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Creating A Mindful Plan For Ourselves

Saturday, September 22, 2012      21 comments

Being overweight is not a punishment for some past transgression. Youíre nodding your head in agreement but the first time there is a misstep the mind monkeyís start making all those monkey noises and suddenly youíre 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 Iím preparing for a trip. Thereíd be no detours or delays. Iíd arrive ahead of schedule and the road Iíd travelled would be smooth and pot hole free. Iíd 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 wouldnít 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 wasnít with us very long. A little over five years after we rescued him he became listless and wouldnít eat. He spit up a lot. The vet gave him the once over and closed the door to the examining room. Iíve 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. Iím 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. Weíd 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. Itís to concentrate on the areas of my health journey that need the most improvement. I split them into three areas of concentration and youíll 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. Iíve been there myself. You are ready to hit the ďdeleteĒ 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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A Smile is For Free

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      21 comments

I get eight or ten devotionals and motivations each morning and this one is always my favorite. I often pass things on or write about them dear ones because I get the feeling or intuition someone out there needs to read them. If you have the tim... Read more

Who Rules The Roost, My Mind or My Emotions

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      21 comments

Along with many of the other challenges I embrace in my life I am an emotional eater. Pick an occasion and I can find a reason to celebrate or bemoan it with food. Itís never healthy or nutritional food. Nope a change of attitude calls for a fiv... Read more

The Other Side

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      16 comments

Do you know those windows they build into bathrooms? They are frosted so you canít see through them. You may hear laughter, excitement, maybe even some really scary stuff on the other side of them but you canít see them. You canít reach out to t... Read more


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