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Posts Tagged ‘monthly challenge’

Your 15

Can you believe it? It’s December! This year flew by. My morning routine is usually the same. I wake up somewhere between 6:30 and 7 a.m. I practice my home yoga practice for about an hour. I head downstairs for my coffee and breakfast. Then back upstairs to get ready for my day. The majority […]


Breaking habits, being more mindful

We all have a comfort zone. Many of us want to stay in it and never stray. I think it is healthy to get out of our comfort zones. Sometimes we find something out about ourselves, we find something we like or something we are good at by trying something different. We can gain new […]


Exercising Kegel muscles

One of my long-time friends and readers mentioned that jumping rope or jumping in a moon bouncer is difficult … post child birth without … err … umm … peeing your pants. Since I don’t plan to have children luckily for me I won’t experience this. But she brought up Kegel exercises. And what the […]


Trying to stay healthy in the month of crazy

Well, we have been launched into a month of crazy. Yup, it’s December 1. And that means parties, stress, overeating, gatherings, over drinking, standing in long line, baking, cooking, shopping, mailing … During this month of nuts-O we need to remind ourselves to take a breath and relax (when we can). It’s important to try to […]


A Bay Area grateful list on this holiday

For many of us in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving today. I try to remember to be thankful and grateful every day in my life. And today  I am going to write about it. One of the GFG! November Monthly Challenges is the jar project. Throughout the month I have been adding slips of paper […]


Getting grateful this month

Wow, we are now entering November. Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Since it is November (and Halloween has passed) it means we are thrown into the holiday season. I love the holidays. But there is also a part of me that is glad when the holidays are over. This time can be […]


Celebrate Stoptober & be aware this month

I seriously had no ideas for an October Monthly Challenge. I was just not going to do one. But I decided to post on the Monthly Challenge Facebook page asking friends if they had any suggestions. And I got two almost immediately. Thanks, Rosie and Jen! My friend Rosie is from the UK and this […]


Say no to processed foods, yes to glutes

OK, it’s Labor Day and the first day of September, which means it is time for a new Monthly Challenge. August’s Monthly Challenge was about slowing down. How did that go? I think it a great practice to continue in life moving forward. OK, onto September’s challenges … Nutrition: We all know that processed foods, […]


Trying to stay present

I took the day off from work today. I ran some errands, had lunch out and got a mani/pedi. While at lunch I practiced taking my time to eat and enjoy my food. Now I was guilty of checking e-mail, Facebook and text messages while eating. But I reminded myself that I should take the […]


Just slow down …

Hey, ya’ll, GFG!’s Monthly Challenges are back. Thanks for your patience while the Monthly Challenges went on hiatus. Life is a little more calm so the Challenges will continue … on one condition … participation. I will try to keep them going for the rest of 2014 and evaluate at the end of the year. It […]