Monday, September 29, 2014

Make Heart Choices not Hard Choices

Today is World Heart Day. When I read their slogan "Make Heart Choices NOT Hard Choices", I recognized an opportunity.

I chose Heart Choices as the name of my blog many years ago. I was working as a cardiac nurse. Initially I planned to conduct workshops for heart patients to teach them how to make healthier heart choices.

When blogging became an option for me, I began to write about making heart choices. And it has evolved into heart choices for body, mind and most importantly ...spirit.

I still feel strongly about getting serious about heart health. I've seen too many people impacted by heart disease. The lifestyle we choose to live can greatly impact our risk for heart disease.

I've heard too many people say they want to enjoy life and if they die of a heart attack be it.

They think it's a good way to go. They think it's a quick way to die.

Well, I have news for you!

Yes, many people die suddenly and quickly from a heart attack. But many others survive and become dependent on others. I've seen previously healthy people suddenly have to deal with home health nurses, oxygen, walkers. You get the picture. And it's not pretty!

I've said it before. But I'll say it again.

I've seen life from the spectrum of the elderly and now more recently with young children.

Research has given us much information to help us live a healthier life.

Choose healthy habits no matter what your age.

It's never too late.

One step at a time. One day at a time.

Maybe today is the day you take a walk.

Maybe today is the day you choose to eat an apple instead of the bag of chips.

It's a life long process.

Let's  begin to make heart choices not hard choices.

What will you do today that is a healthier choice?

Blessings and love,

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Where is Your Focus?

Where is your focus? We live in a time when multi-tasking is applauded. We can accomplish much as we navigate our day, switching gears as required.  One of the parents of a camper in our summer camp program came up to me and asked if she could clone me. She said she observed how well I was able to multi-task and she needed someone like me to help her. I accepted her compliment graciously but laughed inside.

How easy it can be to focus on the immediate. I often spend my time getting things done that are right in front of my face. Clean the house, do the dishes, water my flowers, get ready for work, read a few blogs, check Facebook. You get the picture!

To continue reading, please link over to Lisa Shaw Cares as I am writing today for Women Walking with Jesus.

Blessings and love,

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Hold

It's Five Minute Friday when we are given a one word prompt and get to write for five minutes flat. The word for today is: HOLD.


There are days when life seems wonderful and filled with fun. But there are days when life is very difficult.  I remind myself that these are seasons in life. And in each season there are lessons for me to learn to help me grow.

But I must confess there are days when I'm barely holding on.

Life is so different than what I expected. But God ...

I am reminded of the Scripture above from Psalm 73:23. David was going through a difficult season in his life. He was brought back to the reality that God was with him, holding him.

As a child of God, I remember that He is holding me. He holds me with His right arm. So no matter what valley I may go through He is with me holding me.

This gives me hope as I take one more step of faith.


I'm linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday.

Blessings and love,

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Am I a kid or what?

Am I a kid or what?

I love this place...Carmel, CA

I love this place...Carmel, CA