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The Christmas Blog (I Didnt Know What Else To Call It)

Friday, December 24, 2010      15 comments

Joan and I want to wish all of you the happiest of holiday seasons. It has been a real joy to get to know all of you during the past year. In a lot of ways you are like my next door neighbors. I thank you for your support, your friendship and yo... Read more

A Perfect Day

Thursday, December 23, 2010      19 comments

I was supposed to have lunch with a client yesterday, but at the last minute he cancelled on me. Joan was at a mall ten miles away and in the midst of a shopping frenzy so I was on my own for lunch. I do not like eating alone. There’s no one to ... Read more

If I Look Really Hard; What Do I See?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      16 comments

We celebrated Christmas at our house on Saturday. I was supposed to get a massage early Saturday morning. Laura sent me a text about six thirty telling me we’d have to reschedule, she wasn’t feeling well. Joan smiled and pulled out the list she... Read more

This, That and Oh Yeah........ The Other Thing

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      23 comments

Sharing the fun and meaningless things about your life is part of creating the balance. I hope you weren’t looking to be inspired today and it might be a big stretch to say you will be entertained; however, every now and then I like to write abo... Read more

Lessons Learned, Year 2 Day 1

Monday, December 20, 2010      16 comments

It makes you draw a really deep breath when you look at your weight ticker and it reads “zero.” In actuality it screams it at you. Suddenly you are just a bit more aware of what goes into your mouth, a bit more aware say then you were yesterday ... Read more

Hitting The Reset Button

Sunday, December 19, 2010      30 comments

Since my anniversary blog a few days ago I have remained silent. I think it’s good to pull back from time to time and reassess your goals, your progress, what works and what needs to be improved. I had a great first year here. My fitness level i... Read more

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 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch
?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


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