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"...a heart wide open to all this beauty..."

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      5 comments

"This food is the gift of the whole universe—the earth, the sky, and much hard work. May we live in a way that makes us worthy to receive it. May we transform our unskillful states of mind, especially our greed. May we take only foods t... Read more


Thursday, September 24, 2015      9 comments

I've been thinking about a poem I wrote a year ago entitled "Overspray" and relating it to how we are affected by energy. Recently I have been pondering energy and the many energy exchanges I encounter throughout my days. Being the sensitive ... Read more

Letting Go of the Larger Sizes

Monday, July 06, 2015      10 comments

My desire to weigh less than 165.9 is fulfilled from my true self. My desire to weigh less than 165.9 has the power to manifest. Recently I found a little black velvet long sleeve dress, it cost me $1 at a garage sale. I brought it... Read more

"the lines run deep, you know," (samskaras)

Sunday, June 14, 2015      8 comments

A poem I wrote on Friday: remember the day we walked the coolness under the tall pines you pointed to a red-headed woodpecker sitting on top of a pole and I chose to steer through the gates the lines run deep you know..... Read more

A Critical Place in my Weight Loss

Sunday, May 31, 2015      10 comments

"The light is critical: of me, of this long-dreamed, involuntary landing on the arm of an inland sea." (from Adrienne Rich's poem, "Integrity") I am aware that I am moving through a "critical" passage in my journey. How is it best to des... Read more

Poetry Reading

Friday, April 17, 2015      6 comments

The Dean of the Schurz Library, Vicki Bloom asked me to read some of my poetry at an event on campus yesterday afternoon. This event included recognition of the month of April as National Poetry Month. Being acknowledged as a poet means so muc... Read more

Making More Progress

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      5 comments

weight: 172.3 (a loss of -1.1 pounds) 01/14/15 193.8 01/21/15 191.3 (-2.5 pounds in the first week) 01/28/15 188.2 (-3.1 pounds in the second week for a challenge total of -5.6) 02/04/15 186.1 (-2.1 pounds in the third week for a chal... Read more

Making Progress

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      4 comments

weight: 178.7 (I am so very thankful for this progress toward my desire for weight loss!!!) 01/14/15 193.8 01/21/15 191.3 (-2.5 pounds in the first week) 01/28/15 188.2 (-3.1 pounds in the second week for a challenge total of -5.6) 02... Read more

I am not looking for excuses.

Sunday, February 22, 2015      6 comments

I am not looking for excuses. I am looking for progress. I am looking to move forward. Jan. 14, 2015 193.8 Jan. 21, 2015 191.3 (lost 2.5 pounds) Jan. 28, 2015 188.2 (lost 3.1 pounds) Feb. 04, 2015 186.1 (lost 2.1 pounds) ... Read more

Heart Enhanced Walk, Day 75 of 75 Day Streak

Saturday, February 14, 2015      5 comments

Sparker "IUSBDEB" surprised me during our lunch hour yesterday. Each heart shaped clue led me into doing more than our intended walk around an indoor track. 1st heart instructed me to walk out to the parking area where I found the next heart sha... Read more

Walk, Day 70 of 75 Day Streak

Friday, February 13, 2015      4 comments

It was cold outside last Sunday so we walked inside. My granddaughter walked with me to Leslie Sansone's WATP dvd. Read more

5th Week in Review (February)

Sunday, February 08, 2015      4 comments

70 days, my walking streak contineus..., at least 30 minutes every day, emoticon Read more

4th January Week in Review

Saturday, January 31, 2015      6 comments

4th Check-in of the Year: 62 days, my walking streak continues.., at least 30 minutes every day. emoticonRead more

3rd January Week in Review

Thursday, January 29, 2015      6 comments

Last week on January 24, 2015, I posted this on the Beauty Over 50 January Challenge and wanted to include it here, in my blogs. 3rd Check-in of the Year: 54 days, my walking streak continues.., at least 30 minutes every day. <... Read more


Tuesday, January 20, 2015      6 comments

Planning on a new moon day for the rest of this week (Jan. 20th-25th, 2015: Tuesday, January 20th: 5:20pm - 6:00pm will walk around the indoor track before teaching. 6:30pm - 7:45pm Will teach yoga downtown 8:15pm - 8:45pm I wil... Read more

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