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The Power of The SPARK!
Thursday, August 20, 2009      4 comments

Change Your Thinking: It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to hel... Read more
Imperfectly PERFECT!
Thursday, August 13, 2009      7 comments

Mother Jones recently flagged another instance of what we are up against when it comes to attempting to accept ourselves as we are: Jezebel Takes On Self's Self-Hating Photoshop Policies www.motherjones.com/riff
/2009/08/jez... Read more
Pleasant Evening
Wednesday, August 12, 2009      7 comments

Since the cloudy, potentially stormy day broke up and the sun came out and we have some MUCH hotter weather on the horizon, I thought my DW and I could take advantage of this beautiful evening and head out to our local state park for a cook out.... Read more
It Ain't Always Easy...!
Monday, August 10, 2009      6 comments

Whew...! Don't know what it was this morning, but my treadmill session was the same as most mornings, only 35 mins. 4 mph, "9" incline...but today it seemed SO much more difficult than usual...! Felt like I was sweating twice as much and no matt... Read more
Latin Fest '09
Sunday, August 09, 2009      7 comments

The storm clouds parted just in time for the music...YES! ...and they resumed right after the last song...felt like Moses and the parting of the waters...lol! There is something so heartfelt and full of LIFE about latin music! A body ... Read more
Re-Imagining Oneself!
Friday, August 07, 2009      4 comments

Recently someone posted the following comment on my SparkPage: "I remember seeing you at convention but I was a bit intimidated to introduce myself... you had been so active on the board pre-convention, and I was more of a 'lurker'... " It... Read more
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      5 comments

Got up, put in 45 mins. on treadmill first thing...later in the morning I had a "walk 'n talk" with a client of mine prone to depression. It always feels good when clients begin to see and feel the boost from walking! But the BEST part was ... Read more
Take Me To The Wide Open Waters!
Sunday, August 02, 2009      8 comments

Although the weather was VERY intimidating earlier today (heavy showers!), four VERY fortunate members of SparkPeople persisted and we DID IT! And did we ever have a BLAST! Between the four of us, we had THREE counties represented...by mys... Read more
A Wise Woman's Stone
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      7 comments

A fellow member of SparkPeople recommended this site to me: www.motivateus.com/newsl
etters/2007-2-newsletter.htm To me, this story from MotivateUs.com had SparkPeople written all over it! A Wise Woman's Stone ... Read more
Kal-Haven & Beyond!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009      7 comments

Above is the map of the Kal-Haven Trail. I added approximately another 10 miles to the 34 mile route by biking from my son's apartment, where we're staying, across town to the... Read more
Gearing Up for Kal-Haven!
Monday, July 13, 2009      3 comments

If all comes together as planned, we depart for MI in two days! I'll be biking the Kal-Haven trail within the next week! However, I realized I haven't made time for biking during the past several weeks...yikes! So yesterday I planned for th... Read more
Mixing Health & Politics to Spread the SPARK!
Thursday, July 09, 2009      3 comments

I joined in a MoveOn.org rally today in which we spoke out for the Public Option in healthcare. My thoughts in advance of the rally was: We're all meeting to support optimal healthcare, right? Well isn't Living The SPARK one of the BEST pr... Read more
A Sparking Fourth!
Sunday, July 05, 2009      2 comments

We caught the fireworks @ Highland Park this year. We hadn't done so for a number of years so we thought we would head back there again. Normally we'd find a spot and sort of camp out for a few hours waiting for the fireworks. I remember y... Read more
SparkPeople: The Antidote to "The Fattening Of America!"
Saturday, July 04, 2009      3 comments

SparkResident Stepfanie Romine's blog the other day about the fattening of America got me going on a roll, which I posted at her blog, but thought I would share it with others here as you all KNOW how this topic gets me GOING...! www... Read more
Such a Little Thing...
Friday, July 03, 2009      6 comments

...but yet NOT! Snacking on baby spinach for lunch today...dropped one into my "lap"...except: It fell to the FLOOR! How did it do THAT? My legs happened to be together at the knees, both feet on the floor. I looked down and... Read more

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