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"a poisonous shark is infesting the surrounding water. Not only will it rip apart its victims, but it also uses projectile acid to hunt - in and out of the water."


(IMO, that shark is not as cunning as smoking.)

You can see the shark coming.

You don't know the costs of smoking.)



~keep them away from your face~

"When we breathe through our right nostril, circulation speeds up [and] the body gets hotter, cortisol levels increase, blood pressure increases. So breathing through the left will relax us more. So blood pressure will decrease, [it] lowers temperature, cools the body, reduces anxiety as well. So our bodies are naturally doing this. And when we breathe through our mouths, we're denying our bodies the ability to do this."


How The 'Lost Art' Of Breathing Impacts Sleep And Stress : Shots - Health News : NPR 

for brother Mark and me

I don't miss it and, he never smoked!

Some make it,

and, some don't

if you will plan for the winds of temptation,

and, give it the time it takes,

you'll make it!

Keep Them Away From Your Face

Accelerated Urgent Care doctors recommend lifting shelter-in-place order 

This is what we aren't being told.

Based upon the data for the last 2 months, NOT models or projections

These are doctors in the field who communicate with other doctors nationwide.

The Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds are going to be flying over Baltimore in about an hour.

Look Up!

      There is a valley on each side of us, a canyon behind us, and, a series of canyons that lead to the ocean. There are houses built around the rims of the canyons, sometimes a finger of a few homes down into one. You don't build a home in the bottom, of a canyon due to the possibility of earthquake or flooding.

      This is where the wild things live. By wild, I mean coyotes. Their path of travel is those canyons. Their path goes between us and our neighbors.

      There is a proposed street that runs between our properties so it's 60 feet or more to that neighbor.

      It was still dark but we have a light over the driveway. I have a security camera over the driveway.and I happened to see the neighbors tiny dog running in the yard. Their floodlight was on but I saw something move in an unlighted area.

      It was a coyote determining if it could get that little dog.

      I threw on some pants and went outside.

      Now there were two. The little dog is QUIETLY running around like they're his buddies.


      I walked to the gate and clapped my hands.

      They took off.


You've gotta know how to shut off a craving


Sensory Overload overpowers craving thoughts



Bite into a lemon skin and all

Stick your head in the freezer and count backwards from 20

Fill your mouth with ice cubes and try to not get brain freeze

Anything safe but physically shocking will break that smoking thought.


this works


onward and UPward

p.s. you'll never forget biting into that lemon

not putting conditions on your quit

not projecting expectations for your quit

Learning how to switch off negative thinking.

Let it happen

It's in your power to let it happen,

You are the only one who can shut it down.

Have faith

Give it time 

This article has a fascination about it.

There are reasons that allow change and they may have happened because something unrelated happened. (like color.    )


The Economics Behind Grandma’s Tuna Casseroles 



My, how things change

and you we're there.

Did you miss it?

Make some wrong choices?


it was your experience that'S made you who you are and what choices you've made.

Quitting smoking has to be your choice to succeed.


Gas:  To Go Nowhere


3 Kinds Of Cat Treats

No Paper Towels

No Cigarettes

There was a sign on the dry soup shelves: To make sure we have enough for everyone,

only one Ramen per customer. I thought they meant individual cups and I was thinking, "What if you have a family of five? so I bought 2 to see what would happen at the register.   

"Keep your distance"


"You can't smoke wearing a mask!"

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