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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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How to cope with anxiety

Divorce, layoffs, caring for aging parents, being the sandwich generation, threat of terrorism -- there's plenty of anxiety around for everyone these days. And very often, the source is something we can't change. How do you know when it's time to get help dealing with your anxieties? Anxiety can mak...

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Staying Hopeful With Anxiety

1. In order to have good things, there must be bad things.

Without one, the other couldn’t exist. So instead of lamenting the bad and celebrating the good, celebrate both. Celebrate the bad because it will eventually be good. And celebrate the good before it goes bad.

2. You’ll never ...

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Darkness and Light


"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars." • Og Mandino

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Start each day FRESH

Secret is never give up! If you go over your goal for a day, let the day pass without being hard on yourself. Remember tomorrow is always a NEW DAY. Don't just throw it all away, keep trying, keep logging your progress. Don't weigh yourself everyday, once a week is good enough.

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Making those Scraps Work

I am a quilter. I have a fabric stash that only a quilt store or another quilter can appreciate.

We had our annual quilt show this past week. We also have a "Country Store" at the show, with handmade stuff from our club.

I got in to my scraps (we quilters collect a LOT of scraps) bef...

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Share your goals with your support system

Share your goals with people who support you. They don't have to be people you see every day, they can even be people here on Spark. I find that sharing my goals out loud makes them more real and give me accountability.

I also like to write them on my mirror in the bathroom, along with po...

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Tips keeping Motivated

In the past I dwell on the mistakes I've made in this journey to a healthier life style. Each time I ended up with a huge set back. This time I had to change my mental thoughts, let go of all the mistakes, the ridicule received from loved ones about my body and the damage created from all the ridic...

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A Successful Combination


"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success" ~Napoleon Hill

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The benefits of pet ownership

Who can resist a frolicking little kitten? Who can possibly resist an adorable little puppy? There is a wise saying about a puppy licking your face being more beneficial than therapy and part of that statement may well be true. There are many benefits to owning a pet providing you are willing to p...

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Things that Show You Are A Loser

In losing weight some times we can not rely heavily on the scare (scale)/tape measure. Some times we have to have go ole signs that we are "losers" in this healthier lifestyle alternative.

I was reading a Sparkpeople article earlier and here are the take away
so got read on below:

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