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Inch By Inch, Row By Row, I'm Gonna Make This Garden Grow

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 2 minutes, 18 seconds
Each morning I walk down to the lake to look for spring. The calendar may say it is spring but until my purple crocuses bloom, it's winter. Weeping willows are the first trees to come to life at the lake but the flowering bulbs are the true harbinger of spring in New York. I come from North Carolina farming people and about this time they are preparing the soil for pole bean, toma...
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What Do Our Shoes Say About Us?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 2 minutes, 59 seconds
{My worn, paint splattered OOGOS}The first winter I moved to the house at the Lake in New York, I headed to the car one icy winter morning in a pair of high heels. I got half way to the  car when I started to slip and slide over our stone walkway. From a distance I am sure I was an amusing sight as I mimicked a rubber legged ice skater trying...
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Taking Care of My Health

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 2 minutes, 36 seconds
Another picture from our recent trip to Maine.I have been flat on my back for the past week with a mega cold. It was a lovely parting gift from my twin grandbabies. Two very huggable six month olds whose smiles caused me to experience a momentary lapse in judgment. Truthfully, I weighed the pros and cons for engaging with two sick babies. Over...
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Discipline: Is it for you?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 3 minutes, 28 seconds
The word discipline amuses some but rankles many. Just mention the lack of discipline in a room full of pre-school mothers and stand back. A multitude of opinions are stated as to the best methods of child rearing while agreeing that the only children being disciplined properly are their own. If you really want to see the fur fly, mention discipline to a Baby Boomer. You might not only want to step back but hide behind a large piece of furniture. Boomers were the first generation to experienc...
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It's Not Fair

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 3 minutes, 21 seconds
{Marty and our friend Mark on the set of David Letterman}“It’s not fair”. Those are some of the first words we hear on the playground. To be honest most of us have said that within the last 6 months. For many, fairness is considered an American right. We work hard to be fair and to be perceived as fair whether in business or in our personal life....
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Getting Better

Posted: 9 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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Excuses

Posted: 9 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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Fair Weather Commitments

Posted: 9 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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Getting Started

Posted: 9 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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Just do it!

Posted: 9 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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