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Finding Love

The pine trees loomed overhead, darkening the road. Richard’s headlights lit the way. We trusted the car lights, just as we trusted each other. Sixty-two years of training to be cautious stayed with me. At the same time, I was thrilled to be eloping in the tradition of my parents, who also went to Reno on the 17th of the month. For a couple about to be married, we didn’t have much to say.

“A penny for your thoughts?” I finally said to break the ice.

“I was just thinking about all the cars that have LED headlights.”

Was this for real? We were on our way to a wedding chapel, and his focus was on headlights! No TV couple I ever saw was this complacent on their way to their own wedding. However, the shows had dramatic conflicts and high stakes. We only had two different histories and each other. Continue Reading →

To The Girl Who Wonders “Will I Ever Get Married?”

Has love seemed to ALWAYS elude you?

It’s February – the month of love. I suppose a post about love (or lack of it) is warranted.

If you’re single, February 14 can be the most dreadful day ever. While people all around you are celebrating their love with their significant other, it’s a reminder that you’re alone in the love life area.

You probably saw your friends married their high school sweetheart straight out of college. It didn’t bother you. You were optimistic that you’d meet someone before you hit 30. So, you got busy building your career and climbed the corporate ladder.

Then, 30 came and went. You’ve dabbled in the dating scenes and somehow you are still out of luck with love. (You swore you’d never gotten on Tinder or Cupid ever again!)

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How to Improve Your Posture

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How to improve your posture when you sit down a lot (blog title picture)

How many hours in a day do you find yourself sitting down?

If you have a desk job, you spend the majority of your 8-hour-work day sitting down. Then, take into account the time you spend sitting down while driving (or commuting in a bus or train) and the time you relax at home when you get back from work.

It’s quite a lot, isn’t it?

Assuming you sleep 8 hours (like you’re supposed to), you have 16 hours to do your activities. Most often than not, we spend half of that (if not more) sitting down. Add to the equation that we don’t always hold the correct posture when we sit, stand or walk. And we’re amazed why we’re having back, shoulder or neck pain.

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Stepping Into 2018 Boldly

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There is only a couple days left in 2017.  How is your reflection of the year past and the planning ahead for 2018 going?

I signed up for a 20-day life planning challenge earlier this month, but life got in the way of the life planning. 🙂

Have you come up with goals that you want to achieve in 2018?

I have come up with 3 goals. Three seems to be my magic number. Let’s see. I am the third child in my family. My zodiac Scorpio is symbolized by 3 different kinds of animals. And, I suppose I can consider the life I am living now to be my third life. Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas

It is December the 24th. The day before Christmas.

I just want to pop in real quick to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Christmas Greetings from us in the warmer climate

The post card is a bit different. What can I say? I am in a tropical country after all and we tend to do things just a bit differently. 🙂

I hope you are having a wonderful time with friends and family. Continue Reading →