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How Do You Measure Success?

Sunday, April 01, 2012      16 comments

This afternoon, after a very difficult morning, I managed to please my grouchy, recalcitrant daughter. She launched herself at me in gratitude, wrapping her arms... Read more

Are you hungry for change?

Saturday, March 31, 2012      7 comments

While most of my life I've had an uneasy suspicion, over the last four years I have become completely convinced that 'being fat' is not THE problem, it is a symptom of much more serious problem, and the healing journey with which I've been recen... Read more

(HEALTH update BLOG) A picture is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      12 comments

...worth a thousand words! I decided that I should put something up here (other than cryptic comments on my feed) for those of you who are sincerely wonder... Read more

You know you're a 'bad' mother when...

Friday, February 24, 2012      22 comments

...very recently driving home from music lessons, at 7:00 pm on a Tuesday night, hungry because you haven't yet eaten dinner, and you have the following conversation with your 7-year-old: "Mom, can we go to a restaurant for supper?" "N... Read more

40: a story that begins with the end

Thursday, February 23, 2012      4 comments

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I Rise, Again, From Ashes...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      10 comments

"We rise again from ashes, from the good we've failed to do. "We rise again from ashes, to create ourselves anew. "If all our world is ashes, then must our lives ... Read more

I need smaller 'big girl' panties!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012      29 comments

So, I had a moment today... a split second where I could clearly recognise that my life had shifted. Before that, a little background story... We live one m... Read more

On Which Step Are You Sitting?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      12 comments

...I act... Read more

"Happy St. Valentine's Day, my dearest SPARKlers!"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      6 comments

love is a place & through this place of love move (with brightness of peace) all places Read more

The award for 'Most Extraordinary SPARKler' goes to...

Saturday, February 11, 2012      10 comments

(I've been wanting to do this for awhile...) NOTABOUTHEFACE!!!!! Why? Well, besides the fact she is a generous, compassionate, supportive, REAL, honest... Read more

So, is anyone else...

Saturday, February 11, 2012      6 comments

"...a guilt-ridden, stressed out, tired purple people pleaser?" VEGGIE_GIRL28 asks: "So, I have a horrible habit of trying desperately to please everyone around me...except, of course, myself. I work hard to make a difference but th... Read more

"Why I don't make cardio my focus..."

Saturday, February 11, 2012      5 comments

Of late, I'm encountering people who are struggling as I was after two months here in 2008, and my heart aches for them. I offer the following for those who are willi... Read more

A Guinea Pig, An Ostrich Egg and an Average Housecat... Oh, My!

Thursday, February 09, 2012      16 comments

(I think the one we're supposed to lose is full, ansd uncarved, but this was so beautiful, I couldn'... Read more

Now for something a little different...

Monday, February 06, 2012      9 comments

Today was my birthday. My birthday is the one day of the year when I consistently reflect and feel justified and obliged to celebrate me and my gifts.... And I unab... Read more

Before you fall (or leap) off the proverbial wagon....

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      11 comments

Consider that... ...and from my inbox: *Fat Burning Tips Newsletter by Tom Venuto (link below): "Clearly, we have an obesity problem in America and many other... Read more

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