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My First (Of Many) Year At Spark. A One Year Blog

Wednesday, December 15, 2010      34 comments

“When I began my business ten years ago I searched for a motto or tag line that would describe what I did. I came up with "Helping Good People Become Better." It dawned on me this morning as I filled in my data here at Spark People that I had be... Read more

"If I'm So Lucky..........." or What Really Matters Part 2

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      17 comments

I haven’t been able to run for a week which in some respects seems like forever. I injured my leg, specifically my left knee, last Monday when I stepped wrong while running on the track. This is a really polite way of saying I run somewhat awkwa... Read more

Discovering What Matters........ And Not Liking It One Bit

Monday, December 13, 2010      29 comments

I took one of our daughters to work early, very early, this morning. It was cold and she doesn’t like walking across a dark parking lot and that’s what dads are for. I had a chance to drive down a snow swept, empty road and look at all the Chri... Read more

Our Deepest Fears

Saturday, December 11, 2010      14 comments

At the end of my coaching certificatiion class Thursday our instructor read the following to us. It moved me and I thought I'd share. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. ... Read more

Finding Self Love In All of This

Thursday, December 09, 2010      15 comments

Somewhere, someplace and somehow we got a notion in our head that asking other people for help is a fatal character flaw. I’m speaking mostly to my fellow people pleasers. The rest of you can read along. We look in the mirror in the morning... Read more

Painful Wisdom

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      16 comments

One of the trainers at my gym was interviewed in our local newspaper. A comment he made caught my eye; “No pain, no gain,” he said. “Went out with leg warmers, if it hurts stop exercising!” I was standing at the door of the local immediate ... Read more

I'm My Own Best Friend or

Monday, December 06, 2010      16 comments

There was a fashion show in my living room yesterday afternoon. Both DD’s stopped by to share what they would be wearing during the holidays. I had the good sense to retreat downstairs and keep the NFL company for a while. When I did come upstai... Read more

Getting Square With Yourself (video blog)

Sunday, December 05, 2010      11 comments

Availible on YouTube @
?v=Y6hss3YuEjg This Vlog has visual aids..........Go Me!!!... Read more

.......What Works For Me. What Works For You?

Saturday, December 04, 2010      28 comments

I received A Spark Mail the other day from someone I don’t know real well. The jest of what they wrote was to ask me to quit writing blogs that were, as they put it, “downers.” They told me I had a “great responsibility to other people,” and th... Read more

The Gift

Friday, December 03, 2010      16 comments

The first time I became aware of it was in Los Angeles International Airport. I had some time between flights and I was browsing the gift store. It was with all the other refrigerator magnets. You’ve probably heard it and read it a million times... Read more

This Mornings Vlog YouTube Address ............

Thursday, December 02, 2010      2 comments

Some of you wrote and said you couldnt open my Vlog this morning. I neglected to give you the YouTube address. Here it is
?v=M9_AnjDs3EY... Read more

You Are Courageous.............. Oh Yes You Are (video blog)

Thursday, December 02, 2010      18 comments

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One Day At A Time

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      17 comments

Joan is on vacation this week so we are headed to Louisville this morning and will not return until late afternoon or early this evening. I will be AFK. I did want to share my progress with you, though. I reached 75% of my goals yesterday.... Read more

Progress Versus Perfection

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      16 comments

One thing I’ve discovered on this journey is that I have this nasty streak of perfection inside of me that automatically quits and gives up if something is not done right the first time, bigger and better than anyone else, or accomplished quick... Read more

My Plan To Get Back On Track

Monday, November 29, 2010      25 comments

This blog is not going to be fun or inspirational. It may even be a bit dark and a tad bit depressing. So if you’re looking for light and fluffy today this is not the place to be. If you are interested in reading about how I plan to get back on ... Read more

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