"I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!"
My G... Read more
"Why do you feel I need a trainer?"
"Everything you need is right here at SparkPeople."
"You don't need a trainer to succeed at weight loss."
"WHY DO YOU FEEL YOU NEED A TRAINER?"
(...though repeating myself is certainly helping me to... Read more
Pat Gohn is married to Bob and has three children. She is pursuing a Master's degree in Theology and writes from her home in Massachusetts. Visit her blog "Write in Between" at writenbtween.blogspot.co m . Pat can be reached ... Read more
The following is as real as I get, and my stomach hurts with the weight of all I'm about to say... but to paraphrase something my friend said the other day, there's greater strength in letting things out, or letting them go, than there is in hol... Read more
"Whether the weight gain is a pound or ten pounds, did you ever ask yourself why does holiday weight gain happen at all?
Here are some common answers Iíve heard:
ďIím too busy over the holidays to work out as often as usual.Ē
ďIí... Read more
I'm cleaning up some loose ends so I can begin my New Year with as little emotional clutter as is possible. I want to hit the ground with a running sense of freedom to move ahead.
From my own experience, I find it very disturbing when peopl... Read more
For all of you hoping to find a fitness trainer, or some special piece of exercise equipment, under the tree this year...
"A WOMAN'S WEEK AT THE GYM
For my birthday this year, my daughter (the dear)... Read more
...an acronym for the journey, and the New Year!
10 STEPS TO TURNING YOUR LIFE AROUND
By Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
Up is the movement ... Read more
...So I'm avoiding shovelling snow by doing this!
(...And if you think this has nothing to do with 'sparking' check out question #31, and check out 'CHEER UP!" at www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal.asp?id=R AMONAZF Read more
I was prised out of my torpor and lassitude today by the following post:
"I see problems, instead of possibilities.
I find excuses instead of solutions.
I'm grumpy instead of gracious.
I've been seeing only scarcity instead of abun... Read more
Is livin' ever 'easy'? Is 'livin' even supposed to be easy, or is it designed to mold us into the marvels of wonder we are created to be?
Well, itís been two and half months, and I almost canít say where the time has gone. But Iím feeling g... Read more
I know it's been a long time to leave the story hanging, but the whole thing is running on God's time, and God's time is largely incomprehensible in a human context. I thank all of you who have taken an interest and expressed your support and co... Read more
If you're here expecting one of my usual 'well-considered' reflections, where I'm finally putting down on paper the conclusions I've come to after carefully mulling things over for some time... I'm sorry, you're in the wrong place today. Feel fr... Read more