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Writer claims to have been on 65 diets.
Thursday, January 19, 2012      2 comments
m_campaign=8ed1403d6f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN Okay, I know it's a long link, almost... Read more
Before and After Pics.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      7 comments

As part of the maintenance team, I discovered that a U.S. university is creating a data base of people who have lost over 30 lbs. and maintained for a year. I lost 65 and have maintained within 5 lbs for over 5 years. I had to submit before an... Read more
New Yoga pose
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      5 comments

I have been working over the past 8 months or so on a new yoga sequence that I practice at home daily. I get to a nearby city about once a month for a private lesson from an outstanding teacher, Jame Miller. (Check out his web page at jamesmil... Read more
Monday, January 16, 2012      4 comments

Here is a wonderful idea of Rabbi Baruch Spinoza who lived in the 17th century. Practice gratitude by asking yourself these three questions each day. 1. Who or what inspired me today? 2. What brought me happiness today? 3. What broug... Read more
Don't make resolutions
Friday, January 13, 2012      3 comments

I know you just made resolutions, but don't kick that habit. Don't go for that goal. Don't lose that weight. Don't take the leap of faith. Don't do it. Don't even try. Unless you tap into your heart, get the thumbs up sign, and c... Read more
Great Apps for Data Phones
Thursday, January 12, 2012      3 comments

Of course I have the Spark App on my data phone. It is so great when we are traveling, even if my laptop is with us, I can stay up to date on my nutrition, fitness and water with just a few clicks. I have found another free app, that I like ... Read more
I moved a ton today.... literally
Friday, January 06, 2012      4 comments

This story starts in 1976! The state gave away free white pine seedlings in honor of the bicentennial. We had recently moved into our first house and just stuck the seedlings in the ground just behind the house. Our intention was to move the... Read more
Happy New Year
Friday, December 30, 2011      4 comments

Please check out these two sites ... one takes about 4 min. the other about 18. They define my direction for the new year
/owning-pink/... Read more
Laughter, the best medicine
Sunday, December 25, 2011      4 comments

A link between laughter and healthy function of blood vessels was first reported in 2005 by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center with the fact that laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, the endo... Read more
Picture this
Saturday, December 24, 2011      2 comments

A large suburban church. Wonderful music with bell choir, small orchestra. lovely choir. 9 PM Christmas Eve. Gathered with family and friends. End of the service. Church lights are extinguished. Minister lights one candle from the Advent Wr... Read more
Joy vs. Excitement
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      4 comments

I have been reading lots of blogs about the holidays and the worries, concerns and sadness many are experiencing. My brain must have been working on this while I slept because I work up yesterday with two words banging around in my head. Joy a... Read more
Two Great Videos for the Season
Sunday, December 18, 2011      2 comments

Imagine at a School of Business and Management yet! www.carlsonschool.umn.ed
u/holiday11/ Evidently this one was causing traffic problems so the home owner charged by the carload and hired an off duty police officer to ke... Read more
Wonderful Day
Saturday, December 17, 2011      5 comments

This morning, DH and I got up, had our usual breakfast and drove to the university in our home town for the mid-year graduation ceremony. Mauricio, a student athlete from Bolivia graduated today. We have followed his tennis career for 4 years ... Read more
My Inner Pilot Light
Thursday, December 15, 2011      6 comments

I subscribe to a service that sends me a message from my "inner pilot light" 5 days a week. Here's an example of one of the messages. I find them very encouraging. If only you could see what I see, Carol, my sweet. From where I s... Read more
Who are the angels in your life?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      2 comments

I have three great friends whom I met through yoga practice. We get together once or twice a month to meditate, share our lives and deepen our understanding of yoga and the philosophy behind it. We have been together almost two years. Last Ju... Read more

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