WQWWC #19: Fitness, Health or Wellness

Welcome to Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays

As a world we have discovered the overwhelming destruction of illness. Our world has been turned upside down and backwards. There is much we can do to stay healthy even during a pandemic. What are you doing to stay healthy?

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Fitness, health and wellness is not a fad or something new.

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.


Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.

Thomas Jefferson

And we all know the Benjamin had something to say about health. I’m going to have to work on this one.

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Benjamin Franklin

People are all the map on this topic. Most of us know that exercise, fitness and preserving wellness is a so important we should devote some time to it. That’s the ideal. Some of us don’t live up to it, but still espouse it as a goal. Others don’t.

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.

Joan Rivers

Could you be one of the centerists?

So I’ve broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance.

Kenneth H. Cooper

The way to participate in this challenge is to find a quote or use one of mine and expound on it through words or pictures. Each week I have a new topic. Find them all on my Writer’s Quotes Wednesday page.

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9 Ways to Respond to a Quote for Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge

You can either publish a post and link it to mine or leave your quote in the comment section with your thoughts or photo about it. I’ll republish the link to your post in my next week’s post.

Happy Quoting!

Thanks to Everyone Who Participated Last Week

You make my days sunny and my years happy.

It’s hump day, How’s Your week going?

Coming Up

Terri’s internet is still not set up. I will be doing Sunday Stills on April 11th. Topic: Emerging. Hope to see you there. 🙂

There’s a new Story Chat by Doug Jacquier called “Miniature Planet.” If you have a second, stop by and give it a read, then have a chat with him in the comment section.

4th Cancerversary

You all know Abagail by now. She is such an inspiration to me, and if you are struggling with a cancer diagnosis, you need to get to know her as well. There are things you should know and do, about which you are probably clueless. 🙂

No Half Measures

Amazingly enough, today marks four (4) years, forty-eight (48) months, two hundred and eight (208) weeks, one thousand four hundred sixty (1,460) days, thirty-five thousand forty hours (35,040), two million one hundred two thousand four hundred (2,102,400) minutes, and one hundred twenty-six million one hundred forty-four thousand (126,144,000) seconds since I was told “you have breast cancer.”

Whew, just typing all of that out was a lot!

Every time I think about milestones and how much has changed since March 8, 2017, I am blown away. That was the day when I heard that I had cancer and that we thought it was early stage such that I would undergo treatment and emerge on the other side to re-engage with life as I knew it. I remember that Elliot and I walked out of the room where the breast surgeon (who was also a radiologist) gave us the results and…

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COVID Vaccine, Part I


Hi friends, you all remember Abigail. She has received the first dose of the COVID vaccine and talks about her experience. As an active cancer patient, her doctors took additional precautions to make sure she would be okay after the vaccine, and that it would be effective. I applaud her for being so brave. It sounded like she was really between a rock and a hard place as she and her doctors made the decision to go with the vaccine.

No Half Measures

I’ve seen so many people assert quite confidently that the COVID vaccine is perfectly safe and an equal number of people quite confidently say that it is not at all safe. Who is right?

I have no idea.

Were you thinking I’d say something else? I do have a lot of opinions and I’m not usually shy at sharing them, but this is just too big for me to assert my own perspective. What I have done is follow my doctor’s advice and asked for her input every step of the way. What I have done is to weigh the risk/benefits as best I can to make the best decision possible. What I have done is considered the entire circumstances, not just myself, as I look at my choices. What I have done is consider reliable data and not anecdotal hype on both sides of the argument, as so many…

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PTSD:The impact of cyberbullying on psychological health and how to deal with online abuse

Bullying—including cyberbullying—causes significant emotional and psychological distress. Just like any other victim of bullying , cyberbullied kids …

PTSD:The impact of cyberbullying on psychological health and how to deal with online abuse

BCAM: October 31st

Thank you for sharing this month of Breast Cancer Awareness with me. I am so thrilled to have met Abigail Johnston. What a brilliant writer and advocate. I wish her and all of you a happy November, my favorite month. I celebrate my birthday November 7th with the joy of still being alive and a contributing member of society. I didn’t battle, I was lucky and had the surgeries and took the medications the doctors prescribed. But I don’t recommend getting breast cancer, so make sure you check. If something looks or feels a little off, it might be. Get it checked.

No Half Measures

It’s been quite the month, right? If you have stuck with me this whole month of facts and information about Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), you deserve a medal! Go ahead and pat yourself on the back for getting to the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) 2020 a/k/a Pinktober a/k/a Stinktober.

And now remember that this every day, every month, every minute of our lives for those of us living with MBC. We learn daily about treatment going well, treatment going badly, someone entering hospice, someone getting diagnosed, someone dying. We wake up daily to side effucks that are chronic, like pain and nausea and explosive diarrhea. We wake up daily to reminders that our lives will never be the same. We wake up to anticipatory grief and preparation for the end of our lives.

Heavy, right?

It’s particularly appropriate to think about death on this All Hallow’s Eve…

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