Instructions for Life

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1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite poem
3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want
4. When you say, “I love you”, mean it.
5. When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married. (more…)

How I lost 50 Pounds and Dropped 10 Dress Sizes Eating LOTS of Whatever I Wanted.

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By Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!

Like most people, I had a normal “Nine to Five” job. I was working as a contractor for the US Government. I didn’t particularly enjoy my job, but it was a career in technology, had stability, and paid the bills.

I was “sitting down and not moving” for eight to ten hours every day at my work desk. I commuted an hour to/from work as well, again “sitting down and not moving” in my car. I wasn’t really watching my weight. I didn’t realize after a few years that the pounds started creeping up on me. I didn’t really notice that much. It happened very slowly. My business suits during the week got larger (more…)

The Secret to Growing Taller

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How I Grew Over an Inch in Height After the Age of Forty
By Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!

I’ve always been a short person but I used to be even shorter. I remember friends at high school and college leaning their bodies on me with their forearms pressed on top my shoulders. They would often call me shorty and were forever asking how tall I was. Even at the age of thirty, when I started dancing Salsa, friends would do the same thing again. I would often find myself bragging that I was a whopping Five foot One and three quarter inches on a GOOD day, when all the PLANETS are lined up correctly. (more…)

All Illness is Psycosematic

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Sick and Tired

For those of you who are sick, or have pains, pains, are allergy-ridden, over or under weight, and/or miserable all the time… read this:

“Wellness that is being allowed-or the wellness that is being denied-is all about the mindset, the mood, the attitude, the practiced thoughts. (more…)