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Best of April 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011      10 comments

For my A&I team challenge this week I'm asked to talk about the best thing that happened in the last month. It was too hard to come up with only one! I feel deeply grateful for my many, many blessings. Top 10 Things in my life for April 201... Read more

Just for Fun!

Thursday, April 21, 2011      9 comments

My A&I Team BSG Challlenge this week asks me to blog about fun! ~Have I made room for fun in my life? Yes! It's very important to me for my mental health. It's often challenging as it seems like there's so much we need to take care of ... Read more

Happy Memories from Childhood

Thursday, April 14, 2011      14 comments

My A&I challenge this week had presented the topic of happy childhood memories. In my childhood the times I felt happiest and safest were with my dad or his parents. One of my very earliest memories is also one of my fondest--camping ... Read more


Tuesday, April 05, 2011      13 comments

My A&I team challenge this week asks me to respond to two questions about a balanced life. I took the liberty of rewording the second question slightly. 1. What does a balanced life mean to you? A Balanced Life to me means the moderat... Read more

Half-Marathon Race Day

Sunday, April 03, 2011      6 comments

Just a very quick note to say we had ideal weather & I came in almost 10 minutes under my previous personal record for the half which I ran two years ago. Just got my official time & it's 2:09:49!! Read more

Changes: On the road from robot to mindful human

Saturday, March 26, 2011      9 comments

A challenge this week for one of my teams involves writing about difficult lifestyle changes since joining Spark, what motivates me to maintain these changes and any hints for others dealing with similar changes. This assignment has require... Read more

My Spark Journey: from trauma to health

Saturday, March 19, 2011      15 comments

The most recent of my five lifetime "years from hell" happened in 2009. I started the year with high hopes and optimism. I had begun riding my bike to work in the summer of 2008 in addition to my running and strength workouts, so I was in great ... Read more


Thursday, March 10, 2011      13 comments

I don’t like people telling me what to do generally. I like to tell others what I have done and what the consequences were, but it won’t always apply to them in the same way. So I am most likely to take the advice I give to myself, and it’s... Read more


Friday, March 04, 2011      17 comments

"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. Read more

What risk have you taken lately?

Monday, February 28, 2011      2 comments

"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." ~Kathy Seligman Every day that I have a goal I risk some degree of fail... Read more


Friday, February 25, 2011      1 comments

“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


Thursday, February 24, 2011      5 comments

“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


Wednesday, February 23, 2011      2 comments

“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


Tuesday, February 22, 2011      2 comments

INSIGHT INTO LEARNING “There is no difference between living and 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


Friday, January 28, 2011      1 comments

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

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