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About laura1952

I am a 64 year old happily married wife to a wonderful man since 1988 and we have been together since 1985. Fitness and my health took prescent in 2002 when I had a crazy accident with a clothesline hitting me and knocking me off a deck to create many problems physically over a couple of years. While I was healing I also lost my Mother to Emphysema and decided the night she was taken off life support it was time for me to give up my addiction to nicotine. I quit smoking 5 months later on May 04, 2003 with the help of a government program that became free. Ask and you shall receive. I ended up putting on 40 lbs over 6 months because I replaced cigarettes with chips and homemade dip at night time as I was also going through peri-menopause, so it was a no win situation double dipping in disrupting the hormone balance and retaining belly fat/body fat. I had asked my husband to buy me a fitness DVD for Christmas and he was kind enough to hear my desperation and bought me Pilates For Dummies and a mat. January 01, 2004 was the beginning of the rest of my life of my Fitness call in life. I also saw Bob Greene on Oprah promoting his new book Get With The Program. This was the "ask and you shall receive" I needed to keep me motivated and to make some serious lifestyle changes that are a part of my life forever now. I am a Grandmother of 2 Granddaughters and 3 Step Grandsons. Becoming a Grandmother was like a piece of the missing puzzle of my life was finally inserted. Life is a journey and I have loved being alive since I started on my fitness/nutrition journey because it was "the" reason to release my mind from depression and to begin to be grateful for the life I wake up to each and every morning. Here I am 11 years later and "got it" that moving makes me feel better. ls

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”—Arthur Conan Doyle

Originally posted on Pam Grout:
“Really, weren’t these facts just placeholders until the long view could really assert itself?”—David Levithan I’m a journalist, trained, degreed, the whole nine yards. In fact, I stated my illustrious journalism career at the Kansas…

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More Reasons To Eat Ginger for Good Health

Originally posted on Dr Akilah – Celestial Healing Wellness Center:
Ginger is an ancient wonder spice and is given the status of a “natural medicine chest” in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in…

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 18

Originally posted on Pam Grout:
“An absolute flood of gratitude rushes like a river over my life, reconfiguring my landscapes, overflowing my shallow places, nourishing a great thirst within me and carrying me to new destinations far downstream where the…

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Lizard or lover? What’s your response to Paris?

Originally posted on Pam Grout:
“Absolutely everything is available to us — sorrow and joy, grievance and forgiveness, horror and transcendence — it’s all on the menu. It’s up to us where we put our attention.”—Josh Radnor I was lucky.…

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There is no “other side”

Originally posted on Pam Grout:
“Death isn’t as serious as you think it is, honey.”—Billy Fingers In E-Cubed, the follow-up to E-Squared, I talked a lot about Worldview 2.0, the quantum viewpoint of life. That everything’s connected, that all we…

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Don’t Know What to Say? Sometimes Silence Is Golden

Don’t Know What to Say? Sometimes Silence Is Golden.

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Great Communicators: Dr. Maya Angelou

Great Communicators: Dr. Maya Angelou.

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