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Day after Thanksgiving... How was your Holiday?
Friday, November 23, 2007      4 comments

The holiday season is just beginning. Thanksgiving is over and now we enter the party season. How was your Thanksgiving? I took a wonderful walk along the Puyallup River. We went about 2 miles and the day was cold and beautiful. Peopl... Read more
Thanksgiving is Coming- Obstacle or Opportunity
Thursday, November 15, 2007      9 comments

I have been thinking about Thanksgiving dinner and reading a lot of the blog entries. It seems like most of us are a little afraid of facing the day that is typically filled with food, fun, family and football. In my case it is also my Mom's 8... Read more
October 28, 2007 Finding and Celebrating the Joy in My Life
Sunday, October 28, 2007      3 comments

I have no trouble finding the joy in my life. It is in my relationships with my family, friends and fellow work people. It is in seeing the birds in the feeding dish in the morning, it is my dog's smile and laying his head on me. It is in the... Read more
October 27, 2007 AM I NEGLECTING MY BODY?
Saturday, October 27, 2007      0 comments

I know that I have neglected my body for 2 years. The last time I moved I had to do a lot of physical labor to get our house in shape. Because of this, I stopped doing my regular exercises and started eating anyting I wanted. I think I was re... Read more
October 26, 2007 Believing in myself
Saturday, October 27, 2007      1 comments

I have had periods in my life when I thought I could do anything, and then at other times I felt very untalented. Since I have always been overweight I am not sure if this had a lot to do with it. I do know that my self esteem is much higher w... Read more
October 25, 2007 How Can I Share My Spark With Others?
Friday, October 26, 2007      3 comments

I try to be as open with people that I possibly can without overwhelming. Usually I find that most people like it when you ask questions as long as they are not to delving at first. I have a tendancy to be over zealous when I am starting... Read more
Oct 24, 2007 Learn From Someone Who's Been There
Wednesday, October 24, 2007      3 comments

When I was young I always had an older person that I considered my good friend. I learned so much from these older people and enjoyed the bonding experience. Some were like surogate parents and some were just wise people, but all of these peo... Read more

Wednesday, October 24, 2007      0 comments

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October 22, 2007 Am I Taking Life Too Seriously?
Tuesday, October 23, 2007      4 comments

Sometimes I know that I do take life too seriously. It is at those times that I feel stressed. When I feel stress, I stop and ask myself, why am I feeling this way? Mostly my stress comes from wanting to please other people. This is a se... Read more
Oct 21, 2007 Appreciation of the Good Things in Life
Sunday, October 21, 2007      2 comments

I feel very fortunate the I don't spend a lot of time not doing what I want to do. I get up every morning and start the day getting my obligations out of the way first. Even at work I do this same plan. Then when those are finished I am able ... Read more
October 20, The Wisdom of listening
Saturday, October 20, 2007      1 comments

Absolutely the best way to get ahead in life. Listen, ask questions, and listen to the answers. In a very funny way, people don't really care what someone else thinks, unless they really value that person's opinion. In my life, most people do... Read more
Oct 19,2007 How Well do you Roll with the Punches
Friday, October 19, 2007      0 comments

I love thinking about how important it is to be flexible. In all of my jobs I have seen how people who are inflexible really suffer so much more than people who are able to go with the flow. Most of the time I have felt that I was a very ... Read more
Oct 18, 2007 - Living a meaningful life
Friday, October 19, 2007      1 comments

I feel very fortunate in having realized very early that I wanted to live a life of meaning for myself. I have had many extremely memorable and meaningful experiences. What I am most proud of is my children. They have all grown up to be very... Read more
Oct 17, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007      1 comments

Take Responsibility for my Success I am one of those people that always takes responsibility for everything I do success or fail. I know what I need to do to get where I want to be. So what I need to do is to stick with my program and kno... Read more
October 15, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007      0 comments

Negative people have often entered my life and I am not sure how it is I get caught off guard by them. What I have learned is to not share too much of my dreams. I have 2 or 3 people that I know will always be positive and those are the people... Read more

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