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Awaken Your Spirit to Adventure...

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

~ John O'Donohue ~

“I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.” —William Arthur Ward

Here is to 2014 Sparkfriends.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

~ John O'Donohue ~

“I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.” —William Arthur Ward

Here is to 2014 Sparkfriends.


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Member Since: 11/28/2009

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My Goals:
I have goals….. and would like to share them.

1. Exercise, (walk, garden, bike) 5 days a week.
2. Visit the gym for resistance exercise 1 day a week.
3. Record exercise each time.
4. Track calories 3 days a week minimum.
5. Spend time reading spiritual, motivational or poetry daily.
6. Visit the hiking trails near my home at least weekly when the trails are not ice covered.

Strive every day to be healthy, physically and spiritually. Goal weight: 20 more pounds

Fight getting depressed over setbacks.

Stay positive and focused.

My Program:
Faithfully tracking food and calories. Walking 3 days a week this winter. Will turn it up several notches in the spring and begin biking.

Deal with setbacks as positively as I can and try not to get depressed.

Personal Information:
Turned 64 this year.... (yikes) and have worked as an RN for 30 years, mostly in ER and in a diabetes clinic. 5 years ago made the career switch to teach high school. Semi retired now and continue to work part time as an RN and Certified Diabetes Educator. Married to Kathi, also a nurse, now on disability due to multiple chronic health issues, including stage 4 lymphoma, now in remission.


Other Information:
I love to garden and ride my bike. Also hiking, watching classic movies, listening to podcasts, reading poetry, listening to folk, classic rock and outlaw country music. My wife and I love spontaneous road trips.

I am a fan of the poets:
Mary Oliver
Ted Kooser
e. e. cummings
Charles Bukowski
David Whyte

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DOKEYOKEY
12/20/2014 3:38:53 PM

P.S. I love John O'Donohue!



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DOKEYOKEY
12/20/2014 3:38:22 PM

Thank you for thinking of me! Right after I wrote that, Vermont had a giant power outage from heavy snow on trees ... 100k people without electricity, which is a lot for our tiny state! Our neighborhood had four days without power. Needless to say, I was focusing on getting the wood in, keeping the place warm, keeping the pipes from freezing, etc. And all that caused me to get backed up in grading for the end of the term.

So: I'm kinda in catch up mode, but I'm amping my activity back up, aiming for 5-9 fruits and veggies a day, have started meditating again, and am going to finish this d**n grading so I can focus on SP and the Beck approach again.

I hope you are well and are anticipating the return of the sun!
Thanks gain for checking in.



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ATRANSFORMATION
12/13/2014 11:21:04 AM

Indeed, memories are filled with mixed emotions.I'm finally at a place where the sadness does not permeate my every breath… with the exception of that horrible day, I'm able to look back on all the years we had together with mostly joy.



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SHARONSIZE8
12/6/2014 8:41:14 PM

Thanks for your kind words and prayers! It is truly a tragic situation, but I am confident the family and friends will find peace and comfort in God's arms. emoticon



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SHARONSIZE8
12/2/2014 6:29:25 PM

Thought I would let you know my friend passed away last week. Thanks so much for your prayers. Please pray for her family. She was only 47. Her mother is battling cancer and her 20 year old daughter has aspergers.



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