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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mending Your Broken Heart

Breaking up is never easy. The end of a relationship means the beginning of a period of mourning and healing. When you are feeling sad or missing your crush it can be quite painful. It’s hard getting used to no longer being together. Life without somebody you still care can be a difficult adjustment. Here are my tips for the early days of a break up to let the healing begin.
Talk out your feelings with close friends. Get everything out so that you won’t hold all your feelings inside. Your friends may get sick of hearing you talk about the situation but you need to let out all your feelings and thoughts.
Cry if you want to. It’s OK to cry over the loss of a relationship. Don’t hold back, let the tears pour out of you. Just do it in a safe and private place. Their purpose is to cleanse you of any pain that you are experiencing.  
Put away the photos!!! Let go of mementos. Put away or give away anything and everything that reminds you of the relationship. “Out of sight, out of mind” or  until you are able to remember the relationship without longing for your ex.
Focus on all the things about your ex that drove you crazy! Think about these things often and replay them in your mind. Over & over, again & again!! Dwell on them. It will make you feel better to remember that your former flame was not perfect and that there are things you won’t really miss.  
Think about the mean, cruel or rude things your ex may have done in your relationship. Or the way he may have ended the relationship. Really give these things play in your memory. Remind yourself that somebody who truly cared for you would not have done such thoughtless things. Tell yourself over & over, again & again that you are better off without him.
Mending a broken heart is not easy but it can be done. Just stick to the game plan outlined above and before you know it you’ll be just fine.
Good luck!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A beautiful garden gives me a sense of peace and quiet

Planting a vegetable garden is a fantastic way to get some exercise, enjoy the sunshine, and grow some yummy food! And nothing can beat garden fresh tomatoes and green beans. Both are my “MUST” haves in my garden.  

In this economy gardening is a huge financial savings.  And you can’t compare the produce in your own backyard to the aged vegetables usually found at your neighborhood grocery store. Last year I spent maybe $55 on supplies.  In return I harvested $350 worth of vegetables. That, my friends, is a bargain.
Gardening is a well-known approach to getting simple exercise. Working in your garden for at least 30 minutes a day is an ideal way to burn those excess calories and  lose weight.  Plus who couldn’t use some natural Vitamin D.  As you reach for weeds, plant seedlings, till the soil, or water a plant your muscles are getting a nice and easy workout that will also increase your flexibility. 

Another one of the many l benefits of gardening is stress relief and stress reduction. Doing the simple chores that taking care of a garden  helps you to get your mind of things for a little while. Tension and anxiety is relieved by doing the slightly more rigorous tasks that gardening entails such as cutting, digging, mulching and pruning. In addition, it will give you a sense of happiness, fulfillment, and accomplishment as your garden grows!!

When planning your garden, it’s better to start too small than to start too large.  In order to enjoy your garden, you must be able to control it. Don’t get too ambitious.  It’s better to start small and to expand a little every year. Some plants are more productive than others. If you want a rewarding, productive garden, do some research to find out what grows well in your area.