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Seeing More Clearly . . . perhaps

Friday, June 28, 2013      12 comments

I've been at a conference in Los Angeles all week and perhaps that, in itself, is mood-altering for someone who is from rural northwest Illinois. The conference was great - and now I have a little free time and some choices to make about how I ... Read more

Honesty concerning lifesavers and cough drops

Friday, June 21, 2013      6 comments

There are individually wrapped lifesavers at the reception desk in my new building. I only have "just one." But then, I pass again. and grab two...and then, sad to say...three. I haven't really thought to track these until today. I had about ... Read more

Another Canticle from Morning Prayer; Ecce, Deus

Monday, June 17, 2013      3 comments

Morning Prayer gives me direction for the day and orients me to God. The Canticle generally used for Mondays is Ecce, Deus, from Isaiah; I have posted it just below. I have always especially loved the first verse: "Surely, it is God who save... Read more

Quaerite Dominum - Canticle for the Day

Friday, June 14, 2013      2 comments

Canticle 10 The Second Song of Isaiah Quaerite Dominum Isaiah 55:6-11 Seek the Lord while he wills to be found; * call upon him when he draws near. Let the wicked forsake their ways * and the evil ones their thoughts; And let ... Read more

A new awareness

Monday, June 10, 2013      6 comments

I am beginning to accept some relationships the way they are instead of how I wish they would be. This takes so much energy and I am tired. I also see that as I do this "honest emotional work" I have food in its place. I am having, in fact, to p... Read more

One thing I have to do is to grieve.....

Saturday, June 08, 2013      5 comments

...................I've been avoiding this for a long time. My mother doesn't really love me. I'll be 61 soon, and I've tried for most of my life to find approval from her. It was a complicated family and I am the oldest one and the parentifi... Read more

More than Numbers

Saturday, June 08, 2013      2 comments

I just watched Chris Downie (aka SparkGuy) talk about the difference between lifestyle changes and diet. Now I know all of this and really, I am after a lifestyle change, but what he said in this 5 or so minute blurb really oriented me to the la... Read more

FitBit

Monday, May 27, 2013      4 comments

Quite excited here! I just ordered a FitBit Zip. It will be here on the 30th and I cannot wait to sync it with SP. Thanks MOTHEPRO for your comments. emoticonRead more

Moderation in Fitness

Sunday, May 26, 2013      2 comments

I just ran through my coaching session on Moderation. I'm much farther on a healthy path with tracking food than I am with fitness. I have such an incredible negative attitude about this. I tried to start a Streak and did not continue. I dig m... Read more

First Streak

Saturday, May 18, 2013      2 comments

I'm ready. Its a small step and I've been putting it off. I've been scared, and oh, I don't know what else. *But* I am starting a STREAK today for the next 30 days.....a minimum of 10 minutes a day of exercise. That's doable. It's time. I'm exci... Read more

Rest in Peace, Diane

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      4 comments

Today is May 15 and my thoughts turn to my sister, Diane. It would have been her 55th birthday today and I wonder what she would have been like at this age - how she would have grown and what her sense of humor would have been like. Diane ... Read more

Graduation Week

Monday, May 06, 2013      2 comments

I teach at a university and it is graduation week. Very busy....and I'm glad I'm with SP, where I am maintaining the discipline of tracking food and spending time with SparkCoach and the community. In much of my adult life I would be out of co... Read more

Its always time for Extreme Self Care

Friday, May 03, 2013      2 comments

Oh, I am getting stronger, I realize. I am more stable in my intentions and activities -- this was not always the case! Its evident, I know, that I have not taken good ca... Read more

A Prayer of Self Dedication

Thursday, May 02, 2013      1 comments

From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), one of my favorites, often said at Evening Prayer. Keeping this in my heart and mind places me where I need to be in order to work towards health and well-being. A Prayer of Self-Dedication Almight... Read more

St. Teresa d'Avila

Monday, April 29, 2013      2 comments

Nada te Turbe Let nothing disturb you, nothing afright you. Whom God possesses in nothing is wanting. Alone God suffices. All things are passing. God never cease... Read more


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