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Going HOME - Where is that exactly?
Saturday, April 29, 2017      1 comments

A building? A town? "Where the heart is?" At state of mind? Does it even have to be a real place anymore when so many of our connections are electronic? I have "HOMEpages" - One is on my website, one is here on Spark. People visit my "... Read more
The Power of Blogs
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      50 comments

Some blogs are descriptions of daily activities. I read those. Keeping connected with friends is important. I do that on Facebook too. Spark can be an extension of social media. You might even stumble across a kindred spirit and make a new f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sparked to Go For It!
Sunday, April 09, 2017      182 comments

I login to Spark every morning for my daily dose of motivation. I especially like the list of new blogs. Those are the people from all around the world who are sparking right along with me at that very moment. However, yesterday was the o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One hundred years ago today
Thursday, April 06, 2017      49 comments

The USA entered World War I and 2 babies were born hundreds of miles apart. One was the son of immigrants. One was the descendant of a family that had lived here for centuries. It was a time of great upheaval. Europe was ruled by ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Crisscross Effect - My checkbook balance and my scale display
Friday, March 31, 2017      140 comments

Both are just numbers. Both give me a snapshot of a particular moment in time. Neither one defines me as a person, but I cannot dismiss either one as irrelevant. Both give me important information that I ignore at my peril. Both num... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The "Crisscross Effect" - Connecting Goals in Different Areas of Life
Friday, March 24, 2017      169 comments

At first glance these two photos do not appear to have anything in common. But they are indeed both personal challenges that Spark principles are helping me to conquer. Both are examples of testing the limit of my ability. My house is on a... Read more
Thank You Kelliebean - my personal motivator of the day
Saturday, March 11, 2017      40 comments

I woke up with negative thoughts. The wind was howling creating a wind chill of 24 degrees. That is NOT how this weather wimp wanted to do a 5k training run this morning. I truly would have bailed except for my daily Spark login and read... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Most Important Message for the Young and Future Generations
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      193 comments

If you are overweight, do not fall for the hype to lose the weight quickly! There is a dark side to following that path. Through the weight loss/regain chronicles of celebrities, reality TV shows, statistics of the general population... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why spending time on Spark is different and more worthwhile than Facebook
Friday, March 03, 2017      76 comments

"I have legitimate conversations with others about weight loss, health issues, the ups and downs of the journey. And for this - I have become stronger, I have become more motivated, I have become a better me!" I didn’t write that. I read i... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What to do when things don't go as planned?
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      174 comments

Turn to the best resource Spark has to offer - the Spark People! I always turn to the blogs first, especially the blogs of the "helpers" Something there always gives me my daily dose of motivation. Yes, there are lots of useful resou... Read more
A Different View of Functional Fitness
Friday, February 24, 2017      43 comments

Some years ago my daughter Jeannie (Hayburner1969) gave me a set of dumbbells for Christmas. My mother was in her eighties and not only needed a walker but also could not raise her arms above her head. That meant she needed help getting dress... Read more
What can we learn from our Spark friends?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      35 comments

How to SUCCEED with their encouragement! I woke up 3 hours late lacking motivation. Maybe I’ll just read or putter around the house. Oh, why not check in with those who understand how this program works. And I read: “I Succeed W... Read more
Any Sparkers near Munich?
Saturday, February 18, 2017      41 comments

Pianist Sparker Hayburner1969 makes her European debut on March 3rd as part of a 3 day International Concert Series.
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Know You Love Me - It's OK to Skip the Chocolate
Saturday, February 11, 2017      211 comments

It wasn't always this way. Feb 14, 1964 my boyfriend of 8 months brought me the biggest box of candy I had ever seen. It was a HUGE valentine box, 2 feet wide. I even knew how much it cost because I passed that "homemade chocolate" candy sho... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "Hold on until Rescued" - Strength and Endurance
Monday, February 06, 2017      69 comments

It was 1964 and I was a high school senior. It was the first year our school participated in the President's Physical Fitness challenge. It seems that statistics showed we were getting "soft" or maybe it was another attempt for us to keep up w... Read more

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