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Marvelous error
Thursday, February 11, 2010      7 comments

Just came home from a wonderful evening with women friends. We shared mind, body and spirit goals, chocolate (small portions of the good stuff), and poetry. Before I go off to bed, I wanted to post this. A few years ago, a woman who has be... Read more
As far as possible without surrender
Friday, January 15, 2010      9 comments

A Spark friend posted part of this poem on her blog today (Valeriemaha) and I wanted to read the rest of it ... again ... and again. It had been a while since I originally read it and I"m glad to find it again, today. So here it is. With deep gr... Read more
On this journey of becoming more beautiful, what is beauty?
Monday, December 28, 2009      12 comments

When I use the word Beauty, I think of timeless beauty, the shine in your eyes, the elegance of the essence of you, being yourself, disarming. Khalil Gibran has this to say: And a poet said, Speak to us of Beauty. And he answered: ... Read more
To be human is to become visible
Sunday, December 27, 2009      4 comments

To be human is to become visible, while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others. -- David Whyte I have been contemplating the last few days what is visible about me, and what is invisible, and I have resolved... Read more
Fierce courtesy
Sunday, December 20, 2009      4 comments

The connection to the Friend is secret and very fragile. The image of that friendship is in how YOU love, the grace and delicacy, the subtle talking together, in full prostration, outside of time. When you're there, reme... Read more
Take rest
Sunday, December 13, 2009      4 comments

Take rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid, Roman poet.... Read more
Mind, body and spirit
Friday, December 11, 2009      7 comments

Mind I'm thankful for a sharp, clear mind that helps me be my best self in the world. I know who I am, and that is a miracle in itself. Sometimes, my mind gets caught up with imagination or memories. May I use my imagination and my memories in... Read more
Not feeling like it ... but doing it anyway
Thursday, December 10, 2009      6 comments

Step by step, I surpassed my goal of seven miles and did nine. The exhileration I usually feel when walking was not there today. What kept me going was the December team challenge, the thought that others were out there trying to surpass themsel... Read more
Paying attention to body language. What's your body telling you?
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      5 comments

The lawn is frozen and white-capped with frost this morning. It is December but we are used to mild winters here in California. The plan is to walk nine miles today and get my hair done as a reward later this afternoon. My hairstylist is Vietnam... Read more
Nature's healing energy
Sunday, December 06, 2009      5 comments

One of the best things I did for myself today was to go for a walk in the rain. The air was fresh and vitalizing. I felt myself waking up and responding to the wet green hills, the shining pavements, rows of houses tucked away behind neat garden... Read more
In step with the team
Thursday, December 03, 2009      2 comments

December team challenge is going well so far. This is day 3. Had a caloric differential of around 1000 calories for past two days. Fun game. Glad to be in step with my team on this. Nice camraderie. I'm enjoying the added awareness I get f... Read more
The best present I can give myself
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      4 comments

"Out of clutter, find simplicity." Albert Einstein. I'm thinking of the mental clutter that I sense in myself along this weight loss journey. Judgements against myself need to be cleared away. Simplicity found. In the mirror, I observe my... Read more
A handshake with the invisible
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      2 comments

"You are a footprint of a miracle. You are a handshake with the invisible." Shabistari. Team challenge for December is to create a caloric differential of 500 calories per day. Handshake on that!... Read more
Half marathon? It can happen
Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

Walked 13.5 miles today! If I'd done it all at once, it would be a half marathon. I broke it up during the day, with other activities, errands, teaching. This is a new high for me. First, it was a way of showing myself that I can do more than I ... Read more
Let your light shine
Sunday, November 29, 2009      6 comments

" Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actu... Read more

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