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1 Mega Tip for Thinking More About What Matters –

Read this story and then think about what matters.

Rod Steiger Story

“We grow too soon old and too late smart” Dutch Proverb

A Mega Emotional Fitness Training Tip: The more you think you know, the more your heart pushes your beliefs, the more you need to think more about what matters; the more you must think and think and think again.  

As the sages of the ages often note, “Love is blind.” When love of anything has you following your heart and your desires thoughtlessly, you out of touch not just with what matters, but with reality.

Heart, intuition must be linked to thought in order for you to act wisely and safely.

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Katherine

This post was inspired by this Word Press Daily PromptS/he Said
by Michelle W. Pause whatever you’re doing, and ask the person nearest you what they’re thinking about (call someone if you have to). Write a post based on the results.

I moved on thinking I wouldn’t post today, but then read this story about Rod Steiger and there you are. Thank you Dr. Mardy’s Quotes for the story.

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Six Rules to Get You To July 5th

Lots of partying means lots of drinking. Besides following these Safe Drinking Rules, I plan not to be on the road much this weekend. What are your plans?

Emotional Fitness Training Poster

Download this poster from the EFTI store.

And I thought this little joke by internet and cartoonist  friend Carl D’Agostino related, well just a bit if you read my caption. TY Carl for letting me use your cartoons. Stay strong.

Start safe drinking now, so your July 4th and 5th will be.

Start safe drinking now, so your July 4th and 5th will be.

Another warning: Fireworks trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder flashbacksks in some veterans.  The booms take them back to the battle fields.  So restrain the impulse to shoot off around houses.

And yet another warning. July 4th is also the time more dogs are lost than any other time of the year. The noise doesn’t drive them to drink, but to run away. So keep pooch in the house on a leash. When in the house have the TV on so the noise is deadened.

This  post was not prompted by this WordPress Daily Prompt: by Ben Huberman — Going Obsolete: Of all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most?

I really miss the guys who used to pump my gas . When I was a teen, I loved flirting with them; moreover, they were the ones who had to get out in the cold and rain.

Sadly, more and more people are being replaced by machines. At most of my local stores five or six people jobs have been replaced by self-check out machines. Hate that as I am a people person.

But I must also say if my computer no long worked or the internet collapses, I would be deeply bereft.  Would survive by burying  my aging eyes in more books.

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Of all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most?

How To Avoid the Blame Game – 3 Tips

Blaming is part of our genetic heritage. When bad things happen, we need to find the cause to prevent future hurt. Makes sense, but Pogo knew better.

Thank you Jimmie Peacock for this.

Thank you Jimmy Peacock for this.

Don’ t remember what Pogo said? He said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Walt Kelley made a poster of this cartoon character for the first Earth Day  held on  April 22, 1970.  That was several generations after mine.  But as a fan of Joni  Mitchell’s song the Big Yellow Taxi I became an environmentalist. Still am.  Here’s one verse. 

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot SPOT
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Til it’s gone

The song seems even more true today. I moved six years ago to Colorado where “..t.e deer and the antelope roam.”  We made the move from the pavements of New York to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to be near our youngest son and grandchildren.  A good move, but Colorado is booming slowly de-nuding some of the mountains amd paving lots of meadows.

Not good, but almost inevitable. What to do?  To me this all fits under the Emotional Fitness Easy Exercise “Remember What Matters.”

Emotional Fitness Tip one: Do your part. For some that means protesting, for others sitting on development review boards.

For me, I am a trash collector. Colorado abounds with trails and parks and for the most part they are pristine. So pristine, however that an empty soda can is a desecration – at least to me. So when I walk I collect the trash others leave and dump it where it belongs. I am sad to say, the amount of trash has grown over the six years I been trying to clean up after others. That leads me to my second tip.

Emotional Fitness Tip two: This is for parents, but not parents alone. Teach children and thoughtless adults not to foul earth’s nest.  When I am trash picking, and I I look whoever is around in the eye and say “Not nice.”  Most smile and shake their heads, but a few blush. I hope the blushers mend their ways.

I sometimes leave the trash and post a sign on it “Shame on all trash dumpers.” Why some call me a Cranky Old Lady.  When I see trash, that part of me does emerge.

Emotional Fitness Tip three: Practice conservation. Buy less, use less,   reuse, and recycle.  Read E.F. Schumacher’s book Small is Beautiful.

The ad men don’t agree and want you to buy, buy, buy. They preach  new is better; bigger is better, more often is better. .Do  you know how the shampoo people more than  tripled  their sales? First by telling you to soap up twice, and more recently by encouraging shampooing  every day.

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Katherine

This blog post  was inspired by this WordPress Daily Prompt:  Generation XYZ —  Think about the generation immediately younger or older than you. What do you understand least about them — and what can you learn from them?

My answer is above.

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Three Tips for Making the Best of All Advice

Everyone tells everyone else what to do or tries to. I do, but like more than half of all  people, I rarely do all I am advised to do; nor, do I follow my own advice.

Advice is for you, not me

EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING THOUGHTS

Wise physicians know that most patients do not follow their advice. One study showed that less than 60% of patients took medication as prescribed. I don’t. Moreover, I think I know more about how my body responds than my doctors know.

I believe our bodies are individually designed chemical laboratories; each responds differently to different medications. Codeine would kill me; statins destroy my brain. The doctors listen to me about the codeine, but are less enthusiastic about my refusal to take statins, once I tried them for a few days. Then there is a heart medicine I refer to as f—–itall; that one sent me spiralling into depressions dark pit.

On the other hand penicillin saved my life when I was a child and had an attack of rheumatic fever. I am grateful for that and grateful for all the advances medical research has made. That said, it is my body and therefore my responsibility to  collaborate with my doctors in figuring out what works best.

EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING TIPS

Emotional Fitness Training tip one: Advice givers sometimes know more than you know. Moreover, the more you think you know, the more you need to think about what you do not know.   So listen to advice with what the Buddhist’s call a Beginner’s Mind.

Emotional Fitness Training tip two: Experiment. As fitness coach Victoria Moran suggests, “….experiment until you find activities that make you happy as well as healthy. Choose your exercise using the same criteria you’d apply to choosing a date–that is, attractive to you and able to hold your interest for an hour.”

Emotional Fitness Training tip three: Try not to preach to the choir when giving advice.  Few things about advice turn me and others off than being told things already tried. Best to ask a few questions first.

  • The first: Are you needing to vent or do you want to hear some advice from me.
  • The second: Before offering your advice ask “What have you done to deal with this?” Then you must listen so you do not tell them something they have tried and found useless.

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Thank you.

Katherine

This blog post  was inspired by this WordPress DAILY PROMPT —Take It From Me. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself?

My answer is above, but let me add, I advise people to “Move Your Body” as one of my Daily Twelve Easy Exercises and that is the hardest for me to do and at least two or three  days a week I do not follow the  advice I give others.

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