Life Springs forth in one’s youth and Summer nurtures its productivity I can still remember the excitement of turning 6 years old. It meant that I would be going to school to learn to read and write. I didn’t care much for being 13 though, because I felt awkward and out of my depth but … Continue reading My Aging Autumn Years
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Figure means “Number,” like "what do you weigh?" Figure can mean "what shape is your body or figure?" And thirdly, figure can also mean “what do you figure it to mean?” In other words: analyzing and working it out in your head. There's figures and then … Continue reading Weight matters: what’s your figure like?
A section of taste/tastes collage by MFNoffke. Collage The origin of the word “Collage” is French and means to glue or paste; making up a two dimensional image usually on paper or material. When constructing a collage you could either spend a lot of time on an image or you could set yourself a quick … Continue reading Collage: Taste/Tastes
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Have you ever explored your hunger? Journaling can be an effective way to get to the heart of the issue as it helps one become aware of your hunger (hungers): you can ask questions like: when do I get hungry, why, what does it feel like, … Continue reading Weight matters: journal thoughts about hunger.
Do you cook? Cooking can be creative, for sure. As an artist, this creativity drives and infuses my cooking and helps me keep on going with my weight loss journey. There is nothing worse than eating the same boring food over and over and this is where the creativity of different spices and herbs comes … Continue reading When Weight Matters meets the Artist’s Journey.
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Plan to eat well. Does planning come easily to you or do you struggle to make plans then set them into motion and stick to them? I am asking because every time I think of writing this post about planning to eat well (since last year) … Continue reading Weight Matters: How I Plan Ahead.
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.Helen Keller What inspires?What are you passionate about? What motivates you and inspires you to get out of bed in the mornings and get going? On a personal note I am inspired by nature, my spiritual life, discovery of new places and … Continue reading What inspires?
Smiling mask, M Noffke Masks hide our smiles these days. Your Smiling beauty comes from the inside but how do you do that when you have to wear a mask? Your inner attitudes shine through actions. Masks have changed the way we are interpreted and it can feel quite harsh, stern and frosty as they … Continue reading Smile.
Digital doodle, 2021 happiness, M Noffke Certainty is uncertain and uncertainty is certain: one thing is for sure, we cannot know what the future holds. it is humbling and calls for appreciation of what we already have. Here is my year end poem: Year end... I appreciate my life, my friends and family, all my … Continue reading Old Year 2020/New Year 2021
Bees on onion flower, M Noffke. In my lovely back garden are small bugs and bees, I am grateful for these: they come and go as they please; visiting blossoms as they speak of hope and a new tomorrow - their potential promise renewed that produces my fruit and vegetables. Pollination of flowers inspiring my … Continue reading I am grateful for bugs and bees.