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The Spark People Fall Challenge: Your Big Picture View- It Will Look Pretty Good
Friday, September 15, 2017      20 comments

I approach a new challenge with some trepidation. I begin to think of what is expected and over the 8 weeks of the fall challenge. . There will be demands. Challenges to the body and the ego. . I will have to face myself through the eyes o... Read more
The Light
Friday, March 31, 2017      16 comments

Last Sunday , while in church, listening to our Priest’s sermon, I was inspired to write this blog. No I did not have a religious epiphany. Just some positive reflections. Our kindly and insightful priest , in his sermon, said something... Read more
Kindness For Your Best Sparkfriend - You
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      24 comments

...Wow, you look good. I admire what you are doing. What a struggle you have had, but you did it. You are awesome. I am proud of you. You can do this.... It would be wonderful if these words were coming to you….from you. And you felt g... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Moving Forward
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      27 comments

Get busy living or get busy dying (Red, in Shawshank Redemption) He not busy being born is busy dying (Bob Dylan) I like these little quotes. We are forever moving, being born, busy living. Never simply static. If we are not in... Read more
Still Need a Framework
Saturday, November 05, 2016      9 comments

As I have gotten older and (sometimes) wiser, I realize that there are certain things in life that I need to frame and give time, effort and attention. Some days I still forget that healthy lifestyle choices are among them. I remind... Read more
Autumn ... Sacred Season
Friday, October 14, 2016      12 comments

HI Spark Friends... Wonderful fall colors are beginning to appear in the woods and on the hiking trails in our part of Michigan. I had the joy of a early AM solitary hike on a trail along a river today. It was pleasantly warm, with abundant m... Read more
Ask the questions life, but try to keep moving anyway.
Friday, August 19, 2016      7 comments

Who / what do you really want? In this process of becoming, and as we examine life, on all levels, does all seem well.? ... Read more
New Beginning for Us All
Saturday, June 18, 2016      8 comments

Hello Spark Friends; This poem reminds me so much of the comments, posts, blogs I read on these pages. You express your struggles and goals so well. New beginnings are every day for us. Even days we don't think about it or dwell on it, "y... Read more
Start Close In....
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

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