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Sunday Update: Aging

Old woman's hands tucked between her legsThis whole business of aging sucks.  Not aging — just the business of it.  There are so many companies promoting quick fixes for the aging process.  Wrinkle removers, sleeping pills, wake up pills, facelifts, neck lifts, tummy tucks and on and on.

Then there’s the whole pharmaceutical trip (irony intended).  Drugs for one problem that have side effects that make other things stop working.  Next thing you know you’re taking so many drugs and feeling like crap.  Why aren’t we looking for the causes, not the symptoms?

I only worked out with Leah once this week and she in introducing activities that help strengthen the muscles around my knees.  I have bursitis in one knee and arthritis in the other.  Most of the time they feel just fine, thanks to two products from Melaleuca.  However, when working out they sometimes twinge and hurt.  Instead of just stopping working out, Leah is helping me to address the cause — the muscles that support my knees need to be strengthened.  I used my faux TRX straps too – gosh, I love those things!

My mom is in the hospital, I took her yesterday.  She has pneumonia.  She’s 85 and her life is no picnic right now.  Congestive heart failure, COPD, kidney and lung problems — and it’s all hitting the fan at the same time.  My mom is my hero and it hurts to see her feel so bad.  It’s also a lesson.  Take great care of your health, quit smoking (I did), exercise, drink in moderation if at all, eat better and enjoy your friends and family.

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140 Tweet Up in Des Moines

The 140 State of Now Iowa community will be kicking off the 2013 World Food Prize week with a coffee tweet up at Java Joes! and located at 214 4th Street in Des Moines Monday, October 14 from 9 to 10:30 am.   This week will see world leaders and media in Des Moines and we think it is appropriate that ourContinue Reading

Sunday Funday

We have an ice storm going on right now.  So this day, I’ve stayed home and cleaned out my email inbox, worked on my portfolio, and shared a few links.  I missed Small Biz Friday this week, I was working on a series of Main Street awards and that writing was a priority.  I promiseContinue Reading