I've decided to do another 30-day challenge. Yesterday I posted this on the Facebook Page:
So, if you can go over there and give your input, or write a comment below on what you'd like to see, I'd appreciate it!
Let's Do This!
It's April 16th, and many parts of the North are still having Snow and Ice Storms and the South is just damn cold.
Annnnd it's Monday....
Hang in there, it'll all be over soon! Grab a coffee, kick back and think of all the things you have to be grateful for.
Snow seems minuscule now doesn't it?
Have a great week!
Hang in there! Winter is almost over!
Today's "Welcome Wednesday" is Brian Switzer - Deafblind Athlete.
Brian has been featured in the Alaskan Dispatch News and Runner’s World for his running exploits. He runs with the help of human guides and his running guide dog, Intrigue.
He was on the first team of all blind and visually impaired athletes to successfully complete a Ragnar Relay Ultra. He ran in the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon. He is most known for running in the Equinox Marathon with his human guide, Marco, in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness! It is widely considered to be the fifth toughest marathon in the world.
Brian runs to raise awareness of Usher Syndrome and the abilities of people with disabilities. He also runs to support charities like the Usher Syndrome Coalition.
In April, he will be running in Genoa, Italy with fellow DeafBlind athlete, Alessandro! The adventure will be highlighted on Brian’s Facebook page.
Wherever you're living, you're probably tired of Winter.
Whether you're getting lots of snow, or never-ending rain (I'm getting both here in Oklahoma), you can start feeling "Blah". Here are five ways to snap out of it!
1. Clean your place.
Since we're "stuck" indoors during the winter, part of our Blahs & Blues is a messy, or cluttered and unorganized place. So, organize your place, find a spot for everything and anything you don't want - throw away (or put in a box for a Spring Yard Sale).
Having a better view of your surroundings can help perk things up and the exercise in doing all this is a boon to your health too.
2. Learn something new
Part of the reasoning of getting "worn out' in the winter months is not just being physically sedentary but mentally as well.
So, take this opportunity to learn something new! A new Language, a new Hobby, maybe a new skill for work, or even a new career?
You can learn online, at the library, local Community College, and other sources. So, exercise your brain and learn something new.
3. Spoil yourself
Now's the time to give yourself permission to spoil yourself.
Get a manicure, pedicure, massage....
Go out for a meal you really enjoy, go on a shopping trip, go away for the weekend....
Anything you've denied yourself for a long while because of finances, been too busy, "life got in the way", whatever - GO!
One of the best ways to cheer yourself up is by helping others.
Volunteer at a favorite organization or step out of your comfort zone and try a new area to venture helping out.
One - you're out of the house and not in a "usual" spot (work, store, etc),
Two - helping others out makes us feel better and "forget our own problems".
Three - you're socializing with new people - another boon to your mental and emotional health.
5. Make plans
Write down plans you'd like to do when the weather gets warmer.
Planning for a future event actually can help you mentally as now you have something to look forward to and can save up, plan some more, and get excited!
I hope these ideas help getting rid of your winter blues. Here's a workbook to check out!
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Not only today a celebration of Love, it should be a celebration of Liife. Today is also National Donor Day.
Some of you might already know I'm a Donor Recipient going on 3 years now.
So do me a favor, sign up to be a donor today.
Received this in an email from my folks and want to share it.
If anyone knows who the original source is, please let me know so I can give proper credit.
Have a Great Week!