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  • What blog topic (written by me) would you like to read about?

    3/22/2015 2:23:08 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello everyone, As most of you know I work for a very progressive bilingual, Kindergarten that also serves children/families with special needs. I've made no secret about in the past that my colleagues, a too corporate outlook and the daily structure often fall short of this lofty concept but b... Read more

  • Saltwater Cure

    3/19/2015 12:54:43 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    That about says it all tonight. How about you? Thanks to Amy Floyd for her beautiful image and lovely quote at http://www.flickr.com/photos/a
    my-lloyd/5457419804/ 304 Thanks to SparkPeople for the sweat! 549 247 220... Read more

  • Gifts Along the Journey

    3/12/2015 1:38:38 PM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    I learned two things this week, which kept me on track with my goals, despite the impending funeral: If I rebound on my mini-trampoline 9-3/4 minutes, my SPAT does not record it. Short on time today, I included 11 minutes of jogging while "walking" my dogs. A nice surprise was that SPAT r... Read more

  • A Young Woman's Coming-of-Age -- La Quinceañera!!!

    3/10/2015 9:26:52 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    214 Preface: AAAARRRRGH! I rotated ALL the photos, but they didn't come through correctly...and NOW my computer won't read the disc of photos in order to try correcting them. SO sorry. I will continue working on this glitch! 214 I could list many reasons and excuses for the delay, but ... Read more

  • SPAT does its magic on me

    3/10/2015 2:59:16 PM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    If you don't know, SPAT is the (I think, cute) acronym for the SparkPeople Activity Tracker. I've been wearing it for a week. Today, I just didn't have those 10 minutes of cardio in me. (I made the mistake of thinking I would be motivated after walking my beseechingly brown-eyed, patient dogs.)... Read more

  • Did I throw out the baby with the bath water?

    3/7/2015 12:03:21 PM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    I lost SparkFriends over the past few years during a family trauma that took me by surprise and made me lose my footing. It is not uncommon for people undergoing situations difficult to wrap our minds around (i.e., losing a spouse, child sexual abuse, etc.) to disconnect from the one who is su... Read more

  • The coolest grandson

    3/7/2015 3:37:22 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    My grandson had a minimum day. His favorite friends went to the after school program, and he chose to be with me. I took off work for an afternoon of play. At the park, DG tested his skills at the skate park, inviting me to do "stunts" with him. I wasn't about to say no! It was fun, and ... Read more

  • The gym of gyms

    3/5/2015 11:50:46 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    This is my gym. I just did 30 minutes on the rebounder. My normal max is 13. I LOVE my rebounder. Love Love Love it! I am grateful to SparkGuy for his counseling and encouragement and recommendations in deciding to purchase this unobtrusive, travel-friendly all-in-one cardio fitness equip... Read more

  • Can your inner child come out and play?

    3/5/2015 2:29:15 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    “Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others... Read more

  • New for me: Loss as a part of life, not self-sabotage

    3/4/2015 3:04:57 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    When I rise up let me rise up joyful like a bird. When I fall let me fall without regret like a leaf. ~ Wendell Berry I learned about a meaningful death in my family this morning. My mom called in tears to say that my brother's 24 year old daughter was dead, struck by a car walkin... Read more