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Awesome blog from MUSICALLYMINDED about facing our fears

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      8 comments

My good SparkPal MUSICALLYMINDED wrote a great blog about facing our fears. Tracy has really stood in the face of challenges and plunged in head on. I really admire how she can acknowledge a challenge or fear, yet is able to forge ahead. I have ... Read more

The Last Marathon

Sunday, October 02, 2011      13 comments

"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work." -Harry Golden My brother John running Twin Cities Marathon, October 2nd, 2011--he is in the green t... Read more

Weight Loss is a Sport

Friday, September 30, 2011      11 comments

"For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement." -Pierre de Coubertin Most sports have a pre-season during which athletes prepare their bodies for the tough task of their sport. Then there is "peak" training... Read more

Reality Check: Oh, the absurdity of dumb excuses...

Thursday, September 29, 2011      22 comments

***WARNING: A couple o' swear words used in satirical fashion in this blog.*** "The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." -John Madden ... Read more

Must-Read Blog from CANNIE50: Willpower vs. Willingness

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

CANNIE50 wrote a must-read blog about the difference between willpower and willingness. Her wisdom has been invaluable throughout my journey, and this blog shows one of the many reasons why she is an awesome SparkPeep. A couple of snippets:... Read more

The Week in Review: Rambling Randomness

Sunday, September 25, 2011      19 comments

I had all sorts of ideas for blogs this week, but I didn't finish them. I had all sorts of ideas for my weekly review, but I didn't feel like expanding on them. So, I bring you a generic blog post reminiscent of my week: aimless and apathetic. T... Read more

New evidence that the old "3,500 calorie rule" may not always work

Thursday, September 22, 2011      17 comments

In studying exercise physiology, I have suspected that the old formula of 3,500 calorie deficit=1 pound weight loss formula may not always work. A study done recently shows evidence that there are so many factors, including current body weight, ... Read more

The Week In Review: Me Me Me Me Me!

Saturday, September 17, 2011      19 comments

"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit." -NoŽl Coward There are very few friends who we know we can truly depend on during the best and worst of times. I have a friend who I met at a... Read more

Bittersweet Birthday: A life celebrated, a hero remembered

Sunday, September 11, 2011      35 comments

My second cousin Bobby, in his younger years. My mother, brother, and I used to take frequent trips to New York City to visit our family there. Robert Mattson was m... Read more

The Week in Review: Taco Hell

Saturday, September 10, 2011      13 comments

I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty embarrassed about what I'm about to tell you about my binging. It isn't so much that I DID binge, but rather what foods I chose that are embarrassing. I looked back at my emotional eating pattern from late last w... Read more

Quality vs Quantity of Life: Professional judgement is easier said than done...

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      29 comments

Kaia striking a sexy cat pose. I was working at an emergency clinic 7 years ago, and one night a couple brought in their ornery 12-year-old cat that had large abscess o... Read more

The Week in Review: Reckless Abandon

Sunday, September 04, 2011      11 comments

Reckless Abandon: 1. It's idiomatic English, means roughly "without care or regard for consequences". 2. Title of a Blink 182 song. -from I went to my saxophone lesson on Tuesday feeling mildly confide... Read more

SparkPeep opinions--baby shower etiquette?

Thursday, September 01, 2011      22 comments

So the other day I had blogged about a woman who I was deciding whether or not I really want to be friends with anymore ("Emptying the Hollowness" blog post). The woman who had called me a "baby squirrel killer" is pregnant. She is not a super-c... Read more

SparkVersary Resolutions

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      12 comments

My 1 Year SparkVersary was on August 21st, and I meant to post some resolutions at that time. My SparkVersary was kind of like New Year--a time to reflect and decide what I can do to make the next year even better. I've talked before about... Read more

"Follow your bliss."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      5 comments

VALERIEMAMA posted an excerpt from the writings of mythologist Joseph Campbell, and the words were very moving. The excerpt is about what makes us truly happy. Here is a snippet: "What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matte... Read more

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