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"People are afraid of their own lives. Shouldn't your goal be to have a
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From Aunty Lee's Delights, by Ovidia Yu:

"As far as Aunty Lee was concerned, people ought to go through the ideas they carried around in their heads as regularly as they turned out their store cupboards. No matter how wisely you shopped, there would be things in the depths that were past their expiration dates or gone damp and moldy--or that had been picked up on impulse and were no longer relevant. Aunty Lee believed everything inside a head or cupboard could affect everything else in it by going bad or just taking up more space than it was worth."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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It's near the end of the newest No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel by Alexander McCall Smith, and I love it:

"If only people . . . could remember that the people they met during the day had all the same hopes and fears that they had, then there would be so much less conflict and disagreement in this world. If only people remembered that, then they would be kinder to others--and kindness, Mma Ramotswe believed, was the most important thing there was."

These books are so gently life affirming; very uplifting.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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“As women, we can embody all aspects of the Triple Goddess simultaneously (Mother, Maiden, Crone) at every stage of our lives. The elements of feminine mystique, giftedness, and strength are available to us through the spirit as much as the body.”

--Elizabeth Eiler, Singing Woman: Voices of the Sacred Feminine

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I have no idea what those characters before Lao Tzu's name are about!!

From my Advice from Nature calendar for 2019, the page for Sept-Dec 2018:

Advice from the Earth: Be well rounded ~ Keep a positive atmosphere ~ Have a magnetic personality ~ Celebrate diversity ~ Think globally ~ Be good to your mother ~ There's no place like home!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present." ― Lao Tzu

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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12/21/18 9:23 P

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Good one! emoticon As promised on the wall, here is a link to a great blog by Melissa Rudy with a bunch of powerful quotes (a couple made me laugh, too):
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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"It's only a thought and I can change it."

Not sure who originated the above. I've heard it expressed by a few variable people, whose names, of course, I don't remember.

But for me? It reminds me that thinking really can get me in trouble some days, and changing what I'm thinking about is usually the fastest and easiest way out of trouble ASAP.

So many good things here in this Favorite Quotes and Wise Teachings category. I'm glad this section is here! I will be back to browse it all some more.

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I'm so grateful a Spark Friend shared this in a comment this morning. Just amazing! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwds
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Description: In honor of Thanksgiving, “CBS This Morning” asked Amanda Gorman, the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the U.S., to write a poem about what the holiday means to her. The 20-year-old is a junior at Harvard University. She performs her composition, “The Republic Gives Thanks.”

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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"You can design & create & build the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people to make the dream a reality." ~ Walt Disney

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"Even with all of the things that are so awful, if you walk into your yard &
stay there looking at almost anything for five minutes, you will be stunned
by how marvelous life is and how incredibly lucky we are to have it."
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"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try,
one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind
the morning." ~ J. B. Priestley

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"It is always the simple that produces the marvelous." ~ Amelia Barr

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" The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to
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"Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among
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"October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon
more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight,
and the enduring constellations above them once again."
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would have high tide always and a full moon every night." ~Hal Borland

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that's pretty marvelous." ~ Junot Diaz

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an unexpected alteration of reality, the miracle." ~ Alejo Carpentier

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"Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's
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I may not read them all in one sitting: 65 of the Most Motivating Mantras
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So far I really like these two:
27. If you want what you've never had, you have to do what you've never done. - Thomas Jefferson
28. Every journey begins with a simple step. - Maya Angelou

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I'm glad you are finding this to be a helpful tool for you, Paula. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I was sent a book by a friend that I have found helpful and thought I would share it with you

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1
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I have had a hard time during 2017 and 2018 has been mixed so far. My Husband has had a few angina attacks and my Sister aged 90 died in February, so a friend thought this book would help me. Each day you read a page and Thought of the Day, the nice thing is there are no dates your just start reading Day 1 and work your way through the book, all are wise words and full of positive thoughts.
I don't work with Angels but this has so many lovely thoughts it has made a difference to me and that is what it is all about.

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¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨) Creative_Spirit aka Paula¸.·*¨)

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Maya Angelou








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As I said in yesterday's status, a lovely friend gave me a page-a-day calendar of affirmations by Louise Hay, so I'll be sharing some of them. "I have a great relationship with money; it loves me and fills my pockets." That was the one for 1/16/18--sure hoping it's true, since I just signed my new rental lease for $100 more every month. By resigning, I dodged being charged for water and sewer like the new leases are paying.



Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Check out Eva's great blog "The one phrase that shifted my perspective"
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To paraphrase, or personalize, the concept of reframing whatever tasks you are resisting, "I don't HAVE to do this, I GET to do this."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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emoticon Hmmm, I've never heard that.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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It's "If you're going through hell, keep going". It's simple. But it's wise in its simplicity.

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How inspiring! A Sparker who lost *half* her body weight! emoticon
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Older, wiser (& somewhat crusty) Nurse Crane to one of the younger midwives regarding a potential relationship: "Failure isn't fatal. But sometimes hesitation can be." Opportunities not seized may disappear.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Sister Monica Joan on Call the Midwife: "I find two opinions are always better than one--particularly when one of them is mine."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Very nice-- emoticon for sharing that.

This is something I wrote in a discussion on another team that I wanted to share with the GGs also, so I thought I would put it here:

Mental focus and choosing where we put our attention is very important. It's one of the reasons I like Louise Hay's book so much. I totally disagree with her first chapter, "What I believe"--the old you create everything that happens to you philosophy, and I wish she started with her own story which is very powerful, but the rest of the book is very valuable.

Last week I was telling my financial advisor about my habit of wearing one or two of my colored hair ties (like pretty rubber bands that don't pull your hair) on my wrist, like a bracelet. If I find my mind going somewhere I don't want it to be--grinding, angry, worried--I put it on the other arm. Physically changing sides helps me remember to put my thoughts where I want them. I call it my SWAB routine--for SWitch Arm Band. Less painful than snapping yourself with a rubber band.

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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This is one of my favorites (and one I tend to forget when I'm in a down space):

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
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Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Marianne Williamson

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. Friedrich Nietzsche

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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Friedrich Nietzsche


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Long article, but filled with good info: 10 Natural Ways to Defy Your Age: Skip the Gimmicks to Look and Feel Younger Than Ever www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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From the intro "We shouldn’t forget that the true key to looking younger is feeling younger. There is nothing that ages an individual more quickly than illness, pain and stiffness, or chronic stress. Therefore, much of what we do to take care of ourselves on a daily basis will also help us keep a youthful appearance. . . . Here is a rundown of the many things you can do that won’t cost (or hurt) too much, but will make you feel vibrant and strong. Let’s be proactive in our approach to aging and grow into our later years gracefully and beautifully!

Unusual for Spark (at least to me)--a slide show from a different website, 20 Confidence Boosters That Work www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/20-c
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Interesting that they list several things that made it onto the previous blog's list of 10 things!

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I found this once when I was looking up books about empowerment. I have no idea what else was written in the book, but I loved this line:

“No one knows what you have been through or what your pretty little eyes have seen, but I can reassure you ~ whatever you have conquered, it shines through your mind.”
― Nikki Rowe

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau


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Evidently a Spark quote, that I saw on a blog, The Case for Stuffing Your Sorry's in a Sack:

"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine."

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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During a Jessica Smith workout, when cautioning to do a move as shown or not, depending on your own body, she said "Stay strong. Stay safe. Stay successful." I love it!

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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The Wisdom of Will Rogers (mainly about politics)
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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If you haven't heard of or seen Johanna, you are in for a treat! Just check out the first of the two video links at the bottom of Sheryl's 9 Ladies Dancing blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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This is cute!

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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Note: to the tune of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas.
Let Your Treats Be Lite.
From Now On, Our Bulges Will Be Out Of Sight.
Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas.
Exercise Each Day !
From Now On, Throw Junk Food Where It's Miles Away.
Here We Are Learning Better Ways;
Leaner Muscles...Get Less Sore.
Faithful Friends...Who Are Dear To Us,
Get To Cheer For Us...And More.
Through The Year, We've Been In This Together,
And If We Allow,
Next Year, Heads Will Turn And They'll Be Saying: "WOW !"
So Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas Now.

from SHERYLDS who has the 12 Days of Christmas blogs going!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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These are hilarious!!!

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You have got to check out the zany 12 days of Christmas blogs by SHERYLDS! She's half-way through, up to 6 geese. I got behind, and just finished my favorite so far--3 French hens. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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"Don't be afraid to be awesome. Sometimes being weird
and different is good. When you think you're working hard,
there is always someone else working harder, so always
be yourself and know your stuff."
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"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."
~ Omar Khayyam

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~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it,
casts the shadow of our burden behind us."
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~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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I've been posting a bunch of sayings on the team wall. This came out of the October challenge that my co-leader, Eva, created. Her introduction to the Positive Attitude challenge was : www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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She shared with me that her inspiration was the almost overwhelming negativity in all the presidential campaigning. She was looking for small way to counteract that without getting caught up in the issues and hoopla. I found a pretty cool site that has different categories of quotes--funny, inspirational, life, happiness, friendship, etc. This morning I found a treasure trove on page 7 of the funny quotes (though they move around a bit from page to page). I'll be sharing more in days to come, possibly back here in the Quotes thread.

www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/to
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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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From today's Start page article on cellulite:

"The best way to really fight cellulite? Stop fighting it altogether and learn to love your body as it is! Cellulite isn't a health problem—only an aesthetic issue. Celebrate your body for everything it does for you—and remember, almost everyone has cellulite somewhere."

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I do love that one!

Common Myths about Happiness
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The same thing goes with work. Instead of fixating on everything that you don’t like about your job, change the way you think about it. … By all means keep looking for something better—just don’t put your life and happiness on hold until you change jobs.

Remember—you can’t change your weight, finances, or job in a day, but you can always change your thinking. While thinner thighs or a fatter bank account would be nice, true happiness can only be found by viewing your life—and yourself—in a positive light. You are more than your body, your house and car. By appreciating your blessings, and focusing on the positive—you can be happy right now, at this moment—so stop waiting for future happiness when it can be yours today!

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Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.
That is why it is called the present.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Edited by: SOUTHTEXASSUN at: 9/6/2016 (19:58)
There is so much good in the worst of us,
and so much bad in the best of us...




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"Let go of who you were yesterday & grow into your greatest potential. Will you be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future?"--source unknown

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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"Whatever God is, I'm pretty sure it's in how we're there for each other."
--Numb3rs episode "Angels and Devils"

(I found that written on the back of an envelope during a recent paper sorting session)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and
know its beauty all the days of your life.

-- Apache blessing

(Found on author Anne Bishop's website, under Musings)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Some really interesting points raised in the article Is Being Really Lean Really Worth It?
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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Also liked the research and ideas in The Healing Power of Touch:
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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I especially liked the closing paragraph in the Spark article "Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success" which includes this quote: "We can focus on a thought that makes us feel badly or we can focus on something that makes us feel good. Every second that passes is a chance to turn things around."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I loved this blog by Coach Nicole "Confession: I Have Cellulite and I Won't Be Ashamed Anymore!" www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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She has so many great things to say about "normal" bodies, and I love her closing line "Cellulite sisters unite!"
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Beautiful :)

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That is absolutely beautiful, Inari! emoticon for sharing that!

And here was a nice article on the Start page today about ways to get ready for sleep:
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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"Let my worship be within the heart that rejoices,
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore, let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion, honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you."
--Doreen Valiente, Charge of the Goddess: The Mother of Modern Witchcraft



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10/26/15 9:21 P

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Really liked the 10 tips for starting a well-being program on today's Start page:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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Even if you've been at it for a while, the suggestions are good common sense, and us remember to gentle and realistic with ourselves.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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10/18/15 11:15 A

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From a emoticon 's page:

TAKE ACTION TODAY

ACT your way to right thinking
CREATE new habits
TAKE STEPS FORWARD no matter how small
INITIATE desired changes
OPENLY WELCOME SUPPORT from others
NEVER GIVE UP on yourself

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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10/17/15 11:19 A

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I'm reading HeatherAsh Amara's Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You Are Meant to Be. At the start of Lesson One: Commit to You, she opens with a quote by Richelle E. Goodrich:

"Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up."

I'll be sharing shorter quotes in my status, beginning today.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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8/10/15 10:44 A

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Great article on Gratitude--how it helps & how to foster it. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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articles.asp?id=1541


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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7/9/15 9:33 P

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I've been catching up with a friend who lives on Maui, and he sent me a link to the church he likes to attend, even though he is Taoist rather than Christian. I just checked it out, and clicked on their sermon archive and was wowed by this sermon which quotes a long and wonderful poem by Langston Hughes, and a short one on love and hate by Longfellow. It's well worth the read!
www.keawalai.org/sermons/07-05-15.ht
ml


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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7/5/15 12:26 P

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I liked this article from yesterday's start page 9 Ways to Get More Out of Your Day: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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n_articles.asp?id=149


It's not about cramming in more stuff, but how to add balance and pay attention to the Big Rocks. In the first paragraph it addresses "the 'epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine' in our society."


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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177.5
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6/10/15 7:59 P

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Really enjoyed the article featured on the start page today: 5 Things to Learn from Your Mistakes--especially the 5th point, "enjoy now."
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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n_articles.asp?id=1150&page=3


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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5/27/15 10:04 P

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A emoticon shared this on another team wall today:

Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic. Rosalind Russell

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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196.25
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5/19/15 10:27 P

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Great article on today's Start page "55 Things the Scale Won't Tell You":
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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=55_things_the_scale_wont_tell_you


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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196.25
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5/17/15 11:44 A

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From a Friend's Spark Page:

TAKE ACTION TODAY

ACT your way to right thinking
CREATE new habits
TAKE STEPS FORWARD no matter how small
INITIATE desired changes
OPENLY WELCOME SUPPORT from others
NEVER GIVE UP on yourself

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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2/18/15 12:18 A

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5 Ways to Relax: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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2/2/15 11:15 P

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Another great article on the theme of loving yourself: Boost Your Body Image
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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articles.asp?id=1760&page=3

loved this last paragraph:
The road to a healthy body image can be a long one, especially if you have been struggling with poor body image for years. However, by taking deliberate steps to stop the toxic negative self-talk, it is entirely possible to be content—even happy!—with the way you look, at any size. By surrounding yourself with positive thoughts, friends, and images, you'll be one step closer on the road to body bliss.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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196.25
177.5
158.75
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2/1/15 1:52 P

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Enjoyed a couple Spark articles last night:

Yoga Body Bliss (just 1 page & 5 points!) www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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articles.asp?id=646


and 5 Ways to Love Your Body
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
s_
articles.asp?id=271&page=2

Loved this last paragraph:
"Diets, pills, quick-fixes, binging, not exercising, over-exercising, all these things disrespect one of the greatest gifts you have been given – your body! You only get one per lifetime, so give it the respect it deserves. You will not only feel better, but you just might become someone else’s role model!"

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
215
196.25
177.5
158.75
140
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