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Thoughts from my new "WOW" book on "Fortitude."

Monday, April 05, 2010

I picked up a new little book called, "WOW! Celebrations for the successes of life." Not that I've had too many lately, but that's just the point. I might at any time; one never knows.

On the topic of fortitude, I found the following quotes helpful to ponder and thought I'd share:

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. - Henry Ford

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. - TS Elliot

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. - Henry Ward Beecher

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard. -E. Joseph Cossman

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KO1215 4/6/2010 5:53PM

    These are great! Thanks!

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 4/6/2010 12:14PM

    These are great, thanks.

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FLMOMX2 4/6/2010 8:01AM

    True quotes.

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    Great blog. I like the similar concept of "failing forward".

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/5/2010 11:46PM

    I love all those quotes they are so true!

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    Absolutely! Thanks for posting!

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MSLZZY 4/5/2010 11:12PM

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I Was Just in a 7.2 Earthquake, Now there are Others

Sunday, April 04, 2010

My stomach is hurting and my lunch is ready to come up. This was the second worst quake in all of my years here. SoCal is having a bunch of strong shakers within the last couple of hours. I will sleep in my clothes from now on. This is very scary

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/5/2010 7:21PM

    i am praying for you and glad you are a okay. emoticon

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FLMOMX2 4/5/2010 1:01PM

    Praying for your safety. Wow!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm with you in thoughts and prayers.

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DDHEART 4/5/2010 10:06AM

    I can't imagine what that is like. Take care, you're in my thoughts. emoticon

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JLITT62 4/5/2010 5:22AM

    Wow, that IS big. I haven't been watching the news at all this weekend, so didn't hear about it at all.

Stay safe, my friend.

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GMA1964 4/5/2010 12:42AM

    Glad to hear you are ok, That must be a scary situation for you. I hope you have a quiet evening.

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/4/2010 11:58PM

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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HICALGAL 4/4/2010 10:06PM

    glad you're ok...i'd sleep in my day clothes too. take care and sending prayers your way. emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/4/2010 8:50PM

    I just hear it on the news! Glad you're okay and I'll be praying for you!

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    You're in our prayers!

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Happy Easter and Happy Passover

Friday, April 02, 2010

To all of my wonderful friends on SP, wishing all a wonderful weekend.

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FLMOMX2 4/3/2010 9:08AM

    A Blessed Easter to you as well.

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    Thank you! Wishing you the same!


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HICALGAL 4/3/2010 3:34AM

    HAPPY EASTER!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/2/2010 6:21PM

    Blessing to you this happy Easter weekend!

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/2/2010 6:06PM

    thank you happy easter emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMAAMIE 4/2/2010 12:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonHAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/2/2010 11:40AM

    A very Happy Easter weekend to you too!

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MEGANC1988 4/2/2010 11:38AM

    Thank you! Happy Easter!

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I Lost 10 Lbs!

Thursday, April 01, 2010


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HICALGAL 4/2/2010 6:44AM

    you are hilarious!! emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/2/2010 12:11AM

    I wish I had thought of that ! How funny !

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MBSKIT 4/1/2010 5:14PM

    Shame on YOU! emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/1/2010 2:13PM

    And here I thought it was the real deal. You caught me on that one! LOL!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/1/2010 1:49PM

    P.S. This was supposed to be a joke, but the truth is, it felt so good to even write that I'd lost weight, that it reinforced the concept!

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FLMOMX2 4/1/2010 1:29PM

    Good joke! emoticon

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DDHEART 4/1/2010 12:44PM

    LOL! You got me!

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MARTY19 4/1/2010 11:55AM

    I got so excited. Poo on you! LOL!


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COWBOY49 4/1/2010 11:19AM

    you wish , HAHA

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A Health Website That Advertises 18 Drugs AND Plastic Surgery! Why Does This Bother Me to the Poin

Monday, March 29, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about how surprised I was to find four drug ads on the SP site. All of the responders to that blog said they either didn't notice, or ignored, these ads. They said that it was the same as the ads in magazines and on TV. Well, I don't read those and I turn TV off.

Since that time, I have counted 18 pharmaceutical ads on the SparkPeople website (I'm sure there are more), plus one for plastic surgery. While I am a smart person and understand that drugs serve their purpose when needed, and that SP keeps the site free through advertising, I do get it.

HOWEVER, I'm pretty surprised at the proliferation of these ads for drugs, most of which have very serious potential side effects. NOT what I would expect from a health-oriented website.

I'm thinking of staying on for a couple of weeks more in order to say goodbyes and give goodies. I feel it's totally hypocritical to have drug ads on this site, just as it is for health magazines to do so.

I'm not looking for agreement here, but really felt I needed to write about it to vent for my own clarity.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

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    I know what you mean. Still, from reading so many people's stories, I think the good done here outweighs this. Nothing else touches SP in what it offers its members as far as I can find.

You add so much to our community, and I really do wish you'd stay. I respect your decision, of course.

Best regards,

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    Will definitely miss you!

I feel the same about pharma, and about SP's political correctness. We could always start our own new site, and only allow moral and ethical and natural health advertisers; but we'd have to charge each member lots of money to join.

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JLITT62 3/30/2010 8:33AM

    Just another person that will miss you.

I understand your frustration. But it truly is the downside of having all this available for free. Something has to pay the employees' wages, and while in a perfect world, it wouldn't be these ads, unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world.

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DDHEART 3/29/2010 6:05PM

    Well, I can appreciate your feelings about this however I will surely miss you. As a nurse, I have been disturbed/amused at the proliferation of drug advertizing everywhere..."ask you Dr for xyz drug" however when my patients would ask about things they had seen advertized it did give me the opportunity to talk to them about why it may or may not be the right thing. I hope that other Drs and nurses do the same and don't just dispense when asked.

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MSLZZY 3/29/2010 5:46PM

    Do what is best for you but I will miss you!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/29/2010 4:27PM

    i really wish you would stay, but i will miss your friendship. emoticon emoticon

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