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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


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

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      6 comments

I just thought I would write an entry about a major point of stability in my life -- the Daily Office. Or, daily prayer. the first "office" is Morning Prayer, which is a set of prayers, canticles, psalms, and appointed readings for the day. Alwa... Read more

Out of Routine

Saturday, April 20, 2013      2 comments

I'm really trying to be flexible, but I recognize that being out of my routine leaves me feeling very anxious. I was able to work at home all last week and therefore have control of my schedule and my food. So, today, I'm hosting an all day meet... Read more

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