BONNIEMARGAY's SparkPeople Blog BONNIEMARGAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Yes, we can! <img src=""> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:39:44 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:25:48 EST Appreciate your loving thoughts for my service dog <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Still waiting to hear back about the biopsy taken on Thursday, to see whether my sweet Labracadabrador has cancer. Thank you for your prayers today. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:21:27 EST Earth Day blessings! <img src=""> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:06:03 EST Everything, everything, everything is temporary <img src=""> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:04:01 EST Our hope is the beginning of change <img src=""> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:04:50 EST Deep breaths <img src=""> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:10 EST Wishing you ease and joy <img src=""> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:31:29 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:50:41 EST We can move through it together <img src=""> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:28:19 EST May we find ease <img src=""> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:46:37 EST Fail better! <img src=""> Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:21:50 EST So much change! <img src=""> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:52:53 EST May we soften and open <img src=""> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:54:17 EST We can do this <img src=""> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:35:13 EST Dance! "Shyness is an invitation to a dance with the unknown, to a far form of perceived beauty about to become proximate, an art form to be practiced and cultivated, shyness is our friend, the annunciation that it might just be possible to walk through the door of all our present besieging difficulties and make a new beginning." ~ David Whyte <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:00:38 EST Deep breaths <img src=""> Mon, 9 Apr 2018 18:10:05 EST We can do it <img src=""> Sun, 8 Apr 2018 16:49:04 EST Blessed be the things that call us <img src=""> Sat, 7 Apr 2018 16:28:39 EST All that muck? Yeah, that's going to be fertilizer. <img src=""> Fri, 6 Apr 2018 15:40:29 EST We can be kind <img src=""> Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:38:18 EST So much work left to do <img src=""> Wed, 4 Apr 2018 16:57:13 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 3 Apr 2018 17:22:58 EST May we be kind <img src=""> Mon, 2 Apr 2018 18:01:18 EST All blessings to you <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Found out today that a marvelous way to move through a heavy grief anniversary is to discover that one of my dearest beloveds is suddenly an uncle a few days early. Life does indeed give some of us plenty more than we can handle at once (the definition of trauma), but sometimes there is really good stuff, too. May all of your surprises be happy ones in this time of birth and death and rebirt... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 16:07:44 EST Moving forward together <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Everything you can dream of comes with wise guides. Look for genius that has not been handed to you in history books: look to the elders, the women, the children, the people of color, the spiritual leaders outside of your training. Pause to note resonance with anyone who has gone before you, and gently extend it toward anyone who cannot yet find their way. We can move through this together. ... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 17:58:43 EST We can be the change we seek "My response to racism is anger. I have lived with that anger, ignoring it, feeding upon it, learning to use it before it laid my visions to waste, for most of my life. Once I did it in silence, afraid of the weight. My fear of anger taught me nothing. Your fear of that anger will teach you nothing, also." ~ Audre Lorde <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We must answer the call to challenge all of our oppressive id... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:09:18 EST Do your work <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings on every vital step that does not feel celebrated, satisfying or productive. <BR> <BR> No frills in it: do your good work. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:46:40 EST Imagine! <img src=""> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:57:15 EST Dance! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You are beautiful! Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:34:32 EST Dance in peace, friend. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oh, I am so grateful to have had the honor of connecting with my beautiful friend in dance, Jennifer. Thank you so much for your elegant grace, generous heart and your fierce activism. <BR> <BR> If there is a clearing at the end of the path where we get to meet again, I know you will be dancing there and lighting everything with your gorgeous smile. Peace, sister friend. No more suffering ... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:31:15 EST May love nourish us <img src=""> Sun, 25 Mar 2018 15:46:49 EST Blessings on all our efforts for peace "I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way." ~ Linda Creed <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:50:19 EST You've got this! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Imagine everyone in your life communicating clearly what they want instead of complaining about disappointments. (Yes, even that one person who can find trouble in any joy.) <BR> <BR> Now take a deep breath and get that creative thinking going. How could things go right? Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:32:10 EST May we be quenched! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings on your health on this World Water Day! <BR> <BR> Each time I fill up my purple CamelBak Chute with another liter of filtered tap water throughout the day, I see the numbers on the side indicating the volume. What an extraordinary privilege it is to think of adequate hydration as another daily health goal when over two billion people do not even have access to clean drinking water... Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:13:19 EST Show your work <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May choruses of crickets, frogs, songbirds, coyotes, women and school children bring us back to the strength of our voices. May all of us remember a key moment when someone spoke up for us, and let that kind of love fuel our good work. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:51:10 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:03:50 EST Blessings on everything that carries us through <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Bit of a rough start today with a migraine, but moving through it. <BR> <BR> Any good stories lifting you up recently? <BR> <BR> I just finished reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King and am starting the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Also reading Living With Your Heart Wide Open by Flowers and Stahl in tiny increments, and enjoying the Penric series by Lois McMaster Bujold. Bi... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:52:31 EST Blessings on every creative step <img src=""> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:26:59 EST May we find the blessings in the mess <img src=""> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:51:31 EST Feel the fear while you move forward anyway <img src=""> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:03:52 EST Blessings on all our efforts <img src=""> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:49:41 EST Imagine! <img src=""> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:40:45 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:29:22 EST Blessings on all our efforts <img src=""> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:39:42 EST All blessings on your path <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wishing you gentle self care as you adjust to the lengthening of the light! Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:22:19 EST Your weirdest stuff is wonderful <img src=""> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 16:32:17 EST Stand up for what you love, beauty! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Again and again, my heroes show me that extravagant self care is the foundation of the most effective activism, and boundaries are powerful magic. Do you see how it is the beginning of putting more kindness, reverence and compassion into the world? Fri, 9 Mar 2018 17:24:53 EST Blessings to you on International Women's Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Imagine women everywhere with access to all of the resources they need for health and happiness. Imagine the thing you need most in your life to lift yourself up right now, and then imagine having so much of it that you could share it with everyone, everywhere. I wish that abundance for you, and for all of us. All blessings on your path today, gorgeous. Thu, 8 Mar 2018 17:15:21 EST May we find relief <img src=""> Wed, 7 Mar 2018 16:29:37 EST