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8/2/11

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Lots of firsts yesterday with my girls. First day of jumpstart for preschool, first day of dance camp for my oldest and her first night of cheerleading. Felt great to run last night and made plans to run again but remembered this am that book club is tonight. Unless dh or a friend brings her home for me I will not be able to go, so I need to remember to ask them later. Woke up early this morning because my oldest had a nightmare and shortly after putting her back to bed I heard my husbands alarm clock, so decided to just get up and start my day and hope to go to bed early tonight because I went to bed late last night and am up early today. What are your plans?

  
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SUSIQZER 8/2/2011 7:54AM

    My day sounds a little like yours... DD was up again last night and I considered just staying up and starting my day. I might try that tomorrow, if we have more of the same tonight.


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Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Helathy Reflections

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

- Stendhal, 19th century French writer

Leading a successful flock

Be mindful of who you are following. By no means develop a skeptical temperament towards authority, but consider the quality of the leadership before you. Are you allowing informed consent to be the rule of your actions rather than blindly following? If not, educate yourself, follow your instincts, and speak up! As a parent or friend, you have a great responsibility to lead your family and friends in the right direction. Take the initiative to review the path you're taking your loved ones down and revise it to make the healthiest and most mutually beneficial choices for everyone.

  
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CANNIE50 8/4/2011 12:09AM

    One of the best things about getting older is my willingness to say things that are not necessarily popular, but that I believe need to be said. I don't say mean things in the guise of honesty, but I have become willing to be uncomfortable instead of being a "people pleaser". I am also more discerning about whose advice I seek out. This is a good point - thank you for posting this.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 8/1/2011 12:37PM

    Brilliant!

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sparkpeople.com's Healthy Reflections
Persevering through failure

Of course try, try again, but when you don't succeed at something it's best not to beat yourself up or hold yourself to an unrealistic standard of achievement. Feeling as if you're a failure, simply for not reaching a goal, is not who you truly are. Do you think you're the only one who fails? Of course not! Most problems involve steps to their solution, and solving each step along the way IS an accomplishment. If you become discouraged during your weight loss journey or find your financial aspirations out of reach, keep trying! Some of life's most rewarding experiences make you sweat and persevere through hard times, only to emerge on the other side victorious and wiser for having worked so hard.

  


7/30/11

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sparkpeople.com's Healthy Reflections

The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behaviors affect the rights and well being of others.

- Sharon Anthony Bower, author

Speak up and take back control!

Many people feel uncomfortable being assertive, which often leads others to take advantage of them. Do you ever feel like you shouldn't say something because you might hurt someone's feelings? Does your spouse shirk their responsibilities around the house and expect you to pick up the slack? While it is important to serve others often, being someone's lackey is unhealthy and it's up to you to break that cycle. Kindly address situations where you think someone is taking advantage of your meekness. Being aggressive is a negative quality that people respond to with hostility. Making your voice heard maturely and positively is a trait that will take you far and build respect among your peers.

  
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CCSDESTINY 7/30/2011 1:35PM

    I love your consistency in your blogs! I am going to start working on that, I am always here or there. You'll be good for me! Thanks for the new friend request!


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7/29/11

Friday, July 29, 2011

SparkPeople's Healthy Reflections for the day
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

- Thomas Fuller, English clergyman & historian

The value of friendship

We all have a handful of acquaintances--those people with whom we work or see at the store and casually say hello to and move on. But a friend is someone you confide in, bring over for an afternoon cup of coffee, invite to your wedding, or cry with when a loved one passes away. You just feel a sense of safety with a friend. Don't wait until a rainy day to express how much a good friend means to you. Often we are unaware of how much we mean to others until they speak up, and likewise we never know how much another person might truly need to hear such affirmations. An approving, cheerful word of encouragement can thrill a heart. Be sure to always say kind words before you part, show sympathy during hard times and affection during wonderful ones. Life would not be the same without positive friendships. Express your gratitude to someone today who has made a difference in your world!

It was my mom's bday yesterday. Nothing exciting happened here we went grocery shopping in the morning. Had a playdate in the afternoon. Tried chickpea & tomato pita for dinner emoticonI won't do that again. I do not recommend it. Had a great run w/my buddies last night. Have a great weekend & thanks for spending some time to read my blog.

  
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SWEETPEAZ03 7/29/2011 8:03AM

    Hi Venise,
In case I haven't told you recently your friendship means the world to me. We may not have seen eachother in a longtime, even though time has passed, you will always be one of my faves!
Love you,
Jennifer :0)

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