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About bonniejpreston

Life is an adventure. Make every day count. Enrich the lives of those you meet along the way. Don't show up at the end with a wish list. Invest in your health - the dividends paid are priceless. Listen at least twice as much as you talk. Enjoy the journey. Namaste

Balanced Living When the Wheels Falls Off

I’ve had a rough week.  There’s been a major change in my family that happened in a completely unexpected way.  I am still trying to process it and come to terms with the new reality.  In other words, I am … Continue reading

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A Balanced Life in the Face of the Shooting of Gabrielle Gifford

My weekend started out as it usually does, with the weekly grocery shopping.  I usually enjoy these excursions, as my husband is a funny guy and generally something amusing happens.  I was not disappointed yesterday. At some point during the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – What’s For Dinner?

Food is a subject near and dear to my heart.  I don’t consider myself a “foodie”, but I do love to eat, and I love good food well prepared.  I like my food as fresh as possible, and I tend … Continue reading

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Steps to a Balanced Life – Resolution and Execution

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.  ~Lawrence J. Peter It’s the time of year when most people are making their New Year’s resolutions.  Does the very idea of making resolutions stir … Continue reading

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Steps to a Balanced Life – Feeling Good

“You can’t have a perfect day without doing something for someone who’ll never be able to repay you.”— John Wooden My mother would have agreed with John Wooden.  When I was a child, she taught me that doing something for … Continue reading

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Give the “Gift of Health” to Those You Care About!

                                                          Make Holiday Shopping More Convenient and Rewarding… Give the “Gift of Health” to Those You Care About! Help your loved ones start the New Year by reducing their risk of cancer, heart disease, and other age-related disorders with a … Continue reading

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Steps to a Balanced Life – Question Your Thinking

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  Wayne Dyer Have you noticed lately that people seem to be thinking less rationally?  As an example of what I mean, I offer this:  http://www.newsweek.com/photo/2010/08/24/dumb-things-americans-believe.slide1.htmlContinue reading

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Steps to a Balanced Life – Nourish Your Spirit

In order to discuss anything of a “spiritual” nature, I think we have to define what spirit is.  It often means different things to different people.  Merriam-Webster defines it as 1): an animating or vital principle held to give life … Continue reading

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The First Steps to a Balanced Life – Assessment and Planning

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you are moving into the holiday season in a spirit of good will, with enthusiasm and energy – not with feelings of being all stressed out. Before I begin the first … Continue reading

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Celebrating the National Day of Listening, Friday November 26, 2010

There’s an old saying along these lines – “God gave us two ears and one mouth, and they should be used in that proportion.”  That means we should listen at least twice as much as we speak. I don’t know … Continue reading

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