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Please support the Community Health Plan of Washington

This organization is doing great things to change the community and the world and make life better!

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Spending time in nature with no coverage bars is important for me.

Getting out and spending time in nature with no internet, wifi, computer access or coverage bars or signal on my smart phone is critical for me.  In order to maintain my physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health, I need to spend time out in nature, away from technology.  There is no better place to do this than high up in the mountains, out in the woods, surround by rushing rivers, quiet and purity.

This is what I am doing this weekend, an escape from crowding.  I am at high elevation in a pine forest, surrounded by serenity, open sky, clear air, wild animals, no traffic or computers or offices and plenty of peace and quiet.  I am far from the daily commute and hustle of the daily grind.  This is my paradise and as long as I can come here frequently, I can maintain my personal balance and remain healthy and inspired.

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Give Thanks Every Day!

Remember to give thanks every day.  Every day I try to remember to give thanks for at least one thing:  My family, my job, nature, travel, being able to play music, being a referee of multiple sports at a Professional level, health, my house, my yard, anything I can think of.

I believe we all have at least one thing to be thankful for every day.  And all we have to do is stop complaining for one minute, stop feeling sorry for ourselves, think of all the others we know who have suffered much worse than us, and we can be thankful each day.

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We made Irish poutine at our house for brunch.

We made Irish poutine at our house for brunch.  It consists of French fried potatoes, mixed with brown gravy, green onion, carmelized white onions, chunks of salty bacon and white Irish cheddar cheese.  They all of this is fried up crispy in a pan with eggs and can be garnished with some scrambled eggs on the side and fruit.  A nice spicy cream sauce for the top is tasty as well!

This is a great dish for a morning after a festive night!  It is also a hearty meal to have before going out and working in the yard and hitting that home improvement project.  This is definitely a high-carb food so if you make it and eat it, be sure a work-out is close at hand.  Slainte!

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All words and photos copyright 2013 by Eddie Edwards.

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I recommend reading 15 minutes for pleasure every day!

You will be amazed how much it exercises your brain, the biggest muscle in your body.  It will also feed your soul.  It will give you a chance to relax, unwind, re-focus, check out and just enjoy.  It will give you an escape from daily cares and woes.  It will divert your attention and sometimes just allow your mind to wander.

     And when you are finished reading, you will find your return to normal life, already in progress, will be refreshed.  You will be able to tackle anything new or current that you are dealing with, and you will find yourself energized.  Try it and see.  I do it every day and it works for me.  Happy weekend everyone!

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Words and photos copyright 2012 by Eddie Edwards.

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I want to be like a tree that bends but never breaks!

No matter what happens in my life, I want to be like a tree that bends but never breaks.  No matter what huge winds assault me, no matter what giant waves thunder against me, and no matter what evil is hurled against me, I will bend, take the beating, learn, grow and flourish, but never break or fall.

This is what I was reminded of on a recent visit to the Oregon coast.  I saw this tree and thought about how, like me, it has been through so much, so many trying days and nights, tribulations and trials, yet it still stands, though bent, and continues to live and grow.  May this always be the outcome of my life as well.

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Your choices define you.

Where you live, where you relax and the choices you make define you.  Are you the kind of person who prefers a burger and fries in a drive-through or eating in your car, over sitting down in a nice restaurant and having a healthy meal?  Do you grab a six-pack to go instead of finding a snug pub with a dozen different beers on tap?  Do you go to the movies on a holiday or do you go away and find a rare retreat far from the crowds for vacation?  Do you spend time with friends and family for leisure or do you mingle with strangers every chance you get?

Your choices define you so instead of doing the same old thing, next time you have a choice, try something different.  Break the habit, change your tune, alter your mood, find a new place to enjoy, discover the world.  Life is short and friends and loved ones are something many people don’t have, so cherish them and keep them close.  Make a life-changing choice today!

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