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I am starting a new chapter in my Spark journey. Thanks to Spark, I have more structure in my life. I have the tools to move forward with the consistency I will need to reach all of my goals.
Although the challenges I face are major, I have confidence that I can use my energy, intelligence and experience to achieve the great measures of simplicity, security, peace and love that I seek.
My goals are to be a healthier weight. This will not only reduce the stress on my joints but will increase my self-confidence to succeed in the personal and professional areas of my life.
As I move along I know that I have to maintain my sense of urgency and my vision of how I will look and feel when I have reached my goals.
I am achieving a balance between structure with accountability and flexibility.
Building in rest, relaxation, and recreation are the oil that will lubricate the stress caused by my health/fitness and financial goals and my reinvention of my attitudes.
I am a life-long resident of Brooklyn, NY. I started my own business, about four years ago and have the best job in existence--I am a Certified Image Consultant/ Fashion Stylist/Makeup Artist and have fulfilled one of my dreams--dressing models back stage in the tents in tents in Bryant Park.
I also teach kids at Wagner College on Staten Island--in one class I edit a magazine we call Fashion Trends. The kids write articles and are "models"--all heights, weights, fashion sensibilities. In another I teach etiquette. I am now going to do an adult class teaching women how to optimize the wardrobes in their own closets to enhance their life goals.
I am also putting together a series of private seminars to teach techniques for being your most Sleek, Chic and Sophisticated Self.
Prior to this, I ran an out-patient mental health program for seniors for almost 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from NYU when I was abo
I have a 21-year-old son who is a senior in college. I am so proud of him!
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| current weight: 189.0
Merry, CAN WE DO IT? Join me as we continue our journey into another sizzling month! It takes daily practice to develop healthy habits! It takes steady action to finish what we start! It takes personal time to build long-term results! YES, We CAN turn our goals into plans! YES, We WILL turn our plans into actions! YES, We WILL fulfill our actions into completions! TOGETHER, letís turn our JULY goals into a sparktacular fireworks display! Sending lots of WE CAN DO IT support and hugs to you!
J = Journey towards successfully reaping the rewards of daily healthy living!
U = Utilize inner hopes and dreams to create external life-long achievements!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and personal growth!
Y = YES! We CAN DO It! We WILL Succeed! We ARE WINNERS!
~ Monika ~
1185 days ago
Merry, have you had your hugs today? Consider yourself hugged! Thank you for enriching my life and being a part of my journey. Sending lots of hugs from me to you! Have a blessed day!
"Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural. There are no batteries to replace, it's inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments. It's non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully refundable." ~Author Unknown
H = Honored to have a special friend who inspires me on a daily basis!
U = Unity from your caring support and heartfelt encouragement!
G = Gratitude for the inner strength, perseverance and triumphs in all that you do!
S = Sparktacular role model that creates extraordinary results!
~ Monika ~
1203 days ago
Merry! It is the month of June! Are you READY to jump into the summer month? Are you WILLING to set goals that will improve your summer? Are you ABLE to supplement your goals by creating outdoor activities that will bring you closer to achieving them? Letís be READY, WILLING and ABLE to enjoy the freedom that only the outdoors can bring! We CAN turn our summer goals into sizzling success! Blessings to you always.
Let's Achieve Our * J * U * N * E * Goals!
J = Journey towards self-improvements by igniting your inner spark!
U = U CAN commit to healthy nutrition, fitness fun and emotional growth!
N = Never give up from conquering obstacles into mastering results!
E = Expect success utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
~ Monika ~
1213 days ago
Merry!! Let's put the UMPH in triumph to meet our weekly goals! Put the UMPH in triumph by bringing fun and enjoyment into our journey! Put the UMPH in triumph to go out and live our lives as we have imagined it! With enough UMPH, we CAN and WILL have a WOOHOO week!
"The difference between try and triumph is just a little UMPH." ~ Marvin Phillips
U = U are Worthy! ~ U Can Do It! ~ U are a Winner! ~ U Deserve It!
M = Maintain Focus on the Goal ~ Daily Commitment & Follow-Through!
P = Practice Choices ~ Belief in Self ~ Inspire Yourself and Others!
H = Healthy Nutrition ~ Varied Fitness Activity ~ Embrace Inner Well-Being!
~ Monika ~
1227 days ago
Yes I had a great Mother's Day.
1233 days ago