Friday, March 27, 2009

Fun, Fun, FUN!

I am just back from having fun, fun, fun with my best friend from high school. Spent the week getting up at noon and going to bed 2:00 a.m. ish. We ate delicious food, had manicures, shopped till we dropped, took on one home improvement project, went on beautiful spring walks with her dogs, caught up on giggles, news, views and belly laughs!

There is nothing like being with someone who has loved you for years and years. Coleen and I go back to Junior High! She was a reserved young miss then. I practically had to stick her pigtails in ink to get her to talk to me!

Why am I telling you all of this?

Friendship, laughter and FUN pumps up those tired adrenal glands and plumps out those feel-good hormones like nothin' else.

If you are on this page, consider this your call to action! Take time today to make plans to schedule in a hefty dose of friendship, laughter and FUN this weekend.

Then, tell me all about it!!!!


I have a couple jewels to share with you from my time chez Coleen. I am ordering all of them today!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What the heck is Adrenal Fatigue?

I've received a number of requests lately that sound like "What the heck is Adrenal Fatigue?"
Just in case you too are curious, here are links to "bottom line" information and to resources that helped me recover.

Are You Constantly Tired? You May Be Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue. Click here:

General listing of "Fatigue Causes."
Click here:

I can and really should add to this list today. I would add "Tedium." Tedium is exhausting. Anyone else out there buried in tax preparation, obscure home repair projects and a gloomy, overcast day? If so, here is a little energy-boost treat. Just "because!"

Click here to watch "Baily Play Dead" on The David Letterman Show! Laughter is the ultimate energy boost!
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fatigue Be Gone Guide Review - The Succulent Wife's Favorite Thing

My, we have been honored today!

Please go directly to The Succulent Wife's Blog to read Anne-Marie Kovacs's review of The Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide.

Apparently The Succulent Wife is no stranger to fatigue.

"I had fallen victim to extreme fatigue and it took me almost a year to figure it out. What was this inexorable fatigue? Was I depressed ... Was I overwhelmed, overtaxed, overstressed?"

Anne-Marie's journey into and out of fatigue encourages you to not give up before you get your miracle. Her recommendation of the Fatigue Be Gone Guide "Had I known what to look for myself, as this easy-to-follow guide suggests, I would have saved myself months of frustration ..." is an honor.

Thank you Anne-Marie!


You will also enjoy other interests that are featured on The Succulent Wife's Blog -- "Amuse Me - Life More Smiley," "Eating - Life More Delicious" and "Finds and Gifts - Life More Stylish."

Monday, March 16, 2009

It's Monday and I am feeling ... tired!

I had a jam-packed weekend. Some days I am just tuckered out from being a busy bee and that's life!

Saturday I planned to:

1. Work on Taxes.
2. Work on my DogCaptions Fundraiser Program.
3. Clean the house (with M. by my side.)
4. Grocery Shopping
5. Yoga Class
6. Re caulk the bathroom shower.

(All of this in addition to normal daily activities.)

What I did was:

1. Yoga Class
2. Grocery shopping where we discovered our grocery store was no longer stocking a favorite red wine from a local winery. To support our community we HAD to go ...
3. Wine tasting! Which led into ...
4. Visiting with my step-daughter and then ...
5. Home in time for din din and time for bed!

Somedays I make such serious plans and God laughs and sends me off to play instead!

So, today my fatigue is fun-related! Then, some of it stems from the realization that I still have many tedious hours ahead to complete my work and taxes by St. Patty's day ... Bleh. Sigh.

How are you doing today?!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The energy-boosting power of dance!

I love to dance and it is one of the fastest and easiest ways to boost energy and break out of any kind of slump (writer's block, tedious chore blues, loneliness & anxiety.)

Years ago when I ended a major relationship I was so down, lonely and disconnected. Depression is exhausting - mentally, physically and spiritually.

The last thing I wanted was to "rebound" and fill that gaping hole with another loser relationship.

I signed up for Salsa Classes.

Long story short, I got the touch and connection I craved, 2 min with this man and 2 min with that man! I made a fabulous new group of friends. We were all there for the same reason, just had different stories. This Friday night class was something I could look forward to and it brought back the simple joy of TIGF!

Physically I worked out the kinks in what had been a chronic back pain and danced my way back into a supple spine. Emotionally I built back my self-esteem (Salsa Dancing isn't easy and positive non-threatening attention from 2 minute men was great!) I strutted and swayed my stuff right out of depression and fed my worn out adrenal glands the "right stuff", FUN!

If you are feeling blah, depressed or down right exhausted, your cure could start with a dance class. Look at your life. If you don't see a weekly date with joy, fun, and friends all the pills and massages in the world are not going to make a difference. Joy is part of the Fatigue Be Gone! prescription.

Let's dance, dance, dance! (And post later and tell me all about it!)

Hugs! Viveca


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Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Re-Energizing Power of the Pup! (and the purr)

Just back from my weekly volunteer time ay my SPCA. One day a week I walk dogs for a couple of hours and twice a month I host their TV Show called "Making Friends." Some days I have to drag my butt in there but I always leave with a spring in my step and my heart.

According to Dr. Stephen Post, author, Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, "Stress related health problems improves after performing kind acts. Helping reverses feelings of depression, supplies social contact, and decreases feelings of hostility and isolation that can cause stress, overeating, ulcers etc. (like fatigue.) A drop in stress may, for some people, decrease the constriction within the lungs that leads to asthma attacks."

Whew. That is a lot of good that comes out of doing good.
To locate your neighborhood shelter, go to and click on the "Animal Shelter" Tab. For more information about the healing power of pets and purrs, click here:
For more health benefits of hugs, smiles, friendship, laughter and gratitude, click here!

Are You Constantly Tired? You May Be Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue

Kathy Browning is one of my favorite researchers and writers. Whatever topic she covers she explains in a clear, thorough and friendly vs. "high brow" manner. Her favorite topics are women's health and gourmet food. Love that combo!

Here is one such article, very applicable to our topic.

Are You Constantly Tired? You May Be Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue
Research Shows that Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Suffer from Adrenal Fatigue

Do you have a type "A" personality? Do you feel that you never do enough although everyone tells you to slow down and smell the roses? Do you eat a poor diet, have too much stress or get inadequate sleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be suffering from adrenal fatigue.

Research shows that nearly 80 percent of Americans suffer from adrenal fatigue. Yes, you read that right - an astounding 80 percent of the U.S. population is affected by adrenal fatigue syndrome.

Adrenal fatigue is a collection of symptoms … click here for the rest of the article


Psst. If you are interested in participating in our book club, this month's featured title is "The Dynamic Laws of Healing", please check back tomorrow for the second installment. Topic is "The "No" Law of Healing."

Sorry I didn't post this on Monday. It has been a crazy, taxing, week. No pun intended. Taxes - get it?!
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Best of" Health & Happiness Blogs!

Happy Tuesday! I am lovin' this week and feeling ON-FIRE energized! I wanted to take a moment and share 3 fabulous contributors to my feel-good mood.

1. Steve v4.7. 148 Pounds Lighter Than v4.6
Weight loss journal of a middle aged guy who has lost 150 lbs. over the last 400 days without pills, potions, or programs.
Steve is doing an awesome job! I loved today's post about his newest weight loss technique ... Post It Notes!

2. Happy Girl Musing. Dating Advice Almost Daily
Because you deserve to be loved.

Nothing is more exhausting than an unhappy relationship. I don't care who's fault it is - it is simply a noted contributor to adrenal fatigue and a host of other "hidden fatigues." Terry's blog helps you keep your feet on the ground and your heart on-track with your self-worth.

3. The Cheap Gourmet. Gourmet food, frugally priced.
If you love gourmet food but hate paying expensive prices you will be de-lighted with Kathy Browning's blog! Full of tasty recipes, bargains, great deals on gourmet food, and solutions for eating gourmet when you're on a tight budget. She is also an excellent writer. Be sure to check out her articles on topics ranging from adrenal fatigue to Understanding Your Metabolism and much more.
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Friday, March 06, 2009

When you're on stage ...

Today I remembered a saying that goes like this ...
"When you're on stage it's a tragedy but
when you're in the audience, it's a comedy

A girlfriend and I was talking about some pretty tough stuff, tough love and laughing uproariously. Why? Because that's the magic of friendship. It can turn the most bitter pill into a bag of delicious red and purple jelly beans.

And the reason there are so many people on planet earth is God's way of giving us as many opportunities for friendship as possible.

If you're reading this ... go call a girlfriend about what's bugging you. Get off stage, move directly into the audience and shine some light on it. Watch it melt away in a funny way.

On the other side --- if you just couldn't be any happier in your life than you are already I have news for you. You can be happier. Go call a friend in need and take them into the audience with you.

Life is short even if we live to old age. Let's be joyful about it.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

"You who have the light, what are you doing with it?"
~ Paul Claudel

I am taking it easy today, shining my light softly … how about you?

Here are few of our past “favorite” topics. Pick something that appeals to you. Who knows where that may lead!

The Energizing Benefits of Smiles!
Read all about it!
STOP. Ask for help.
Float Like A ButterflyThe energizing power of color
If only watching T.V. would
How to Re-energize Your Root Chakra
Fatigue StatisticsDo they include you?
What's the BEST time of the day for Passion, Creativity, Tough Tasks ...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Book Study: The Dynamic Laws of Healing

The Dynamic Laws of HealingIntroduction

You have healing power! Yes, each of us are healers, not just some of us. We have the power to make ourselves ill AND the power to heal.

Men ought to know that from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures, laughter, and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and fears.-Hippocrates, Greek physician

The First Step Toward Healing

Getting ready to blast off (dynamic) and putting your life in order (law) hence the title, The Dynamic Laws of Healing. The book is a compilation of healing accounts of people who have learned and applied the “laws” of healing (“No” Law, “Surprise” Law, “Yes” Law etc.)

Health means the state of being whole, hearty, and sound in all phases of your being – spirit, soul, body and affairs. Health includes healthy financial affairs; healthy relationships with others; a healthy spiritual understanding. – Catherine Ponder


Please join me each Monday for our bookstudy. I will present a “bottom line” summary of a chapter in play. Next week’s study is Chapter 1: “The Shocking Truth About Healing.” If you have comments or questions do add them to this post using the “Comments” button. You can “Follow “along by clicking on the “Follow” button located in the sidebar.

Last but not least, The Dynamic Laws of Healing is available at a dynamite price to Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide Owners! Its SRP is $18.95 BUT only $8.95 for us. This offer is found in the "Thank You" Email you receive when you purchase the guide.

Do take advantage of this offer – this is a miraculous, life-changing book.

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The Power of Prayer - Unity Village Prayer

This morning I called on the power of prayer. If you are need of prayer (and who isn’t) I recommend you call the Unity Village prayer ministry. The phone number is 816-969-2000. (If your need is urgent and you have no means to pay for the call, dial 800-669-7729.)

When you call you will be connected with a prayer minister who will pray for and with you. You will continue to receive prayers for the following 30 days and may also receive a prayer in the mail or by Email. (I chose mail because I want to hold onto something tangible.)

The Unity School of Christianity, the world headquarters of the Unity movement, was founded in 1889 by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore after Mrs. Fillmore's remarkable healing using prayer and affirmations.

I can’t tell you how good I feel now and what an awesome way that is to start the week … Here is a prayer I would like to share with you today.

May you be filled with loving kindness.
May you be well.
May you be peaceful and at ease.
May you be happy.
~ancient Tibetan Buddhist blessing