New Beginnings

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994584_51458569You’d think after a month of not writing posts, I’d be bursting at the seams with things to say.  But I’m not.  Maybe it’s just a matter of getting going again.  But it also may be that my mind is forward focused, and I’m just not too sure what to say about things at the moment.

It has been a tumultuous month, hackers aside.  Biggest on my list was my son’s departure for college, the last chick to fly the nest.  Incredibly sad but also marks the beginning of a new phase of life for both of us — well, three of us, as my husband is part of this. 🙂 Through my tears, I’ve chosen to focus on the opportunities this new phase of life presents for all of us.  It’s a good thing.

I also achieved a rather big milestone in terms of birthdays.  I’m celebrating by embarking on a new educational effort.   Next week I’m off to the conference “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice,” presented by the Institute for Functional Medicine.  Functional medicine constitutes a new approach to health care, one that examines the body as a linked physiological system that is influenced by environment and genetics. (Uh, duh.)  Individualized nutrition is central to the approach as well as an overall healthy lifestyle.  In my — and many others’ — opinion, functional medicine presents the best opportunity for true wellness for an individual who is experiencing health challenges.

I’ll be learning a lot, and sharing much of it here on A Weight Lifted.  I hope you’ll be as excited to learn about it as I am.

Do you have any new beginnings in your life?  We’d love to hear about them! And please do comment — we’ve missed talking to you!

Note:  You may have found us through the mysterious ways of the internet, which can involve not actually using the correct url sometimes.  So just pointing out that we have a new one:  www.aweightlifted.com.


7 responses to “New Beginnings”

  1. Gina says:

    I can only imagine how hard it is to say goodbye to a child going off to college! I’m glad you are making new beginnings and staying strong.

    As for my own new beginnings, I am starting a job soon and beginning my life as a REAL RD, with a master’s in science! I am so excited for this new beginning. It’s been what I have been preparing for the past 7 years!

  2. Betsy says:

    I LOVE the new site! It’s beautiful..so glad you’re up and running again.

    Happy Birthday – what a great gift to give yourself. The conference sounds so interesting, you’ll have to share your experience with us all when you return.

    My new beginnings? I found a way to help people by blogging gluten free and spreading celiac awareness. I’m finally embaracing my gluten free lifestyle and getting involved in the health and GF community. I love it! 🙂
    .-= Betsy’s last blog post..Yikes! Another Reason to Get Tested for Celiac =-.

  3. Welcome back! I’m looking forward to hearing about your experience at the conference – have lots of fun!
    .-= Nutrition to kitchen’s last blog post..Farmer’s Market and the Friendly Aquaponics Farm in Hilo =-.

  4. I can relate with the feeling of sending away your child for college. It is hard but in a way happy because this is something new for you and your family. A stepping stone for a bright future ahead!

  5. Marsha says:

    Thanks for your welcome back and comments, everyone. Looks like a great beginning for you, Betsy. I look forward to learning from you! And big congrats on your new job and finally getting to put all your hard work to work, Gina.

  6. Tracy says:

    I love your background, so soothing. Best wishes at the conference, going to learn new things is always exciting, isn’t it?

    No new beginnings here, but I think I’ve finally found my rhythm after feeling completely overwhelmed with the kid’s back to school stuff.
    .-= Tracy’s last blog post..I have one of the best writer’s websites in 2009 according to Writer’s Digest =-.

  7. Once again, woohoo for the blog being back!

    I have a few new beginnings all happening at once. My favorite is my little adventure here at Green Mountain! I am happy to be here and feel like it is another new beginning down a different road in life for me. 🙂
    .-= Mary :: A Merry Life’s last blog post..Horseback Riding and Shopping =-.

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