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I stopped making excuses on March 12, 2011 and have been smoke-free ever since Countup Clocks, Flowers Countups at WishAFriend.com

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Still finding things to be grateful for after 3 years

April 11, 2014

I’ve been quit for just over three years, and I am still happily surprised now and then by the benefits of being a non-smoker.

I frequently travel to my company’s headquarters in the suburbs outside of Baltimore. The simplicity of flying, staying in hotels, and using rental cars as a non-smoker were evident on my first non-smoking trip. But on a recent trip something new struck me.

Our headquarters is like a campus, it consists of multiple buildings set in a hilly... Read full post

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No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- Are you in No Man's Land?

April 9, 2014

We do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit, give or take a couple of weeks. This community has chosen to put a big, bright spotlight on NML – we’ve chased away the shadows, taken away the mystery, and put a lot of effort into bringing people in NML together. Because we understand that quitting isn’t over in a month.

Everyone who goes through NML blazes a trail for those that follow.... Read full post

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No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- Life After NML

April 2, 2014

NML is coming to you from Baltimore today; I'm on a short break from a training class. I have a story to tell about the benefits of being a non-smoker when the cafeteria is uphill from the classroom... I'll write that up when I get back!  Even after 3 years quit, it is still easy to find things to be grateful for! 

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We do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit, give or... Read full post

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No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- Your Moment is Coming!

March 26, 2014

I've been fighting with a sinus infection all week, and it makes me realize how rarely I get sick since I quit. Oh, I'll get a little sniffle here and there in the winter, but I think this is first laid-up-in-bed-sickness that I've had since my first year quit. Woo hoo! 

Anyway, that's why I haven't been around much this week... but I'm back and ready for our weekly look into No Man's Land, with a new blog this... Read full post

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The "vaping" gateway? Or am I just old?

March 21, 2014

My best friend’s husband had a TIA Wednesday night (a mini-stroke). Three of them, actually, over about 6 hours. He’s in the hospital undergoing a lot of tests; if they can’t locate a source of the clots they will likely just send him home with blood pressure meds and orders to lose weight.

There are two reasons I’m telling you this. First, he quit smoking about 3 years ago. I can’t help but wonder, if he was still a smoker, would this have been a full-blown... Read full post

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No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- The Forever Quit

March 19, 2014

We do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit, give or take a couple of weeks. This community has chosen to put a big, bright spotlight on NML – we’ve chased away the shadows, taken away the mystery, and put a lot of effort into bringing people in NML together. Because we understand that quitting isn’t over in a month.

Everyone who goes through NML blazes a trail for those that follow.... Read full post

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

March 18, 2014

Practice, practice, practice!

Why do we practice something? So when we have to do it for real, under pressure, we do it correctly.

Musicians practice their instruments. Medical students practice their procedures. Police practice response scenarios. Schools practice fire drills. When something critical happens, you are going to respond with what you know – if you don’t have a plan, if you don’t know what to do, you will probably not respond to the situation... Read full post

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No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- Sudden Stress

March 12, 2014

We do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit, give or take a couple of weeks. This community has chosen to put a big, bright spotlight on NML – we’ve chased away the shadows, taken away the mystery, and put a lot of effort into bringing people in NML together. Because we understand that quitting isn’t over in a month.

Everyone who goes through NML blazes a trail for those that follow.... Read full post

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Three years of freedom

March 11, 2014

Tomorrow is my 3-year anniversary, and I want to share my story. I've shared bits and pieces of this before, but writing it all down this morning really helped me see the big picture of my life and this journey. I hope a new quitter might see something of themselves in this, and realize you're not alone on this journey and you never will be! 

Here's my story. 

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I grew up around smokers, as a kid in the ‘70s and a teenager in the ‘80s, in the... Read full post

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No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- Fixating (aka "Romancing the Cig")

March 5, 2014

We do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit, give or take a couple of weeks. This community has chosen to put a big, bright spotlight on NML – we’ve chased away the shadows, taken away the mystery, and put a lot of effort into bringing people in NML together. Because we understand that quitting isn’t over in a month.

Everyone who goes through NML blazes a trail for those that follow.... Read full post

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