Remember to Relax

Another way to save your sanity is to find time to do the things you love…

Relax, breathe and enjoy the photos! (Many of these photos are from Pinterest. Click them to see more)
































‘No Comfort Zone’ Jitters

Week 6 summary:

So, you remember all those things I said “No” to last month? Well, there are about 4 committees that I did not walk away from and am very much involved with to some degree.

Always remember you are braver than you believe...One of those obligations is where I serve as a co-chair on community service organization for my Rotary District.

This weekend I attended a day long “speed dating” event, where I talked about my committee, our objectives and plans in about 5 minutes.  Once I was finished, 3 others in my group talked about their committees and then we moved to the next table. There were 10 tables. It was a long day. Each time I sat down to give my talk, my body was in  electric-mode. It was the adrenaline taking over, getting me through the jitters and allowing me to deliver my information.

It was a day of being ‘on’ because even though I was saying this information over and over, it was new to each table I approached and I shared it was high energy and enthusiasm.

After it was over, I was spent.

I had nothing left to give, so I did the only thing I could to help recharge me. I soaked in the bathtub, with lights turned off, and let my shoulders drop.

I’ve come up with a new challenge for Week 7. No speed dating and no high energy talking but it will involve movement. More to follow …

——Odds and Ends Thoughts has joined the No Comfort Zone Weekly Challenge as well! Be sure to visit, read and then click on the Out of Comfort Zone page created just for this challenge! Welcome Cris!

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Pinterest: My Visual Escape

Sometimes I just need to see pretty things.

I long to see magazine layouts, and bulletin boards of filled with creative images, fashions, recipes, scenery and all those things that boost my energy and make me want to put my fingers to the keyboard and post in my blog.

Colorado River Trail
Colorado River Trail: Click the image

And when I need that fix – I go to Pinterest.

At, you’ll be able to see what other people admire and share too.

It’s an online scrapbook (sort of) filled with images, quotes, videos and links back to the original person.

It’s like a game of tag where I post a picture of something I love, or a place I went to or a quote I adore. Others see what I posted and repin it to their bulletin boards.

It’s a great place to get images for my blogs or get inspiration for a post. It’s an amazing place to visit when I have time.

And what about you? Where do you go when you need a bit of an escape? What sites have you bookmarked that speak to you? Care to share?

Are you into visuals?

If you’re the type of person who loves images, collects pictures, takes photography — you’ll love Pinterest.

More library booksIt allows you to capture your photos and pin them into a collection on your own board.

Here’s the official word:

What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a social catalog service. Think of it as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.

How do I add a pin? You can upload a file using the Add a Pin button in the menu bar. It’s a special button that lets you pin images from any website.

What is ‘repinning’? Repinning re-posting a pin to your own collection. When you repin we credit the person who first pinned the item. We let you see all the different collections a pin is part of.

If you need a photo to add to your article, you can take one from here and repin it to your site and the original owner will get the credit.

When you find photos that you want to keep, pin them to your board. Pretty neat, huh? I’m just beginning but you can check mine out here.

To join you need an invitation from an existing member. Let me know if you’re interested in joining and I’ll send an invite. It’s a whole new world out there!