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Ad Free Spark - Calmer Already
I've been a Spark member since 2012. I thought I was fine with it. Well, I WAS fine with it. But this morning when the offer came to try Premium I jumped in. Now I know why.
My experience on Spark this morning checking in feels focused ... Read more
Worth Sinning For
As Nora Ephron, humorist and writer, was dying of pneumonia related to leukemia, she said she would miss her husband and children the most, and that she would also miss pie.
Pie! Imagine that being among your last thoughts. Well I could im... Read more
Fruit & Veggie Inspiration
It's easy to like fruits & veggies in the summer. So much fresh produce, so much beautiful fruit. This year in our area we have had mouth watering sweet peaches and strawberries. And always there is an abundance of zucchini.
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An In-House WO to Try: Update
I picked this up from sassyfitgirl.com this morning. It's a day I don't usually go to the gym, so I'm going to try this. I think I can, I think I can...
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Heavenly Summer Cooking and Eating
I love to cook and in summer get excited to have fresh produce, more company around--which inspires me, and a bit more time to fuss with food. But I also like to be outside and active more. So the challenge is always menu planning and simple r... Read more
Sparking at Our Local Community Market
Our local country market is such a winner. Today I bought fresh green beans, Napa cabbage, radishes, lettuce and cucumbers fresh from the farm. And for a few minutes we chatted with the 'sales force,' kind people offering food and craft items ... Read more
Our On-Line Friendships
For those of us who show up day after day on Sparkpeople this may not be a shocker. I have friends, both virtual and in person from my time here. But I wanted to share this story because it is sweet and amazing and makes me glad I am alive an ... Read more
How to Celebrate Mother's Day (-:
I think Mother's Day is the day for all mothers (and anyone who ever had a mother) to push the pause button. So here's my 'gift' to anyone readi... Read more
Good Morning from Colorado
Many of my Spark friends know I have been in Colorado to help our son who broke his leg a few weeks ago. He had surgery last Friday and came through it. It has a terrifying twist because in the surgery he had an allergic reaction to the anesth... Read more
Time to Renew My Focus
It's been a harder week for me than usual. My son broke his leg skiing and will have surgery next week. He's making his career in Outdoor Education so this leg deal is key but all news points in a positive direction (leg is fixable), though he... Read more
Activity Takes Many Forms
Just sharing a family shot from Easter morning. It was chilly, thus the coats. It was drizzling, thus the plastic bags. Still, we had fun. Can't beat that!
Two of my grandchildren with my husband and I, after the scamper around the yard... Read more
It's Blooming Springtime!
I've been impatient for my Forsythia to bloom, but here they are, lighting up our side yard. Looking at the stand gives me an energy surge. It's time to get moving again!
Happy Spring to all and Happy Easter to those who celebrate.
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A Sweet Clip on Why Mindfulness Is So Helpful
I loved this little youtube video on mindfulness. It reminded me why being mindful is so important. To view, copy and paste the link below into your browser. It's called How Mindfulness Empowers Us.
(I could not get the link to work with... Read more
The Gym Is Not Calling
It's going to be a pretty day here and while it's my day to hit the gym, I'm playing hookie. Call it spring fever, call it common sense, but when it's nice (and sometimes when it's not) I just want to be outside. You?
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Distorted Body Image: A Little Turnaround
Last week I was able to ski in Colorado with my family. It was the first time I'd been on skis for 8 years and I skied one full day. At 68 I hung out with my family, had a few thrills, no falls and felt like a million bucks. Then I saw the pic... Read more