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Old Dog, New Tricks

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      18 comments

I'm changing things up. It's Fall and the holiday season is spinning towards me. Because it's harder to get outside, even though I am mostly committed to getting outside, I need variety to keep my spark (and my Spark cred). So here's th... Read more

For the Next Time We Fear Speaking Up, Some Wisdom

Saturday, November 21, 2015      8 comments

This quote from John Lennon is new to me and I love it. ... Read more

Mixing It Up

Thursday, November 12, 2015      12 comments

It's been a good week for me fitness-wise. I've been consistent and active. I'm feeling good. But the biggest thing I did was try something I'd abandoned for a long time: my yoga practice. I popped in a Jillian Michaels yoga DVD yesterda... Read more

Never Too Old? It's Not That Simple.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015      22 comments

Every so often I read a post or a blog on Spark about feeling too old to lose weight, or change lifestyles. Often I pick up that concern when I read the Introduction posts on the Message Board. My first reaction is that we are never too old. Bu... Read more

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 31, 2015      18 comments

Sharing a pic of our youngest grandson to celebrate the fun of Halloween! ... Read more

Fall Herbs & Veggies Garden

Friday, October 23, 2015      17 comments

emoticon Yesterday I cleaned the basil out of my herb garden--just a big pot on my front porch where I keep s... Read more

Prank It Forward

Saturday, October 17, 2015      9 comments

I found this amazing story on video today and want to pass it along. It is about a young woman who suffered from an eating disorder and then turned her life around to help others. And then someone who knew her played an amazing pay-it-forward ... Read more

Just for Fun

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      13 comments

I picked this up on social media today and laughed out loud. Any Sparker knows better! But still... ... Read more

How Do Others React to Our Changing?

Sunday, September 27, 2015      13 comments

Ever notice that when we step out of a pattern to pursue our dreams or state a strong opinion it is common that others exert pressure to keep us as we always have been--or as they have always seen us? I think it is "common" because it is just hu... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Consistency Streak

Saturday, September 26, 2015      21 comments

I go along with Woody Allen who is often quoted as saying that showing up is 80% of life. But still, my 518 day streak for checking into Spark surprises me a little. That’s pretty dang consistent. Checking in with Spark has become a da... Read more

A Little Note to Self about Staying Out of Other People's Business

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      11 comments

I don't know why I sometimes think other people's problems are mine to repair. I don't actually believe that, but sometimes I act like that. So here's my "note to myself for today. Read more

Thinking of School Starting, Fall Coming...

Friday, August 28, 2015      14 comments

I could feel Fall in the air as I slipped through the water on my kayak this morning. It is coming all too soon. But I do look forward to crisper weather, jackets and sweaters and maybe a fire or two in our fire pit. I want to give someth... Read more

Slipping Away to Be Outdoors & Active

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      8 comments

When I get back from the beach I always long to hold just a bit of 'beach life' in my mind and heart to take me through fall and winter. Beach life for me is activity. Slipping away to swim in the ocean, jump in a boat, ski, walk. Sometimes it... Read more

A Funny

Friday, July 24, 2015      18 comments

Passing this along to my Spark Friends who try to run or work out in any way every day. Loved this cartoon passed along to me by a friend this morning. Enjoy! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Building a Life with Peaceful Practices

Saturday, July 18, 2015      48 comments

Sometimes I get so busy I forget how important it is to build in 'peaceful practices' into my days. Reflecting on that this morning got me thinking about what I believe about such activities and here's what I came up with: I believe a peace... Read more

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