Challenge Day 9

Challenge Day 9

~ What I'm supposed to do: Get your blood flowing and your abs in shape by starting today with 2 sets of 10 sit-ups. Simply put - not a chance.  First, I am suffering from (temporary, I hope) positional vertigo, which means I can't move my head rapidly or the whole...

Companion planting tips for Zucchini

Companion planting tips for Zucchini

11 Companion Plants to Grow with Zucchini Zucchini is one of the three sister vegetables (beans, corn, and squash) meaning that they all grow well together. When planting zucchini and other squash, keep in mind that they are "heavy feeders" and require more nutrients...

Challenge Day 10

Challenge Day 10

~ What I’m supposed to do: When your body is fit your mind is clear to write let’s start today with 2 sets of 10 squats.  Make sure you use the proper technique. I did a modified version, holding on to a chair for balance. Not fun. ~ What I’m supposed to write: Winter...

Challenge Day 8

Challenge Day 8

     Challenge Day 8       ~ What I'm supposed to do: Clear your mind with a 3-minute breathing exercise  – Set timer for two minutes, turn off the TV. close your computer/cell phone, and find a quiet room.  Close your eyes, and slowly, breathe in deep and fill your...

Challenge Day 7

Challenge Day 7

     Challenge Day 7       ~ What I'm supposed to do: Let’s keep our body moving and today lets try a simple yet effective yoga pose, The Cow.  Follow this link to help you learn more about this pose. Well, this is actually two poses that flow into each other, called...

Challenge Day 5

Challenge Day 5

     Challenge Day 5       ~ What I'm supposed to do: "Visualization is a great way to relax, manage anxiety, and create the mood.  Today take 5 minutes to do a visualization exercise. Find a calm place, set your timer for 5-minutes.  Now, take a deep breath, close...

Challenge Day 4

Challenge Day 4

     Challenge Day 4       ~ What I'm supposed to do: "Let’s keep our body moving and today lets try a simple yet effective yoga pose, The Warrior I. Follow this link to help you learn more about this pose." Well, they give modified...

Challenge Day 3

Challenge Day 3

     Challenge Day 3       ~ What I'm supposed to do: When your body is fit your mind is clear to write let’s start today with 2 sets of 10 squats.  Make sure you use the proper technique. Well, I'm not going to be able to do that with the proper technique, either,...

Challenge Day 2

Challenge Day 2

     Challenge Day 2       ~ What I'm supposed to do: Get your blood flowing and your abs in shape by starting today with 1 set of 10 sit-ups. Well, I'm not going to be able to do that, since I suffer from vertigo. I'll do planks instead, which don't require me to...

Body, Mind, and Writing Challenge – Day 1

Body, Mind, and Writing Challenge – Day 1

     Body, Mind, and Writing Challenge - Day 1       Each day of this challenge has 2 main components - something I'm supposed to do and something I'm supposed to write. So here goes with Day 1! ~ What I'm supposed to do: Clear my mind with a 2-minute breathing...

My Newest Challenge

My Newest Challenge

     My Newest Challenge       I'm a member of a Facebook Group for bloggers - and we've all been posting about - you guessed it - our latest posts! I like to support other members, and usually can find something to like about their sites - but today I came across one...

New Year, new you?

New Year, new you?

      New Year, new you?       So, everyone's posting all over social media how much they wish everyone else the very best in the New Year. And I bet they're making resolutions all over the place, too. That's great. I used to do that. I was full of resolve to lose...

Secret to a happier you

Secret to a happier you

It’s a phrase we’ve all heard for years now. “Random Acts of Kindness”.

For a long time, I didn’t know exactly what that meant.

Welcome

Welcome

Hi, I’m M.A. Bell and I’m writing this blog to chronicle my transition from full-time Mom to successful graduate of the intensive Web Technology A.E.C. Program at John Abbott College, and, hopefully, on to a job as a web designer

Making Decisions

Making Decisions

    Making Decisions       Well, it's been some time since my last post - and I have made a decision. I'm going to start my own business. Wow - look at that - one little sentence and my whole life is about to change. Now, this is not a lightly-made decision. I have...

School’s out!

School’s out!

School's out! What a long, strange trip it's been... For over a year now, I have been part of a group, focused on learning, adhering to a schedule (mostly), and with a clearly defined path to follow. Now the program is finished, and I feel like I am lost in the...