BONNIEMARGAY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BONNIEMARGAY BONNIEMARGAY'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/ Deep work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389473 "The deepest work is usually the darkest." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24939ace-6fc5-45ec-8970-7c8f9a612e02.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Grateful to be diving deep and dancing through it. — at my Singing Over the Bones training intensive at Sunrise Ranch Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:06:33 EST You are a story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388804 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dbbb7a39-6feb-44af-9116-30f2675d8a1b.jpg"> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:12:23 EST Grateful for every breath http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388580 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fcdaa52-4e3b-450d-9eea-f570cddcc7da.jpg"> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:11:58 EST Blessings on your path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388186 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2320efa8-e1c5-48e3-a974-cb9de00b1811.jpg"> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:14:46 EST Love is love is love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387790 "There is a spirit that pervades everything, that is capable of powerful song and radiant movement, and that moves in and out of the mind. The colors of this spirit are multitudinous, a glowing, pulsing rainbow." ~ Paula Gunn Allen <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/924771ae-7a10-4bf0-a1ac-adf2818946b6.jpg"> Sat, 15 Jul 2017 15:31:00 EST Blessings on every wobbly step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387460 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c526ce85-4d45-4a0a-97b6-0f23618c9015.jpg"> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:36:03 EST May we find freedom from everything that holds us back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387008 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/623da5fe-c33f-429e-8848-fd6c64d18e5b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May we find the willingness to let go of the ways we hold ourselves back from the good stuff. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:01:55 EST May we find peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386553 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31c68acf-7601-4252-947a-d9b427dc3ad3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When the big picture threatens to capsize me, I can redirect my focus to find what tiny thing is real and beautiful and alive and true right here and now. We can do this! Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:28:38 EST For all my Tuesday dancers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386120 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3cdc909-e24c-462b-8618-0b763d1f4c98.png"> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:28:02 EST Deep breaths http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385719 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62f79167-7749-42d4-b354-f06b962f0516.png"> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:27:01 EST Heal thyself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385263 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e108225-fcfb-44a4-b320-a42cfb0ad2b8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> From "Sources" by Adrienne Rich Sun, 9 Jul 2017 16:19:35 EST We know this dance, we can do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384883 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7eaf2d68-71f8-4a1b-a080-bbd1d4c7eb7e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Deep compassionate breath for all the trembling and bumbling. May we honor the places we are vulnerable and take heart in knowing this part of the choreography so well. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 14:45:11 EST Puppy kisses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384514 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a805eea-af2e-487b-a27f-56f1b72c198e.png"> Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:10:06 EST One baby step today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384139 "Peace, like most beautiful things, begins small." <BR> <BR> ~ Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd91ec47-b51e-4349-a922-4423cb140635.jpg"> Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:33:57 EST Be the change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383727 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a20c7f4-5bbb-45cd-a97b-05f75a63014d.jpg"> Wed, 5 Jul 2017 16:02:35 EST Pledge allegiance to each other http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383291 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56daca86-1095-4fe5-88bf-22cb1ea0b800.png"> <BR> <BR> What a perfect day to pledge allegiance to each other, to set a higher standard of self care for the long haul, to lift each other up whenever we find another little bit of strength. Make it sparkle, love warriors! Tue, 4 Jul 2017 15:28:32 EST We can choose joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382880 "If you're going to experience joy, you must choose it -- in spite of, even if, and in the middle of everything else." ~ Kay Warren <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da33dde0-93bb-4d3f-9110-5d5e36c6d9c4.jpg"> Mon, 3 Jul 2017 15:44:23 EST We can do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382469 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de61409a-db0b-446c-ada1-91bc9c37cd46.jpg"> Sun, 2 Jul 2017 15:48:07 EST We can move through anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382105 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a00bf2fc-167c-4bc8-9819-0029fd5b7038.png"> <BR> <BR> We will show them how much awkward forward progress we can make. Onward, bumbling warriors! Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:52:29 EST Midyear blessings on your path! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381712 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25c06b70-3095-41e6-8d0c-31b115247447.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May we honor the way things are right now, even as we work for change. May we find enough balance here for one more step forward. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:00:01 EST Here we go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dff8247f-0d4c-418f-bced-2e440a687ea6.png"> <BR> <BR> No matter how it feels inside, we can take one step. Just one best step, love. It is always okay to use the buddy system when it gets rough. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:38:52 EST Dogs are miracles with paws http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380886 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52b762a8-20b5-408f-830c-ba438a5e2a3e.png"> <BR> <BR> So grateful to celebrate another Addieversary today. I never would have guessed how many adventures my sweet Addie Shanti had in store for me when I brought her home six years ago. Thank you, furry little hero. <BR> <BR> Oh, and happy Pride Day, loves! <BR> <em>437</em> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:19:04 EST Dancing through PTSD Awareness Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380478 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c61692b4-10ed-4cfa-bf24-f49bd0d1f824.jpg"> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:54:46 EST Notice the miracles all around you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380025 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f90a99d-4b61-46a7-b925-e8efbbe5393c.png"> <BR> <BR> The next time you start to complain, imagine taking a deep breath and choosing to turn toward exactly what you hope for. Focus on the love story instead of the drama you were about to fuel with your words. (Stop throwing trash around and wondering why it stinks and keeps tripping you up.) This is it, loves. We really can do this. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:03:36 EST Be your own hero http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379570 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/590e4c48-fd77-4aea-a30e-25e607a95cb8.jpg"> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:18:23 EST We can move through anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379175 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ca72e87-733f-4c00-88c2-40acf7f0dbe2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm here. We will dance through it together. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:40:49 EST Blessed be the quirky ones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378837 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e21ba893-32b0-4ece-9b51-a8811cf0d8b0.jpg"> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:44:09 EST No matter what http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378425 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55d6817b-a2ee-4dec-90e1-abaae8912121.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We can do this, even this, one best step toward it. We can stick with it and cheer each other on, no matter what it takes. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:02:14 EST Blessed Summer Solstice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377731 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3a13f5a-554a-43f1-a468-7bbda51c1c6e.jpg"> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:13:54 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377562 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12718ef9-2384-4860-8db7-ef17dbc2a052.jpg"> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:45:14 EST Open to joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377149 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20f8d784-4047-4894-a600-c535b0ffe53e.jpg"> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:17:28 EST You are everything you love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376742 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e655a049-42c8-48ad-8840-9b75c31f93ce.jpg"> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:26:33 EST Bright anniversary blessings to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376341 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83d73e67-ec35-4e89-a675-f99c7c5ad705.jpg"> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:25:15 EST Blessings on every fleeting moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375988 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71fb7b68-f82f-4391-93cd-a8be23fd6fcc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May we focus on love, and let the nonsense fall from our grasp. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:00:04 EST May we find freedom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375577 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dfed609-10d1-4a9f-9744-28fcbf5b4af7.jpg"> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:23:04 EST Be the love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375133 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6f5aa27-aa92-4b35-b260-3986558a5dab.jpg"> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:56:20 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eafa94bb-4660-485c-b236-20c2e97660b9.jpg"> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:54:31 EST Love is love is love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374261 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b239d47c-c2d9-40d9-aa26-be744a8900f9.jpg"> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:13:21 EST You can do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373793 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0622d768-b982-43f6-aef2-e9537996782c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Deep breath. You can do this. You already are. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:40:36 EST Let's go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373391 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/703b41c7-f748-4097-bd00-26c89892db6d.jpg"> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:39:00 EST May we find freedom from everything that holds us back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373037 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6508a8a8-48ef-4e14-a021-d1ab3777e641.jpg"> Fri, 9 Jun 2017 17:14:33 EST Blessings everywhere! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372597 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55e6fd0a-e866-4b14-9334-e3dabf945e0a.jpg"> Thu, 8 Jun 2017 15:06:55 EST You are surrounded by love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372182 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7aa2297a-ae9c-42db-ad10-033edc423355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Grateful to walk with the gloomy, the terrified, the cranky, the lost, the brokenhearted, the fierce, the skeptics, and the resistant too. We move through it together. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 15:25:31 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371749 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ed18ec5-394d-4cf5-bb0d-27e26b36469a.png"> Tue, 6 Jun 2017 16:31:43 EST Blessings on your path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371276 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26831246-2f0e-4410-8aaa-e5bd92f31807.jpg"> Mon, 5 Jun 2017 15:59:54 EST Wishing you relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370786 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/754b0543-42af-427c-bf7d-fcbc13eadb44.jpg"> Sun, 4 Jun 2017 17:02:39 EST You've got this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370393 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b9d43c0-9d80-4f60-bdb7-6dd48453e8a8.jpg"> Sat, 3 Jun 2017 16:17:07 EST Blessings on your battles, fierce warrior! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369974 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd804bed-11a8-4e7b-9c3e-eef58fa80549.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>530</em> Fri, 2 Jun 2017 15:34:29 EST Blessed be the struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369569 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e19903cb-407d-42d0-9228-5ad77b01f2e6.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 16:19:42 EST Here we go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc421fa9-3bb7-492f-9909-c11016227f93.jpg"> Wed, 31 May 2017 20:27:38 EST