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Hard boiled eggs
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      6 comments

Have you tried steaming to hard boil your eggs yet? Hard boiled eggs are a long-time standard for many who watch their calories and/or protein. And most of us have a steamer tucked in our cupboards. (If not, they are not expensive and they a... Read more
Decluttering is like dominoes
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      11 comments

The other day I blogged about how a small investment in time to declutter paid off for me. So many of you responded with such positive encouragement that I knew I had to keep going. From the top of my dresser, I jumped into the floor of my mas... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How just one declutter made a difference
Friday, October 13, 2017      142 comments

Just about the time I decided that decluttering was "cluttering" up my mind, I actually took one step and got immediate results. One small task - a 15 minute investment - brought a smile to my evening (and the next morning too!) That's the sho... Read more
The Yin and yang of October
Monday, October 02, 2017      14 comments

I love October. It's rejuvenating and fresh. I especially love the sunny, crisp days with cooler temperatures, the gorgeous colors as the leaves changes, and the amazing apples from local orchards - to name a few of my favorites. But as I wo... Read more
The funny thing about will power
Saturday, September 23, 2017      17 comments

The funny thing about will power (definitely tongue-in-cheek) is that it's intangible, elusive, and unreliable. About the only thing certain about will power is that it is not to be trusted to be the basis of a (at least my) healthy diet. ... Read more
Day 30/30 of gratitude: who in your life are you grateful for?
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      12 comments

What more fitting prompt could there be for Day 30/30??? What immediately sprang to my mind was how thankful I am for Spark People and all of you. ... Read more
Day 29/30 of gratitude: what is one thing that is going well in your life?
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      8 comments

I am truly blessed - my life is smooth sailing right now (and I hope I didn't just jinx it!) Between the summer season and being retired, demands ... Read more
Day 28/30 of gratitude: sending healing and safe thoughts to Texas today
Monday, August 28, 2017      9 comments

While we often deal with snow measured in feet, my area does not suffer from natural disasters of such amazing proportions. Am thankful that there ... Read more
Day 27/30 of gratitude: what do you do to nourish your soul?
Sunday, August 27, 2017      10 comments

In addition to expanding (and sharing) my gratitude practice through these blogs, I have started meditating. This is something I have been meaning ... Read more
Day 26/30 of gratitude: something you did this week that made you proud of yourself
Saturday, August 26, 2017      10 comments

I offered and washed all of my niece's laundry for her - even folded everything (but she had to put it away!)... Read more
Day 25/30 of gratitude: what favorite quote or scripture inspires you?
Friday, August 25, 2017      8 comments

The hardest part of today's challenge was selecting just one. ... Read more
Day 24/30 of gratitude: what is something simple you are thankful for today that didn't cost a pen
Thursday, August 24, 2017      9 comments

I am happy to be home... the feeling of being back in my own spot (as opposed to the structure itself which, of course, I am also thankful for!)... Read more
Day 23/30 of gratitude: what form of movement are you grateful for?
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      10 comments

This prompt also made me stop and think. On the most basic, every day level, I am most grateful for the ability to walk without pain or assistance.... Read more
Day 26/30 of gratitude: what food are you most grateful for?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      10 comments

I am most grateful for the abundance of food accessible to me in general... but in terms of picking just one that would have to be ... ... Read more
Day 25/30 of gratitude: what small thing, that you use every day, makes you grateful?
Monday, August 21, 2017      11 comments

This one really stumped me... and I spent a lot of time thinking about it but I've decided to go with what popped into my head first. I'm thankf... Read more

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