I don’t have a good understanding of HRV. I know it’s the variation in time between one heartbeat and the next. But I don’t understand the balanced / unbalanced versus the “higher score is better” general rule described in many tutorials. Mine remains quite low, I think.


in the images above, the unbalanced portion roughly coincided with my visit to the USA for my high school reunion. Other than that there has been no significant difference in my daily activities or diet that I am aware of to cause this variation.

According to the tutorials, a higher HRV number is better. What does that mean? That there is more variation between hard beats? Why is that better? What does the balanced / unbalanced mean?

I’ve studied it, and it doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe you can explain it to me, in a way that a child could understand it.

Thanks, and, Have a great day!

Broken Toe

Yesterday I dropped a stainless steel water bottle on my left next-to-smallest toe. Hurts like hell and I’m sure it’s broken.

.I’ve had broken toes before and all you can do is tape them together and wait.


Hope I can swim and exercise!

Morning Toothbrushing

Morning toothbrushing, when do you do it? It seems hard for me to find the correct time, logically. Do I do it when I first wake up? I just brushed my teeth before bed, I haven’t eaten or drank anything since I brushed my teeth. I’m ready to go eat breakfast and drink coffee.

Do I do it before I leave for work? Halfway through my first cup of coffee? And then go to work and drink more coffee?

There seems to be no really good time for morning toothbrushing.

When do you brush your teeth in the morning? These things keep me awake at night.

Have a fantastic day!

Short Weekend

Yesterday seemed like Saturday. No fair, sending me back to work today.

I started pressure washing my roof again, I have had to repaint it about every two years. This time I think I’m going to get it tiled with some white outdoor ceramic tile.

I hurt my back this weekend , but after a worrisome day yesterday, I think it’s gonna be ok

Tomorrow is August already.

Have a great month!

No Spending Challenge

Im considering doing a no spending challenge.

Or this one:

My question is: where do I draw the line? For example, i wouldn’t give up scuba diving for this. But I would eat meals from home and (try to) stop restaurant meals.

My objetive would be to stop spending money on trivial unnecessary items. For example, one of the dogs leashes broke this morning. I can either: A buy a new leash or: B: use an older leash that’s still good. Another example would be, not giving up nutritious food for the cheapest food available. But then again, where is the line?

Ive been thinking about this since I first heard about it. It seems pretty cool. What do you think?

Maintaining A High Shortage

According to my Garmin Fitness Tracking, I’m “maintaining a high aerobic shortage”. I need to exercise more, apparently

For the past few weeks, I’ve been swimming at least a half mile almost every day (half the days). I guess I have to pick it up. I also have been exercising and diving and yoga. I’m pretty active each and every day.

Maybe I need to get up earlier and start running before I walk the dogs…

Just kidding. Garmin also says I’m physically fit like a 53 year old, and they know my birth date. .

Have a good day!

365 Days!

Today marks 365 days of meditation as i was taught in a meditation class i took, well, I guess, it must be just about exactly a year ago!

I feel really good. It is said that suffering is the touchstone of spiritual growth, and I suffered immensely from my divorce and i can see my own gains brought on by meditation.

But I know there’s a long way to go, and there’s no getting “there” the object is to make “here” as good as it can be.

And if it works for me, I’m sure it can work for anyone

Have a great day!


I slept good last night, I went to bed a little early and was instantly asleep. I didn’t even get to get my watch off the charger (my watch has the sleep monitor built-in.) I’da liked to have seen that one!

In more sleep news, I believe I’ve mentioned awareness and negative thoughts while sleeping, and while I remember the negativity and persistence, i seldom remember the specific content. So, I put a pen and notebook by the bed. Since then, the torturous self destructive where I’m asleep, telling myself bad things about myself have stopped. I’ve had nothing to write down. Which is good!

Luckily, many problems vanish instantly when confronted. The hardest part seems to be becoming aware of them. By the way, yesterday’s post about not sleeping was from a different source than this mental stuff I’m talking about now. I didn’t go to bed because I was upset about something else.

It seems that I’ve been meeting a lot of people who have trouble sleeping similar to mine. It seems our little quirks (MY little quirks I maybe should say), magnify into larger personality disorders as we (I) get older..

It’s almost the weekend! Bring it!


I am GLAD it’s the weekend. Every day this week has seemed like Friday.

My pickleball yesterday was cancelled, now it’s the next two Thursdays.

This is my last “Normal” weekend until the second weekend in March. I have visitors and events until then.

Today Goldie is going to the vets. He quit grooming himself like Ashy did. I’m not attributing it to dental this time.

Tomorrow morning is a 5K walk. (yes, walk, not run)

Addison is an impossibly young girl who committed suicide. This memorial for her is for awareness of mental health and abuse issues.

Have a good weekend!

Brushing Your Teeth

When do you brush your teeth? I brush my teeth at night before bed, and I assume almost everybody else does too. But when in the mornings?

But what about other times? Do you brush your teeth in the morning when you first wake up? Do you brush your teeth after breakfast before you go to work? Do you brush your teeth in between sips of coffee?

I’ve been trying to decide when is the best time to brush your teeth in the morning. When I first wake up, I haven’t eaten anything since I last brushed my teeth, so it doesn’t make sense really to brush them again and then go eat breakfast and drink coffee.

I also have a toothbrush and toothpaste at work and sometimes we’ll brush my teeth there. It’s nice to be able if it feels needed

I brush my teeth immediately before bed, and at some point before I go to work in the morning. I’m trying to figure out when, in the morning, is the best time, precisely, to brush one’s teeth?

What say you about morning toothbrushing?