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Now I'm freaking out...

Friday, June 24, 2011      16 comments

My "one thing" this evening started out to be pull a few weeds on the way to get the plastic chairs out of the shed and put them on the deck. Only, as I got close to the shed, I started to pull up some bindweed and suddenly, there in my bare ha... Read more

Support systems

Friday, June 24, 2011      10 comments

Discussing Support Systems is kind of like coming in to the middle of a movie. The first question about support systems is "what is this system supporting?" Which returns one to the start of the movie: values and goals. Given that you ha... Read more

It's not about the one thing...

Thursday, June 23, 2011      5 comments

it's about the attitude! It's all about the attitude. "Do one thing" is a philosophy my older sister read about somewhere and mentioned to me in conversation a few years ago. "When you are feeling overwhelmed... just do one thing." It do... Read more

Saying good-bye again

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      21 comments

It's only taken me 15 weeks to give away the leftover dog treats and food. My "one thing" after work tonight was to drop by the Humane Society and let some other animals have ... Read more

A long, slow jog

Monday, June 20, 2011      8 comments

That's what my son proposed we do on Sunday at 1 p.m. Meet him at the trailhead and we shall go on a long, slow jog. Well, knowing his fitness level, height, age and gender, I figured HIS long slow jog might just be a race pace for his mom. ... Read more

And on the seventh day, She rested...

Sunday, June 19, 2011      3 comments

Happy Father's Day to all the Spark Dads out there! A life with dignity has to include days of rest and relaxation. That's why this effort to "clean up my act" has to avoid becoming marathon / binge cleaning. A life of dignity includes go... Read more

Life with dignity, Day 6

Saturday, June 18, 2011      11 comments

Initial goal reminder: handle each day's mail today. So far, so fair, I've done it each day. In the process, while thinking just about "today's mail", somehow the piles on my kitchen counter and dining room table have kind of melted away.... Read more

On the plus side: life with dignity, Day 5

Friday, June 17, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday I mentioned the "down" side of cleaning up my act, home organization version. I am far from done with this effort, but as with the losing weight and taking better care of my physical health, it's going to take time to get to the balan... Read more

So let's talk about Day 4 of Life with? dignity?

Thursday, June 16, 2011      13 comments

So, the viewpoint of living with dignity (not new, long desired, just prioritized recently) is still a bit like "wet paint", not yet established habit. I have to be learning something, right? On the good front: the work I've been doing wi... Read more

Day 3: Life with dignity AND exercise

Wednesday, June 15, 2011      8 comments

Having a new "purpose/project", one that has "come" to me by a soak in solitude and rest and evaluation is very energizing, I find. I have to give myself the grace of time, and work through the "should" and the "wish-I-was-normal" to acceptance... Read more

Day 2: Life with dignity

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      13 comments

Yesterday was a work day, and I did end up staying an extra half hour at the end of the day, because it happens. So I didn't have a whole lot of "let's organize the house" kind of energy left. I have determined one of my "fast start" goals... Read more

Overdoing isn't only a matter of exercise...

Monday, June 13, 2011      9 comments

I've learned the lesson about taking it slowly with exercising, but I haven't necessarily "got it" when it comes to house / yard work. I need to transfer some of the consistency to "living life with dignity"... without killing myself or my moti... Read more

Work ethic and healthy habits

Sunday, June 12, 2011      10 comments

Do you have a voice in your head that says "work before play"? I do. Does it get in the way of establishing and maintaining healthy habits? Mine sometimes does. Here's how it works. This particular voice in my head is atta... Read more

A bit late for the party, but celebrating anyway!

Friday, June 10, 2011      14 comments

This morning while casting about for ideas to blog my daily "pep talk" to myself, I managed to find my "Day 1" blog from May 30, 2009. I had written one before that, but in fact that is when it finally kicked in for me and I started being serio... Read more

There is no finish line.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011      22 comments

"There is no spoon" is one of my favorite quotes from The Matrix. "There is no finish line" is my personal Spark theme. This is forever. For the rest of our lives. It doesn't end because "nobody's looking" today. Some days this is clear... Read more


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