What to do when it all goes wrong

Cruising on Ha Long Bay before it took an unexpected turn . . .

It’s 10:00 pm.  Instead of being tucked up on my swanky ship for another night of cruising around Ha Long Bay, I’m sitting in a van by the side of the highway to Hanoi.  We’ve been pulled over at a police stop.  Our driver is now nowhere to be seen.

We love to travel.  We really do.  Have we had bumps in the road?  Absolutely.  It’s a part of the game.  This is what we do when things don’t go according to plan.

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Tell me your inside jokes

I don’t remember what we were reading, but some book referenced inside jokes.  Inevitably, “Mom, what’s an inside joke?”

Hmm.  You know, it’s that thing where something is funny to you that isn’t funny to other people.  Uh, because context.  Because they weren’t there when something happened.  Because other people aren’t in on the joke.  (Or some other similarly cogent explanation.)

Like . . . I scratched my head for examples . . . when . . .

But after fumbling, I realized our family does have inside “jokes,” and I’m guessing yours does too.  These are some of ours.

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Breaking news on the health coach front

So remember when I said I wanted to be a health coach but the timing wasn’t right and 2018 would be the year of the book?

(Spoiler:  2018 is SO not the year of the book.)

So after I wrote this and put all my feelings in writing and sent it out into the world, I sit with it a little bit.  I did make some slight book headway.  But I kept coming back to the idea of health coaching . . .

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How I Put Together My New Schedule

The other week, I met with an enthusiastic career counselor here.  Instead of making me feel like a scattered, unfocused flibbertigibit, she seemed genuinely excited about all of my ideas.  It was affirming to say the least.

But I can’t decide what to focus on . . . 

But I can’t decide how to spend my time . . . 

But I can’t decide what to do first . . . 

We talked through some things, and I now have the hint of a game plan.  There is MUCH work to be done, but I feel like I’m putting one foot in front of the other.

On my docket:  developing a new schedule for myself.

(If this sounds familiar, I tried making myself a schedule when we first arrived in KL.  Haha.)

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Why I’m Into Fasting

So in my “Weird” Things I do for health post, I mentioned that I’m into fasting.  Fasting as in not eating.  On purpose.

Are you running for the hills yet?

I get it.  I used to think that fasting was crazy too.  But my prediction is that very soon we’re going to start hearing more and more interesting things about fasting.  Both as a treatment and prevention measure against chronic diseases.

I do both intermittent fasting and extended fasting.  For example, on a lot of days I either don’t eat breakfast or I don’t eat lunch.  Although I do put significant calories into my coffee much of the time.

So this is all about WHY I fast, HOW I do it, and more.  And as always, I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  The opinions contained herein should not be construed as medical advice.  This is just what has been working for me.

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