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why do we say good luck?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Why not say "hard work and a good plan pays off"? Slackers we are as a group. Our Occupational Therapist says that work, (and that's heavy work) helps us with sensory regulation and being calm, just by the act of engaging in the fine art of resisting gravity.

Here's to sensory regulation and deep pressure and redefining our the reach of our body maps.
Hard work and a good plan pays better than luck most days.

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    I agree with LOEGAIRE. Lady Luck is very unreliable. That ranks right up there with our chances of winning the lottery, ha. You know, there's bad luck too, so don't be giving up the control. I've heard my father say many times, when wished "good luck," that he doesn't believe in luck. There has to be a better phrase to use to wish someone well.
Hard work and a good plan will take us a lot farther than luck, and it will make us feel good, too.

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KALISWALKER 12/31/2008 1:18PM

    Happy New Year - Health, Happiness and Prosperity!



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LOEGAIRE 12/30/2008 4:40PM

    As the wise man said, we make our own luck!

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creating opportunities from within, not with time

Monday, December 29, 2008

I am being passive as a guest in Chicago, biding the time until I return to my apt in the mountains, where I have no demands on my time but my own. Here my mother demands my time and it is nice to have some one that does. If I were creating the opportunity to spark I would be in the woods now, but instead I will be at the Y with my sister tonight.

I have to get more protective of my priorities and not allow others to re-prioritize my day.

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 12/29/2008 4:14PM

    It's funny that it took a point to get me to blog again. Sometimes I feel like I have nothing to say to myself, but REALLY, I just can't the thoughts organized.

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LOEGAIRE 12/29/2008 4:09PM

    Amen! We should be considerate of other people when appropriate, of course, but we also need to be considerate of ourselves.

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reading labels, creating labels

Monday, July 21, 2008

I have been obsessed with labels for a year or so, but Spark People has achieve something better: discrimination skills - I read, but now I also
u n d e r s t a n d...well, grasshopper that I am, I understand m o r e.

So what's the label on me? What are my ingredients and composition? Do I have an inner Nora Charles?
Do I have untapped potential for new talent?

I like the quote from the actress Myrna Loy: Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. Objects and possessions kind of get in the way. If I could identify the one thing I really and truly yearn for, it would be to reach my goal on Spark. It is a big enough goal, that I pick another one when I get there....

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KATRINIA17 8/8/2008 5:39AM

    yes Grasshopper, you are very wise.

I love the quote!


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LOEGAIRE 8/1/2008 3:22PM

    Each success opens new challenges. I know you'll achieve your goal, and then the next, and the next!

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    Do I ever understand about understanding as well as knowing. Time to connect the dots.
As you can tell from my community journal (where I think out loud), I'm trying to overcome the disconnect between what I eat and how I look and feel.
Of course you have untapped potential. Sometimes I wonder what happened to the kid that everyone thought had so much potential. It's still there. We are growing, but we've only begun to scratch the surface of that potential. Never stop living 100%.
Excellent quote from a favorite actress. Priorities shift and reform as we grow. Good reminder. I've wondered where the logic is in possessions surviving people on this earth.

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One-derland, waterland, second quarter land

Monday, July 07, 2008

“That's the scary part. I didn't know if I should smile, crack up, scream or run.”
(Wizard of oz)

So many new places and none of them are familiar.
this morning I obsessively could not resists weighing myself, becuase I knew I would break 200. I did not want to wait.

So now Im here in one-derland. I'm also in second quarterland and I dont know the first thing about football!

Then water land I know. I've got to hold on to the familiar and let the rest settle into place. I can do this.

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KATRINIA17 7/20/2008 1:54AM

    Welcome to Onderland!

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KAELANNA 7/17/2008 2:08PM

    Yay you!

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WHATEVERHOBB 7/11/2008 6:24AM

    Under 200 that is so AWESOME!! WOW. I can't wait to get there.

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    Adding my congrats, too. Yeah, lots of unfamiliar places but hopefully mostly good:)
You have really changed your spark page. Wow!

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SVOONE 7/8/2008 3:32AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so happy for you way to go!!!!

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OHANAMAMA 7/7/2008 8:51PM

    So glad you've joined us in ONEderland. I remember when I first arrived... and left, and arrived again.... :) Here's to STAYING there :) Congratulations!

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LILLIAN364 7/7/2008 11:24AM

    Congratulation on passing that important milestone. Here's to reaching other milestones. emoticon

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*RUNNIN4MYLIFE* 7/7/2008 10:39AM

    Congrats on breaking into the one hundreds. That's great!!

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listen - even my heart is lifting

Friday, July 04, 2008

I have been listening to the sounds my body makes.

Wednesday, during yoga, my body popped and sighed and creaked into positions, not in protest but more like the tin man from wizard of oz. I drink so much water but I must remember that the drought lasted for 40 years. The little sacs between my vertebrae must feel like they have arrived in the land of honey after wandering the desert. The synovial joints in my jaw finally have more cushion and my hips can now ease into a stretch. I am drinking 14 glasses of water each day. Do I drink more?

-The fibers of my muscles ripple like notes of nearly tuned chord. They still bump and bustle like awakening bats, good neighbors rising to the same purpose. Together now ease into half pigeon pose supported by a block.

I listen to my heart. It beats more slowly, losing shame in being and finding peace. Must I struggle so hard to hear the crescendo of joy?

The yogi says let your heart shine. Lift your heart into courage pose and exhale fear.

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GREATHOPE 7/12/2008 12:48PM

    I love the way in which you communicate. People could advise me to drink more water all day long; your poetic words have much more power. Thanks. Kaarin

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SVOONE 7/8/2008 3:29AM

    Aleska, you write like a poet! I know exactly what you mean though, cause I have been listening to my body also. I'm trying to understand it. Especially trying to distinguish what is full to my stomach and what is Hungry just cause I want to eat. Things are changing like exercise is more enjoyable and I'm finding like you that the water helps lubricate my joints and with each new experience where I succeeded and did something I hadn't ever been able to do like the use my stability ball or jog for 30 minutes my fear of failure mentality falls even further from my present and doesn't enter my future. There is freedom in the sweat, blogging, and each small step closer to the goal we get. emoticon

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