Saturday, August 22, 2015
It’s August and the time of year when many states are getting ready for their annual fair. When I was a new teacher my first job was in Salem, th... Read more
Friday, August 14, 2015
When I started Spark I did not think of exercise as a reward. I thought it was next to impossible! I had experienced several car accidents which le... Read more
Saturday, August 08, 2015
SparkRecipes is one of my favorite Spark resources.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Reduce your stress. How many times have you heard that?
We know that reducing stress lessens your chances of developing all kinds of unhealt... Read more
Thursday, July 30, 2015
It's that time of year again. Summer is here and people start asking, "What is your favorite? The heat of summer or the cold of winter?"
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Summer takes me back to the time when I was a child playing my way through school vacation time. Things like wearing flip flops (we called them Zor... Read more
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
When I think of summer in Oregon certain pictures come to mind.
First, are the roses. They signal summer, coming into bloom in June and bloomi... Read more
Saturday, July 04, 2015
Grandma always said that Independence Day was America’s birthday and we liked to celebrate it with music (as well as parades, picnics and firework... Read more
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
“The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.”
I remember the first time I heard this saying. ... Read more
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
I live where I can see the majestic Mt. Hood. For as long as I can remember it has been a calming influence on me. There is something stabilizing ... Read more
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Here it is – the special day we have set aside to celebrate fathers.
Many thoughts come to mind when we say the word “father”.
We use... Read more
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A good day starts with breakfast, especially when breakfast includes chocolate.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
It has taken many years for me to realize the wisdom of self-care. I come from a tradition that honors submerging one’s own needs to meet the dem... Read more
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
It’s June and time to revisit my May Goals.
I made progress in each of these:
1. Get enough sleep
2. Be sure to stretch
3. Drink plenty ... Read more
Monday, May 25, 2015
When I was growing up (1950’s) Memorial Day was called “Decoration Day”. We always went to my grandparents’ house in what was then a very s... Read more