DRUIDPRINCESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DRUIDPRINCESS DRUIDPRINCESS'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/ Eating because... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579856 I have a bevvy of excuses for eating, and these include : <BR> <BR> - I am bored <BR> - I am stressed <BR> - I have finished one task so I eat before starting the next one <BR> - I am walking through the kitchen so I eat <BR> - I am lonely <BR> - it needs using up <BR> - it looks yummy <BR> - I am leaving home and might starve to death before I get back so I take food with me <BR> - it is a meal time so I eat <BR> - it is a leftover so I better not waste it <BR> - eating is something I do w... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 18:42:56 EST If the world were 100 people... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575224 My life coach Lucy Baker sent me her Monday newsletter and this thought-provoking article was one of many that caught my eye... <BR> <BR> If the World were 100 PEOPLE: <BR> <BR> 50 would be female <BR> 50 would be male <BR> <BR> 20 would be children <BR> There would be 80 adults, <BR> 14 of whom would be 65 and older <BR> <BR> There would be: <BR> 61 Asians <BR> 12 Europeans <BR> 13 Africans <BR> 14 people from the Western Hemisphere <BR> <BR> There would be: <BR> 31 Christians <BR> 21 M... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:31:18 EST Time to write my goals for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573353 My goals for 2013 were very specific and measurable. Some of my goals were not met because I hadn't factored in life's adventures. <BR> <BR> Over the next few days I will post here on SP my goals for 2014, and review them each month. <BR> <BR> I look forward to the challenge of my goals and to the good feelings when they are reached. <BR> <BR> (I'm still feeling very "delicate" after a challenging Christmas, so sorry if I'm sounding a bit vacant.) <BR> <em>437</em> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:37:51 EST An amazing insight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538432 The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” <BR> <BR> Makes us think, doesn't it... And then act, I hope! <BR> <em>437</... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:33:33 EST Conversation with my inner sabotuer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464309 This week I reprogrammed my "inner sabouteur". He was alive and well, but day by day I made him weak with my positive words, and now he has accepted his retirement from my life. <BR> <BR> He told me I was a failure, but I told him I was successful in so many things, and even tried new things despite them being difficult. <BR> <BR> He told me I was not beautiful, but I told him that I am who I am and that I am neat and clean and look after myself well. <BR> <BR> He told me that I was too o... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:43:05 EST A most serene experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4679602 I have always loved biplanes. They are amazing feats of engineering, despite their simplicity. Biggles has always been my favourite hero. Even Rab from Jag flies a biplane. I have always had a dream to fly in one. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my dream came true. I flew in a beautiful biplane, over the beaches where I have been staying this week, and close to the island where I spent yesterday feeding wild dolphins. I also treated my daughter to a flight, and when I get the chance I will post a ... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 05:36:38 EST Making moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4642699 This coming year I'm going to "make moments" : <BR> - I'm going to make each moment (eg my daughter arriving home from school each day) something special <BR> - I'm going to make each moment memorable in a positive way <BR> - I'm going to make a moment to enjoy the moment <BR> - I'm going to make a moment to make something (with the crafts I love but have neglected this year, that bring such joy to my friends, family - and me!). <BR> <BR> And if other SPark People have other interpretatiton... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 03:32:44 EST