AffirMINTion, Goal Setting, Mini Minty MoMINT

Happy New Year – 2014!

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year Mintdom!

I am so excited for the New Year. I know that 2014 is going to be a GREAT year – maybe one of the BEST years EVER! For the second year in a row, I have a word for the year. My 2014 word is Legacy. I want to leave a good legacy for my family, friends and community. My focus for the year in everything that I do in my spiritual, family, financial, business and personal life will have to do with my legacy. Now that theme should keep me on the straight and narrow. LOL

One of these goals is to have a Clean House – Mintdom Clean. I do not mean that I am just going to clean my house. I mean that I am cleaning and organizing my life. I want to have a clean house emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and have my house and car clean too! Of course, my ultimate goal in my life is to lead a healthy lifestyle and I will be posting progress reports often. I am never giving up on this goal.

Lastly, one of my goals for the year is to complete writing my first book. I am very excited about it. I have some good plans to get me unstuck. I will let you all know. . I should have a very busy year this year!

Of course, I would be remiss in not sharing my exciting news that my oldest daughter is expecting a little girl in March! My youngest daughter and I will be heading to North Carolina as soon as we hear that she is in labor. Whoo hoo!

Thank you all for being in my life and for all the love and encouragement that you guys so generously give to me. I am grateful to each one of you. I hope this year bring you and yours much good health, happiness and success.

AffirMINTion: I love a Mintdom Clean House and I will have one in 2014!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

 A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says…. We are back… AND I LIKE IT!
We're Back!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life is Minty Fresh!

Goal Setting, Mini Minty MoMINT

10,000 Steps!

5/06/2013 – No Data
5/07/2013 – 5,884 Steps
5/08/2013 – 7,282 Steps
5/09/2013 – 6,091 Steps
5/10/2013 – 8,172 Steps
5/11/2013 – 4,184 Steps
5/12/2013 – 10, 012 Steps
5/13/2013 – 12, 200 Steps
5/14/2013 – 21,141 Steps (golf tournament)
5/15/2013 – 5,687 Steps
5/16/2013 – 7,008 Steps
5/17/2013 – 5,883 Steps
5/18/2013 – 4,866 Steps
5/19/2013 – 11,143 Steps

Good morning Mintdom

Do I ever love my pedometer! I have only had a few days that are below 5,000 steps and I believe I have never had over 10,000 steps in 2 weeks since I started counting.  I need to double that in the next 2 weeks.  I am actually excited about it. If you do not have a pedometer, I suggest that you get one – it really makes a difference!

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

 The Surgeon General recommends that we walk 10,000 steps a day for our health. Does that seem like a difficult goal to reach? What are you doing for your health today?

AffirMINTion:  I enjoy setting and achieving my goals.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good

A Mini Minty MoMINT 

My Mom says… Albert Einstein must have been a very happy person… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

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AffirMINTion, Goal Setting, Mini Minty MoMINT

Wow! A New Biological Discovery

May 6, 2013

5/4/13 – 5,423 Steps

5/5/13 – 6,511 Steps

Good morning, Mintdom

First, I cannot believe that it is not only the year, 2013, but also it is MAY 2013! Life is flying by – phew! Now that I have that out of the way, I believe I discovered a new biological discovery. I think my feet and my brain are connected.  The way I made the connection is that ever since I got my new pedoMINTer, I am much more aware of my moveMINTs for the day, but somehow looking down at the pedoMINTer and seeing how many steps, I am up to really kicks my brain into gear. I have to wait until the end of the day to check to see if I have met my goal with the Active Link. Both are GREAT in their own way; however, if I have not gotten my steps up to over 5,000 before I get home from work, I know that I have work to do.

I wore the pedoMINTer for two days and both days were up over 5,000. My goal is to have at least 10,000 steps a day consistently BEFORE the end of the summer. That is a doable goal. Who knows, maybe someone will do a study on the link between one’s brain and one’s feet and I can take credit for the discovery. LOL

Have you discovered something new about yourself lately? Do you have any new health goals for the summer? All I can say is that we need to hurry with our goals because time is flying by!

AffirMINTion: I move more each day! 

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

PS – Happy birthday to my good friend Jane (trubel to her BEST  and YOUNGER friends) LOL! trubel, I hope you have an awesome day, filled with the love and laughter of your family, my loveliest twin and your friends. :::: hugs::::
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Aren’t you glad I didn’t call you an old bat? lol

A Mini Minty MoMINT

 My mom says… in order to be healthy you have to keep moving… AND I LIKE IT!

 Step it UP!

xoxo


 


Hurry and get those steps in!

 

AffirMINTion, Goal Setting, Mini Minty MoMINT, Thoughts

AffirMINTions!

February 6, 2013

Good morning Mintdom

Affirmations are a GREAT way to start my day. I imagine some of you are thinking that affirmations are hooky or just some New Age malarkey.  It was not that long ago though that I thought the very same thing. I thought that until I started writing and saying them on my sister Nancy’s recommendation. Now, I cannot imagine going one day without at least one. Affirmations have contributed to my mood and sometimes even changing it. Some affirmations have stopped that anxious feeling that I get sometimes. One of the most powerful things that affirmations do is to dispel negative energy. 

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

 – Willie Nelson

 This morning, I thought I would give some examples and maybe you would not mind posting one or two that you like. I have a lot of them on 3×5 cards and in my journal. Feel free to use them as you wish.

Here some of my top AffirMINTions:

  1. Something really GREAT is going to happen today, and I can hardly wait to see what it is.
  2. I keep a positive mindset.
  3. I can do whatever I believe that I can do.
  4. I choose to be happy.
  5. I choose to make it a GREAT day.
  6. I love to smile.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… “Minty is beautiful and I love her” every day…. And I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh! <— Another AffirMINTion 

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So happy that the Ravens won the Super Bowl and now I am exhausted!

AffirMINTion, Goal Setting, Thoughts

We Can Change Our Mind!

January 23, 2013

Good morning Mintdom

I thought I found my ‘Word of the Year’ (devotion) at the beginning of this month; however, another word keeps coming to my mind too strongly to ignore. That word is ‘Now’. My mom told me once, “If you think of it, do it now”. That is such excellent advice and I decided to change my word now!

I need to put this away, now.
I will turn off the TV, now.
I will exercise, now.
I will clean my kitchen drawers, now.
I changed my word of the year to now, now.

So there are two messages to my post today: You can change your mind if something is not working for you and if you think of it, do it now. Of course, you might not be able to do something now; however, you CAN write it down, now. Do you have a ‘Word of the Year’?

AffirMINTion: I can choose to change my mind, now!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… I have choices… and I like it!

Life is Minty Fresh!
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xoxo

 

 

 

 

My choice of pillows to sleep on

AffirMINTion, Goal Setting, Mini Minty MoMINT

Lighten Up!

January 9, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom!

My last post talked about the 7 Day Mental Diet. In that vein, I would like to continue with a Zen story. In Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, he tells the story about two monks, Tanzan and Ekido traveling along a muddy road after a heavy rain. The pair came upon a young woman trying to cross the road without soiling her silk kimono. Tanzan at once picked her up and carried her across the road. The monks walked on in silence. After five hours, Ekido could not restrain himself any longer. “Why did you carry that girl across the road?” he asked. “We monks are not supposed to do something like that.”  “I put the girl down hours ago, said Tanzan. “Are you still carrying her?”

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If you are struggling with the 7 Day Mental Diet, perhaps you are like Ekido and carrying something on your shoulders unnecessarily. This story gave me a good visual to help me to put down any extra baggage. Even if you are not following this special diet, are there things that are weighing you down? Are you like Tanzan or Ekido?

 Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” – Charles Dudley Warner 

 AffirMINTion: I carry only very light baggage.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

 My mom says she likes her own version of K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Sweetie)… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh
K.I.S.S.

AffirMINTion, Goal Setting, Mini Minty MoMINT

My First Diet of 2013

01/04/2013

First Diet of the Year

I know there are millions of people that that start their year with a new diet. The gyms and weight loss centers are normally their fullest in January; however, this diet is different and one that you only have to be on for one week to see a difference. Does it sound too good to be true? It is not – this diet will take loads of weight off but not off your waistline – it will take a load off your mind. Yes, this is a 7-Day Mental Diet; it comes from a little book called ‘The 7 Day Mental Diet How to Change Your Life in a Week’ by Emmett Fox.

I believe that the condition of my life rests on the condition of my thoughts and my feelings. I choose the life that I want to lead by choosing the thoughts I allow my mind to focus. In other words, I have the power to change my life with my mind. Your mind, turn it to a positive

 The challenge is that for 7 days; do not allow yourself to dwell for even a minute on any kind of negative though. As soon a negative thought appears, let it go or turn it around to a positive. If you fall off the diet, then start over.

This challenge is difficult, so to help you, it is probably a good idea to turn off the news, recycle your newspaper BEFORE reading it and avoid negative situations and people. Instead, surround yourself with positive music, reading and people.

The 7 Day Mental Diet can change your life – you have the power to choose.

AffirMINTion: I entertain only positive thoughts.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

 

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Zig Ziglar

My mom says… she agrees with Zig Ziglar – and I like it!

Life is Minty Fresh!
Minty's Positive Face