Knit to Knot

washcloth-close-upI love phrases and find them so evocative of imagery and activity.

“Knit to Knot”, words I used in a social media discussion, sparked an interesting idea for further reducing my post dinner calories.

It’s easy to merrily eat and drink while reading a book or doing an extreme Sudoku. It’s even easier to inhale calories while on social media or watching TV.

But one cannot knit while simultaneously creating a crumbly edible mess. Read More

Alternate and Wait

RapidsI do not worry about things I cannot control, and I focus on my own inner peacefulness. – Glenn Reiner, yoga teacher

I read an article at the other day on how you can lose weight easily through one trick – stop drinking alcohol. Each glass of wine or beer holds a great lot of calories. Reducing by a few glasses a week may well be all you need.

If you have an alcohol dependency, quitting completely is the best way to go for your health and life. If you find you cannot quit on your own, please see your doctor.

For those that drink responsibly and do not have symptoms of dependency, there are ways to reduce the urge to pour one more.

These two techniques help you apply a little mindfulness to how you drink when you are at a party where a glass in hand is normal, or at home where you might have a few glasses of wine.  Read More