play, then, for Terry's sake, I'll have to play along. So long as improvements are made and numbers stay positive, this is how it's going to be. I'm feeling strangely calm and relaxed through this transition. I am enjoying most of it, but not enjoying the news on the TV which is too much for me. I will start to relocate within the house when I need to get away from it. The exercise and diet have been fun and productive, and all along I'm doing a lot of research. I haven't gotten out and about too much so far, but it's only been 2 weeks. Got a haircut and color, not too happy about the color, and cut could have been thinned out more. But it's a start. Went for a manicure, but after they cut my cuticle and polished right over the blood, I decided to order my own toxin-free products and do my own. When it comes down to it, I really do like doing things for myself. Seems they get done better. I really didn't want to color and cut my hair, though. Okay, off to the gym...... 

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Yes, life has taken a different path. I'm back in Florida, but taking time off of massage and reflexology to help a friend with health issues. Using my knowledge of nutrition, nutrients, massage and reflexology to improve overall health and wellbeing. I very much appreciate this opportunity, although it is a complete change of address and activities, but is what I wanted and want to do. I am so grateful.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - I feel like I'm in the future. Time has passed so quickly the last 10 years. Yet, I've filled it with so many experiences, so many major changes in my life, places I've visited, lived, relationships, jobs. I am so thankful for the amazing life I have. Major changes yet again ahead. I may be closing my websites. It might be time for something new.

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