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Setting Goals for the New Year

Saturday, January 03, 2009

It's January 3rd and I am a little behind with my new goal setting. Mind you, I am not making any resolutions as those never work. So here are my goals for 2009:
1) To continue to eat healthy and mindfully. This includes at least 8 glasses of water a day and 3 or more fruits a day.
2). To walk at least 10,000 steps a day.
3). To spend time on the elliptical at least 3 days a week.
4). To weigh 150 by August 22, 2009
5). To read at least one book a month (Can be more!).

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ASMARTERWAY 8/22/2010 4:23PM

    I see you're not a big blogger! hehe

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ASMARTERWAY 8/8/2010 2:06PM

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck with your own goals. You look stunning,m by the way!

Love...Jonathan x

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DANAVB 1/2/2010 7:39PM

    Hey! What good goals. My partner gave me a Kindle for my birthday and I am engrossed in so many books. But it's worthy to think about finishing at least one a month. I tend to read and then jump to another one.

I hope your 2010 is off to a fabulous start and I look forward to reading and hearing more from you.

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Message In A Bottle

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I am new to blogging as this is only my 2nd one. But loyalty to my team the Wild Wahinis runs deep!

Spark People has allowed me to stay true to my commitment of being positive. So often my day surrounds me with such negativity. Not just the office pettiness but I see referrals on many kids each day who are in pain and not feeling loved or wanted, who witness violence in their home and their community on a daily basis. I am good at what I do and getting resources and assistance for not only the kids but their families as well. I do not want to burn out and Spark people and the message boards help out with staying insane in such an insane world. So thank you! All of you for your funny quips as well as the kind words you share with others you do not know. It gives me hope.

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DIANE929 5/7/2010 2:34AM

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THINMJ 3/9/2010 12:49AM

    I hope Spark people are still helping you to keep your insanity because it sounds like you are doing some important work.

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HYPATIAX 7/27/2008 10:53AM

    When you look at such a great need and the limits of resources every day it is hard not to burn out. Hang in there, what you do is very important to those families. It takes someone with a lot of emotional fortitude to face endless need every day. You deserve an award. emoticon

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KELLY@50 7/3/2008 10:29AM

    You're so right - it's sad how hard it is to remain positive and how easy it can be to slip into negativity. It's a habit I'm really trying hard to break myself of!

Wahinis Rock!

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ROYALETBONE 7/3/2008 1:10AM

    That is some hard work you are doing. I've been there at one time, done that, and burned out and got away. Good for you for trying to keep the balancing act going.
Thank you for being a Spark in my life!

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MARGO1966 7/3/2008 12:13AM

    I think I hear a child protective services worker... am I right? I'm a former social worker myself, so I understand where you're coming from about the negativity and burnout. GOOD FOR YOU, for reaching out for the light instead of letting the dark overtake you! Your journey toward a healthier you will help in maintaining that attitude. Feed the attitude, it will help the health. Take care of the health, it will help the attitude. It's a win-win. emoticon And thanks, for doing the work you do.

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Choosing Gratitude

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Come home to the heart of yourself. If you're having trouble being grateful today, stop for a moment and be grateful for your next breath. It's often as simple as that.

What can you do when someone is coming after you with "sword" in hand and you're being triggered? Here is a three-step formula to train yourself to remain present and respond from a state of loving consciousness. Try it.

Step 1. GIVE THANKS: for having awareness of what's going on, for the fact that you're choosing the highest response. Give thanks for remembering to step out of the story and not letting your emotional body drive you. This awareness is PRESENCE.

Step 2. ASK LOVE: What's the wisdom here? What's the message for you? You're asking Spirit or an angel or your intuition for guidance. Spirit steps in and quickly shows you what's yet to be healed in you.

Step 3. GO GRATITUDE: Go forward as best you can with no expectation of how the future is supposed to unfold. You can step out of the way. You can train yourself to let gratitude be your reflection to the world around you.

It is a powerful exercise to become proficient in, because it helps us move from the past into the present and then onward.

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RAELOVES2RIDE 6/13/2008 4:22PM

    Very positive and very, very true. For me it's easier said than done; however, you nailed it when you eluded to the art of practice. That I can do. Thanks for the wisdom.

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