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Blogging for change

Sometimes, the answers that we seek are right inside our hearts. We just need to take the time to listen to our own heart.
I have been blogging for a few years now. Every morning, I get up and I write for 5 minutes. It is not a tough thing to do, but it takes discipline. I find that by writin...

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Use oil to keep Ticks off


Are you hiking down the trail or walking in the woods with kids or a dog? Consider putting oil on your skin first. I have found that a lightly scented body oil (I use the CVS moisturizing body oil) has kept me tick free all season long. My husband has had numerous ticks, but I have had none. ...

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Quitting and starting again

We all quit from time to time. Just remember to start back ASAP.
Keep moving forward. No matter how often you quit. Some days are really hard. Some days we get angry and we disappoint ourselves and others. Never be afraid of those bad days.

Get up! Get off the couch and find one goo...

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Water, water everywhere

Keep water in your car, T your bedside and everywhere you will be

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Encourage others

Every day log on to Spark People, and write something encouraging. Tell your stories of success, no matter how small. Soon, you will have more success in your healthy journey!

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Get back up!

Everyone will fall. It is important to forgive yourself, and get back to moving forward ASAP!

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Put off eating for just 5 minutes

When I am about to have an extra treat that I do need, I put it off, and do something away from the kitchen. For just 5 minutes. Sometimes that is all I need to overcome temptation

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Love the skin you're in!

Stop comparing yourself with others!
You are beautiful and wonderful just the way that you are!

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Spark every day

Every day I spend time entering my food and my exercise. I also write a short blog.
This discipline has helped me to be accountable to myself and my Spark Friends

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Smile and be kind

No matter who you have to face, and what your job is today, smile and be kind to those around you. Respect and a kind attitude will make a difference in the lives of those around you, and in your own life as well.

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