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Oh joy! San Francisco Bay Area and Environs, #10 2014 Trip
7/8/2014 5:56:04 PM,  14 COMMENTS

The first stopover in the SF Bay Area, has come and gone and this blog is very overdue. (I am now visiting dear Kathy, ATRANSFORMATION, in Folsom, Sa...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

We have arrived! #9 2014 Trip
6/26/2014 10:52:34 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I would say I'm into the third chapter of this adventure, one being Little Rock to San Diego, where I rendezvoused with Diana, two being the trip up t...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Title: Trundling up the California Coast #8 2014 Trip
6/25/2014 10:09:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm entering the near past, not to dwell there (of course), but simply to begin to bring you up to the present. I left off in Blog #7 having arrived...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

San Francisco or bust! #7 2014 Trip
6/24/2014 6:23:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is the San Francisco digs (near Geary and Presidio) of dear friend Jnani, where Diana and I are currently hanging out. Jnani is in sout...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Friends and Dos Picos County Park #6 2014 Trip
6/15/2014 11:10:11 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I traveled on the famous Route 66 to my old Hawaii-now-Arizona friend Sam's, in Topock, AZ, arriving a week ago. Scenery along the wa...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Miscellaneous trip shots #5 2014 Trip
6/14/2014 11:24:25 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It's a sunny, warm morning in Brawley. I'm on my bicycle at 6:00am and decided to come to Starbucks to post some of the photos that have "fallen by...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

More bicycling in the high desert #4 2014 Trip
6/13/2014 9:25:19 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Well, it has been a rather challenging day, because after I left my friend's place in Topock, AZ my cell phone died. I'm in Brawley now for the night...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

A little of this, a little of that, #3 2014 Trip
6/10/2014 1:45:54 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Because my computer access is so limited (I'm at the library doing this), I will just send some photo clips today, and hope to have greater access whe...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Yummy Smoothie Recipe
6/9/2014 2:32:33 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So this is my favorite smoothie recipe at the moment for summer. 8 oz of pure pineapple juice, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, a few chunks of fresh p...  Read more

BBANGEL1214

To meet everything and everyone through stillness, #2B 2014 Trip
6/3/2014 10:10:32 AM,  17 COMMENTS

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. -- John O'Donohue I am re-posting yesterday's blog -- THE NEW...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Woven around the heart of wonder, #2 2014 Trip
6/2/2014 10:51:30 AM,  11 COMMENTS

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. -- John O'Donohue I am well into the west coast road trip, havin...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

People Magazine Ultimate Diet Guide
5/30/2014 8:06:28 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Wow, what a day. As many of you know I'm living overseas right now so I woke up to an email from my Mom asking if I knew I had been featured in People...  Read more

BBANGEL1214

Get Your Kicks on Route 66, #1 2014 Trip
5/20/2014 12:27:51 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Bon voyage brunch at Patio Cafe last Saturday with yoga sisters, Brooke on the left, teacher extraordinaire Meg on the right The countdown...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

No scale change but a big attitude adjustment
4/28/2014 11:38:55 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Many days of good choices can still lead to disappointment on the scale the next weigh in. That's okay, I've been playing the health and fitness game...  Read more

LUV2DIVE

Listen to things more often than beings.
4/23/2014 5:40:55 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I am deeply comforted by this profound poem. I find it inspiring as I become more intricately involved in the planning for my May 24 departure. 534...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

be more positive?
4/20/2014 11:38:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Todays challenge said to be more positive however I am a half full person anyway. So that's not a real challenge...  Read more

TRAVEL_YES

Spark coach trial
4/17/2014 10:48:16 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Actually I am not very impressed. It seems not to have a big extra value for me....  Read more

TRAVEL_YES

Veggies
4/15/2014 9:04:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My biggest challenge is to eat enough vegetables. Today I will buy loads of fruit and will put it in a nice bowl on the table so that I always see it!...  Read more

TRAVEL_YES

Time to focus
3/21/2014 3:12:43 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It is officially spring break! It's time to get focused and commit to a great week to proper diet and exercise. I went off track last weekend...  Read more

LUV2DIVE

On the Death of the Beloved -- for a dear friend
3/17/2014 10:23:32 AM,  20 COMMENTS

On The Death Of The Beloved Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or night or pain...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

womans day
3/10/2014 3:11:06 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Womans day was great fun. 214 I went with a friend to a new restaurant in town. They serve Sushi, it's great now to have a healthy food option in...  Read more

TRAVEL_YES

Where to start?
3/6/2014 8:55:03 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm reflecting on my previous goals, my blog introduction, and the changes that have occurred the last two years while I have been in the kingdom. My...  Read more

LUV2DIVE

Why I'm breaking up with the stop watch
2/17/2014 2:03:58 AM,  13 COMMENTS

So I've always wanted to be a runner. I want to fall in love with running. I want to be that girl that has a bad day or is stressed out and instead of...  Read more

BBANGEL1214

Killer Valentine's Day Workout
2/14/2014 10:36:19 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So 3 rounds for this one. 3 min spin on the bike 20 wall ball shots 20 kettle bell swings 7 pull ups 20 medicine ball slams 1minut...  Read more

BBANGEL1214

Today's Work Out 2/10/14
2/10/2014 4:37:56 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So I've been messaged a couple times about what a work out looks like for me so I figured I would just blog it and let everyone see. Right now I'm com...  Read more

BBANGEL1214

January: Success
2/2/2014 2:54:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I made a New Year's resolution to only have dessert 5 days/month and artificial sweeteners 5 days/month. I used all my allotted days, but didn't go ov...  Read more

ANRU7695

Hello Hello
1/22/2014 1:59:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Ok so I haven't blogged in forever! Life got crazy and I mean crazy! So after a year of being a single Mom due to my wonderful hubby living not the ot...  Read more

BBANGEL1214

New Year's Eve
12/31/2013 1:59:43 AM,  19 COMMENTS

It's going on 2:00am and I'm still up. And the irony of "What to Remember When Waking," David Whyte's poignant creation, isn't escaping me. No...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

I heard the bells on Christmas Day....
12/25/2013 2:34:01 PM,  19 COMMENTS

When you’re happy, sing. When you’re sad, sing even louder. --Irish Proverb Holy Holly, Greg Turiya Liotta I've always felt that if I c...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

My dear Spark friends!
12/24/2013 2:27:30 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Joyful greetings this holiday season! I hope all of you far-and-near bask in contentment -- Alone or surrounded by family and/or friends...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Lightest Thanksgiving Meal Ever
11/30/2013 7:38:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Had malaria Thanksgiving Day, so ate a big spoonful of mashed potatoes and two bites of meat (one chicken, one turkey). Gotta say, on the positive sid...  Read more

ANRU7695

Going strong.....
11/17/2013 10:00:34 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Doing well with my training for the week. Staying strong and taking it day by day.... Friday - Hill intervals on the bike - DONE!! 61 mins Sat...  Read more

JENSFITJOURNEY

An update on my progress and new goals for this next week...
11/15/2013 6:11:59 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I am doing well, working hard and trying my best to stay on track. Logging on my blog and spark has been another story. I have been posting on my FB p...  Read more

JENSFITJOURNEY

So far so good. Results 11/7....
11/8/2013 4:37:24 AM,  60 COMMENTS

Yesterday I did well. I was unable to get my walk in due to the weather but I will make up for it today. Food wise, I did great. Water was on tra...  Read more

JENSFITJOURNEY

Time for new goals!! Ready to finally MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!
11/7/2013 5:42:45 AM,  19 COMMENTS

We are back from Paris and it is time for me to get back on track with my program. This is going to be a short and sweet post for today. My focus righ...  Read more

JENSFITJOURNEY

still lost but getting there
10/27/2013 11:12:57 AM,  2 COMMENTS

have had a bad fue weeks but an felling better an a bit more focest and not so fuzzy in my head. just had 2 weeks in the uk and i did eat a lot of v...  Read more

MOONDREAM2

Goals for today...
10/24/2013 4:52:11 AM,  23 COMMENTS

I am really wanting to get back to strength training, I miss it so much!!! Obviously with my back injury I cannot do too much at this time, but I can...  Read more

JENSFITJOURNEY

Really...EVERYTHING?
10/12/2013 2:38:56 PM,  21 COMMENTS

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VALERIEMAHA

Fall Song, Mary Oliver
9/30/2013 4:44:26 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Fall Song Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in th...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

felling lost
9/17/2013 2:15:32 PM,  3 COMMENTS

i was any to see the doc had to change some of my meds and was given a sleeping tab (that has made me sick so not taking it) and they are working i d...  Read more

MOONDREAM2

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