This morning a member of the Meditation and Mindfulness team shared her spiritual practice and asked about others. My reply was this: For me, I feel closest to MotherFather God when I am in nature. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets burn memorie... Read more
A Stephanie Romine daily blog today www.sparkpeople.com/blog /blog.asp?post=in_the_news _this_is_your_brain_on_coffee contains a round-up of articles in the news, one of which focuses on yoga for larger bodies. That artic... Read more
Even after maintaining a year, I have found myself struggling, so ten days ago I made a calendar that focuses on three daily goals: calories within range, alcohol within personal limits (and lower than my previous limit), and getting to bed at ... Read more
Lovely volksmarch today in Prince William Forest National Park in Virginia. On this hot, humid day, we chose the more rugged trail for the shade and were delighted by sights of streams and flowers and the sounds of birds and cicadas. Pictures ... Read more
This morning I wore a cool sport dress to work, since it's casual Friday and a hot one at that. I went out for my walk early and clipped my Fitbit to the dress pocket. I had noticed when I got to work that the step count seemed low to that poi... Read more
There I was, feeling smug that I had just barely caught the early bus so I could get to work early and take a longer walk. On the transfer from the bus to the subway, though, things changed. I make that walk four days a week (the other I telew... Read more
Even in maintenance, I find benefit in the new SparkPeople book "The Spark Solution."
Coach Steph has asked those of us who signed up for the two-week Spark Solution challenge to che... Read more
One year in maintenance. I wish I could say it has flown by effortlessly, but such is not the case. Along the way, I've read stories from many maintainers, some, like me, new to the idea, some who have kept weight off for one year or many year... Read more
Need some advice from you kayak enthusiasts out there.
The REI stores in my area have "learn to kayak" classes, and since learning to kayak is on my bucket list, I went to the website to see what it would take. There I ran into a bewilderi... Read more
Yesterday, I read a Generation Y blog entitled "A Life of Comfort Will Kill You Silently."
elitedaily.com/life/moti vation/comfort-is-a-silent -killer/
While the blogger wrote about staying in relationships that go... Read more
I loved NELLJONES's blog today "Are We Entitled?"
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5349591
The bottom line message is powerful: "We all know that people aren't automatically enti... Read more
It has been a long time coming. I've tried running again, and bought a great elliptical. I've read blogs and articles (repeatedly), taken quizzes till I know them by heart, played Trivia, posted, and sent goodies. I've read The Spark, cooked ... Read more
Yesterday felt so loooooong! I didn't sleep well the night before, I got to work to find the servers that should have come back up after a planned power outage hadn't, and when I was finally able to log in, my computer was hosed such that I cou... Read more
That was the centering thought of the Day 2 Chopra meditation. I had not intended to sign up for this quarter's 21-day meditation challenge, but I realized that the sleepless periods resulting from severe jet lag created open times just right f... Read more