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Blessed Failure

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      19 comments

My nephew Jim called last night. He’s Joan’s oldest sister’s oldest child. His dad died about ten years ago or so and since then whenever he has “issues” he calls me. His dad and I were close and I don’t think there is not a day that goes by th... Read more

The Taking Side of Give and Take (video blog)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      14 comments

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Looking Through My Self Viewer

Monday, November 22, 2010      19 comments

Some mornings I have enough to deal with and then, out of the clear blue, I have to take on being honest with myself. Is there no end, I ask you? I read a blog this morning about self-image and how we aren’t always honest with ourselves abo... Read more

You Are Loved and Appreciated

Sunday, November 21, 2010      16 comments

There are so many things in my life that I am grateful for. If you are reading this blog consider yourself one of those things!!! If it weren’t for the encouragement, the Goodies, the Spark mails and the affection each of us shows each other I b... Read more

Loving Life

Saturday, November 20, 2010      15 comments

I have a tendency to quickly scan those mass emails we all get from well intentioned friends. I look at them and delete them. Rarely do I "pass it on to five friends." This morning was different. My friend Becky sent me what I posted below. Five... Read more

Trusting Myself (video blog)

Friday, November 19, 2010      11 comments

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Vloggers Challenge Week 8: Lets Get Physical (video blog)

Thursday, November 18, 2010      7 comments

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How May I Help You or Should I Just Ring Your Neck (video blog)

Thursday, November 18, 2010      10 comments

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Those Two Words

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      16 comments

I began last night with this question: “How grateful are you for the person sitting next to you and how often do you let them know that you are grateful?” I am in the midst of a seminar for two groups of people who have been convinced they are n... Read more

A Message For You

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      22 comments

“Don’t give up. No matter what, don’t give up.” I am not really sure why I write what I write sometimes. There are days I just get a feeling or something keeps running through my head and all of a sudden it’s on paper. To be honest, quite o... Read more

Finding My Own Confidence 11 Months of Spark

Monday, November 15, 2010      20 comments

I’m starting a seminar for a client in Nashville tomorrow afternoon and I was finalizing everything with the event planner for the hotel the other day. Before we hung up she said to me “I don’t know if I could do what you do. You must have had a... Read more

Running and Life

Saturday, November 13, 2010      16 comments

I have been running since May 11, 2010 I started off inspired by a Spark friend who was running the Indianapolis half marathon while I was walking in a 5K walk here in town. Her enthusiasm, her commitment and her support was more than enou... Read more

The Emotional Eater In Me

Friday, November 12, 2010      25 comments

I don’t know about you but frustration, anger, envy ---- all those emotions we subscribe to “other people” have always been a thorn in my side when it comes to emotional eating. We don’t like to talk about our sordid journeys to the refrigerator... Read more

I'm Not FAT!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010      23 comments

We had to stand in line at Target for a while last night. Someone was waiting for a price check. It gave me an opportunity to look at the magazine rack to my immediate left. Slick and glossy covers stared back at me offering me advice on every a... Read more

Where Do I Focus My Energy? (video blog)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      11 comments

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