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When All Else Fails...
Friday, February 27, 2009      6 comments

...MAKE SOUP! Okay, so I've been 'funky' and struggling, and when I feel this way nothing lifts me up like creating, and cooking. Being the beginning of Lent this week (Ash Wednesday), I wanted something new for supper that satisfied the fasting... Read more
My Favourite Spark, Weekly - Coach Nicole!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      7 comments

I admire Coach Nicole more than anybody else on this site. She insires me, makes me laugh, challenges me to think, and shapes who I am in the process of becoming. To me, she is the epitome of BALANCE! ****************************
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DONE girl?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      15 comments

'Done in' is more like it... Today is a STRUGGLE... frankly, most days the past two weeks have been a struggle, but today I just can't seem to keep it at bay. And I re... Read more
"Happy VALENTINE'S Day!"
Saturday, February 14, 2009      7 comments

Well, I had this lofty idea that I would be able to deliver this Valentine, in person, to every one of you... and then yesterday happened... I was SLAMMED with LOVE! Somehow (I still have not figured out HOW these things happen), I was named 'DO... Read more
Food for the HEART!
Friday, February 13, 2009      9 comments

...I'll bet you rushed right over here thinking I was talking chocolate... sorry to disappoint! (me, grinning wickedly... I actually don't even like chocolate myself!) I've had at least a half dozen conversations about hummus this week, so ... Read more
Laughter is the BEST Medicine!
Monday, February 09, 2009      12 comments

Are you struggling with Monday? (I am... even more than usual!) 'New Year' resolve and enthusiasm starting to wear off? (NO... but frustration is causing it to be stretched mighty thin.) Tired of grey and gloomy winter skies? (AM I!) He... Read more
"Who says pancakes can't be part of a healthy diet?"
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      10 comments

This blog entry is prompted by a couple of things: 1. a friend's unhappiness over being told that "that in order to be successful at losing weight and getting heal... Read more
When the Going Gets Tough...
Thursday, January 22, 2009      5 comments

Someone will always be prettier. Someone will always be smarter. Some of their houses will be bigger. Some will drive a better car. Their children will do better in... Read more
Hence the Term 'LIFEstyle'
Thursday, January 22, 2009      4 comments

Do you ever look up words you know, just for fun, to see if you understand them as well as you think you do? I know... I'm a MAJOR word 'geek'... but I never cease to be amazed by how powerful words really are. Thoughts/beliefs are even mor... Read more
"DONE! ...And BEYOND!"
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      3 comments

This all started back at the beginning of December when I returned to active sparking, fully expecting to have been 'left behind' by those who had diligently continued on. ... Read more
Joie De Vivre! (...or maybe NOT)
Monday, January 05, 2009      10 comments

The Beginning: "I am worthy of positive changes today." www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Life in Abundance
Sunday, December 21, 2008      2 comments

With Christmas just around the corner (and the permission of the author) it seemed fitting to share this here. I can't think of anything that would make the 'reason for the season' more clear... and if you are still hungering for your own s... Read more
Dear SPARKS...
Saturday, December 20, 2008      5 comments

YES, I am speaking to YOU.... The last two weeks have been the most remarkable in my sparking journey of this past year. I have been blessed in the most amazing ways, by the most amazing women I have ever had the honour to meet. I am 'on fi... Read more
SP Experts, Please Explain Starvation Mode
Thursday, December 18, 2008      9 comments

Since this is something that comes up often, I wanted to keep it really handy! I hope people find this as enlightening and helpful as I did! In case anyone doesn't know, Spark Coach Dean himself started on the website at 375 lbs. Check out his S... Read more
Life is like a box of chocolates...
Thursday, December 18, 2008      4 comments

"Life... is like a box of chocolates - a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly ... Read more

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