Montana Teacher Disappears After Leaving For Her Run (headline on MSN website)
I sometimes email SPfriends who hike and/or run in isolated places and ask how they manage their safety in a crime-filled world. Almost all of them respond that they are not concerned, and that one can't live in fear, etc.
Wow, my city and... Read more
Could This Be True? They Changed Cookie Monster's Name?
I heard the other day that Sesame Street changed Cookie Monster's name to Veggie Monster. Now, if that's true, it's too bad that we can't even enjoy him singing, "C is for cookie, it's good enough for me" anymore. He was lovable. C'mon, Sesam... Read more
Listed Items Only When Grocery Shopping
My Week 2 focus topic - one of three - is to grocery shop only the items I list before going to the store. In fact, I read a book of tips reently that suggested not to go into any type of store w/o a list. And to stick ONLY to what's on that ... Read more
Focus of the Week-Weeks 1 & 2
I've decided that each week I will set a focus behavior to concentrate on. This past week was portion control and another smaller, personal one. I have done fairly well, but am going to focus on them again for Week #2.
Additionally, I a... Read more
Reflections Upon Three-Year SParkversary
This month marks three years on SP and I have to say that I've given back as much as possible. Bought products, brought in new members, spread the word, etc. So, with that said, I feel a lot of gratitude.
As I read newbie blogs and smile... Read more
A Few Pats On the Back for 2011
I wasn't going to look back, but on NY Day, I started to remember some things that I did in 2011 that I feel good about. In the midst of continued loss of loved ones, and feeling like it was another year in the grief clouds, I DID manage to get... Read more
The Caterpillar Thought Its World Was Ending...
...and then it turned into a butterfly. (Proverb)
I ran across this proverb on a book cover while in a store this morning. I have felt like that caterpillar so often during this past few years.
However, I keep working at life a day at... Read more
36% Surveyed Have Already Broken their New Year Resolutions!
I had to smile as I saw this statistic from the Rose Parade TV coverage a few minutes ago. You can't just flip a switch and change behavior. When folks do that to themselves, they're setting up inevitable disappointment. That's one of many re... Read more
Okay, It's Here. Now What?
I'm not concerned about the goals I met last year, or resolutions for this year.
I'm more concerned about laughter and peacefulness. Leaving myself alone instead of being so centered on self and weight loss and all that goes along with thi... Read more
Here Comes 2012! Wishing All Sparkers Good Things In the New Year.
The third week of January will mark my three years on this SP site. I've known some of my sparkfriends almost the entire time. While many have dropped off the grid, others have remained and continue to motivate and inspire by their examples.
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Gratitude For the Bad Things As Well As Good
It sounds so cliched, but that which didn't kill me this year, did indeed make me stronger. (Okay, universe, that's enough. I don't want/need to get any stronger!) (smiling)
I am thankful for many things; at the top of the list is good hea... Read more
Where Did 2011 Go?
I've never been into the time thing - beginnings and endings. I have a timelessness inside my head and totally agree with Einstein's theory about time.
However, we live in a world of calendars, clocks, and assorted devices that constantly ... Read more
Cough Medicine By Perscription Only - Another Wonderful California Law
I just heard on the radio that over-the-counter cough meds will no longer be sold in CA w/o a perscription as of 1/1/12. This is supposedly due to the escalated abuse by kids taking it to get high - or whatever effects you get with it. Now, cy... Read more
3 Year Anniversary on SP in the next week or Two
Three years ago in January, I joined SP after finding it by accident. At that time, my dear cousin (like a sister) was halfway through the last three years of her life. When I came to SP, I had the stress of helping her through her illness, wa... Read more
A DAY OF SECONDHAND SMOKE. NOW I'M PAYING THE PIPER.
Twice a year, I go to a casino and play the slots. San Diego is said to have the most casinos of any U.S. county. With that said, about 10 buses a day pick up folks all day long, 365 days a year at a nearby mall.
Usually I drive, but yest... Read more