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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If I Have the Eloquence of Men & Angels............

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      37 comments

Having an adult child sharing the same living space with you, even in the best of circumstances, (And it is the best of circumstances) can be a challenge. I consider myself flexible and open and ready to adapt. I'm also aging which m... Read more

Words of Wisdom

Thursday, October 15, 2015      33 comments

Steve was one of the most unusual CEO's I'd ever met. You might have called him the "Reluctant CEO." He agreed to manage a company for a customer of his who'd been given the company in a divorce settlement. Steve was a jeweler -... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts ".................And my life is very blessed."

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      140 comments

Tara Brach is the founder and senior teacher at The Insight Meditation Community in Washington D.C. I enjoy listening to her podcasts. They are full of wisdom and practical advice. The other day she was focusing on the habit of complainin... Read more

Stuck!!!! Letting Your Body Catch Up With Itself

Saturday, August 22, 2015      30 comments

Since the middle of May I've lost 30 pounds. The last "real loss" was a month ago. I'm tracking my food and exercise, watching my carbs - only the good ones. Spirit of full disclosure - I had a piece of cake on my birthday a few weeks ago.... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Angels

Sunday, July 05, 2015      33 comments

At my darkest moment of despair, when I never thought I'd walk straight again much less run I wrote in pain and anger to this community via a blog posting. My dear friends reached out with love, comfort and exhortation to keep moving forwa... Read more

There Will Be Obstacles or If This Were Easy Anyone Could Do It.

Sunday, June 28, 2015      25 comments

Confession time. When I first joined Spark People 6 years ago I fell prey to the glitz, glamour and glitter. I believed those blogs and message postings about the people who tracked every morsel of food that went in their mouth, exercised ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Size Does Matter

Thursday, June 25, 2015      29 comments

Sorry, it's not what you think - No matter how many ways you spin it. One of the things I've discovered is that in many cases half a portion or even a quarter of a portion of a food serving will suffice and while I'm at it the Spark calori... Read more

Those Silent and Supportive Friends of Ours

Sunday, June 21, 2015      23 comments

I haven't survived close to 6 years here at Spark left to my own devices. If that were the case I would have driven off the cliff or into a ditch a long time ago and just given up on this mystical and magical journey towards health, balance and ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts There is Less of Me to Love - But That's a Good Thing

Saturday, June 20, 2015      37 comments

In the past month I've lost 21 pounds and am a eye lash under 300 pounds for the first time in over 4 years. I have been afraid to write this blog because I don't want to jinx myself (LOL) About a month ago I had someone referred to m... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Savor the Moment

Thursday, June 18, 2015      182 comments

As my dad lie dying he pulled his oxygen mask off his face and pulled me close to him. On the cusp of 89 his heart was failing and his lungs were filling with fluid. In a labored voice he looked at me and said: "It's been a good long ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Stands Between You and Success

Saturday, May 30, 2015      22 comments

I've begun to ask myself that question a lot recently. The answer I arrive at the most is what I think and what I believe about myself. That's... Read more

Some Food for Thought

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      21 comments

This made me think: Have a great Wednesday... Read more

It's Amazing How Quickly People Change :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      21 comments

I lost my locker key at the gym this morning. It fell out of my pocket while I was walking. My phone kept sagging my pants down so I pulled it out to hold it. That's when the key fell out. I didn't realize it was gone until I went to fish ... Read more

Our TRUE Purpose

Thursday, May 21, 2015      12 comments

Being of the Roman Catholic faith one of our practices is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It used to be called Penance, but I think that... Read more

Did You Ever Wonder?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      19 comments

I hopped in the car this morning on my way to an early morning network event and flipped on the radio. It was The Beatles!!!! --- "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" circa 1964; 51 years ago. I sang and bounced and generally looked deranged as ... Read more

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