SHERILIEGH1969's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SHERILIEGH1969 SHERILIEGH1969'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/ During Times Of Extreme Stress You Realize Your Strengths http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536953 A lot has happened to me since the last time I posted a blog - which I can't remember the date of. <BR> I've been going through a 'Nervous Breakdown' actually called an "Emotional Breakdown" since November 2011. I had no idea that life's situations could actually 'catch up' on a person and bring them to a Complete Halt in every aspect of life. <BR> I've struggled with a lot of things over the last 2 years: I lost my family doctor, my church, my family (they are still alive), my counselor/th... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 23:36:56 EST Rock Pile Or Cathedral? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213772 A rock pile ceases being a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. - Unknown Author <BR> <BR> I had to think about this one for a minute because to be honest, I didn't get it! I do now. <BR> <BR> Being a creative person myself, I can look at a blank canvas and see what I want to put there. It's already in my mind and now all I have to do is put the colours on the canvas and add the shape and shading. In other words, my canvas is just... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:18:36 EST Too Grown Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157667 Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink. That is the finest of suppers, I think; when I'm grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these. <BR> Christopher Morley, author & journalist <BR> <BR> I like this quote. I reminds me of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys who never grew up...at least until Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman starred in HOOK. But the point is, Peter and the boys enjoyed having fun. But that is The Wonderful World of Disney right? Cartoons never grow ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 23:07:47 EST Sail Away From The Safe Harbor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155446 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain, American writer <BR> <BR> Although I've never really read any of Mark Twain's books, I LOVE his quotes. He was such a brilliant man. Ahead of his time, really. <BR> <BR> He is so right here. When my grandparents were alive, I often heard them ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 00:43:50 EST Light A Candle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154196 If the world seems cold to you, kindle fire to warm it. Lucy Larcom, hymnist <BR> <BR> Oh I like this one! It reminds me of sitting around a warm fire at night while camping as a kid. I hated the smoke in my eyes and the ashes, but ooohhh I loved a campfire. The world was cold and bleak until you lit that fire! And the peace that came from staring into the fire. Calms me as I think about it. <BR> <BR> Isn't that like life? If it is cold to you, then maybe instead of adding frosting to the... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 00:49:56 EST Never Put Off Till Tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153379 Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness...never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. <BR> - Lord Chesterfield <BR> <BR> I often wondered where this quote came from. I don't know who Lord Chesterfield was, but I will find out later, but he was very wise. Time is a privilege. We never know how much...or how little...of it we have left. Only our Creator knows the day and the hour of our death. <BR> <BR> I heard it once said to not kill or... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 09:54:24 EST Never Put Off Till Tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153378 Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness...never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. <BR> - Lord Chesterfield <BR> <BR> I often wondered where this quote came from. I don't know who Lord Chesterfield was, but I will find out later, but he was very wise. Time is a privilege. We never know how much...or how little...of it we have left. Only our Creator knows the day and the hour of our death. <BR> <BR> I heard it once said to not kill or... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 09:53:56 EST IT'S NEVER TOO LATE...In Fiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150956 It's never too late--in fiction or in life--to revise - Nancy Thayer, author <BR> <BR> In life, you get one chance at most things. You get one chance to choose to dance with the person who asked or not. You choose to study in school and pass, or redo or drop out. In most decisions, you get one chance to make the decision. Do I accept the job or not? Do I have children or should I pass? Do I get drunk and party hard or not? Do I lose my cool and throw a temper tantrum or work through it? The... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:04:45 EST Just Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149472 I know it has been a long time since I've been here, but there have been a lot of issues I have been dealing with. I've been dealing with difficult family issues for the last year and a half, and just recently cut off a relationship with my mom. I've had mobility issues and use a walker due to my 5 chronic back conditions. Now I am having lung issues, unable to breathe, daily dizziness and feeling like I'm going to pass out. Likely all is related to stress, which is why I have been restin... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:08:13 EST Now, and Only Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870737 The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future. - Ziggy, cartoon foible <BR> <BR> I'm guilty. I'm guilty of sitting in my chair and wondering what is going to happen at the meeting tomorrow. I'm guilty of laying in bed feeling sorry for myself for what I went through in the past. I'm guilty of letting the present moment slip by without a thought of the time I am wasting. <BR> <BR> I think we can all relate to worrying about tomorrow and dw... Mon, 7 May 2012 14:46:36 EST It's Been 7 Months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834125 Well, I decided I better come and explain my most long absence. I've not been well in many ways for the last 7 months. I have lost my family doctor of 9 years due to HIS failing health. I've had my own emotional and family battle to deal with since last June and it has taken a huge toll on my health. I was sick with pneumonia for 12 weeks and got better just at Christmas. Family wise, I don't talk to my parents much anymore - for very good reasons. Let's just say things have been tough ... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:04:10 EST Never Put Off Till Tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4503389 Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness...never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. <BR> - Lord Chesterfield <BR> <BR> I often wondered where this quote came from. I don't know who Lord Chesterfield was, but I will find out later, but he was very wise. Time is a privilege. We never know how much...or how little...of it we have left. Only our Creator knows the day and the hour of our death. <BR> <BR> I heard it once said to not kil... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:37:56 EST Never too late...In FICTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4501218 It's never too late--in fiction or in life--to revise - Nancy Thayer, author <BR> <BR> In life, you get one chance at most things. You get one chance to choose to dance with the person who asked or not. You choose to study in school and pass, or redo or drop out. In most decisions, you get one chance to make the decision. Do I accept the job or not? Do I have children or should I pass? Do I get drunk and party hard or not? Do I lose my cool and throw a temper tantrum or work through it... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 07:31:34 EST ARE YOU A TEAM PLAYER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4489813 Coming together is a beginning; staying together is progress; working together is success. <BR> - Anonymous <BR> <BR> If I were to ask you what you thought a team was, I wonder what you would say? Would you say a group of people who play a sport together, people who have similar interests? Just what would you describe a team as? <BR> <BR> Accroding to THE NEW MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONAY, Team is described as: noun - a number of persons associated in work or activity. <BR> <BR> We work in ... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 15:27:22 EST The Power Of Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4487109 Back in the 1990's when I was first starting to deal with the several sexual assaults I had survived, I was bitter, angry and full of hate towards anybody who had hurt me. As far as I was concerned, I wanted the same thing to happen to them. I wanted them to hurt just as much as they had made me hurt, not just once, but for the life they took from me over the years. <BR> <BR> I was fortunate enough to find a psychiatrist who understood my anger, emotions, and everything that went into bein... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:50:35 EST Wicked Weather With Wild Wet Winds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4308743 ...and yet we are the fortunate ones! <BR> <BR> I live in south-central Ontario and we've had some WICKED weather. Winds that downed trees by the dozen and power lines still live hit us just about 2 weeks ago. Most of the city was without power for at least 4 hours. The sky was green and there were reports of wind funnels/tornadoes but fortunately they were only high winds. My power was back on in 4 hours but a lot of the city was out of power from 7pm Friday night until late Sunday ni... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:33:03 EST IT'S NEVER TOO LATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271703 It's never too late--in fiction or in life--to revise - Nancy Thayer, author <BR> <BR> In life, you get one chance at most things. You get one chance to choose to dance with the person who asked or not. You choose to study in school and pass, or redo or drop out. In most decisions, you get one chance to make the decision. Do I accept the job or not? Do I have children or should I pass? Do I get drunk and party hard or not? Do I lose my cool and throw a temper tantrum or work through it... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 05:14:25 EST DEALING WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4257059 There are some REALLY great sites for information on how to deal with negative people in every aspect and area of your life. Due to copyright policies and SparkPeople restrictions, I cannot put the entire articles, but I will put the links to the sites and the Titles of the Articles. I hope you find what you are looking for. <BR> <BR> HOW TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE <BR> <link>www.life-with-confidence.com/how-to-<BR>deal-with-negative-people.html </link> <BR> <BR> TIPS FOR DEALING WI... Thu, 26 May 2011 07:28:09 EST TOTAL BODY SEATED WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4256987 For those that do not know me, I have 35 medical conditions and have to use a walker to walk because 5 of those conditions are chronic back/pain issues. I've searched for a long time for exercises one can do while being seated that are effective to raise your heartbeat, make your body feel warm and to find strength exercises. I finally came up with a full body workout that can be done sitting in a chair. I know there are many people with limited mobility issues so I thought I'd post here w... Thu, 26 May 2011 06:05:51 EST What To Do When... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4211364 Many people have different struggles when it comes to creating a new healthy lifestyle. Whether it is binge eating, constantly making excuses not to do something you are supposed to do - that you want to do but seldom get around to, whether you are struggling emotionally and your way of coping is to eat, shop, drink, etc. Everybody deals with stress and other daily issues differently. I came by this list years ago through an email. I don't know the source of it but I have shared it with h... Thu, 5 May 2011 02:11:22 EST GOSSIPING - A SERIES - PART 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4176562 The Scriptures to back up the first blog of the series <BR> <BR> Backstabbing <BR> 1. 1 Timothy 6:2 <BR> The Message (MSG) <BR> These are the things I want you to teach and preach. If you have leaders there who teach otherwise, who refuse the solid words of our Master Jesus and this godly instruction, tag them for what they are: ignorant windbags who infect the air with germs of envy, controversy, bad-mouthing, suspicious rumours. Eventually there's an epidemic of backstabbing, and truth is ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:06:15 EST Gossiping - A Series on Slandering and Other Synonymns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4166955 My article for Gossiping is long and extensive. It also has a lot of Christian content in that I wrote it for a Christian site. To shorten it down, I'll be doing a series on Gossip in order to get the entire message out. I hope you are blessed by it and learn a few things, like I did. <BR> <BR> Gossiping, Backstabbing Slandering and Liars <BR> ©Sheri Liegh Adams 2006-11-25 <BR> <BR> <BR> Since the time man/woman were created by the hand and breath of God, there have been lies. The firs... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 05:19:57 EST Distorted Images Of Self Cleared Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4150968 Credit given where it is due. <em>3</em> <BR> <BR> Everybody, at some point in their life, has issues with their own self-image and how they perceive themselves. Being a Christian, it can be doubly confusing as to self-image if we do not understand that having a healthy self-image is good and healthy, but also knowing when that image of our self becomes a vain thing, an object of obsession. I hope the following clears up some of the misconceptions. Because I am a Christian, there are Scr... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 05:12:45 EST R*E*S*P*E*C*T* What It Means! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4148508 <link>dictionary.reference.com/ </link> defines RESPECT in 19 different ways. However, for the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on just 3 - <BR> 3. <BR> esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability: I have great respect for her judgment. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 04:41:44 EST