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Managing realistic expectations
Thursday, July 08, 2021      6 comments

That's the phrase of the month: Managing realistic expectations. Think about can be applied to anything. Same goes for knowing your audience. Put the two together and I think I'm on to something! So back to managing realistic exp... Read more
Starting over in 5 seconds
Monday, June 28, 2021      6 comments

This past weekend, I jumped into a Fitbit weekend warrior challenge with 2 feet. There are about 11 other Sparkers in the group and it's nice to know where they hail from rather than the larger random people you'd meet in a generic Fitbit gener... Read more
Being done
Tuesday, June 22, 2021      7 comments

I reread a good majority of my blogs while I was downloading them to my ancient computer. The walk down memory lane showed the pattern of stress - blog - stress - blog. Today is no different. I wrote a blog onto here and transposed it to... Read more
When one door opens...
Friday, June 11, 2021      10 comments

...another one opens. That's how the saying goes. I just backed up 500+ blogs to my old computer's hard drive. In reviewing them, it was a walk down memory lane... Feb 7, 2008 it started...and on August 17, 2021 it will end on here. ... Read more
Removing the negative from ones life
Saturday, June 05, 2021      7 comments

Ever sit back and observe yourself doing something and catch yourself and wonder "WTF am I doing this?" I have done that a lot lately...most recently was Twitter. I deactivated my account. I would go on the platform, scroll around, witnes... Read more
MRI negative
Thursday, June 03, 2021      12 comments

This week was my second breast MRI. Physically it went better than the first....I'm "seasoned" and asked for the noise cancelling earplugs along with the headset with music. Meditating and being in the moment helped a lot as well. There really ... Read more
Cast not your pearls before swine
Tuesday, May 25, 2021      9 comments

Web Q&A "What does it mean to cast your pearls before swine? If you say that someone is casting pearls before swine, you mean that they are wasting their time by offering something that is helpful or valuable to someone who does not apprecia... Read more
Fighting the burn out
Friday, May 21, 2021      5 comments

I am fighting burn out. Work. Covid. Life. I'm not alone in this, my hubby is fighting it as well. As a 5th grade teacher, in a mask with 25 kids everyday for the entire Covid year...he is done. What a pair we make! Yesterday, at the end... Read more
I’d rather skip it
Friday, May 07, 2021      10 comments

There are certain days of the year that put me in a irritated birthday and Mother’s Day. There are reasons for each...the root cause is that I have had to share or have obligations attached to those days, in which I have had no real c... Read more
Keeping promises to myself
Tuesday, April 27, 2021      11 comments

I'm here to stay true to myself. I promised myself that I would "blog it out" many a time. Truthfully, I have not done that...I have watched my SparkCoach assessment numbers slip before my eyes and have done nothing to correct it. Half-a$$ed a... Read more
Rolling with the punches
Thursday, March 25, 2021      6 comments

One thing that can be said for sure is that rolling with the punches is starting to become a way of life for me. Letting things "be" - helping out where I can - saying "no" - big steps for me going on. At least for today. LOL Expressing m... Read more
Do the right thing
Monday, March 15, 2021      11 comments

It's been a year of Covid-19 sucking the life out of everything. Literally and figuratively. It has not been an easy year. Some have struggled more than others. Some have paid the ultimate price and people have been left behind. There is... Read more
Deleted blog day!
Thursday, March 04, 2021      10 comments

I had one written and then deleted it. It was good to get the words out on the "page." It wasn't good and it wasn't bad. It just was. Thoughts. Sometimes that is all the therapy one an email you delete and don't se... Read more
Belly breathing
Sunday, February 28, 2021      6 comments

Ever watch a baby sleeping? The peace on their face, the rise and fall of their belly. In guided meditation, you’ll sometimes hear the words “soft face, soft belly” or something similar to that. The reminder to breathe from the abdomen is a... Read more
50 is "Nifty!"
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      11 comments

The hubby turned the big 5-0 yesterday....and in true pandemic fashion, we had an uber-small gathering of his parents (the people most connected with hubby's existence on earth) and our new small family of 4 (oldest kiddo is now in Delaware at u... Read more

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