Time for renewal
Thursday, April 22, 2010      6 comments

I've been away from Spark for about a month now. It was a pretty ugly month but that is in the past and there is no value in the self-pity party I could throw for myself here. Instead, I have been focusing for the last week on the idea of rene... Read more
Stuff Happens
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      13 comments

Last Monday is a day my family will not forget for a long time. Our house caught on fire and is a total loss. Thankfully, everyone is safe and we have found a new place to live for the next year or so. It will take some getting used to being ... Read more
Finding the path
Sunday, March 14, 2010      6 comments

After a very busy couple of weeks, I am starting to find time to breathe and spark. Last month, I started logging my food in a notebook...not making specific decisions about what to eat and what not to eat. But more to pay attention to what I ... Read more
Putting the wrong thing last
Monday, March 01, 2010      6 comments

Life has been crazy since the start of this year and I have fallen into a bad habit of putting everyone else and their needs first. In some cases, they were a priority -- like my son and his school work which had fallen that Da... Read more
What a week...
Friday, January 22, 2010      4 comments

This last week has been a blur for me. DH travelled to St Louis last Thursday for a project and ended up working all weekend and came home on Tuesday night. It is amazing how much of a routine our family had built around both parents being hom... Read more
Measuring progress
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      5 comments

One of the things I realized that I failed to do last year was build any type of consistency with this program. I set a goal for myself in late December to do this and have done very well. My goals were to log my food everyday, exercise 6 days... Read more
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      6 comments

I am struggling to remain positive when I seem surrounded by people who just want to see the glass half empty...all the time! Ugh! I have always been a sponge in this area and am trying to my best to keep motivated and upbeat. Am doing well s... Read more
Oh, I hear your call but hear me...I WILL NOT GIVE IN TO YOU
Sunday, January 10, 2010      7 comments

Ok, long weekend...hurry up and wait...process failed again...try again...failed...on and on... This morning, we finally got past that issue and are only 24 hours behind schedule now...sigh I am still waiting for my tasks on the projec... Read more
How about we try something different this time?
Friday, January 08, 2010      6 comments

OK I am an anxious ball of nerves right now. Why? We have a project going live at work this weekend and it is for a system that is critical to our business -- read lots of "management involvement". I have come to realize that my personality i... Read more
Thursday, January 07, 2010      10 comments

Every thing I have read lately seems to have fear as its basis. So I decided that someone was trying to tell me something and decided to ask "why is fear on your brain?" Ran across this quote today “Each time we face our fear, we gain... Read more
Revealing Your True Self
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      2 comments
/2010/21573.html Revealing Your True Self Essential Authenticity Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious ch... Read more
Finding it at home
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      7 comments

I blogged earlier about a tense conversation with DH where I told him something that was bothering. When we got home, we talked and I explained why his statements had rubbed me the wrong way. He felt that i was reading more into my comments th... Read more
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      6 comments

In the past, when people have said or done things that bothered me I said nothing to them. Then I would fume and rant in private and, in a lot of cases, eat. So now, I am trying to speak up and tell them...hey, there's a line here do not cross... Read more
The Queen of Procrastination is Dead
Monday, January 04, 2010      5 comments

Somewhere along the line, I had become the queen of procrastination. If a task was boring, tedious or (gulp) difficult -- I would look it right in the face, put it on my to-do list and then tell myself "tomorrow...I will do that tomorrow". Fun... Read more
Getting Out of Our Own Way!!
Saturday, January 02, 2010      5 comments

Excerpt from Do it Now by Steve Pavlina: Most people seem to have an innate fear of failure, but failure is really your best friend. People who succeed also fail a great deal because they make a lot of attempts. The great baseball player Ba... Read more

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