BONNIEMARGAY's SparkPeople Blog BONNIEMARGAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Question everything <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:47:01 EST Miracles everywhere <img src=""> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:16:42 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:03:37 EST Yes, we can! <img src=""> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:33:46 EST ALL IN! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings on any mischief you might manage today! Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:07:55 EST May we find relief <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So proud of my wife as she drives up to Santa Monica today to begin the very first EverWalk tomorrow morning (a week of walking from Los Angeles to San Diego), an epic adventure with her hero, Diana Nyad! <BR> <BR> May we all find the courage for our next step outside our comfort zone. May all beings be blessed with mobility, health, and community, so we can move through it together. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:21:22 EST Celebrating 29 years clean today! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:37:34 EST You are made of love <img src=""> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:02:29 EST Surrounded by blessings <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May we open to the miracles all around us. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:01:21 EST Dance! "Life is a gift. Relish it, celebrate it, explore, play and dance with it." ~ Aine Belton <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:55:31 EST Surgery today <img src=""> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:29:18 EST Full moon love beacon In twelve hours, I will be in the middle of my two-hour check in and prep for a 7:45 am laser uterine ablation. Really simple, safe and helpful procedure with the best OB/GYN ever, but I am feeling deep anxiety about general anesthesia after the recent loss of a longtime friend. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for sending calm, healing, compassion, and love my way. May all beings have access to the resources we need for health and happiness. May we be kind when things feel scary. May we miraculous... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:51:38 EST I hope you smile today! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Amy Poehler is a great reminder to laugh your way through the tension whenever you can. <BR> <BR> I am so nervous about going under general anesthesia tomorrow morning for a uterine ablation, even though it is a really simple and safe procedure. <BR> <BR> Lots of fitness minutes to work off the stress hormones today! <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:07:02 EST Breathe in the blessings <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So grateful to have been awarded a full scholarship to the Positive Neuroplasticity Training workshop series with one of my heroes, Rick Hanson. Focusing on the blessings in my life has changed my mind completely, and this weekend I will get even better at it! Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:26:33 EST Be gentle with yourself "When you are down, you deserve more love, not less. Where we deprive ourselves of love is where we need it most. When the dark comes, tell it what it longs so deeply to hear, that you are loved." ~ Sarah Blondin <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May we respond with compassion during our worst suffering. If we cannot be gentle with ourselves, may we find a way to surround ourselves with loving kindness anyway. May... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:58:45 EST Be here now <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May we find blessings all along the path today. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:29:06 EST Fly <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Please send a little love to the terrified blue budgie who landed on the ground at my feet in the garden today. I want to get her home and safely away from all the neighborhood cats, even though I have no clue how to handle a bird (besides reverence for life) or where she belongs. <BR> <BR> Update: Walked the whole neighborhood listening for caged birds at each house, then came back to coll... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:47:44 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:13:54 EST We can do this <img src=""> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:08:31 EST Your fear is boring <img src=""> Sun, 9 Oct 2016 17:07:59 EST Life is marvelous <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We are completely surrounded by blessings right now. What would it look like to notice that and take it in? Sat, 8 Oct 2016 15:11:35 EST Remembering you <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Time is the treasure, you tell me, <BR> and the past is its hiding place." <BR> <BR> ~ Gail Mazur <BR> <BR> Dreaming we have been granted more time together while I try to find the words to say goodbye to a beloved longtime friend. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 15:41:05 EST Kindness matters <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May we practice self compassion while we are trying to be as alive and healthy as we can possibly be. Thu, 6 Oct 2016 17:09:29 EST Love anyway <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Show love in all you do. Love is always worth it, no matter the grief at the end. Wed, 5 Oct 2016 15:02:06 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 15:38:41 EST Yes, again. <img src=""> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:55:59 EST Better to have loved <img src=""> Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:43:50 EST October "October sunshine bathed the park with such a melting light that it had the dimmed impressive look of a landscape by an old master." ~ Elizabeth Enright <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 17:08:20 EST Grief <img src=""> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:58:40 EST Goodbye, Laurie-Ann! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stunned to lose a beloved longtime friend to a stroke yesterday. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:00:32 EST Pure love <img src=""> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:51:17 EST Dance! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of my greatest teachers said that even when you are pushed down, you can lift your heart toward heaven. May we find lift today, beloveds. May we be blessed with mobility and dance! Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:49:15 EST Your inner wise self knows <img src=""> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:59:37 EST Love is action <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dreaming of a world in which all beings miraculously have access to the resources they need for health and safety. So grateful to have an outing with my awesome CASA kid today. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:36:21 EST Make it a beautiful day! <img src=""> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:58:01 EST May we open <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May we open to the treasures waiting for us in the shadows. May our old beliefs be consumed by the miracles awaiting us. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:35 EST Blessings to you on the autumnal equinox! Look, the trees <BR> are turning <BR> their own bodies <BR> into pillars <BR> <BR> of light, <BR> are giving off the rich <BR> fragrance of cinnamon <BR> and fulfillment, <BR> <BR> the long tapers <BR> of cattails <BR> are bursting and floating away over <BR> the blue shoulders <BR> <BR> of the ponds, <BR> and every pond, <BR> no matter what its <BR> name is, is <BR> <BR> nameless now. <BR> Every year <BR> everything <BR> I have ever learned <BR> <BR> in my lifetime <BR> leads back to th... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:17:56 EST Goodbye, summer! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:02:01 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:30:59 EST Wishing you a miracle <img src=""> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:49:32 EST Play on! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:14:02 EST What if the whole universe is conspiring to shower you with blessings? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love imagining this, with no disrespect to those of us who really struggle with fear and despair! Sat, 17 Sep 2016 16:13:41 EST Make it gorgeous! <img src=""> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:45:57 EST Let's go! <img src=""> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:53:53 EST Let it be <img src=""> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:15:21 EST Dance! <img src=""> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:19:28 EST We can do this <img src=""> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:20:50 EST Love is the miracle <img src=""> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:29:41 EST Suffering doesn't mean you're doing it wrong <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Suffering does not mean we need to fix anything. May we find blessed relief anyway. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:57:00 EST May we find freedom from suffering <img src=""> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 15:29:43 EST