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Filling February with Love - cosy up

Saturday, February 06, 2016      10 comments

One of the things I discovered this week is that clothes that fit properly are warmer than baggy clothes! Well, it's not the result of a particularly scientific study - but this week I went into the British Heart Foundation's charity shop, and ... Read more

Filling February with Love - look after your heart

Friday, February 05, 2016      13 comments

There are so many special days - yesterday, for example, was World Cancer Day. My young DIL was sporting a wrist band - one of her friends is currently bald-headed and bravely tackling the challenge - and raising money for research into cancer. ... Read more

Filling February with Love - Valentine

Thursday, February 04, 2016      14 comments

Valentine's Day can be a very difficult time for a lot of people. It doesn't really matter whether you're in a relationship or not, the weight of this day can be really heavy for lots of different reasons. I've tried ignoring Valentine's D... Read more

Filling February with Love - hand care

Wednesday, February 03, 2016      14 comments

I'm sure I'm not alone in having tubes of hand-cream all over the place (ditto lip balms!) which aren't used as often as they should be? Toda... Read more

Filling February with Love - colouring

Tuesday, February 02, 2016      13 comments

Today I am going to fill my day with loving thoughts by sitting quietly and doing some colouring! Back in September I downloaded a couple of adult colouring sheets. When I was tidying my in-tray over the weekend, I found there was still one t... Read more

Filling February with Love

Monday, February 01, 2016      16 comments

Thanks to Yoga with Adrienne's wonderful 30-day Yoga Camp (thank you to Brian for inspiring me to go there!) - I have been tuning into myself much b... Read more

The Five Whys

Friday, January 29, 2016      14 comments

I just posted something on a thread of one of the teams I belong to, and noticed I'd written 'I don't know why' twice in succession: "Can I join in the yoga discussion? I don't do it often enough - don't know why - need to create a habit fo... Read more

Spark Guy's Challenge - Affirmations

Sunday, January 24, 2016      10 comments

This weekend, Spark Guy Chris's blog is about the benefit of affirmations to help us achieve our goals. He posted some great links to articles about various aspects of using our mind in this way. He set us a challenge to come up with our own af... Read more

Karmic Conundrum

Thursday, January 14, 2016      7 comments

Today I went into the local Oxfam shop and picked up three items: a package of Fairtrade decaff coffee; a bottle of no-nasties shower gel, and a sale item (3 little jars of hot chutneys made by a collective in Ethiopia), When I got to the count... Read more

Big January Juice Challenge - modifications!

Sunday, January 10, 2016      9 comments

If you follow my blogs, you'll know that I've signed up to a 7-day juice challenge (Jason Vales Big January Juice Challenge) starting TOMORROW! I downloaded the shopping list - bought about 1/3 of it and spent the week's shopping budget and... Read more

Use Your Brain

Friday, January 08, 2016      11 comments

I don't often click through to Spark articles on the Start Page - but this morning, for some reason, I did. The article is called 'The Three Pounds That Control Me' and it attracted my attention as that is the sort of weight I aim to lose, so i... Read more

Salad Jars

Thursday, January 07, 2016      12 comments

I recently got reminded about salad jars - I don't know why I forgot about them! I love them as a portable meal - because I really enjoy a variety of textures and tastes and colours. Yesterday's jar had avocado, quinoa, orange, tomato, radish, ... Read more

No excuses!

Sunday, January 03, 2016      16 comments

I've just started going through the 100 Days of Weight Loss book again - we started as a team on 1st January. This is the 5th time I've done it - and every time I find out new things about myself! Yesterday's reading was about being comm... Read more


Saturday, January 02, 2016      10 comments

I was going to watch a DVD this evening - Saturday night at the movies for one! Then I saw a link to this great documentary by Jason Vale about the benefits of juicing. I'd already made a plan to go on his Big January Juice which starts on 11t... Read more

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, December 29, 2015      11 comments

2016 will be the Year of the Monkey (starting in February) - sounds like fun to me! Here's some encouraging news for us Sparkers, from Raymond L... Read more

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