How was your Mother’s Day?

How was your Mother’s Day?

chotz(pix of my late mother from the late 50’s-early 60’s)


Thurs AM/PM Report 042315

Thurs AM/PM Report 042315: Feeling better…got lots of stuff/work done…rest.

Day 486 health journal. Day 1582 AM/PM Chanting. Day 2345 CMG/5eg.

HUGS 20-25. LT 30 mins. EH 20-30 mins. STEPS 800-1200. MILES .4-.6. SLEEP: 6-8 hours. OTHER: 1.5-2 hours. SC: reading, rest, etc. Gratitude list, AM/PM chanting. Morning routine. Inventory list.

BFAST 45/14. LUNCH 45/20-30. DINNER 45/34.5.  SNACK 15+/7+. EXERS: 100 mini sits???. other exers, walking, stretches, chores, squats.

Wed AM/PM Report 042215

Wed AM/PM Report 042215: Basic posting, reading, research, errands, rest ( felt under the weather–achy, low grade fever, tired). Chanted from home.

Day 485 health journal.  Day 1581 AM/PM Chanting. Day 2344 CMG/53g. Day 10 FFC.

HUGS 25-30. LT: 30 mins. EH 30-45 mins.  STEPS 800-1200. MILES .4-.6. SLEEP  6-7 hours. OTHER 2.5-4.5. Other SC: rest etc. Gratitude list. AM/PM Chanting. Inventory list. Morning routine.

BFAST 45/12. LUNCH 45/30+.  DINNER 45-60/30. SNACK 15+/10+ EXERS: stretches, squats, 100 mini-sits???, other exercises, walking, st 10x, sw 10x.

Tues AM/PM Report 042115

Tues AM/PM Report 042115: Another productive day this Terrific Tuesday! Writing, client work, reading, researching, creating, scheduling and more.

Day 484 health journaling. Day 1580 AM/PM Chanting. Day 2343 CMG/5eg.

HUGS 25-30. LT  2hours.  STEPS 1500-1800 . MILES .75-.9. EH 45 mins. SLEEP 6-7 hours. OTHER 2.5 hours. SC gratitude list, AM/PM Chanting,  deep breathing, affirmations, energy work, inventory list, rest, me time, FFC, etc.

BFAST 51-52/16.5. LUNCH 45-60/25-30. DINNER 45-60/30. EXERS: 100 mini-sits, chores, stretches, squats, other exercises, walking.

Mon AM/PM Report 042015

Mon AM/PM Report 042015: Creating my own merriment and sunshine today! Very productive day on all fronts. Lots of writing, letting go of what no longer suits me for my highest good, reading, creating, planning, scheduling, KIMF, etc.

Day 483 health journaling. Day 1579 AM/PM Chanting.  Day 2342 CMG/5eg.

HUGS 25-30. Light Therapy 30 mins. EH 45 mins-1.5 hours  SLEEP: 7-8 hours. OTHER 1.5 hours. SC: gratitude list, AM/PM chanting, inventory list, deep breathing, energy work,  affirmations, fun time, me time , VFA,  exercise, walking, rest etc.

BFAST: 42.5-45.5/9-11.5.  LUNCH: 25-28/25-30. SNACK: 25-28/9-12. DINNER 45/22. EXERS: stretches, squats, 100 mini-sits, walking , other exercises, stairs 2x, st/sw 8x x2, incline 2x.


Sun AM/PM Report 041915

Sun AM/PM Report 041915: Enjoyed the rain while out and about. Great Buddhist discussion meeting–11 folks with 2 guests. The afternoon was relaxing and refreshing.

Day 482 health journaling. Day 1578 AM/PM Chanting. Day 2341 CMG/5eg.

HUGS: 25-30. LT 30 mins. EH 45  mins-1 hr. SLEEP: 5-5.5 0 hours. OTHER 3-4.5 hours ( energy shift). STEPS 1500. MILES.75.  SC fun time, me time, gratitude list, AM/PM chanting, affirmations, energy work, deep breathing, inventory list, district mtg, rest, etc.

BFAST 43/26.5. SNACK 23-32/6-8.  LUNCH 46.5+/14.5. DINNER: 45/30. EXERS: stretches, squats, 100 mini-sits, chores, other exercises. Stairs 4x. ST/SW 4x x2.


Sat AM/PM Report 041815

Sat AM/PM Report 041815: Sunny Saturday Spring Salutations!

Day 481 health journaling. Day 1577 AM/PM Chanting. Day 2440 CMG/5eg.

Some posting and other writing/work, outdoors, great phone chat with a friend, chores–got laundry done WAHOO, rest, member care etc. Not online as much during the regular week.

HUGS 25+.   EH 30-45 mins. STEPS 1500-1800. MILES: .754-.9. SLEEP 5.5 hours. OTHER 3-4 hours.  SC: exercise, rest and other “ME” time, etc.

Gratitude list. AM Chanting. Inventory list. PM Chanting. Morning routine.

BFAST: 45/14.  LUNCH 45/26-30. SNACK 23/3. SNACK 19/12. DINNER 52/29. SNACK 19/7.  Get back to one  snack unless freebies. EXERS:stretches, squats, trash, laundry, walking, outdoors, st 4x, sw 4x and other exercises.

Fri AM/PM Report 041715

Fri AM/PM Report 041715: Fabulous Friday writing, reading, moving lots of energy, and other work, outdoors, etc.

Day 480 health journaling. Day 1576 AM/PM Chanting. Day 2439 CMG/5eg.

HUGS: 25-28. Light Therapy 30 minutes. Exer Hrs 1.5 hours. STEPS 2800. MILES 1.4 miles.  SLEEP 8.0+ hours. OTHER 1-2 hours. SC reading, writing,  outdoors, rest, other “ME” time.

Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Inventory list. PM Chanting.BFAST 48.5/13. LUNCH 45/30. SNACK 19/12. DINNER 45/30. SNACK 24-29/12. EXERS: stretches, squats, 100 mini-sits, chores, walking and other exercises.


Thurs AM/PM Report 041615

Thurs AM/PM Report 041615: Thursday was thriving…lots of self care for the effects of this week’s continual energy shift.   Increased chanting, light therapy, got more rest, grounding in yard exercise. KIMFd ( kept it moving forward on all fronts) very productive personally and professionally, even if  baby steps in some places. Lots of writing from within etc.

Day 479 health journaling.  Day 1575 AM/PM Chanting. Day 2438 CMG /5eg.

Hugs 25-28.  Light Therapy: 2 hours 10 minutes. Grounding in yard 5 minutes. EH 1.0 STEPS 1788 . MILES.89 SLEEP 7-9 hrs. OTHER 1.5-2.0 hours. SC:yard, outdoors, rest, writing etc.

Gratitude list. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Chores. Inventory list. PM Chanting. BFAST 24-28/6.5-10. LUNCH 60/30. SNACK 15/6.  SNACK 24/6.5.  DINNER 45/24. SNACK 10/1. EXERS: 100 mini-sits, walking, arms, legs, back, etc. incline 2x, st 4x, sw 4x and other exercise.



Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 041615 SGI-UK/Japan

A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Let’s always lend an ear to the problems and concerns our friends have
and make sure to warmly engage with them!
Encouragement is the mother of courage,
the wellspring of hope
and the powerhouse for generating happiness.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
“Whatever trouble occurs, regard it as no more than a dream, and think only of the Lotus Sutra.”

(Letter to the Brothers
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol.1, page 502)
Selection Source: Kyo no Hosshin,
Seikyo Shinbun, April 16th, 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015
“When I exchanged opinions with the peace scholar Elise Boulding (1920–2010) regarding the methodologies of social transformation, she declared: ‘I have long believed that a wholesome, peaceful world is possible if we devote all-out effort to the development of each member of the community.’ (i) She also maintained that the future direction of society is in fact determined by the 5 percent who are active and committed. This 5 percent ultimately transforms the culture in its entirety. I draw great hope from her confidence.

“In this sense, it is not mere numbers but the strength and depth of our solidarity that will put us on a path towards the rehumanization of politics and economics. Generating solidarity, domestically and internationally, among ordinary citizens who desire to see that no one suffers in misery is the key to transforming the direction of history.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9229, SGI President Ikeda’s Peace Proposal 2015, A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth, translation released 1st April, 2015

[i] Ikeda and Boulding, Into Full Flower, 93.

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s web-site address at


(Gosho Zenshu page 1088)