AZUREBREEZES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AZUREBREEZES AZUREBREEZES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I want to be a Mom Spark Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605400 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l298100054.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Greetings, <BR> <BR> My name is Wenona and I am the New Team Leader of I want to be a Mom Spark Team at SparkPeople.com. A little about myself. I am 40 years old. I have had two miscarriages one because of domestic violence from my ex. I know what it feels like to be pregnant, but I have never had the opportunity to carry my babies full term. I have tasted what it was like to carry new life growing inside of me. ... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:12:34 EST What is a Rainbow Warrior Artist? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580358 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109897951.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is a Rainbow Warrior Artist? <BR> <BR> When I was 16, I was in a foster home being sexually assaulted by a 26 year old man. Trapped with no where else to go, I went within and was born the vision of the White Turtle Rainbow. A power animal flying with a Rainbow which represents love is what was here to teach me about self love. I began to pray with tobacco and asked Great Creator for an Indian name, a teacher... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 06:26:39 EST Inspired by a Spark Vlogger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541361 I was just inspired by another vlogger on Spark People. I love to vlog. Lately, because I am on medical leave from work and going through physical therapy that I have had to put my daily vlogs on a back burner. Which makes me very sad because I aspired to be a daily vlogger. Daily Vlogger Charles Trippy went through brain surgery to remove brain cancer and he kept vlogging and texting, but then again he has a team with him including his wife to help him. I am pretty much on my own with my vl... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:51:33 EST Native Dancing at the UW-Milwaukee Pow Wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535101 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 17:43:59 EST Milwaukee Native American Women's Circle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532741 Milwaukee Native American Women's Circle <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/groups/Milw<BR>aukeeNativeAmericanWomenCircle/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of The Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 09:13:21 EST NaNoWriMo! Sun, Nov 3, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531197 <BR> NaNoWriMo! Sun, Nov 3, 2013 <BR> <BR> It's the Month of the NaNoWriMo and the Native American Heritage Month! <BR> <BR> I'm so happy today! I went to Mukwonago for the Official NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party in my Waukesha region! I went with my new NaNoWriMo buddy Holly & we had a great time! We did some intriguing writing exercises from a guest speaker Rochelle Melander author of Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days. I met an Asian man when he heard that I was doing a Memoir about my... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:09:40 EST Native American takes on NaNoWriMo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529733 NaNoWriMo: Challenge write 50,000 words in November. <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 00:32:25 EST Life is a Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521877 Goal Dance ten minutes a day. <BR> <BR> Goal Dance at the Autumn Pow Wow in November 2. <BR> <BR> Goal Dance at the Snowball Dance Feb 22 on Bill's Birthday for Five Songs. <BR> <BR> Goal Dance at Midwinter Pow Wow in March Five Songs. <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:50:57 EST Achieving Dreams with SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520319 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:00:27 EST Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519110 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:40:57 EST The Artist's Way Circle - Coming Alive Party! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518938 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:28:02 EST Greetings Sparklers, Sun, Oct 20, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518793 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432236752.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Greetings Sparklers, <BR> <BR> ARTIST'S WAY TOOLS: Morning Pages each day for 30 minutes, one day a little shorter. My Artist's Dates are daily 30 minutes Purple Mist Clarity Meditation by Michele Bernhardt of MyInnerWorld and daily time to write, photograph, make daily videos, and collage. I am very happy setting aside daily time to tell my story it feels wonderful to give myself permission everyday to create ar... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:32:51 EST No Sugar Challenge Oct 20 - Oct 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518221 Greetings, <BR> <BR> "Halloween unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday feasting season. And for anyone trying to watch his or her weight, the scariest part of Halloween is not ghosts and goblins but the ever-abundant Halloween candy. Sugar and mostly empty calories is what you get in candy, and the truth is that most of us don’t exercise enough to warrant those extra calories." <link>www.webmd.com/diet/features/10-trick<BR>s-avoid-halloween-candy-temptations </link> <BR> <BR>... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 04:06:32 EST Native American Dance Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518208 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 03:10:24 EST White Turtle Rainbow Business Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517465 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 03:03:08 EST NaNoWriMo Pre-Writing *Two Step* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516608 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:45:47 EST Halloween Dance Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515712 I found a DJ for the Halloween Dance Party at work. <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:30:35 EST My Journey with Daily Vlogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515145 I launched daily vlogs. So far I have completed 9 daily vlogs. <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/WhiteTurtle<BR>Rainbow </link> . Awesome feedback on Spark People on my daily vlogs. I love Spark People because some of my videos get up to 10 positive comments on them per video. I don't see people on Facebook and YouTube commenting on my daily vlogs. Sometimes I wonder if I should just put all my energy into putting my vlogs on SparkPeople because right now I spend 3-4 hours uploading eac... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:06:51 EST Another Fiasco! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513840 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 02:25:02 EST Happy Birthday Gamma and Grandpa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512846 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Spark Dance <BR> <em>437</em> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 05:23:58 EST Eclectic Insights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511932 Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of The Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:09:39 EST Happy 7th Dating Anniversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511255 Today October 10 is Bill and I's 7th Anniversary of our very first date. I received a devotional from Pastor Joel Osteen that said somebody needed you today. So I asked everybody I encountered was there something I could do for them. Most people politely turned me down. I finally came across Bill and asked him if there was anything he needed. He said dinner. So I asked him out to Qdoba. We went to Qdoba and talked for 3 hours. The manager came over smiling and gave us free chips and salsa. <... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:28:44 EST Three Sisters' Uniquities http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510436 A woman centered store. <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:04:41 EST Focus on Healing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509683 I go to work to lead the Small Business Group. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:32:12 EST Quest to be of Service http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508557 I journey to the Center for Creative Learning Wed, 9 Oct 2013 02:48:52 EST Get me off this island! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507466 I play Pathfinder - Serpent's Skull role playing game on my Sundays <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 22:44:09 EST Day One Vlog - 10-5-2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506496 I proud to be a Native American woman and I want to share my Two Step recovery story with you. <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 23:51:49 EST Hi! I am White Turtle Rainbow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504887 I reveal my Artist's name and my plans to complete my Business Plan and compete in NaNoWriMo <BR> <BR> White Turtle Rainbow Sat, 5 Oct 2013 00:59:06 EST Buffy's Bodacious and Fun Business Plan to be an Artist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500798 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1451926816.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So here is the situation. I have a BA Business and Management & Integrated Arts & Humanities Degree from Alverno College. My intention was to run my own small business. However, after I graduated I had been brutally attacked by my ex which triggered a mental break down and a resulting diagnosis of PTSD. At one point i was also in a wheel chair. From my wheel chair I tried to be a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consul... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:27:07 EST Queen White Turtle Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500234 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1591617561.jpg"> <BR> <BR> CHECK IN MONDAY <BR> <BR> Greetings fellow travelers, <BR> <BR> I am happily writing my Morning Pages in Purple. I enjoy looking at Lavender on my page. I am also regularly listening to Purple Mist Clarity meditation to help me focus better and I strongly believe it's really working. My Artist's Date I set aside time to make artwork using my photos, photovisi.com, and Gimp. I admit this is one of my most favori... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:18:29 EST Deutuerotomy 8:18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499946 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1905316618.jpg"> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 06:56:51 EST Being Queen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499419 I am taking a women's self esteem course with Dani at new Three Sisters Uniqities on Main Stream. I hope on discovering my inner child. I hope I have fun. <BR> <BR> White Turtle Rainbow Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:03:37 EST My 1st Year Anniversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491644 Greetings, <BR> <BR> This month is my first year anniversary with Spark People. I turned 40 this year! Family and friends call me Buffy. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l848450364.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a very challenging and difficult 1st year. I bled for four months requiring hospitalization needed two trips to the hospital for iron infusions. My doctor had discovered I had precancerous cells in my uterus and that I needed to have surgery in the hospital to remove the... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 03:47:28 EST I am good at ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491631 ... running online groups. <BR> <BR> * Artist's Way Circle for 13 years, on Yahoo!, Facebook, Google+, Ning, Beliefnet, and Meetup together consistting over 1,000 subscribers. <link>https://www.facebook.com/groups/thea<BR>rtistswaycircle/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1408378914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> * Mohican -8 for 10 years on Yahoo!, Facebook, and Google+ <link>https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mohi<BR>can7/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 01:53:53 EST I know when.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465227 I had a good dance when I am laughing with joy! Sat, 24 Aug 2013 21:50:14 EST I won our first Native American Dance Spark Team Challenge and Bonus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464577 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l335434580.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I won our first Native American Dance Spark Team Challenge and Bonus! I danced in my house to a Pow Wow video and I had a picture taken of me dancing! <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team <BR> <link>teams.sparkpeople.com/NativeAmerican<BR>Dance </link> <BR> <em>437</em> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 02:47:49 EST Indian Summer Pow Wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458372 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1244353321.jpg"> <BR> A Photo I took of Aztec Dancers at Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, WI <BR> <BR> My favorite Pow Wow of all time is Indian Summer Festival which is in Milwaukee, WI which I have been going to since the 1980s. I love the wide assortment of contemporary and traditional music. The full spectrum. I have done volunteer work while at Indian Summer cooking Indian Fry bread and serving food. I have made a gourd rattle from... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:55:42 EST Who Loves Native American Dance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458348 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1722443923.jpg"> <BR> A photo I captured of Eagle Dancers at the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, WI <BR> <BR> <BR> Greetings Dancers, <BR> <BR> I remember my very first Pow Wow when I was 5 years old on my Mohican reservation in Wisconsin where I played with my cousins in the woods and I received my first beaded Native American bracelet from my Grandmother. In the 1980s my favorite Pow Wow was Indian Summer Festivals, in Milwaukee,... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:21:57 EST Love food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456792 I love the taste of food but most of it is fattening foods from delivery. I like the idea of cooking but it is hard for me. I say my relationship with food is 3 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 03:38:13 EST My Intergenerational Trauma Presentation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455722 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l558524618.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My Intergenerational Trauma presentation went great today! I want to express great gratitude to each and everyone of the 40 people who came and participated in my Intergenerational Trauma presentation. I introduced myself to the circle and the agenda, showed the Wellbriety Movement Journey of Forgiveness DVD which can be found here <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZwF9NnQbWM </link> and ran a Talking Circl... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:28:39 EST Lighter Load http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448069 Greetings, <BR> <BR> I have decided to go through my closet and release clothes that no longer suit me. I want to let go that what no longer serves me. I want to make room for blessings to enter my life. <BR> Anushiik (Thank you) <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation <BR> Leader of the Native American Dance Spark Team Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:47:01 EST Native American Dance Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443788 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1753147538.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I decided to create a new Spark Team with my Choctaw Indian friend. I am enrolled in the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Tribe. I really believe that you get much more out of the SparkPeople experience by being of service to others. I want to inspire others to explore and follow their passions for Native American Dance. Our SparkTeam is for anyone who wants to explore Native American Dance. We are Intertribal ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 01:51:36 EST Two Step Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369876 This is my story. <BR> <BR> <link>azurebreeze.wordpress.com </link> <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of Spark Vloggers Spark Team <BR> <em>437</em> Mon, 27 May 2013 23:55:37 EST VIDEO Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1371465891.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Host: Wenona Morning Star Gardner enrolled in the Stockbridge Munsee-Band of Mohican Nation. Member of the Eastern Algonquian Team of Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages. <BR> <BR> Guests: Fellow members of the Eastern Algonquian Team of Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages <BR> <BR> David White (Nipmuck) <BR> Dr. Conor Quinn (Linguist) <BR> Matt Magnuson (Linguist) <... Mon, 27 May 2013 21:47:30 EST Right to Write by Julia Cameron - Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348156 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l888629434.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Right to Write - Week 4 <BR> <BR> This week's invitations and initiation tools incorporated walks and Artist's Dates which I have been doing over the course of 17 years I have been working on The Artist's Way. They are basic tools that I have already discovered that they are very beneficial and I am grateful to see them again. I enjoyed the sketching exercise very much. I am grateful to see that because I am a vis... Tue, 7 May 2013 02:43:24 EST Mohican Language and Culture Committee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343632 Share an update on my progress with Breath of Life Archival Institute of Indigenous Languages. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation <BR> Leader of Mohican-8 <BR> Leader of Spark Vloggers Spark Team <BR> http://teams.sparkpeople.com/sparkvlogge<BR>rs <BR> <em>437</em> Thu, 2 May 2013 20:18:13 EST Mohican News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341480 My article on being accepted into the Breath of Life Archival Institute of Indigenous Languages was published in the Mohican News. Breath of Life is where I get to go to Washington DC and search the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Archives searching for Mahican and Munsee languages of my tribe. Mohican News on Page 5 <BR> http://www.mohican-nsn.gov/Departments/M<BR>ohican_News/issues/05-01-13.pdf Wed, 1 May 2013 03:04:49 EST “Right to Write” by Julia Cameron – Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332472 I still do daily Morning Pages though Right to Write does not specify doing them as a tool. I divided the book into four Initiation Tools a week. <BR> The first Initiation Tool this week was called “Track” where you spend 15 minutes writing about “If you didn't have to actually write it, what might be fun to write?” I LOVED this exercise because I listed libraries full of poetry, songs in Munsee and Mahican, genealogy, memoirs. To my surprise I found myself writing down musicals and movies ... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:46:13 EST Right to Write - Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324650 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l768094144.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Right to Write - Week One <BR> <BR> The Right to Write by Julia Cameron doesn't mention Morning Pages and Artist's Dates as Tools. However I still did my Morning Pages because I found them so grounding. The Right to Write focuses on an Invitation section which is the reading and an Initiation section which is the task of the book. The book is also not divided into 12 weeks, so I went through the book and I lumped ... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:23:37 EST My Top Four Accomplishments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317249 1) Breath of Life Archival Institute of Indigenous Languages <BR> 2) Organizer Coordinator of Mending Broken Hearts through White Bison, inc <BR> 3) Mohican-8 <BR> 4) Artist's Way Circle <BR> <BR> Wenona Morning Star Gardner <BR> Leader of the Spark Vloggers Spark Team <BR> <link>teams.sparkpeople.com/sparkvloggers </link> <BR> <em>437</em> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 13:59:03 EST