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The Power of Positive
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      8 comments

In the month of April, I volunteer at a local academy for troubled teens teaching poetry. Today was my second visit and as usual, the girls were enthusiastic and listened with interest. The boys are a different story. They are full of enthusi... Read more
Productive days
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      2 comments

Two days into the week and I have done more than I usually do in a week. Monday after breakfast got to Spark and got lots done. Late morning was trip to Costco and lunch. Afternoon was picking up around house, doing yoga and early evening a g... Read more
The Tulips in Pella, Iowa, April 6, 2012 Pictures
Saturday, April 07, 2012      9 comments

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15 things to give up for greater happiness
Thursday, April 05, 2012      1 comments

Here's on example: 12. Give up your excuses. Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves an... Read more
Can Yoga alleviate pain?
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      5 comments

Check out this link for the answer: www.belleruthnaparstek.c
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This is from My Inner Pilot Light... dealing with hurt
Monday, April 02, 2012      4 comments

I know your have been hurt. I know your heart has been broken I know how disappointed you are. It's so unfair - you never should have had to experience such things. You deserve better. It never should have happened. I'm so sorry for what you en... Read more
Met virtual friends in the real world
Sunday, April 01, 2012      7 comments

Today I went to the Central Iowa Yoga Retreat. As I was helping people check in, a very pleasant looking woman said, "CarolJean?" and I responded "Garden Girl!". We knew the other was going to be there, but it was amazing to recognize and imm... Read more
Changing Language to change perception
Friday, March 30, 2012      6 comments

I would love to quote gobs of this article I just read, however, in keep with Spark policy, I will post the link and encourage you to read an article that challenged my thinking.
e-your-problems-and-set-yo... Read more
I don't
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      4 comments
thWomensHealth_20120327 What two words made a difference to those losing or maintaining weight.... What i... Read more
Food to help you sleep
Monday, March 26, 2012      3 comments

There has been a forum on DWD team recently talking about food good for sleep. I found this online this morning. I copied a bit of it here to give you an idea and the link will take you to the full article which suggests some interesting combin... Read more
Hunger Games
Sunday, March 25, 2012      6 comments

I must admit i read the first book in this series, which this movie is based on, four years ago when it first came out. I decided then that the major premise was so unpalatable that I would not and have not read any of the further books. That... Read more
Dear Daughter's friends delight us
Friday, March 23, 2012      2 comments

We are spending a long weekend, Thursday through Sunday with DD friend's in a city convenient for all of us, but where only one friend lives. We stay in a nearby motel and the friends sleep at the two bedroom apartment that is party central. ... Read more
Are you concentrating on how far you have to go?
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      5 comments

Great quote I just ran into today: “Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go.” ~Unknown The article didn't have anything to do with health, weight control, etc. However, it reminded me of so many bl... Read more
Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      5 comments

I recently read a wonderful article on line
om/2112 titled me talk pretty. The article in full fascinated me, but the three questions in the title of this blog really stood out. Whenever I think ... Read more
Great Yoga Workshop
Sunday, March 11, 2012      4 comments

Went to a workshop yesterday titled:From Child Posture to Corpse Pose Your Practice as a Metaphor for Embracing Change, Encountering Challenge, and Learning to Live Your Best Life The teacher used the metaphor of child's pose as birth, the p... Read more

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