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Michael Pollan on Oprah tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

(A team member alerted me to this.)

The Oprah Show

Before You Grocery Shop Again: Food 101 with Michael Pollan

Do you know where your food really comes from? Food guru and best-selling author Michael Pollan helps clear up the confusion.

Tune in on 01/27 to watch this show

I am not an Oprah fan, but I might just watch tomorrow!


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JESSICA_0029 1/27/2010 8:14PM

    I did manage to watch this. Very interesting! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/27/2010 12:23AM

    Yes, this sounds similar to Dr. Kessler's book, The End of Overeating. Once you learn the real scoop about what's in the food we eat, it's repulsive.

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LINDA! 1/27/2010 12:14AM


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L*I*T*A* 1/26/2010 10:09PM

    thanks for letting us know......will try to watch it .......have a great week.........blessings and hugs...............lita

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TRAVELNISTA 1/26/2010 8:50PM

    Thanks so much. I will make sure I set it up on my DVR.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/26/2010 4:55PM


And I hope you are getting your notifications now.

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ARMYWIFE4GOD 1/26/2010 4:18PM

    Thanks for the info! I'm not an Oprah fan either, lol. But I just may watch this showing.

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SLCB1023 1/26/2010 3:43PM

    Thanks for the info. I will try and tape it for later viewing. emoticon

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JELLIS1 1/26/2010 3:39PM

    I've already got it DVR-ed!!!!! I just wish Oprah would ask better questions when she's got interviews like this.

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MARLOU4 1/26/2010 3:35PM

    Thanks for the info. I'll try and watch.

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May You Always Feel Loved

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


May you find serenity and tranquility in a world
You may not always understand.
May the pain you have known and conflict you have experienced
Give you the strength to walk through life
Facing each new situation with courage and optimism.
Always know that there are those whose love and understanding
Will always be there, even when you feel most alone.
May you discover enough goodness in others
To believe in a world of peace.
May a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile be yours
Every day of your life,
And may you give these gifts as well as receive them.
Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.
Teach love to those who know hate,
And let that love embrace you as you go into the world.
May the teaching of those you admire become part of you,
So that you may call upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have touched
And who have touched yours are always a part of you,
Even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter that is more important than it's form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters,
But instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.
Realize that each person has limitless abilities,
But each of us is different in our own way.
What you may feel you lack in one regard
May be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
May become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself,
And not be dependent on anotherís judgment of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.

Sandra Sturtz Hauss

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KITKATSGRACE 1/24/2010 7:11PM

    Very beautiful, thank you!
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STOP-IT-KNOW 1/19/2010 9:16AM

    I needed that so much thank you. you are the best have a great week emoticon emoticon emoticon

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R-U-JELLEN 1/14/2010 9:18AM

    Thank you for a wonderful blessing. I have already sent it on to several friends and family.
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CWISEMAN1 1/10/2010 11:44PM

  Wow, that is beautiful!!!!
How true i totally agree, words to live by.
If it is ok with you I'd like to print it off and posted it on my fridge as a reminder.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/10/2010 10:28PM

    Thank you for sharing this...I really needed to read it tonight. It just made my day!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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SLCB1023 1/7/2010 11:27PM

    Thanks for sharing with us, emoticon

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TARAPOTTS 1/7/2010 9:35PM

    I needed to hear this. Thanks.

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BETRME100 1/7/2010 8:42PM

    Beautiful, Willow!!

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TRELLY70 1/7/2010 3:49PM

    love it, needed it, thanks for sharing

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DAWNO64 1/7/2010 12:05PM

    Wonderful!! We should all remember to think this way.

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SUNBEAMJANEAL 1/6/2010 11:42PM

    Thank you for sharing.

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LINDA! 1/6/2010 11:27PM

    Very nice!

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L*I*T*A* 1/6/2010 11:05PM

    very nice.................thanks for sharing..............blessings and hugs................lita

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JESSICA_0029 1/6/2010 10:33PM

    Thank you for this blog. A really positive loving reminder.
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TRUELOU 1/6/2010 10:27PM

    What a beautiful example of walking in love.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/6/2010 10:26PM

    Thanks for sharing this, Willow!
I enjoyed it.

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How Often We Wish For Another Chance

Thursday, December 31, 2009


How often we wish for another chance
To make a fresh beginning.
A change to blot out our mistakes.
And change failure into winning.
And it does not take a special time
To make a brand-new start,
It only takes the deep desire
To try with all our heart,
To live a little better
And to always be forgiving,
To add a little sunshine
To the world in which we're living.

So never give up in despair
And think that you are through,
For there's always a tomorrow
And a chance to start anew.

~Author Unknown~

We are about to ring in a new year! Let's start anew and make it the best year ever!
Happy New Year's to all!
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STOP-IT-KNOW 1/13/2010 5:50AM

    i love the poem hope you have a great year glad you are here. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/3/2010 1:26PM

    What a very heartening poem for the new year! Thanks for taking the time to post it for us...and thanks, too, for welcoming me to the SP Community Team :) What a beautiful name - Willow! It's one of my fave words in the English language, just for the way it sounds. All the best to you in this coming year. I think it holds lots of promise for us! - Susan

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SLCB1023 1/3/2010 1:23PM

    That is a great poem. I will have to print it out for posting at my desk. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 1/2/2010 4:29PM

    What a beautiful poem and so thoughtful. Great advice! Thanks!

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It is good to think of what is possible!

and reach for the possibilities....

Sometimes, I think I am my own greatest limitator.

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RITAROSE 1/1/2010 8:54AM

  Happy New Year! Great opportunity to make this year our best ever! emoticon

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LINDA25427 1/1/2010 7:43AM

    Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing the poem .

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/1/2010 12:02AM

    Excellent advice!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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JESSICA_0029 12/31/2009 8:53PM

    Love the poem! I'm positive 2010 will be the best ever!!

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LORRAINE10141 12/31/2009 2:25PM

    Happy New Year. :) Each day is a new beginning. Enjoy the journey.

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L*I*T*A* 12/31/2009 11:03AM

    wonderful.......so thankful for all my blessings.................may 2010 bring you all that you wish for............blessings and hugs................lita

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ERIECANALGAL 12/31/2009 12:55AM

    I love that poem. It sure is very good advice.

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JANTWO 12/31/2009 12:37AM

    What a wonderful poem. It is so true and I feel very blessed to have more than one chance!!!! God gives us a new start with each and every day. Have a safe and happy new year!!!!

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TRUELOU 12/31/2009 12:30AM

    I'm thankful for second chances and new starts, especially starting the New Year over with sparkpeople. Happy New Year:)

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Tomorrow is GRAMTOTWO's birthday!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tomorrow is Robin's birthday! Stop by her page and wish her well! She's one of my best friend on Sparks and deserves a big celebration! She's been such an inspiration, motivation, and great Spark Friend! Here's to you, Robin; may we have many years of friendship!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Robin!!
Happy Birthday to you!

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www.sparkpeople.com/m ypage.asp?id=GRAMTOTWO

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L*I*T*A* 12/30/2009 11:02PM

    great.......thanks for sharing.....wishing you the blessings of 2010.........blessings and hugs...................lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/30/2009 6:34PM

    On my way! just for the record when you lsit a link like that click on the orange box on bottom that says "add a link" and enter it after copy an pasting it then submit and it's already clickable. the way you ahve it lsited you can't click on it. Just suggestign it.

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I would
like to put
up a tree in my
heart, and instead
of hanging presents,
I would like to put the
names of all my friends.
Close friends and not so close
friends. The old friends, the new
friends. Those that I see every day
and the ones that I rarely see. The ones
that I always remember and the ones that
I sometimes forget. The ones that are always
there and the ones that seldom are. The friends of
difficult times and the ones of happy times. Friends
who, without meaning to, I have hurt, or without meaning
to have hurt me. Those that I know well and those I only know
by name. Those that owe me little and those that I owe so much.
My humble friends and my important friends. The names of all those
that have passed through my life no matter how fleetingly. A tree with
very deep roots and very long
and strong branches so that
their names may never be
plucked from my heart. So
that new names from all
over may join the existing ones. A tree with a very
pleasant shade so that our friendship may take a
moment of rest from the battles of life. "May the
happy moments of Christmas brighten every day of
the new year". These are my sincere wishes.

With all my blessings,

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R-U-JELLEN 12/28/2009 11:02PM

    What a wonderful Christmas greeting. I hope you had a blessed Christmas and the New Year will be great!!
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TRUELOU 12/24/2009 9:43PM

    Merry Christmas to you too dear friend:)
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JESSICA_0029 12/24/2009 9:13PM

    Thank you for the wonderful blog. Have a very merry Christmas!

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L*I*T*A* 12/24/2009 9:59AM

    what beautiful thoughts...........Merry Christmas to you and yours dear friend.................blessings and hugs..................lita

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TRAVELNISTA 12/24/2009 8:05AM

    I like your tree, what a clever idea and such a beautiful sentiment. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, My Friend!

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GRAMTOTWO 12/24/2009 6:59AM

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year!

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DEBMORSE1 12/24/2009 6:28AM

    Beautifully written and illustrated. Your thoughts have given me a new perspective on friendship, and I will reflect on that today. emoticon

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LADYNETTIE 12/24/2009 3:32AM

    Very sweet, thank you for posting this lovely greeting!

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MARYANNBOLDT 12/24/2009 3:29AM

    Great idea!!

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TURTLERAE55 12/24/2009 1:43AM

    Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

May God Bless you and your family.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/24/2009 1:31AM

    May your Christmas and new year be a blessed one in itself.

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HUFFMANGRL 12/24/2009 1:16AM

  Merry Christmas to you!

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L-OSTER8 12/24/2009 1:06AM

  What a lovely sentiment and a warm holiday image.

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