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choices of words

Thoughts of the day (edited):
– managed yoga and a bit of watering of the garden …Luckily soil still wet from the night
– Banana smoothie with poi and mother of all herbs
– What is with those people who are permanently on the phone? What the heck are they talking about all the time? Maybe other people are talking what I am thinking. Could be the similar amount, hehehe
– with edx.org I could spend hours just learning … so many interesting things.
– I hardly get any sleep these days, as I want to do so much … yes, I have created willpower, I just have to stick to it
– You can’t just come and dump your stuff in here.
– I want to fill those tables asap, so I can start writing stories around it. Might ask My mentor for some statistical input, like significance.
– edx .. I am excited about my certificate.
– B1G1 for our organisation – suggestion letter
– Man, I want to do so much
– too tired at home … as soon as I rest at home … the body crashes, missing out on learning and a bit more action
– people I would like to come to our organization:
– Paul Dunn
– Tyler Tolman
– Don Tolman

The changes that you go through because of meditation are invisible changes, but you yourself will feel it. When you write your diary you will be able to see what has been happening.
Kamlesh D. Patel, Designing Destiny (2nd edn., 2016, unpublished), p. 0

Have turned the yoga into kind of a routine for the morning. Still need some work but it becomes a habit slowly. Maybe I should describe a bit more about the sequence I’m doing. This way I maybe start feeling it.

Love having my banana smoothie in the morning. Unfortunately I can’t have it everyday, as fruits are not available all the time at the shop. That means we have to plant more orchards then. The recipe for the smoothie: 4 cooled bananas, one soft date, a couple of leaves of poi and ,other of all herbs … Blended all up and enjoy!

Some people are born with phones on their ears. They hang out with the phone the same way they would hang out with a friend, same body language. How would you feel when you walk with a friend and she is on the phone all the way? Being ignored? Maybe I’m just jealous that no one is calling me ( the opposite is actually the case).. I’m just wondering what they talk about … What do hey have to tell to each other? Or the other woman I see every morning going to work … always on the phone.

My new playground for a little while now … www.edx.org. So much to learn. Still would be better if I could apply all the stuff I’m learning. Baby boy sometimes not sleeping before 11pm … and I’m still trying to at least go through one lesson. So, baby steps for me here … but it is happening. Not to forget to mention how tired I can be, because I want too get so many things done. I need to find a balance, otherwise I will collapse.

I won’t elaborate more on the comment with dumping stuff here. It is not the place to judge someone and his action. I know and I have shared this already, judging is my weakness. So better I leave it like this before I chose the wrong words, because I am too naive and say what other people think.

B1G1 stands for buy one give one and I am seeing this as a good opportunity for our organization. Will try to write down as a suggestion. Imagine Paul Dunn coming to Paul … People would hang on his lips. Same with the Tolman boys .. Would love to have them visit our compound.

Time to do one lesson.

Good night


Sleepless nights

So much opportunities out there and only that much time available. Looks like I will have a couple more night shifts.

I registered with edx and started some online courses. For USD50 I will be able to get even a certificate at the end.
My first course is on Work-Life balance. This should be interesting, how to manage both more efficiently, as I’m not really keen to compromise in any.
The other course I registered with is on data analysis for life science with R. I really need that for work. Fingers crossed I learn something till our big day, 14th of November, the world diabetics day.
All that means probably less sleep. Will see how my body reacts to it.

On my way to work.
Miss and love my boys.

Peace out

More training needed

'Multi-skilling course.'
‘Multi-skilling course.’
We have been asked to fill out a form asking whether we need more training to fulfill our role. So, what do I say? What are my career plan with my current organisation?
If it was me I would like to learn about agriculture and beekeeping. But also more about exercise or fitmoves for older and obese people.
However, my logic side says improve your data skills. You suck in MS Access and MS Excel is not your strength either. Maybe there is a middle way.
What role do I want to play in the next 2 years? Head of data? IT director? Community fitness manager? I remember during a workshop saying that I would love to run the FRIEND Olympics in 2 to 3 years.
What is doable and realistic with my family on the side?

It is only a form so far and I should be ambitious as possible. I’m not signing up for anything yet. Will finish that form today so I get this out of my head.

Back to work … Peace out!

Start all over again

Yes, back into a small workout routine in the morning for a couple of days already. It consist of

  • push ups – day of the month (will start doing different varieties of push ups)
  • plank – can be different variations
  • lunges or squads
  • stretches for lower back and glutes
  • calf raises and stretches

As long as I do something in the morning I’m happy. It reduces the pain I have in my left leg and my legs seem to be less restless. The best part is I make my baby laugh in the morning. He has an incredible smile, that makes him so adorable.
Any longterm goals with that? First of all, it has to become a habit, otherwise no point. Secondly, I have to increase intensity, like adding weights etc. Time-wise I’m not that flexible with baby and job. However, we will find a way.
Daina will be sending me soon another fitness book. I would love to stay on top with my fitness and my knowledge. I love doing it.
Another day in paradise! Love my boys and miss them already. You guys have a fun day and see you in the afternoon. We will go through it.

Peace out!

Anatomy of Me

We had today an interesting discussion in our Facebook group, a closed group set up by my friend, mentor, PT and life coach Daina 😉

Here is my initial comment:

Frontal view - April 2013
Frontal view – April 2013

Up for an anatomy lesson?
That’s me in the pics taken just last week with a history of chronic lower back pain and stiffness. (I know I could work on my tan a bit)

Findings from the radiologists: Normal lumbosacral alignment and curvature. vertebral body heights normal. Disc heights within normal limits. sacroiliac joints within normal limits. very early degenerative changes on L5/S1 facet joints.

Sagittal View - April 2013
Sagittal View – April 2013

Findings from me: Why the heck am I in such a pain when everything is classified to be in NORMAL range?

What the radiologist didn’t mention is that I have a light shift to the left (I draw the red line to see it better). He didn’t mention that L1/L2 and L1/T12 (see red circles) are far too close to each other. there is also degenerative changes between L4/L5.

GP response: So, nothing really to worry about. Do you want some more pain killers prescribed?

Me: No, thanks. I stick to D’s program and to Luka’s massage to losen up my gluts and lower back muscles, to strengthen my abs and work on my general posture.

Conclusion: always get more than one opinion, be it another GP, a PT, a Physio, a Chiro .. but most important … listen to yourself and watch yourself. Be aware of how you walk, sit, stand … look at your posture. You will be surprised what you sometimes see.


Amongst others, my 2 favourite mentors, Daina & Daniel from FitLife, commented on the thread as well. With their permission, here is Daina’s comment:

Each profession has its main focus and own way of looking at these things. Each of those professions you stated Rainbow Bambi would look at these X-rays in a completely different way to each other. The sad thing is that we are only happy to go with ONE way of looking at them too… Chiro’s look at how the skeleton is protecting the nervousness system so evidence of scoliosis, subluxations, spurs, lordosis and the likes it says to them that there can be interference with the nervous system. Dr’s/GP’s have such a HUGE RANGE of which they label NORMAL that it changes each decade and is far too general. They need to see something BROKE!! Before they do anything… PT’s are all trained differently.. Depending on their level of enthusiam and interest in each sub branch within the HEALTH FIELD. I used to set up peeps for xrays and draw up X-rays for my chiro. It was interesting to learn about the way a chiro looked at the spine compared to a physio and a GP. When we look at our body and the way it is functioning with pure interest and enthusiasm we are able to look at it objectively because we will start asking the right questions and see things that we will innately know needs to be addressed….. Nice lil lesson here Rainbow Bambi x

(Note: “Rainbow Bambi” is my internal nick name 😉 )

Daniel’s comment:

When the skeletal system has interference and causes subluxations or nerve interference the body reacts to it in all different ways, no individual will feel the same way, some no pain with others with severe discomfort. I have learnt this from our mentors (Ian Odwyer) that we only know 3 percent of the body! 3 percent! so doctors, chiro’s, Physio’s and PT’s etc are guided by what has worked before, what they have studied and what they know through application to support the body but you are the one that’s knows your body best .. We call that your “bio feedback” (Scott Abel) another mentor we follow ..,,,but you need to trust people that get it right most of the time .. I am very picky on who I trust and so should we all when it comes to our care .. But trust your own bio feedback and trust health care professionals that get you 🙂


There is really nothing to add anymore. Plenty of food for thought. Nothing really new, nothing revolutionary, it’s all about how we approach the things we know without shortcuts.

To your health … 🙂