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Some photos from my little hike at Lake Farm County Park today. What a gorgeous day it was!!
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      3 comments

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this is me...taking my life back
Monday, February 16, 2015      2 comments

After my elliptical workouts in the morning I play " White Buffalo" by Cusco. I walk, slowly, around my kitchen island. I make circles around the island and take in what I've just done; all the good I've just done for my body. I breathe. I clos... Read more
yes you can
Sunday, June 30, 2013      4 comments

Eight or so years ago, I didn't think I "could" either. I believed I was stuck, unchangeable, impossible. It isn't so. Yes, you can. Yes, I can. Sometimes, it just takes that one person who will believe in us. (For me, that was my husb... Read more
a poem to share...
Thursday, June 06, 2013      2 comments

Variation On A Theme By Rilke (by Denise Levertov) (The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1) A certain day became a presence to me; there it was, confronting me -- a sky, air, light: a being. And before it started to de... Read more
accountability time
Saturday, January 26, 2013      2 comments'd I do on my goals? My goals from January 17 through Friday January 25 were: 1.) Steer clear as much as possible from the area where I know darned well co-workers set out the treats to be shared. I did well on that one! ... Read more
back-on-track goals
Thursday, January 17, 2013      1 comments

I have noticed that too many "little extras" have been inveigling their way into my diet lately. Too many times have "just a little taste" added up too quickly. Yesterday, for instance it was salami and crackers that someone brought in to wor... Read more
patiently. persistently.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      2 comments

"Patiently. Persistently." Two years ago I was at a Vipassana meditation site in Illinois for ten days. We listened to the teacher's recorded voice saying those words over and over again; "Patiently. Persistently." as we sat in posture f... Read more
Saturday, August 18, 2012      1 comments

"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. " (from the Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain) Oy! o... Read more
wanted to share this:
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

This woman is amazing. She doesn't say don't bother to take care of yourself, at all...she does show us we don't have to buy into other's negative comments and labels. Makes me wanna go WOOT!! It's wonderful: Read more
Sunday, June 24, 2012      2 comments

Hunger is not an evil thing. I am realizing this. An appetite is a sign of vitality, of life and even of health, isn't it? When we are sick we certainly tend not to be hungry. So, hunger in and of itself is not the enemy. It is a simpl... Read more
great presentation!
Saturday, December 10, 2011      3 comments

Great presentation! What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
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QUESTION: Anyone a kettlebeller? :)
Sunday, July 31, 2011      2 comments

Hi everyone! I've been pretty slack on Sparking lately, I know. I am keeping up with my cardio (I seem to have that part down, lately) and I'm doing my best to eat right. Hubby and I still have gym memberships (for a little while yet), but we ... Read more
Clay 101
Saturday, April 09, 2011      5 comments

This is a note I made to myself in my journal, after a wheel-throwing class I took through the month of February, and a photo of some of the pieces I made. (Some still need to go through their final firing.) I have recently been reading a book... Read more
apples and cinnamon
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

I'm sure that at some point in my life I've mentioned it to people before...but it bears repeating: Whoever it was that first figured out that apples and cinnamon go together was a GENIUS. Tonight I had an apple, cut in quarters and microwaved ... Read more
Friday, December 31, 2010      2 comments

It looks like we have come to an agreement with the downstairs neighbors regarding the elliptical machine. Thank Heaven. We moved it into the spare room-guest room-computer room (it goes by many names) and put some extra rug padding under it. ... Read more

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