When addressing the social issues the matter of choice is paramount to frame the discussion within the human context. Excusing the choice to not act or failing to learn would extinct the human race in short order when we were fighting for our su... Read more
Sometime in your life you discover what you really want. All the scheming and tell-tale-sirens stop and your desires burst forth. When we stray too far from our path we become forlorn and irrational. We fight the truth we know so deep in our bei... Read more
Beware of the halloweenies!
It is fitting the US political debate zeinths around All Hallows eve and the like. Why with all the dead voting each election year it is no wonder this event has taken to such poor tastes. Do not believe the hype. For every promise of candy ther... Read more
In essence, choice is the basis for life.
Beliefs are not facts. The basis for what we believe is our opinions when the belief creation occurred. That person at the time prior to the belief is the real you.
I create my beliefs.
M... Read more
Our bodies are remarkable biological machines with a less than perfect method for controlling survival urges. Yesterday I did increase my caloric intake solely with carbohydrates (brown rice chips to be exact). I guess with the lack of sleep and... Read more
Creating a positive attitude (part 3)
My ultimate goal is to live a healthier lifestyle that affords me the opportunity to engage in activities and personal choices of my own volition. Notwithstanding the rare exception on this website, most Sparkers would ultimately agree with thi... Read more
Forethought on Four Weeks
As I pass through my fourth week from restart I can praise myself for some major positive achievements.
Total inches lost (hips, legs, arms, waist, chest and neck): 7
Total lbs lost: 13.5
Average caloric intake from 1985 to 1380
Ave... Read more
Creating a positive attitude (Part 2)
The connection of positive self-talk to a happier person is stronger than majorities of people believe or even admit. We all say, “Yeah, yeah” and not give it a second thought. Consider your opinions towards somebody who talks down or poorly of... Read more
Creating a positive attitude Part 1
Attitude makes all the difference in the world. Think something will stop you, it will. Looking for opportunities does not result in a solution. One must act to take advantage of the opportunity once discovered.
One must act with convictio... Read more
Some days feeling your best means, the aches and pains of aging and exercise are along for the ride. Coming to a workable agreement with your body is easier when stretching and warm-ups are added to your routine. A stretching routine, like Tia C... Read more
An Opportunity to be Better
Finding the opportunity to be a better me starts with the first third of our life, sleep. Sleep is the quintessential necessity of all complex organisms that receives the least amount of forethought. Think of little children, zooming around unti... Read more
Like most animals humans find solace in being part of a herd. It is safe, not really led, and the predators really only go after the weak or infirmed. Of course the down sides of being in a herd are part of the lemming effect. I can hear my moth... Read more
The method for any successful venture generally cites Strategic Planning as a best first step. During this planning, creation of a vision consistent with project and personal values will afford the opportunities to generate enthusiasm. This opti... Read more
Up, up and away!
Choices abound throughout our day, from the time we arise until returning to bed. As part of our daily routines, we choose our attire, both inside and out. We often neglect our internal attire in lieu of the external faces to portray a false sen... Read more
Go Fly a Kite
The challenges of staying on task almost won the day. I won by staying focused on the daily, weekly and beyond goals. So, what do you do when the you are on the D line versus the A train and the tracks are heading off into oblivion?
Having... Read more