I was "talking" (via SP comments) with a friend I admire. We are both on the verge of turning 60. Well, I'm actually 56 1/2 (can you tell I spend time wi... Read more
I am a confirmed struggler. Very few things come easily to me. Talking, eating, reading, writing...these things come a bit more easily to me than other areas of my life. Speaking of other areas of my life, I can tell you that since I last checke... Read more
safe place to spill
I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately. I am a person blessed with good friendships, both here and in my daily life. At some point in my 30's I began to let go of more difficult friendships that left me feeling worse about myself and m... Read more
Hawaii 2-oh- two
My husband's old friend is getting married in Hawaii, in June, and he booked us a trip (and then told me about it but that is a different story, and I am deciding to be grateful for the trip, instead of being annoyed that he did not check with m... Read more
stress and chaos
I still meet with a therapist but only every few weeks now. At our last session, my kind and empathetic therapist said something that really struck a chord with me. "Stress is the perfect breeding ground for regression." I had been disappointed ... Read more
big fat truths
The truth is, I am feeling big and fat and very uncomfortable.
The truth is, I am tired of telling you this, Sparkly people.
The truth is, I am more comfortable feeling like I am being a bit inspiring and encouraging than I am feeling... Read more
Not easy, but worth it.
"I did not tell you it would be easy, I told you it would be worth it." Russell Wilson
Okay, non football fans, Russell Wilson just happens to be the darling, determined, precocious quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. They just happened t... Read more
Big messes and little miracles
Hi Sparklers. I have missed you. I was feeling too much unwillingness around eating well (I was eating like the proverbial hungry goat trapped in a 7-11, basically) and emotionally overwhelmed (more about that later) to feel like I had anything ... Read more
Precious:a resource of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly.
I have a challenge for you, and myself. Each time you think about your body, insert the word "precious" as the first, and perhaps only, adjective. I just ate a nutr... Read more
It's been awhile
This is a long blog so if you don't know me, feel free to skip it, but I have the urge to reconnect with my Sparkly friends. I have not Sparked for two weeks, and I have not blogged for over a month. But, I cannot spare energy for guilt so I am ... Read more
I feel 10 pounds better
I noticed something today, as I was on a trail walk with one of my dogs (the crazy lab puppy ) We were wal... Read more
I got my body into this...
so it is my job and my obligation to get my body out of this. That is the thought I had when encountering altitude sickness while climbing Grouse Mountain (see previous blog) and that is the thought I have about being 5'3- ish and weighing 188 p... Read more
Well, that was humbling...
This past Friday morning, I headed up to beautiful Vancouver, BC with some good friends, to tackle Grouse Mountain, the infamous (and rightly so) Grouse Grind. 1.8 miles, 2800 feet, and nearly 3,000 "stairs" (I am 5'3" - these rough, uneven stai... Read more
You just have to adapt
I was talking with my sweet 10 year old son, P. He was telling me about football practice. He described a drill where they run and various coaches fire the ball Read more
Fighting for her life
I began today at the gym with my best friend. We were doing circuit training. The last circuit was a boxing workout. I punched first, she held the mitts. She laughed as I began to punch. "Oh my God, you are punching so hard it's like you are thi... Read more
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