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October Goals

Monday, October 01, 2012      18 comments

Success can be vastly over rated. Mostly, it’s the day to day things, the often tedious and boring things that make the difference between us running around doing the happy dance or sitting with our head in our hands and wondering what happened... Read more

My September Goals ........... How Did I Do???

Sunday, September 30, 2012      23 comments

It’s hard to believe September has already come and gone. It’s time to account for my September health goals. I wrote a blog in early September where I told you, my dear friend and reader, that I was going to concentrate on three areas of improv... Read more

What If You're The Answer To Someones Prayers?

Thursday, September 27, 2012      20 comments

We’ve been working with a young couple; helping to plan a banquet. They work for the facility hosting the banquet and in the last six weeks between meetings, phone calls and email, we’ve come to know them pretty well. She is an administrative c... Read more

Creating A Mindful Plan For Ourselves

Saturday, September 22, 2012      21 comments

Being overweight is not a punishment for some past transgression. You’re nodding your head in agreement but the first time there is a misstep the mind monkey’s start making all those monkey noises and suddenly you’re reliving the second grade w... Read more

The F Word

Thursday, September 20, 2012      22 comments

Did you know we are hard wired for survival? It goes back to primitive times when literally walking out your front door was a coin toss. Our bodies and minds adapted to those circumstances and as we evolved as human beings we were taught that su... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Diners, Drive-In's and Dives (With Apologies to the Food Network.)

Sunday, September 16, 2012      169 comments

It would be nice to plan for a perfect route when I’m preparing for a trip. There’d be no detours or delays. I’d arrive ahead of schedule and the road I’d travelled would be smooth and pot hole free. I’d only use one tank of gasoline and there w... Read more

Losing My Mind Monkeys, If Only For A Bit

Monday, September 10, 2012      33 comments

Yesterday my mind monkeys wouldn’t let go. No matter how many bananas I tossed them they rode the edges of my brain whispering all sorts of negative mantras. You see, I had just stepped off the scale with ONLY (lol) a 2.2 pound loss. It certain... Read more

The Voice of God

Sunday, September 09, 2012      23 comments

As cats go Mickey wasn’t with us very long. A little over five years after we rescued him he became listless and wouldn’t eat. He spit up a lot. The vet gave him the once over and closed the door to the examining room. I’ve seen that look before... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Breath of God

Saturday, September 08, 2012      239 comments

A strong cold front blew through late last night and so we were able to open the windows this morning for the first time in what seemed like months. I sat in my chair and began my morning meditation period. I try to take ten minutes each morning... Read more

It's The Little Things, Isn't it?

Thursday, September 06, 2012      20 comments

My journey towards health has included a really hard look at the things that upset my sense of balance and wholeness. I’m sure you have them too and when we stop and look at them we discover they are the tiny and inconsequential issues, like a p... Read more

Gratitude Buddies :)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      27 comments

I was listening to a podcast on gratitude yesterday when the speaker made a suggestion. She challenged us to find a Gratitude Buddy. We’d email this person daily and share one thing we were grateful for in our lives, at that moment. She suggeste... Read more

Thought I'd Share: The Us We Dont Consider

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      13 comments

So I was thinking, I know you know that there's the "you" that you know you are - adventurous, good-looking, and fun to be around. And I know you know that there's another part of "you" in the unseen who you've kind of temporarily forgotte... Read more

September Goals

Monday, September 03, 2012      24 comments

My plan this month is simple. It’s to concentrate on the areas of my health journey that need the most improvement. I split them into three areas of concentration and you’ll notice there is no number attached. If I follow my intentions here I wi... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Some Success At Last!!!

Sunday, September 02, 2012      184 comments

I lost another Spark friend the other day. I’ve been there myself. You are ready to hit the “delete” button on your account and find some corner to hide in. You are frustrated, you are ashamed, you are scared and most of all you just do not und... Read more

What Do YOU Regret? (video blog)

Friday, August 31, 2012      20 comments

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