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I am a writer and artist with the soul of a swing-dancing Pony Express rider. Interests include consumerism, classic films, environmental issues, scent-free living, health, science, writing, and robots. My blog reflects exploration in word and image. I can’t promise how often I will or won't post. 2017 explores identity and boundaries beginning with nature vs. man.

Wellness 2016 #Kindness, Body, and Engagement

The new year inspires thoughts of reorganizing from the ground up.

My Wellness recipe: 
Kindness--do unto others as you’d have them do unto you 
Body--take better care of self, so I’m well enough to engage with others 
Engagement--this is about intent, not just shaking hands

Kindness. This past year I’ve been on a quest and stumbled across a wealth of kindness examples. I used to practice kindness; growing up my mom's example wove it into my skin and heart. Life's speed bumps wore away my compassion leaving me a damaged shell. Thanks to meeting people while road tripping I’ve been patching those holes. People are the mirrors we need to reboot our spirit.

Body. No pill will fix a weak health foundation, only movement and informed food decisions; medical wellness is the supplement, not the primary action. I’m back in the gym, taking it slowly, and loving it. I can’t live up to my old self who spent two hours a day, six days a week in the gym. But I can look forward to my simplified routine four days a week. In and out in under forty-five minutes. Upper body one visit, then lower body the next. Rest day in between. The structure of individual weight machines keeps me on track. I'm set up for success by looking forward to favorite machines mid-workout.

Engagement. There are many ways to engage, but it’s critical to take the key to my heart and unlock it before starting out. This risky action means I have something to lose like foot-in-mouth moments. I’ve done this around kind people, admitted my cringe moment, and was rewarded with their generous perspective.

"Kind people can support a person to see personal truths. We reveal ourselves through fear, anger, and humor."

I am an explorer on a spiritual quest not for “God or the meaning of life,” but for kind engagement. Those small moments in life reveal the bigger meaning because those moments are our lives. 

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  1. Lonnie, your post inspired me to make a few insights into improving my health and spirit. I will not diet this year. But I will eat less and move more. I will be kinder to those people who try my patience, and I'll try to not try theirs. Engagement is somewhat harder. As an introvert, reaching out beyond my circle of friends, family, and acquaintances is difficult, but so rewarding. I always wonder why I don't do it more often. Happy New Year, dear friend. May your Wellness Recipe for 2016 pan out and nourish your soul.

    1. Thanks, Carol! I identify with your plan. May we both have much success! Happy New Year!

  2. Nice to discover you here!

    Wishing yoy all the best for this year.

    A fan from Greece. :)

    1. Ptboul, thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Best to you in 2016.

  3. can i share the article in my facebook too? Wellness 2016 #Kindness, Body, and Engagement

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