NIKALE   18,447
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints
NIKALE's Recent Blog Entries

Looking outwards for Inspiration

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Recently, I have been faced with some challenging personal issues. I have felt very wrapped up in my own world, and have started to let some "treats" slip into my diet. I have patted myself on the back for not allowing them to become massive binges, but even so, I can feel in my body that they aren't doing me any favours.

Today, I opened my SP mail and read that one of my very inspiring Team Leaders is facing her own extremely challenging personal issues. This is a woman who has lost an incredible amount of weight and has given back to SP, through her time and warmth as a TL, to motivate and inspire others.

Faced with life and death issues, she is still checking in regularly with SP.

My issues seem less important when reminded of the depth of challenge that life can give us. She has shown me that in times of trouble, it really is better to look outward and give, rather than be introspective and implode.

Thanks Susie... and may the future bring all things good to you and yours. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KEEPFIT2013 3/10/2013 8:46PM

    Thanks for that wake up...yes.. it is so important to be there for others and to realize our own little world is not the be all and end all. We all struggle and we all have things to celebrate. Here's to your wisdom. Thanks for sharing!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADAPTOR 3/10/2013 6:17PM

    Good reminder.Thank you and my thoughts and prayers to your friend Susie as well.

Report Inappropriate Comment
AZMOMXTWO 3/10/2013 6:17PM

  there are awesome people to inspier us here

Report Inappropriate Comment

Energy to live!

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's been a while since I wrote here - I don't often feel the need to express my thoughts. But I think these couple of weeks of illness with high fever have really released something for me.

I came out of it feeling exhausted, incredibly tired and was somewhat down. The sun started to shine and I got in the garden. Even at my weakest, I would come back inside feeling somehow lighter. This past weekend, I have spent 2 solid days in the garden and was very sleepy at the end of, but fulfilled. Obviously the Vit D helped, but it's more than that. Touching earth and slowing my mind in active meditation really centred me. I still have the cough, but I feel brilliant! I also think my homeopath's suggestion of Withania is working a treat. I just feel better!!

Thanks to my garden, the flowers, my beautiful pooch, the sunshine, bees, worms and all little outdoor critters for giving me so much energy - you all make me smile! emoticon


Rain... again

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The rains are back here again, and we aren't even in the flooded areas. I really hope everyone in our SP Down Under community stays safe and dry.

Put on half a stone in the past couple of months and have really let everything go. Today's the day for change, so here I go...! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TRUTHISFREE 1/16/2011 6:30PM

    emoticon emoticon, stop the emoticon.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Bring on the sun!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Spent the weekend chasing sea critters in the rockpools at Flinders and that was excellent! But overall, just feeling pretty tired a lot. Trying really hard to stay motivated, and the sunshine is VERY welcome after such a looooong winter, but feeling a bit sludgy. Had the flu back in September, and just haven't had much energy since then. Then again, I have been lugging heaps of mulch and stuff around the garden. Maybe I'm just good old-fashioned tuckered out! Think it's time to pump some Vit B and see how that get's me going. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ONESAUCYTRINI 11/8/2010 4:16PM

    From my sunny Caribbean island of Trinidad to your warm embrace I give you The Sun.. If you are feeling a little low I want to recommend a book by Steven Furtick called "Sun Stand Still." It is available for download online for a small fee. Read it and all your blahs will be burned away. Or if you prefer visit his site

Report Inappropriate Comment


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I know my body patterns from other weight loss experiences, and I plateau early and then it just remetabolises and starts falling off. But I reckon an almost 3 week plateau is just rude!!

Woke up yesterday, turned my head, yawned.... and pinched a nerve in my back - hey hello out there, I'm forty not four hundred!!!

Got home last night and thought... well maybe a little stroll on the beach will iron out the kinks a little. My girlfriend then texts telling me there's a tsunami warning. Are you for real? There are some days you just shouldn't bother getting outa bed!!

Tsunami update - all's well in this neck of the woods... and I'm gonna try some inside step exercises 'coz it's like Noah's ark out there! emoticon


1 2 Last Page