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WholeHearted Living

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I am blessed to have 3D emoticon ONEKIDSMOM live within a mile of me.

We shared very similar (60+ revolutions around the sun, joining the Maintenance Team, participating in 5Ks, riding with the Biker Babes, and beginning to train for a TRI) yet unique health journeys (one a former OA member and committed, competitive athlete and the other a ‘naturally’ trim person and ‘semi-reformed’ couch potato) until I underwent successful surgery and treatment for breast cancer.
I then became a emoticon
and began to concentrate on mental and spiritual growth.

Which brings me to the emoticon

I woke in the night to check her status as she had her 6 month mammogram yesterday. I was delighted to hear Barb has a year reprieve and began to think about my own journey...

Our Early Bird group is reading “Daring Greatly” about WholeHearted Living

Living WholeHeartedly requires:
1. recognition we’re hardwired for connection
2. a strong belief in our worthiness
3. developing practices to support worthiness “of love, belonging and even joy”
4. “living a life defined by courage, compassion, and connection”

What does that have to do with ONEKIDSMOM?
She serves as my role model of Whole emoticon Living and ends her blogs noting her and our ‘worthiness’.

Oh and if you want to test your self-compassion level (a practice to support worthiness), you might visit

another wonderful resource for BEcoming "AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS"

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 3/21/2014 9:29PM

    I scored a 4.03 in self compassion lowest points self judgement and over identification.
That is awesome to have a 3D friend who is sharing your experience -that really is the best. So glad you and Barb remain cancer free!!!
You have been a spiritual and our self improvement learning guide in our Spark journeys which is always appreciated!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/19/2014 8:47PM

    Ohmigosh! I am honored by your words, as you are one of many Sparkers that I greatly respect. You are ALSO someone I look to as a model of positivity, keeping an attitude that supports your continued whole-ness as a survivor! You are quiet about your own role, and I'm very pleased that you are willing to share with the Spark world your experience as such!

You have a thirst for knowledge that you feed with research and so willingly share! Proud to have you as a real-life as well as on-line Spark friend! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 3/19/2014 8:41PM

    Loved that blog; and love THIS blog too -- that self compassion survey is pretty interesting! And: I don't believe it's possible to have compassion for others if we don't begin with ourselves . . .

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PHOENIX1949 3/19/2014 4:16PM

    Enjoyed the link to tribute to ONEKIDSMOM's first Tri.

Loved this quote at Brene Brown's home page: "Maybe stories are just data with a soul." as this sums up my feelings about my genealogy work that extends beyond the basic info of my ancestors.

Will have to come back to take self-compassion test.

Thanks for inspirng me think so much.

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CHRISTINA-TODAY 3/19/2014 3:05PM

    Good blog to read, thank you for sharing.

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CELIAMINER 3/19/2014 2:54PM

    Yikes, I'm just below moderate and fall in the low self-compassion category. Thought I'd gotten better.

Anyway, glad for Barb! And for YOU!

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