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St. Teresa d'Avila

Monday, April 29, 2013

Nada te Turbe

Let nothing disturb you,
nothing afright you.
Whom God possesses
in nothing is wanting.
Alone God suffices.
All things are passing.
God never ceases.
Patient endurance attains all things.

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NANA2PRINCESSES 4/30/2013 7:01AM


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PDSLIM 4/29/2013 6:20PM

    She always appears when I need her.
I had to let my cat go today. Your post is her message to me.
Thank you.

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Morning Prayer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I just thought I would write an entry about a major point of stability in my life -- the Daily Office. Or, daily prayer. the first "office" is Morning Prayer, which is a set of prayers, canticles, psalms, and appointed readings for the day. Always, this turns me around and provides me with direction for the day. This places me in a position of thanksgiving and provides me with strength. I've been doing this for about 10 years now. Sometimes alone, but for the last few years this is said daily at my (Episcopal) church and so I start the day as part of a very small group with Morning Prayer. Over time this soaks into my bones!

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WOMANWITHGRIT 4/29/2013 5:20PM

    Oh, to let judgement of myself and of others go....always easier to follow a a healthy food plan when I am remembering this. But, in reference to what you said, I am able to be consistent in the mornings at prayer but less so at night.

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    Gratitude needs to be practiced everyday. I do meditation in the mornings but find that I have more difficulty focusing in the evening. I find that not having to "judge" others has made me far kinder of myself.
Thanks for sharing.

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SUGARSMOM2 4/25/2013 11:13AM

  a daily thought of goodness is a good way to go . when we are grateful for life and all that it brings us is a very good thing.we need to show, emoticon a gratitude toward all blessing .

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WOMANWITHGRIT 4/24/2013 9:14PM

    Thanks Ida and Sunflowergirl79. I wasn't raised with this "attitude of gratitude"! In fact, it was quite foreign to my family. But it makes all the difference and I have been learning to love myself and "own" my body.

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OUTDOORGIRL69 4/24/2013 8:57PM

    This is how everyone should start the morning is with prayer & also end the day with prayer

I do this also every morning as I have so many health problems that I thank God for letting me get up in the morning and then at night thank him for letting me get through one more day in my life.

God Bless

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Out of Routine

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I'm really trying to be flexible, but I recognize that being out of my routine leaves me feeling very anxious. I was able to work at home all last week and therefore have control of my schedule and my food. So, today, I'm hosting an all day meeting and I left home before I could say Morning Prayer and then go to SparkCoach. I said some Morning Prayer in the car -- not the lections for the day, though. And I am tracking food and I am doing lunch alone so I could go back and run through the spark coach set for the day. That feels better. The visualiztions really really help -- I so want to be clean in my food... I *almost* want to be active!

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GCHUNG 4/20/2013 1:21PM

    Great job. You have to be flexible as life is never neat. You can do this.

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Joined the YWCA

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Taking this in small steps. Just got back from the Y in the next town over and I paid for membership for the next 12 months. This is a healthy, happy, place and I'm looking forward to it ------except I'm scared! I will see the Wellness Director tomorrow or Monday to discuss some time with a personal trainer and/or classes that would be good. I know I'll feel better and I'm looking forward to that.

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MOTHEPRO 4/18/2013 9:52PM

    emoticon I was a little scared when I first joined a gym too. It's a good idea to meet with the director and/or a trainer just to explore all the options and get recommendations. I'm sure you'll met some great people there.

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WOMANWITHGRIT 4/18/2013 9:38PM

    Thanks, Chickpea23!

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CHICKPEA23 4/18/2013 8:22PM

    Well done! You are so right that the Y is a happy healthy place. :) I hope you enjoy your membership and meet some nice people there! Knowing that I'll see friendly, familiar faces at my fitness classes is definitely a motivator for me, and I hope it is for you too. I'm sure you'll learn more at your meeting.
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I Called the YWCA

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Its like pulling teeth for me! *But* I called the Y and will go see it tomorrow. If all is well, I'll join and hope for an orientation on Friday. They have many classes and the atmosphere I know is healthy. I need to support and will consider a personal trainer. These last few days on SP have left me feeling so good. I'm tracking every bite, using the Coaching, listening to the SparkRadio, cooking well, and reading/joining community. Thanks everyone. So many 100+ pound losers. I will be one, too.

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WOMANWITHGRIT 4/17/2013 9:58PM

    Thanks for your comment! I read your page and your goals are "unpacked" so well. Your determination is evident. Congrats on the 20 lbs. emoticon

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LATINRITELADY79 4/17/2013 5:53PM

    CONGRATS!!! You are making small steps in the right direction.. You should be very proud of yourself... Way To SPARK!

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