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Saturday, July 02, 2016      15 comments

Just got back from my VICTORY vacation in Ecuador, celebrating the two-year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. The doctors told me I would need a year of treatment and a year to recover from treatment. They were pretty much right! It ... Read more
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Friday, April 15, 2016      71 comments

As some of you know, I was diagnosed with cancer two years ago on July 2. I completed the bulk of my treatment with my last "serious" surgery on June 10, 2015. There were times during my treatment when it was a struggle just to get out of be... Read more
Sharing Compassion
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      3 comments

I have sponsored a Compassion child for several years now. It has been an awesome experience and a blessing to me. Her name is Shirley and she is a teenager living in Ecuador. Compassion is a Christian based group lifting children out of po... Read more
well, duh
Saturday, February 27, 2016      6 comments

Time to debrief the 8-week Winter Challenge. I have mixed feelings about my personal results. I did lose about three pounds, which is great! But I did not meet my goal and so I have slowed down my journey back to wellness, which I find disap... Read more
Giving thanks
Friday, November 23, 2012      6 comments

It was one of those Thanksgivings that smacks you upside the head and makes you remember your priorities. I got a phone call from my daughter. I didn't think too much ... Read more
Thank you and an update.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      5 comments

Thank you Teddy Bears for your kindness on my day in the spotlight. The encouragement came at the absolutely perfect time for me! ... Read more
The power of ?
Monday, October 22, 2012      6 comments

I've had this blog on my brain for several days, but stuff happens and it didn't get done. I have been studying a lot about the power of our words. How we can speak blessings or curses into our lives. It reminded me of some studying I did year... Read more
Boredom Alert!
Saturday, March 24, 2012      1 comments

I've decided to be accountable by posting a brief analysis of each week I participate in the 5% Spring Challenge. It's all about me, so it may be a *yawn* for everybody else. Week one-I gained about two pounds instead of losing. I got o... Read more
Oh gosh
Sunday, March 18, 2012      6 comments

I was just looking over my last few blogs and they all mention feeling disconnected from my physical body, This is clearly an issue I need to work on!... Read more
I'm feeling a change in the wind
Sunday, March 18, 2012      2 comments

Gosh, it's been beautiful here in Iowa lately! I was so blessed today. I had a very busy but productive day. I've had this call on my heart for a long time now to contribute in a more meaningful way to helping troubled women. I met with th... Read more
Today I listened to my body
Thursday, January 05, 2012      3 comments

I think it's a comedian. It had some really funny things to say. Things like creeeeeeak, crackle, and CRUNK! Now, at 53, I've learned to live through a few creaks and crackles. But crunk? Crunk did not sound good at all! So I checked... Read more
Today I stopped hating my body
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      16 comments

I've been tough on my body ever since I can remember. I've treated it like something I have to drag around with me instead of this marvelous companion that follows my mind and spirit without question. I resented its need for rest. I made ex... Read more
Quick update
Monday, November 28, 2011      3 comments

I've missed most of the last 3 weeks or so since my Dad had a stroke. I apologize. Thank you to all the Teddies that dropped by to wish me a happy day in the spotlight. I'm working on getting caught up with life again. My Dad continues t... Read more
Where I am today
Friday, November 04, 2011      7 comments

First off, an apology to my Bear Buddies. You are a great team and I seem to always be falling off the tracks and going AWOl.. It has been a tough few months for me. Work has been very intense. I've been putting in extra hours, working... Read more
Change your life in 5 minutes...
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      8 comments

Can you really improve your life in 5 minutes? You can if you consistently make better choices about what to do in any 5-minute time period. I developed this technique because I wanted to make a shift in the direction my habits were taking me. M... Read more

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