Well, we took our annual trip to the Quad Cities to view eagles in the wild. Unfortunately, this year we did not get to see a single eagle. :-(
However, we had fun with my Dad & his girlfriend anyway. Plus, we went to the movies after we dr... Read more
What makes you happier: To go to bed early and wake up early, or to go to bed late and wake up late?
• What are your favorite parts of your ordinary day?
• What would your perfect day look like? Can you make an ordinary day look more like yo... Read more
1. Turn out the light as soon as you’re sleepy. Getting enough sleep makes a huge difference in your sense of energy and cheerfulness.
2. Walk around the block. A little exercise and a little sunlight will give you a big boost.
3. Take... Read more
Make time for play. What is play? An activity that’s satisfying, has no economic significance, doesn’t create social harm, and doesn’t necessarily lead to praise or recognition. Play is not merely idle time; it’s an opportunity to experiment wit... Read more
My weigh-in last night was a real nail-biter for me since I wasn't sure if I would have succeeded in losing the weight I put on during my convalesence from knee replacement surgery. I truly was concerned that I might lose my KOPS status which w... Read more
If you’re trying to make a tough decision, ask these five questions to help yourself think more clearly:
• What am I waiting for?
• What would I do if I weren’t scared?
• What steps would make things easier?
• What would I do if I had... Read more
Today is National Compliment Day, so be sure to spread the wealth - compliment as many people as you can, but be sincere.
I want to compliment every single one of my SparkPeople friends for being there for me in good times and in bad. You ... Read more
You schedule quality time with pals, but have you ever made a date with yourself? Solitude is essential for creativity, and it fosters personal development as well.
So...go for a hike, practice yoga, or unplug your devices and just sit and... Read more
Cutting calories isn't the only way to drop pounds. It's not just what you eat that affects your weight, but how you eat it. To set yourself up for success, try these 3 top tricks:
Put produce front and center
At dinner, serve yourse... Read more
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”—ALBERT EINSTEIN
I'm really trying to live my life the second way, Albert! Thanks for the words of wisdom to... Read more