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Have a Little Kindness

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on November 15, 2016 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (3)

And so, today is World Kindness Day! Wishes here ...that we continue to spread kindness' to those we don't yet know very well or haven't yet met, by looking around the corner, in Raleigh.

I was heart warmed, today, by a member of 2 years, who has only been to visit with us once, due to her health issues. She texted to say "You haven't walked away as so may do , because it's busy world and you haven't lost sight of what it's really about...people. She continued, "To me, every day is a ki...

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The Aging Puzzle

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on November 7, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)


It appears to me that with the knowledge and wisdom we have gained by gracing ourselves on this planet, we are approaching an aging experience much like working a puzzle. Ultimately, no one can tell how the pieces wil...

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Get Motivated!

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on October 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Oh. What about that donut or sweet roll that’s calling my name or must I opt to order the boring and hard to chew salad that’s being offered at the deli? Is my ever widening belly ever going to slim down to a relatively trim size?

Shall I stay at home to watch the football game on TV or make that date with friends to play tennis and get some real exercise? Temptation sets in and I lack the willingness and willpower to do the right thing.

The APA’s Stress in A...

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Empty Nester's Embrace the Newness

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on April 25, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Now that the kids are gone, I could be faced with feelings of loss and the possibility that my life is empty. But that's not really the case.  However, this feeling was once real and took some time to overcome. Given a few hints and prods by friends. new discoveries have been mustered up. I must now think about myself instead of the children that are gone, and find some treats, like getting a newly styled haircut and pedicure...

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Are You on the Hampster Wheel ?

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on March 20, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

How would you know?  Is your focus singular? Are you reactive instead of proactive? Did you forget to breathe? Would you rather walk away or do you want to fight it out? Are you tense? Are people starting to become objects because you're not really seeing them? Is your heart beating fast and your adrenaline pumping hard?  Do you feel frantic? I hope none of this is true,  but if it is...well.


Perhaps  you can re-think your situation and realize that bein...

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Willpower & Weight Loss

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on March 19, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey has revealed  that not having enough willpower was the top reason people cited for being unable to make healthy lifestyle changes. They also repored that less than one in five people in this survey reported being successul at making healthy improvements. 

So, what does that mean for you and me? Well, we need to ask a few questions about ulterior motives and how they are needed...

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Good Morning!

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on March 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM

I would like to have a  pleasant morning as I casually sip my cofee and ponder how the new day will go.  To help with this, it has become a recomended practice that I  look over an inspirational book of sorts, where  there is greater connectedness and an increased mindfulness in purpose.  

It's also a good time to take mysef off the hamster wheel, to bring a greater level of spiritual awareness and clarity of purpose my way. I'm sure li...

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Challenge Yourself...!

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on February 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Challenge yourself. It doesn’t matter what you choose to do, but find something that challenges you. Push your limits. Not only will you be adding excitement to your life, you’ll also end up accomplishing more of those bucket list items than you ever thought you could! 


  • Make it an adventure and do something you've always wanted to  do. If necessary, schedule excitement into your daily schedule. This will force you to take it just as serious...
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Charge Up Your Life & Take Control

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on February 18, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

We don't like to feel vulnerable, do we? It's so easy to push powerful emotions away, as if they never existed in the first place. After all, it is somewhat terrifying to begin to understand what makes us tick...especially when we want to look like we're in complete control! 


It's almost as if we really don't deserve something positive in our lives. Rather, there's a tendency to sabotage ourselves and become unsu...

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Making Daily Changes

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on February 1, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

“ You will never change your life untill you change something you do daily” Mike Murdock

I think it's time to go on a new adventure! That's right. I sit on my duff and try to make everything OK, by  letting the world pass by. And then Ifind myself  wondering what I'm missing in life! I guess it's time to listen to all the advice that's being given about how to best take car of yourself.


Well, here goes.... One of the  things is to st...

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