In thinking through some of my planning, I find I'm feeling pretty darn good about pushing past moments that might have previously resulted in feelings of self-defeat.
One of the ways I tend to become uber-motivated and jump into change i... Read more
Suddenly, upon titling this blog, I find myself humming a song I haven't heard in years -- "Step by Step" by NKOTB (New Kids on the Block). If that's not a throwback, I don't know what is! Maybe I should dig the song up and let it become one o... Read more
I spent some time yesterday working on a blog entry that discussed what has been happening in the time since my last blog post -- since I last was truly active on SparkPeople. However, after sitting with it for a while, I could tell my heart wa... Read more
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
- Mary Oliver, from her poem "The Summer Day"
For me, lately, other people have just been able to say it better than I have...hence the lack of blogging on my... Read more
Those who truly have the spirit of champions are never wholly happy with an easy win. Half the satisfaction stems from knowing that it was the time and the effort you invested that led to your high achievement. - Nicole Haislett... Read more
The following blog was penned by one of my dearest friends whom I have known most of my life (since kindergarten!). She is the VERY FIRST person in my life (outside of SP) that I ever shared my SparkPage with. With her permission, I am re-post... Read more
I finished this collage WEEKS AND WEEKS ago but just got my hands on a new camera (LOVE it!) and took pictures of it last week. So, just on the heels of my SIX MONTH SPARKVERSARY (which was on 1/10/11...WOOHOO!), here's my inspiration board!
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Soooooo....the holidays have come and gone. The remnants and reminders are hanging around here and there. The random house that continues to keep its neighborhood bright at night with its still-lit Christmas lights. The religious reminders th... Read more
I've got a couple blog topics in the hopper, and I was putting off posting one until I could get down to business and type out my most recent deep "SparkThoughts." And then it occurred to me, HELLO, maybe you should just blog your freakin' MILE... Read more
Now that the weekend that kicks off the holidays has officially come to a close, I find myself reflecting on how things went.
So, for a not-so-brief recap of what I gained out of Thanksgiving...
(This year, it's NOT pounds!)
Hey SparkFriends!!! I have been around these past few weeks, but I have not been doing a lot of interaction on the site.
The end of October and beginning of November have shown me some challenges...many of which have been "firsts" since ... Read more
The last week has gotten me waaaay behind! I'm trying really hard to catch up on several things right now. I really want to blog about my rough week last week and what I have learned from it, but for now, I need to get myself to bed. So I wil... Read more
I have developed a habit of looking at adverse situations as opportunities. Rather than saying, "Why me?" or even "This isn't fair," I take the situations life throws at me and make the best of them. If possible, I even try to go one better th... Read more
Seriously? I love it when little bits of advice like THIS one hit my inbox:
www.realage.com/tips/inc rease-blood-flow-hot-cocoa ?kw=ist
What did you say? More chocolate? Yes please! Haha!
But, really...... Read more