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I'M READY FOR A NEW ME.
It's 'my time'. I'm ready to honour my body and mind and to be all that I am meant to be.

WILLING TO CHANGE MY HABITS FOR A BETTER LIFE
I'm doing this because I am worth it!

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A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE


...one old ...
I'M READY FOR A NEW ME.
It's 'my time'. I'm ready to honour my body and mind and to be all that I am meant to be.

WILLING TO CHANGE MY HABITS FOR A BETTER LIFE
I'm doing this because I am worth it!

This page contains dieting tips, trivia, poems and health articles that could save your life and others that are just meant to inspire you. Please read them if you have the time.



A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE


...one old love she can imagine going back to...

and one who reminds her how far she has come...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...enough money within her control to move out and
rent a place of her own even if she never wants
to or needs to...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

.. something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

.. a youth she's content to leave behind...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black
lace bra...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...one friend who always makes her laugh

... and one who lets her cry...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a good piece of furniture not previously owned by
anyone else in her family...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a
recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a feeling of control over her destiny...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... ....how to fall in love without losing herself...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

..how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...when to try harder

... and when to walk away...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

....that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...that her childhood may not have been perfect...

but its over...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

..how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen
table...

or a charming inn in the woods... when her soul needs soothing...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

.. what she can and can't accomplish in a day... a month...and a year...


THINGS TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED:

1. Aromatherapy: sprays, essential oils, cut open an orange, whatever will stimulate your sense of smell.
2. Ask yourself, What would I like instead?
3. Beat on a pillow till your arms are tired and you're laughing from the silliness of it.
4. Blog on SP.
5. Brush your teeth.
6. Call someone you can trust: lean on their shoulder.
7. Cancel life: take a retreat to reevaluate if this is how you want your life to be. You can retreat at home or go to a convent, Buddhist temple, resort...whatever your wallet can handle.
8. Check out the Daily Spark: http://www.dailyspark.com/.
9. Chew gum.
10. Clean house, a room, the fridge. Mop, dust, vacuum.
11. Clean out your recipe file/books.
12. Clean the car...inside and out.
13. Clean your cupboards of junk food.
14. Clean your spice drawer/cabinet of expired spices.
15. Clean/organize your office.
16. Compose music.
17. Computer games (like the ones on Spark).
18. Crafts.
19. Crochet, knit, needlepoint, cross stitch, quilt.
20. Cry. Let your emotions out so you don't try to stuff them down with food.
21. Dance! In a dance hall or your living room!
22. Daydream.
23. Deep breathing. Focus on things you appreciate.
24. Do something for somebody else. Volunteer.
25. Don't talk when someone upsets you, unless necessary. Then pray silently for wisdom.
26. Drink water.
27. Enjoy a cup of tea or decaf coffee.
28. Exercise until you're exhausted.
29. Express your needs. Your needs are just as important as anyone else's.
30. Feed your fish and enjoy the entertainment.
31. Find reasons to laugh (jokes, funny movies, stories).
32. Focus on the positive. For every one thing that goes wrong, there are probably 10 or 50 or 100 blessings. Count them.
33. Garden.
34. Get a massage.
35. Get as many Spark Points for the day as you can...max it out.
36. Give & receive a scalp massage with a friend.
37. Give Spark Goodies.
38. Give yourself a facial with hot towels.
39. Give yourself a foot bath, scrub, & massage.
40. Give yourself a manicure. Or get a professional one.
41. Give yourself a pedicure. See above :-)
42. Go for a drive.
43. Go to another room in your home.
44. Hike in nature.
45. Hot shower with scented soap and lotion afterward.
46. Hot tub.
47. Journal writing.
48. Leave welcome messages on new Sparkers pages.
49. Light incense or scented candles.
50. Listen to nature music...or the real thing if you're near it.
52. 5Listen to relaxing music.
53. Look at garden magazines.
54. Look at others' Spark Pages and send goodies.
55. Look at photos. Make a photo album.
56. Look up Spark People Motivators.
57. Love yourself.
58. Make a grateful list (good things you have and good things you've done).
59. Make choices about what you have time and energy to do. Take care of the most important things first and say NO to the unimportant. Use a priority list as a guide and practice saying, NO.
60. Meditate.
61. Meet new people on the computer.
62. Organize a closet. Take/donate what you don't need to a thrift store.
63. Organize your junk drawer.
64. Paint.
65. Pay bills.
66. Pet your cat, dog, hamster, snake, etc.
67. Plan an outing.
68. Play a board game.
69. Play a musical instrument. Or take a lesson!
70. Play cards.
71. Play solitaire.
72. Play suduko, crossword puzzle, etc.
73. Play with silly putty or play dough and squish the heck out of it!
74. Play with your kids or grandkids. Read to them.
75. Post on Spark People.
76. Post your calories on Spark People.
77. Pray.
78. Put on lipstick.
79. Read a book. The kind you can't put down.
80. Read a scripture.
81. Rearrange the furniture.
82. Reconnect with your faith.
83. Reconnect with your friends.
84. Rejoice in what you have.
85. Research something interesting on the computer.
86. Ride a bike.
87. Send a card.
88. Sew.
89. Shop.
90. Sing your heart out! (even if you don't know the words).
91. Skim leaves from your koi pond, pool, etc.
92. Slow down.
93. Snuggle with your partner, child, grandchild, or pet.
94. Spend time forgiving yourself. Be kind and gentle with yourself, as you would a child. Know that you always do the best you can in any situation with the resources you have available at that time.
95. Stretch your muscles.
96. Study. Do homework.
97. Swim.
98. Take a hot bubble bath.
99. Take a nap.
100. Take out the trash and throw it in the dumpster...hard!
101. Talk with a friend.
102. Think of someone in your life who loves, respects, and appreciates you. See yourself through their eyes.
103. Think of why you want to eat, and remind yourself that eating will only make things worse.
104. Update your resume (don't wait until you NEED it!).
105. Update your Spark page.
106. Visit a pet shelter or pet store.
107. Visit your neighbor.
108. Walk around the mall, in the park, around the block.
109. Walk the dog.
110. Wash your hair.
111. Watch America's Funniest Home Videos .
112. Watch a funny movie, a tear jerker (or a drama, or a musical...).
113. Watch the rain or snowfall.
114. Watch the trees grow and flowers bloom.
115. WiiFit.
116. Work on your taxes (pull things together-there's always more to do than you think at the end of the year).
117. Write a fictional short story about what you'd do to resolve the situation and make yourself feel better.
118. Write a friend (try hand writing it, like the old days!).
119. Yoga.



TIPS FOR A BETTER LIFE IN 2009 (thanks to CHOCLAHOLIC)

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
'My purpose is to __________ today.'

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2008.

7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide us with
daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of six.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants. Eat less food that
is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan
salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and
flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, or issues of the past,
negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your
energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems
are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like
algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a
college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep t he NEGATIVE BLUES away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their
journey is all about.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'in five years,
will this matter?'

26. Forgive everyone for everything.

27. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.

28. However good or bad a situation is, it will change

29. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends
will. Stay in touch.

30. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

31. Envy is a waste of time. You a
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