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Valentine's Day outing--a gift to me

Saturday, February 14, 2015      7 comments

I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to put more energy into new positive directions in my life, and less into escaping the negative. (I spent so much of last year applying for jobs to get away from the misery of my current one.) ... Read more


Thursday, December 25, 2014      7 comments

Iíve made my peace with scaling back on gift buying, given the economy and my (so far) unsuccessful attempts to obtain a better-paying job. And then I ended up sick, and have put off joining my sister and brother-in-law for a holiday get-togeth... Read more

Tracking the positive, and progress, at work

Sunday, November 30, 2014      4 comments

Some of you know I have not been happy at work for quite a while. I've applied for 17 jobs since mid-January, and I have two new applications I'm working on, plus waiting to hear whether I make the cut to the 2nd interview stage on the most rec... Read more

Day of Renewal plan

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      6 comments

I'm just the messenger this time. When I was talking recently to my dear friend on Maui, she mentioned being on an odd mailing list for contractors in Hawai'i. Through it she was introduced to Alice Inoue who founded Happiness U, an educationa... Read more

Big Rocks and Pledge Thread

Saturday, April 05, 2014      5 comments

Back in August 2011 I wrote a blog "Big Rocks":
al.asp?blog_id=4402160 In it, I recount the story* "A man leading a workshop on time management began with a demonstrat... Read more

I will!

Friday, April 04, 2014      9 comments

I will take babysteps today--I will, I will, I will! Goddess, I want to make changes, make progress, move forward toward my goals! I want to feel free and powerful. I can't get there all at once, but I can take action TODAY! I can take *... Read more

Getting Free at work

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      11 comments

This was my most recent status: Anger over a situation at work is motivating me to make plans to address my own situation as well as the larger issues. It's unsettling, but empowering. Trying NOT to stay stuck in anger or hurt. The latter... Read more

Cast this violent word from your speech

Tuesday, December 03, 2013      7 comments

According to Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication, it has "enormous power to create shame and guilt" yet is so ingrained and commonly used, many of us can't imagine living without it. It is the word "should." It is strong... Read more

Epiphany by way of Dr. Schweitzer

Sunday, September 08, 2013      6 comments

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." -- Albert Schweitzer That was my update today. I found it in a tapping (EFT) book I got from the library. I me... Read more

Sharing the struggles & hard times, too

Saturday, August 17, 2013      12 comments

Hard to believe itís been 4 months since I last blogged. Iíve never been an every day bloggeróI wait until I have something inspiring or important to share. But I admit Iíve also gotten into that mindset that my blogs should be positive or hop... Read more

Making a commitment to ourselves

Saturday, April 20, 2013      7 comments

Just a short blog copied from a Spark Mail message to a dear friend I met here on Spark. I offer it to my other friends--those I've met & those I haven't yet, but who may find these words and be touched by them, in that magical way we motivate,... Read more

Cherish every step

Sunday, March 17, 2013      7 comments

Last night I shared a dear Spark Friend's posting in my comments on another Spark Friend's blog. ROSALIEESTHER's words had affected me deeply when she posted them on our Babysteps Brigade team on 2/28, and I recalled that I wanted to share them... Read more

Getting Free

Sunday, February 24, 2013      12 comments

4 weeks ago, when I wrote the blog "A new challenge and refined focus," I ended with the pledge to relaunch my Conquer Clutter Campaign. That was the alliterative title I came up with a couple years ago, I think, around the time I founded the B... Read more

A new challenge and refined focus

Saturday, January 26, 2013      10 comments

How odd that getting really sick for the first time in years would have such a silver lining. The tarot reading I did (with my beloved MotherPeace deck) on why I got sick and how to heal was amazingly spot on--and heralded in that Outcome card ... Read more

My Blessings of 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012      8 comments

Inspired by my Spark Friend Anni, who posted such a blog, I would like to mention 3 major positive influences which have supported my growth this year: Spark People, Seven Star Women's Kung Fu, and the Chopra Center. I've been actively Spa... Read more

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