New Fitbit!!!

I’m so totally psyched…I lost my Fitbit back in March when I was totally excited to use it for tracking my training for the 5k Run MS event..so when my band broke I was totally bummed! Fitbit support totally came to my rescue though and I had a new band on the way in the mail, while it was on it’s way to me I kept my Fitbit tracker in the shelf bra in my tank top…it worked great for the most part but then on the night before my replacement bracelet band came I completely lost it! I was pretty upset and did a lot of looking for it..it happened at night and so I figured it had to be in one of the two bedrooms but even with my alarms set and me listening carefully for the vibrations I could not find it!

After that I contacted support again and shared my story, I knew it would be kind of a miracle to actually get my fitbit replaced when I lost it but I thought maybe they’d consider it since it happened while I was waiting for the band. I’m completely thrilled to say that they DID replace it and it is on my arm right now…I have it synced to my account and I’m ready for action! I DID do the 5k and am happy to say that while I wasn’t the fastest I DID do it. I’m probably going to sign up for another one just to motivate my training!

I highly recommend Fitbit as their support has been phenomenal, and it’s the little things like being able to set alerts that vibrate through the day that totally help me not just track my steps but also keep me on track when I’m working and need to go do things like pick the kids up from school.

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I’ve gotten a hold of this link that gets you free shipping too if you are interested! Just click the free shipping link :-).

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Stop Running From Love

StopRunningFromLoveThis is a fabulous book, I got it before I was married as a single mom. It gave a lot of insight into things we might be doing to keep people away, or in my case I was totally one to break up with people too fast.

I was inspired to post this on my blog because my copy of the book, I gave away a few years ago. I gave it to a friend who was telling me about guy troubles and I gave her my copy. I can’t quite take credit but I can say that maybe the book had something to do with the picture I saw recently of her and her husband with a brand new baby!! I’m feeling like opening a book store of all the self help books that I know have helped me and people I know…and this would definitely be a part of it!! Stop Running From Love!!

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Focus Like A Moth

by Melanie Tata, on FlickrI was driving my daughter to school today and found myself thinking about the beautiful simplicity of a moth being attracted to light. It seems so fulfilling to be satisfied by achieving the goal of “finding the light” each night. I imagined if the cars were suddenly attracted to the other headlights and that we could all just sit blissfully together enjoying the fact that we reached our destination, that we went toward the light.

I think the world would be a bit better if we could stay focused on our own inner light…and to be one with our goals so that we are naturally drawn to achieving them. I think I’ll go meditate on that..you are invited to join!

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“Teal” = My New Favorite Color…

ReinventOrgThis is the most motivating book that I have read in a long long time. Fredrick Laloux has captured the essence of a beautiful movement that seems to be bringing the WHOLE person into work, and into organizations. There is a bunch of actual examples of amazing companies that have embraced “Teal” and things like self management and taking what we “do” to a whole new level. I can’t recommend this book enough, the best way to explain its effect on me is I felt like “Everything is going to be ok.” very very inspiring.

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Multiple Sclerosis + Marijuana

Have you tried it? For years I have known that I, as a person diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis could probably get a prescription. I never really considered it as I was under the impression that it was a treatment for just the “pain” that some people with MS experience.

I was surprised to hear my doctor suggest that it might help me.

So I did go ahead and start studying the different strains on Leaf.ly and also on support groups that I’m a part of online that deal with MS without DMDs and asked them too.

The general consensus seems to be that the higher “Sativa” and “CBD” strains are the best for relieving symptoms. I also heard they help with things like focus too which I was extremely interested in. I have to say though when I tried those, I really didn’t notice anything though, I figure that it is because I have so few symptoms to ‘treat’ anyway but the CBD’s that come via capsules do seem to help with sore muscles.

The Indica strains, which are higher THC than CBD though worked for me when it comes to sleep..I have a hard time falling asleep sometimes and so this was one benefit/side effect that I absolutely welcome. I use my PAX vaporizer to take it and it works for me, I figure it does help my MS because sleep seems to help with everything..if I ever do get symptoms like pain or spasticity though I will definitely get more into the CBD’s!

Let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll ask friends/experts to answer anything that I can’t…

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