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We All Need A Fifth, We Really Do

Monday, May 13, 2013      16 comments

Many years ago a very wise person told me there are four people in your life you must be able to trust implicitly, no questions asked. They are your clergyman, your lawyer, your doctor and your accountant. I've been pretty lucky because I enjoy ... Read more

A Source of Joy and Inspiration

Thursday, May 09, 2013      26 comments

Can you imagine a better birthday present than reaching your goal weight? Can you imagine stepping on the scale and watching it register that magic number? Our DD Maggie experienced that on Tuesday - her 29th birthday. She had used the Weight Wa... Read more

A Good Start Can Assure A Good Finish

Monday, May 06, 2013      12 comments

I've shared Mark and Angel Hack Life with you guys before and this morning I'm going to share it with you again because it struck me the 8 practices they laid out in their blog are such a good companion piece to our journey towards health and ou... Read more


Sunday, May 05, 2013      11 comments

A few years ago an angel touched me. At my lowest, deepest despair, at a time when I couldn't take three steps without pain and my back remained stiff and painful a Spark friend who I hadn't known before and haven't found since sent me this link... Read more

A Quick Update

Friday, May 03, 2013      16 comments

Thanks to those who've inquire about my absence from Spark this week. I am doing just fine, thank-you-very-much!!! I am on a "wife mandated vacation," which means I was ordered to drop everything and take a week to relax. Mostly I've been w... Read more

"Never Doubt, Have No Fear...."

Friday, April 26, 2013      17 comments

In 1986 my pastor gave me a copy of a book entitled "God Calling," by Two Listeners. The original copy is falling apart and housed in a zip lock bag. Thank goodness for the internet because I get my daily dose via email each morning. I've ... Read more

"Thank You For What You've Taken Away From Me"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      69 comments

I've developed a habit of waking up at 2:30 each morning. My eyes snap open and I'm clear and cognizant. It used to get me really upset. I'd fret and fume, toss and turn and wonder why it was I couldn't sleep through the night, you know, like no... Read more

Sometimes it Just Takes An Awfully Long Time to Realize Some Things

Thursday, April 18, 2013      27 comments

In July I will have been married to the same wonderful woman for 39 years. I have learned a lot from her and I discovered this morning I am still learning. In February the kids gave Joan a Keurig coffee maker for her birthday. It's the kin... Read more

Toxic Relationships

Wednesday, April 17, 2013      23 comments

My clients and my kids usually roll their eyes. They can count on me saying one indisputable truth: "You are who you hang around with." Healthy, balanced people seek other healthy balanced people and if you're struggling with all of that maybe i... Read more

I Couldn't Think of a Title for This One..... I hope You Enjoy it Anyway, LOL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013      19 comments

A friend asked me to review a guided meditation he is planning to release in the next few months. He wanted my opinion and I jumped at the chance to take thirty minutes, yes you read that correctly, out of my day to relax, meditate and safely c... Read more

A New Way.............

Sunday, April 14, 2013      20 comments

It's become darn near politically incorrect to say anything negative concerning vegetables. It's like you're committing treason. In the spirit of complete disclosure given a choice between a carrot and a slab of pie - I choose the pie hands dow... Read more

We Could Do Something About This Stuff....

Friday, April 12, 2013      17 comments

Okay, maybe as I age my old hippy tendencies are bubbling up to the surface.I know we live in a society that weighs each and every adjective and adverb as not to hurt or offend anyone, anywhere at any time. Suddenly in the last ten years the ent... Read more

A Morning Prayer

Monday, April 08, 2013      20 comments

I found Susannah Clifford Blachly quite be accident. I was working on a project and listening to Pandora Radio when the song A Morning Prayer began to play. I enjoyed it so well that I went to ITunes and purchased the entire album. I play ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If You Work Hard Enough & Have Faith Dreams DO Come True

Thursday, April 04, 2013      96 comments

That's me in February of 2011. I didnt know that was the last 5K I'd be running for awhile. In May of that year I began to experience lower back pain and through the s... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How Creating New Rules Produced A Win or, lol, a 2.4 pound loss over Easter.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      92 comments

I'm such a slave to tradition and really, sometimes, I'm not even aware of it myself. I'm talkin' bout' the "3 squares a day," or "the 5 mini meals." Conventional wisdom; I'm not slamming it at all, 99% of the time it gets me over the hump just ... Read more

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