Health & Body

Getting Better

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 3 minutes, 11 seconds
This mornings’ exercise was riding my bicycle around Central Park. Marty, my exercise buddy, and I headed out about 7:00 AM to beat the heat and the crowds. I enjoy riding my bike in the City as long as it is before 10:00 AM. After that the “strollers” come out to meander along the various bike and walking paths. Strollers are the Sunday drivers of the exercise set. They walk 3 abreast on the pathway oblivious to other walkers or cyclist as they talk through the day’s activities. Other stroll...
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Health & Body

Excuses

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 3 minutes, 17 seconds
Serious, excessive, dangerous situation, extreme, severe were all adjective being used to describe the temperatures predicted for today. While the weather people reframed shouting Armageddon from the roof top, the message was clear, life as we know it is coming to an end…for at least the next couple of days.  Find the nearest cooling station and hunker down until the all-clear signal is given.Immediately, the Walt Disney cartoon where Donald Duck comes face-to-face with the Angel...
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Health & Body

Fair Weather Commitments

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 5 minutes, 28 seconds
On February 15th I committed to starting a regime that would result in better health and running a 10K. Little did I know that the New York area was still two months away from the joys of spring as well as snow free streets and sidewalks! At first I road my stationary bike in front of the TV but that only lasted a couple of weeks before boredom set in. If I could not go outside to exercise, I just wasn’t interested. I had truly made a fair weather commitment.Now that the fair weather...
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Rest & Relaxation

It’s Cherry Blossom Time!

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Rest & Relaxation | Read Time: 3 minutes, 16 seconds
What’s amazing about trees is that all of us have that childhood special tree that we just loved. Being around memorable trees arouses the feeling that we are around something special.  Something heartfelt. Around Wooster Square, a community near mine, children of all ages love this time of year for the cherry blossoms. Now, if you want to exp...
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Life Management

Into The Cloud - For Everyone

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 9 minutes, 10 seconds
From Google Docs to Dropbox, moving into the cloud today is as easy as ever. Whether you are a business owner, writer, homemaker or student, migrating “into the cloud” is the next logical frontier for managing everyday living and for many folks, is already a reality and they do not even know it! From finances to client relations, research to reporting, cloud computing today allows for a person to “live” entirely independent of their individual pc and or laptop, yet have access to all necessar...
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Rest & Relaxation

Spring Blossoms!

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Rest & Relaxation | Read Time: 1 minute, 53 seconds
Spring blossoms forth in an annual cycle; so do the other environments that nurture your mind, body and soul. Now, as nature is beginning to flourish, won’t you join me in noticing the blossoming of some very important environments: our communities.I’m a transplanted Floridian and one of the things that keeps me going during dreary New England winters is considering that the environments that make up our lives tend to rejuvenate along with the earth. I have to remember this in the dead...
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Rest & Relaxation

Away from the screen and into the woods

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Rest & Relaxation | Read Time: 5 minutes, 14 seconds
Do you ever get the feeling youʼre spending way too much time sitting in front of a screen? I did about 10 years ago and resolved to do something about it, initiating an unexpected journey of transformation and discovery.Growing up in the suburbs of the South African metropolis that is Johannesburg, City of Gold, I enjoyed a climate similar to Phoenix, Arizona; a short mild winter and a dry hot summer punctuated by massive rolling thunderstorms. This was very conducive to being outside...
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Health & Body

Getting Started

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 1 minute, 51 seconds
Since November 19th I have done nothing physical as I was waited for my ankle and inner ear to heal. Prior to that I had started a daily routine that included a 4-mile morning speed walk that was invigorating and set the pace for the rest of my day. It also had the added benefit of allowing me bragging rights as I had joined the elite club of the 5% of Americans who vigorously exercise. My body and self-esteem were getting in shape. After the accident on...
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Health & Body

Just do it!

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 1 minute, 36 seconds
Perfect inspirational tag line and motivating words when you need to get off the sofa and clean the kitchen, finish a homework assignment, go to the grocery store or complete any other task that is less than appealing. But what about those activities that we say we want to do but never put any energy into to it? How does the “I would love to do that SOMEDAY” desires become the TODAY commitments. We just do it? I just do it? Okay, here goes. I want to run...
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General

Human Beings as Builders

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 2 minutes, 17 seconds
Decision Points were the focus of our January articles. What motivated our contributor to start a new journey in their life? Amanda Gore of The Joy Project pointed out that most people only make a change when a crisis takes over their life. Most of the time it is a health issue but it could also be a financial or personal crisis that motivates us. Why is that? There is a thesis in popular culture that puts forth that men are hunters and women are gathers. Self-help books on relationships as...
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