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Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver
Monday, September 23, 2019      5 comments

Song for Autumn In the deep fall don’t you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air and the endless freshets of wind? And don’t you think the trees themselves, espe... Read more
Make Sure That Powerful Self Talk is Positive.
Saturday, August 03, 2019      3 comments

I keep forgetting how powerful self talk can be. I seem to just do it without awareness and it isn't until later, when I recall what I was thinking , that I can consider if I was kind to myself, encouraged myself , gave myself encouragement. O... Read more
You Can Go Home Again
Friday, March 29, 2019      6 comments

"You Cant Go Home Again" said Thomas Wolfe. Not necessarily true with SP. Home is there, when one needs it. I am one of those people now, recognizing the need for the home. I chose not to join the last 5% challenge. Thought I could do it... Read more
Ebb and Flow
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      6 comments

Today, the start of a new year I hope to feel a sense of well being. The SP goals I set will be a big part of getting there. Doesn't mean numbers are not important. Weight , exercise minutes are good to track. Important as well. They provide... Read more
Remembering What is Really important
Friday, October 19, 2018      7 comments

Life is all about making those important decisions throughout the day that are either going to help us or hurt us. Sometimes we make them quickly, without thinking and without regard to consequence. Pretty common for most of us. I guess thi... Read more
Continuing to move toward health
Saturday, May 12, 2018      9 comments

I feel as if I am checking in with an old friend, one who i have not seen in a while. Some may recall I dropped out of SP due to my cancer diagnosis last Feb. Life has been a whirlwind the past few months. More accurately, a tornado of acti... Read more
Leaving Sparkpeople
Monday, February 19, 2018      23 comments

Dear Sparkfriends and Challenge Cloverleaf partners; With regret I must share with you that I will be leaving Sparkpeople, which, sadly , by now has become a familiar friend.. I have just received a fairly significant cancer diagnosis. My... Read more
Leaving Sparkpeople
Monday, February 19, 2018      4 comments

Dear Sparkfriends and Challenge Cloverleaf partners; With regret I must share with you that I will be leaving Sparkpeople, which, sadly , by now has become a familiar friend.. I have just received a fairly significant cancer diagnosis. My... Read more
My Word for 2018
Friday, December 22, 2017      7 comments

Word of the year - 2018 Light 1. Source of illumination 2. Natural agent that makes things visible I like this word. It feels positive, and suggests brightness, clarity, and illumination. To create light makes issues and cha... Read more
The Spark People Fall Challenge: Your Big Picture View- It Will Look Pretty Good
Friday, September 15, 2017      20 comments

I approach a new challenge with some trepidation. I begin to think of what is expected and over the 8 weeks of the fall challenge. . There will be demands. Challenges to the body and the ego. . I will have to face myself through the eyes o... Read more
The Light
Friday, March 31, 2017      16 comments

Last Sunday , while in church, listening to our Priest’s sermon, I was inspired to write this blog. No I did not have a religious epiphany. Just some positive reflections. Our kindly and insightful priest , in his sermon, said something... Read more
Kindness For Your Best Sparkfriend - You
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      24 comments

...Wow, you look good. I admire what you are doing. What a struggle you have had, but you did it. You are awesome. I am proud of you. You can do this.... It would be wonderful if these words were coming to you….from you. And you felt g... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Moving Forward
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      27 comments

Get busy living or get busy dying (Red, in Shawshank Redemption) He not busy being born is busy dying (Bob Dylan) I like these little quotes. We are forever moving, being born, busy living. Never simply static. If we are not in... Read more
Still Need a Framework
Saturday, November 05, 2016      9 comments

As I have gotten older and (sometimes) wiser, I realize that there are certain things in life that I need to frame and give time, effort and attention. Some days I still forget that healthy lifestyle choices are among them. I remind... Read more
Autumn ... Sacred Season
Friday, October 14, 2016      12 comments

HI Spark Friends... Wonderful fall colors are beginning to appear in the woods and on the hiking trails in our part of Michigan. I had the joy of a early AM solitary hike on a trail along a river today. It was pleasantly warm, with abundant m... Read more

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