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Ski accident produces BG challenge

As I began my first run on Santa Fe Mountain last Monday, I noticed that my left hip was acting up and causing me pain. I decided to ignore it, hoping it would loosen up as it had in the past. I had my first fall on a relatively gentle slope, basically falling over onto […]

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Exercise to the rescue

As I expected, I was overwhelmed by food on Thanksgiving. I did my best to control the selection of foods to consume and was successful in reducing the carb input to my body. When it came to desert, I met my match! I own my craving for sweets so I knew that a Thanksgiving meal […]

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Measuring success

Whether it’s a trophy, money, relationships, or things, the achievement of anything that you desire must be considered success. But if you will let your standard of success be your achievement of joy, everything else will then fall easily into place. For in the finding of joy, you are finding vibrational alignment with the resources […]

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Yoga works

Let’s begin with a definition of yoga: A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. When I moved to the Berkshire Hills in Western Massachusetts 23 years ago, I began visiting a famous yoga […]

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Hiked portion of the Appalachian Trial (AT)

Last year I joined a friend who led a series of hikes on the AT in Massachusetts. I did the first hike and then hip pain forced me to give up hiking for the season. Since then I’ve consistently done stretches prescribed by my Physical Therapist and so last Thursday, I did the first hike […]

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New slant on exercise

One of my fellow Toastmasters quoted Albert Einstein who said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”  This caught my attention since it makes sense and surely relates to us diabetics. Years ago, I got religion about exercise when I began treating my diabetes. Over time, I realized […]

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