MY THREE WORDS
"What three words come to mind when you think about your Spark journey or about your feelings as you go forward on this journey?" ~Assignment for a challenge this week.
Accountability, Encouragement, Motivation.
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What risk have you taken lately?
"You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try."
Every day that I have a goal I risk some degree of fail... Read more
VICTORY OVER TRIALS
“Adversity and loss make a man wise.” - Welsh Proverb
I've lived through some pretty tough times and when life happens in a negative way, I've intentionally made a decision to turn it around and come out of whatever situation has knocked me... Read more
SMALL STEPS THAT LEAD US TO ACHIEVEMENT
“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” - Flora Whittemore, author
I chose this quote today because it reminds me that I live my life in the present. What I do today determines the direction of my life and what I ac... Read more
ARE YOU SETTING THE PACE FOR YOUR HEALTH?
“I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast.” - Evelyn Ashford, American athlete
I feel the same way about feeling the air on my skin when I run. I also try to approach my nutrition and fitness with an attitude of ac... Read more
INSIGHT INTO LEARNING
INSIGHT INTO LEARNING
“There is no difference between living and learning...it is impossible and misleading and harmful to think of them as being separate.”- John Holt, author
Talking to my brother yesterday we were discussing some end... Read more
This quote is getting passed around cyberspace this week:
"An OLD man once said …There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, ... Read more
Where the Action Is
“There’s a very interesting scientific insight which says that regions where real novelty occurs, where really new things happen that you haven’t seen before, are always regions which are at the edge of chaos. They are regions where cloudiness a... Read more
Nature abhors a vacuum
When my kids were little and I was ferrying them all over creation, cooking for a family, working full time, and in graduate school I often thought that when they were grown and gone I'd have all kinds of time to myself. I'd dream about leisurel... Read more
If not now, when?
Do you procrastinate? I do. Not always, but often enough to see resulting effects when I do.
With my eating it has various impacts. First, if I wait too long to eat and get over-hungry I tend to eat too much. Or if I wait too long to start ... Read more
Back on Track
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~Author Unknown
For me the hardest part of any practice requiring discipline comes when I get off track. This can be with eating... Read more
December 21: Some Goals for the End of 2010
December 21, 2010
Some goals for the remaining days of 2010
1.DONE! 12/31/2010 Keep weight under 170 to end the year 30 pounds lighter than I began it.
2. 50% [Made good progress, but only about half of what I'd intended.] Declutt... Read more
December 20: Managing Goals for 2011
December 20, 2010
Managing Big Goals for 2011
I get pretty overwhelmed when I consider all my goals for 2011 at once. To overcome this paralysis I need to break them down into smaller goals.
My goal to read just two books in 2011 mig... Read more
December 19: Goals for 2011, Part 2
December 19, 2010
Goals for 2011, Part 2
1. Write regularly: develop plan/schedule: I’d like to write daily but that’s probably too much for me right now. I’d like to start out writing weekly at least.
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December 18: Goals for 2011, Part 1
December 18, 2010
Goals for 2011, Part 1
1. Get regular check-ups and tests. I’m usually pretty good about this, but I got very sick with one test this past year and will want to put it off this year.
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