Self Care Sunday ~ Notorious RBG

I’ve been writing and editing a lot of work lately. This has left me with little interest in writing for pleasure. For this Self Care Sunday ~ I say thank you to Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG).

For it not for RBG, I would not be the independent, self-sufficient, self-supporting woman that I am. For it not for RBG’s life’s work for women’s right and fighting against sex discrimination, I would not have the opportunities I have now as a woman.

Thank you Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!  I will do my part to make sure your legacy lives on.  I hope women are inspired to vote against the GOP in your name.  

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Self Care Sunday ~ Night Swimming, Blue Love Poetry

Night Swimming

Night Swimming ~ Blue Love Poetry
The water
Was warm tonight
As I floated
In the pool
Of your heart’s desires
The night air
Was gentle
On my skin
As you swam
In my thoughts
And pulled me
Under with you
Into the depths
Of our lust
Rising up
From under water
I emerge
Naked in your arms
I kissing your lips
For just a moment
You whisper my name
As you dive under
Sliding me back into your fantasy
One lap after another
I swam with you
In your heart
Never leaving you
I was with you
For every beat
Until I stepped out of the pool
Of your crystal blue eyes
And stood before you
Wet
I was wet
Wet with arousal
For you
My naked skin
Glistened in the moonlight
As you thought of me
Somewhere in the
Energetic flow
Of passions
That were simmering
Just under the
Swinging of my skirt
Today
Hypnotizing
Your eyes
To linger
Just long enough
For me to notice
Your appetite
For me
You made me wet
Wet for you
I feel the hunger
The hunger
Pounding in your
Chest
Tonight you swim
In the watery depths
Of my hips
Swimming to forget
The throbbing
Of your cock
Swimming to feel
The water slide against your skin
Swimming in lust
For me as the
Hunger in your chest is
Growing insatiably
I am called to you
You called me to you
It is here with you
In the pool
Of our desires
I feel
A yearning
A hunger
An ache
Connecting
Me to you
It challenges
My sensibilities
I see images
Of lust and submission
Before my eyes
In plain sight
Carefully obscured from
Public view
But open wide
For you to see
It’s in my trust
For you
That I feel most free
Free to play
In the playground
Of our lust and desire
It is here
I swim naked
And free
With you
Tonight
Floating peascefully
In your heart
I swim with you
Tonight
I swim
In your heart tonight
Night Swimming

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NOTE:   Originally written in 2015 for Blue Love after I admired his “swimmer” shoulders and cute butt from behind.

It’s been a long week and I am exhausted. It’s Saturday afternoon and I am still in my nighty, snugged tightly under blankets and watching TV in bed. I do not plan to “adult” today. Reposting “Night Swimming” for Blue Love.

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Self Care Sunday ~ Relaxing into the rip tide

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My body and I haven’t been getting along very well this week. Physically, emotionally and spiritually I’ve been a bit down. I am trying to just surrender into it and not offer any more resistance. Honestly, I’m too tired to resist. I am too tired to make a lot of effort for anything or anyone right now. If it’s not easy, it’s not happening right now. I am just not up to the hard stuff right now.

This “funk” started a few weeks ago. I noticed I was experiencing a lot of anxiety due to full time telework and being stuck in the house alone all the time. Since I am considered “vulnerable”, I’ve been super careful about remaining socially distant. I haven’t been going to outdoor restaurants. I haven’t going to parties or even walking on the boardwalk because its so crowded. When I walk three or four miles, I walk the back streets along the bay instead on the boardwalk. I can not wait for summer to be over and the visitors to be gone. My building’s pool requires folks to wear masks around the pool deck so I haven’t been going there either. Sitting outside in the sun in 90 degrees wear a face mask would not be enjoyable let alone the tan lines. Don’t get me wrong. I am not an anti-masker. I believe in taking all precautions and wearing masks. I just don’t want to do it while sitting by the pool.  Yep, 2020 – give it a rest already, would ya?

2020

 

So my anxiety and low level depression started a few weeks ago mostly due to isolation and disconnection. I’ve also noticed I’ve been experiencing more migraine attacks since I’ve been teleworking. I believe it’s because I was working in my living room which has a huge beach front window which gets all day sun. It can be 80 degrees in my living even with AC on in the middle of a summer afternoon. It’s also exceptionally bright and the windows give a glare.

My biggest migraine triggers are visual disturbances and weather/barometric pressure changes. If a visual disturbance like glare triggers a migraine, I’ll get spinning circles in my eyes which is an aura and then the migraine will hit. If I take my migraine med when the aura starts, it’s a 50/50 chance it will prevent it. On Friday morning I rearranged my apartment a bit and moved my computer desk/work stuff into a corner in my cooler and darker bedroom. I will see if working in a cooler darker room without any glare helps the headaches. I did work on Friday and actually had to wear a sweater all day working my bedroom. It was lovely.

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I pulled a muscle in my back earlier this week. Since I am allergic to NSAIDS pain medicines (anti-inflammatory meds), pain management can be challenging. I was down for the count Wednesday and most of Thursday. It started feeling better Thursday night. Other than moving gingerly and rearranging some stuff in my apartment, I’ve been taking it easy. Saturday was the first day I resumed normal activities including 3 miles walk and going to the big grocery store. My back still is a bit sore but Tylenol seems to be helping. I am giving my back a rest now and sitting on my balcony in a comfy chair writing this blog on my Mac while looking out at ocean and listening to Bonnie Raitt Essentials 💙✌️”Women Be Wise” is a great Bonnie Raitt song that isn’t on the Apple Essentials👍

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I wish I had something uplifting to share today but I don’t. I am trying to relax into rip tide I am feeling and just let it take me to the other side.

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Self Care Sunday ~ Rainy Days

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I must confess… I love rainy Sundays. I love when it rains all day on a Sunday. For some reason, a rainy Sunday gives me permission to let go of all of my plans and just stay still for the day.

I slept later than normal this morning. I made a conscious choice to not wear my Apple Watch today so it didn’t track my activity level. I am just going to let my body rest today. I will be reading, watching Hulu or Netflix and enjoying the sound of the rain hitting my window today?

Do you like rainy days?
rainy day
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Art: Agape Charmani-In Shim – Korean Artist Scuplture

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May you be happy
May you be loved

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Self Care Sunday – Blue Love Poetry

Adornment ~ Blue Love Poetry
Tucked
Gently into my
Thoughts
You stand
As my king
The holder
Of my crown
And catalyst
For my erotic expression
My breasts bejeweled
By the crystal
Of my your eyes
With my nipples
Erect and shimmering
As precious metals
With the juice
From your lips
I stand
A queen
Adorned with
The fruits
Of your desires
My body
Cloaked majestically
With the lust
Passing
From you to me
As if
I summoned you
With my thoughts
You interrupt
My day
To claim
Your space
In my head
Commanding me
To remember
I am yours
I here
You belong
With me
My hips rise
In acceptance
Of your instructions
To submit myself
Into your hands
And trust the visions
My body thrusts
Into willing erotic
Surrender
As one orgasm
Follows the next
As I submit
To the stirring
My lustful energies
Coming from
Your hips
Sharing your
Desires into my mind
We transcend
Our physical bodies
Into the depth
Of love and affection
We have
For each other
Sharing
This space
Where our thoughts
Join as one
We unify
Lovers
And friends
As I am draped
In the adornment
Of your affection
I am adorned
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Art: Agape Charmani-In Shim – Korean Artist Scuplture

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May you be loved

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Self Care Sunday – Blue Love Poetry

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What Waits For You – Blue Love Poetry
The energy in
The air changes
As you walk by me
My pulse
Quickens with desire
When I see your face
My breasts
Rise with excitement
Inviting you to
Secretly covet them
Just for a moment
Reach out
Touch them
As you walk by me
I surrender to the flame
Rising up in my body
Set by your eyes
The heat swirls the air
Around us
Like the wind
When you walk by me
I feel your body
Vibrating for me
Pulsating
To the rhythm
Of my hips
Your presence
Commands my body
To open for you
My legs start to
Spread apart
With hidden anticipation
Secretly hoping
You will confidentially
Slide your hand
Between them
And quickly feel the heat
I have for you
Pull me aside and
Press your body
Against me
Just a for moment
So we can feel each other
At last
Just for a moment
Slide
Your hands
Across my body
And feel what
Waits for you
As you pass by
I turn and glance
How I would like
To hold your ass
And push you deeper
Inside of me
Taking hold
Of you
Pressing you
Between my legs
Feeling you
For just a moment
You spark my desire
As you pass by

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NOTE:  I’ve been doing A LOT of writing and editing for work these days and also working a lot due to deadlines.  This is leaving me with zero energy to write my blog this week.  Self Care this Sunday is taking the week off from writing this blog by reposting a poem I wrote for Blue Love in 2013 when we first started noticing each other.  Below is the original note I posted with the poem too 💙

NOTE:  This one was rolling around in my head since I saw my “secret flirtation” on Monday. If only he could read my thoughts…  Every time we passed each other my mind would flash luscious images of his body close to mine, his hand secretly sliding across my body. I was almost hoping he would just come close to me and brush against me so I could feel the energy of his body up close. 😉 While he was standing near but with his back to me, I found myself lingering on his ass and thinking exactly what I wrote in the poem 😉

I wanted to write a poem that captured in words what I was thinking every time I saw him. I felt free.  It was fun. I don’t really feel the need to try to hide my attraction from him because it’s mutual. Nor do I wish to pretend it’s not there because it is there and I like it. I am not really sure what will come of it. But, the flirtation is fun and the lusty images that flash in my mind when he’s near me always catch me off guard.

Isn’t that what a spark between a man and woman is supposed to be?  It’s supposed to be fun and exciting. The energy between a man and woman is supposed to be stimulating.  When it’s good and healthy, it’s supposed to spark each of them with desire and energy. It’s supposed to make them both feel alive. It sparked this poem.  I titled it “What Waits For You” because my body is what waits for him 😉

Photo Credit:

Francesco Hayez

Retrieved From:

http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2011/09/francesco-hayez-1791-1882.html

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Self Care Sunday – Poetry

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Moan ~ Blue Love Poetry
Rolling slowly
Off my lips
Is your name
Whispered
In a low hush
While I moan
Your name
Softly
Offered
In response
To the thought
Of you
Under my fingers
Your face
Arouses me
Moving my hips
Your name
I say quietly
Yet passionately
Aroused by
The thought of you
Aroused by
The sound
Of you
I Moan
Your Name
Softly
I succumb
To calling
Of my body
Wanting you
Under my fingers
I think of you
From a distance
Passion breathes
Your name
I orgasm
While I moan
Your name
Softly
I want you more
Today than yesterday
The words
I speak
Reveal my desire
Words
Dripping
With wanting you
To touch me
And feel
The fire
You ignite
Let me
Whisper
My desire
In your ear
Please may I
Lick your lips
With my tongue
May I
I taste your mouth
Sweet like honey
While I
Moan
Your Name
Softly
Taste me
Feel me
Let yourself go
While I moan
Your name
Softly
While I moan
Your name
Softly
My body
Releases to the
Power of my touch
While I moan
Your name
Softly
In this poem
I write for you
I moan
Your name
Softly
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NOTE:  I’ve been doing A LOT of writing and editing for work these days and also working a lot due to deadlines.  This is leaving me with zero energy to write my blog this week.  Self Care this Sunday is taking the week off from writing this blog by reposting  a poem I wrote for Blue Love 💙

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May you be happy
May you be loved

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Dream in hot night | Sergey Ignatenko | Belarusian Figurative painter

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Self Care Sunday ~ Sacred Feminine

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This is what I am working on these days. I am focused nurturing my Sacred Feminine Energy and paying special attention to expressing my femininity in safe meaningful ways.
feminine energy Jake Woodard

Most of my work day requires that I act in masculine energy by controlling, planning and managing. That energy took over my whole life.

So now, in my personal life, I am focusing on balancing that out. I am focusing on expressing my Goddess energy!  Goddess

Message Of Love

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Self Care Sunday ~ Osteopenia Treatment

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It’s been two weeks since I received my Osteopenia Diagnosis and found out I have to change the way I live to prevent progression to Osteoporosis. It’s important to note I am not a candidate for any of medications normally prescribed for Osteopenia that help build Bone Density. Therefore, I have to do it the natural way which is a lot more commitment and work for me.

The below meme reflects the simplified treatment plan the doctor gave me. I was advised to take Calcium with Vitamin D3 twice a day and to do weight bearing exercise with resistance bands. She advised me to avoid free weights until my bones are stronger and should not join a gym because of the COVID pandemic.  Therefore, my workout plan/routine should home based. It should be something I can do anywhere to make it easier for me to fit it in.
osteopenia

I originally thought I would hire a personal trainer to help me develop a plan. However, I spent most of last weekend researching exercises and recommendations for post menopausal women over 50 for Osteopenia. I quickly realized I don’t need a personal trainer and I don’t need a gym. I found everything I need on the internet and especially on Youtube. I especially love Bob and Brad, two Physical Therapists. Their channel is great. I learned from them my exercise plan focus needs to be four pronged: Weight Bearing, Resistance, Posture and Balance. Weight Bearing and Resistance to build strong denser bones as well as build muscle around the bones for stabilization. Posture to prevent the round spine. Posture will also help with headaches. Finally, Balance is essential towards preventing trips and falls. Here’s one of their videos that is honestly good for just about anyone.

I am doing a phased approach. Remember, I am already a distance walker. So I normally walk three to five miles a few times a week and I shoot for 10,000 steps each day. The Weight Bearing, Resistance, Posture and Balance exercises I started last week are below. I am doing one set of each for the first few weeks and then I will add a second set for a few weeks. After I add the second set, I will increase resistance and weight.

  • 25 Squats – can use a chair for support. (Build strong legs and back)
  • Standing on one foot – 30 seconds each foot, can use a chair for support. (Build strong ankles for balance)
  • Side Steps – It’s described in Bob & Brad’s video.  I am doing it for two minutes throughout the day. (It’s very effective in building side legs, foot and ankle bones and muscles)
  • Neck stretch – 10 times, push the chin back in alignment with the neck. (Posture)
  • Doorway Stretch – 5 times for 10 seconds each.  Arms at a doorway and lean it. See the video.  (Posture)
  • Wall Push-Ups –15 to 20 each each day to start. (Upper body strength and Posture)

Since I am teleworking full time, I work these in throughout my day as I work. I found out last week I probably won’t be required to be in the office until sometime in 2021. They even told me I may be able to stay a 100% remote employee and just occasionally travel to DC instead of having a NJ based office. I should be able to maintain this plan going forward. I will say I noticed I was tire this week. I guess from the additional exercise every day plus the increased Calcium and Vitamin D3.
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Self Care Sunday ~ Osteopenia

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A few weeks ago I had a phone call with a Functional Nutritionist. While on the call, he reviewed my most recent blood work. He noticed some numbers were a little off while still normal and told me it could suggest “early Osteoporosis” or Osteopenia. Since I am 53 years old. I am post menopausal and I broke a bone when I was 51 years old. He suggested I ask my General Practitioner for a Dexascan for a baseline. I had my Dexascan last week and this week I learned I do in fact have Osteopenia.

What is Osteopenia? Osteopenia means there is a loss of Bone Density; the bones are not as porous as they should be. However, the density isn’t low enough to be considered Osteoporosis. When my doctor called me with the results, she told me I was not a candidate for the medicine that is often used to treat Osteopenia. I have other complications including an arrhythmia and arthritis in my left jaw, both could be negatively impacted by the medicine. That means I will need to work to improve my Bone Destiny and reverse Osteopenia naturally.

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My doctor suggested I take Calcium with Vitamin D twice a day. She told me Weight Bearing exercise is an essential requirement for me to build Bone Destiny and suggested I use resistance bands instead of using any type of free weights. Additionally, I need to improve my posture and balance to prevent falls. I can use Yoga and Tai Chi poses for that. Lastly, she suggested I may want to have a session with a personal trainer to develop a home based training program because I should not be joining or going to a gym due to COVID pandemic. I reached out to a personal trainer over the weekend. We are coordinating schedules for private sessions in my home.

Since receiving the diagnosis, I’ve doing some research and coming up with a game plan. I am already naturally active. I am walker. I distance walk a few times a week and get 10,000 steps per day.  Since Friday, in three days, I walked 43,000 steps.  I enjoy walking but it’s not enough. I need the weight bearing, resistance, posture and balance work.

I am sharing this information in case anyone else needs it.  If you over 50, you may want to bump up your calcium and get some weight bearing exercise before you lose Bone Density too 🙂

Osteopenia

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