The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good.
- Ann Landers
Magnifying small sacrifices
How do you treat people who cannot (or choose not to) repay you for the good things that you hav... Read more
All or nothing at all-TBC (to be continued)
It seems to be the biggest obstacle that I need to conquer.
I get that same feeling as you, that if I am not "perfect", then
"Oh, well" and the next thing I know something is in my mouth
that shouldn't be and I regret it ... Read more
insight into learning
There is no difference between living and learning...it is impossible and misleading and harmful to think of them as being separate.
- John Holt, author
Insight into learning
Every season in life is full of learning experi... Read more
It is the path of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked.
- B.J. Palmer, father of chiropractic
Struggling to find your voice
In the face of conflict we might be tempted to just go with the flow and not make w... Read more
Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul
- Simone Weil
What we can learn about patience from a diamond
Trying and pe... Read more
And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin, Danish diarist
What leaps of faith are you willing to take?
Trying new things can give you a re... Read more
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Cultivating what gives you joy
The easiest way to identify what our heart wants is to examine the feelings that surface... Read more
Is it a snake or a lover?
Sometimes you look at a person and see a cynical snake. Someone else sees a joyful lover. You're both right!
- Rumi, poet
Tending two shops
People can be hard to deal with. Are your coworkers constantly annoying you? Does ... Read more
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
- Italian proverb
Reinforcing Healthy Competition
Competition is a natural part of life. We are faced with competition for jobs, a mate, and even the be... Read more
The positive cycle of forgiveness
Ok, be honest. Do you hold grudges? Do you allow old drama to determine your behavior? Is there someone you just can't seem to forgive? Grudges and a non-forgiving attitude do nothing but harm both parties.... Read more
Stewardship of the Earth
Stewardship of the Earth
Reduce, reuse, and recycle sounds great, but do we really think about (and apply) earth management into our daily lives? You might not litter, but how often do you drive your own vehicle rather than carpooling? What... Read more
All or nothing at all? that is the question!
that's great---you have developed the same attitude that I have. I am in this for the rest of my life. I also had a bad day yesterday, and put some things in my mouth that of course, after I had swallowed, I regretted, but I can just pick m... Read more
Do you succumb to laziness?
We commonly procrastinate or put off an activity altogether by saying "It will get done eventually" or "Someone else will do it." Wrong! Being lazy and not taking responsibility are wastes of time. Often the powe... Read more
I am figuring that I will be using Spark for as long as it is here. I know how easy it is for me to slack off and revert to "slug" status. The last few days have told me that! I could happily , if not comfortably sit at the computer station and ... Read more
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This week is a 3.5 # weight loss after a 2 # bloat last week.
I am still trying to find the magic combination that will keep me regular without messing up my new and improved lifestyle.
I already know that greasy fast food will go thr... Read more