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Monday, April 04, 2016      14 comments

Hello Spark Friends: I want to share this poem by David Whyte, because it reminds me so much about the kind of steps we are taking on the Spark journey. It reminds me of the significance to not allow ourselves to become overwhelmed by "all" ... Read more
The Journey ( also known as "The Spark Journey)
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      7 comments

It is easy to feel challenged when trying to make some good, healthy lifestyle changes. it is a job and and a process. Sometimes there are voices f... Read more
More to our stories...
Saturday, January 30, 2016      18 comments

One of my favorite hiking spots is an area called Hemlock Crossing, near where I live along the Lake Michigan coast. The trail follows along a riverbank and has a variety of landscapes. It is beautiful there in summer and quiet and lovely in... Read more
Beginning to drift from the shore.... so to speak
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      8 comments

While I love the SP challenges.... and I am currently in the Winter Challenge, I have this unfortunate tendency , at some point in the challenge to become complacent, unfocused, and vulnerable to falling into old self defeating food habits. ... Read more
From 'One Word' to a Positive Action
Friday, January 01, 2016      10 comments

Value "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?" These words by poet Mary Oliver have haunted me since I first read "A Summer Day" many years ago. The poem spoke with me about appreciation of the moment and of life it... Read more
Becoming Unstuck and Moving Forward
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      6 comments

Last 2 weeks were not stellar weeks for me as far as my participation as a Firecracker challenge team member and in particular for my self and my goals. I didn't gain any weight but I am pretty stuck and not having success with losing. . I... Read more
What To Remember When Waking
Thursday, October 15, 2015      5 comments

Good morning Sparkfriends. Here is a beautiful and affirming poem for starting our day. David Whyte never stops amazing me. And remember, "you are not a troubled guest on this earth, you are not an accident." WHAT TO REMEMBER WHEN W... Read more
Our time.... finite and precious.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      10 comments

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see." - John Burroughs Wow.... does this quote ever speak to me as I contin... Read more
The Sabbath Poem ( just for Sparkers)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      12 comments

Today's poem reflects the journey we are on...... the last two lines ..... positive and full of purpose. No, no, there is no going back. Less and less you are that possibility you were. More and more you have become those lives an... Read more
An Irish Blessing by John O Donahue
Tuesday, March 17, 2015      11 comments

Beannacht ("Blessing") On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And when your eyes free... Read more
Gathering my thoughts
Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

I feel like I need to gather my thoughts and process my past 4 days on the road. emoticon I have not been the... Read more
It Will Be a Good Year in 2015.. Sparkers Already Know What To Do.
Saturday, December 27, 2014      5 comments

The Christmas holiday time is nearly over. I plan to weigh in in a couple of days to assess the 'damage' by getting on the scales, although I don't think it will be too bad ... Read more
What Life Expects From Us.
Thursday, September 25, 2014      4 comments

After spending an evening mindlessly eating some lovely trail mix from Costco, I began thinking about the unfortunate and self defeating parts of my choices I made that evening. Then I began to think about some of the ideas of Dr. Victo... Read more
Autumn Psalm
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      2 comments

Another new beginning as well as thoughts about endings for SparkFriends, this autumn. May we all feel an "at home-ness" within our selves at this time of year.... Read more
When the wind Is Perfect
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      6 comments

May all my Sparkfriends and our Firecracker Challenge team have a day (and a challenge) with perfect wind. I love this poem. ON A DAY WHEN THE WIND IS PERFECT On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and ... Read more

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