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  • Thankful for Rain During a Critical Drought

    11/25/2015 8:56:14 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Sooo happy to hear and see those raindrops this morning. We are supposed to have a lot of rain this winter due to El Nino. Honestly, it's been a long drought and we need rain so badly. Wishing all a wonderful Thanksgiving.... Read more

  • Just stopping by...

    11/24/2015 6:46:47 PM, by AZURELITE

    Hi Folks, I don't seem to get to SP very much any more. Just thought I'd provide a quick update. Earthing... I continue to use the Earthing mat each night (it's stretched across the bottom of the bed). I also gravitate to it during the day, have a quick rest and feel refreshed and calmer ea... Read more

  • My 4,000 Mile Trophy from SP Today

    11/24/2015 8:24:28 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Walking (and exercise in general) is my biggest stress buster. It goes way back to when my dear grandfather took me by my little hand and we walked and walked. So I have deep connections to the love and peacefulness of those days with my sweet father figure, long gone and sorely missed. So wh... Read more

  • Live Longer, Prevent Diabetes - by drinking coffee!!! (today's news report)

    11/23/2015 9:18:46 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    It never ceases to amaze me how the coffee industry gets all of these health proclamations out to the public with a straight face. Ironic that there are consistent news reports on the doubts that taking vitamin supplements makes any difference, but no doubts at all that drinking coffee prolongs lif... Read more

  • Health is a mind-body quantum prenominal

    11/22/2015 9:52:47 PM, by OLDEROWL

    In my work on my Spark Team "You Can Heal Your Life", I found Deepak Chopra's new book "Quantum Healing", revised and expanded November 2015, very enlightening. The book speaks of many cases of medically unexplained cases of cancer reversal including a case where the cancer metastasized to a man's... Read more

  • Dad Makes a Mistake!

    11/21/2015 11:13:33 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    It's the Spring of 1957 and Bobby goes to pick up his date. He's a pretty hip guy with his own car. When he goes to the front door, the girl's father answers and invites him in. "Carrie's not ready yet, so why don't you have a seat?" he asks. "That's cool," says Bobby. Carrie's f... Read more

  • Dunkin Donuts CEO

    11/21/2015 11:11:02 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • Advice to self:

    11/21/2015 4:29:23 PM, by CAROLSMOM1

    While reading "Get Up! Why Your chair is Killing You and What You Can do About It," by Dr. James A. Levine, I started making changes. Amazon Kindle edition for your computer, $5.99. "The brain is like a muscle--if you don't use it, it shrinks." "An active body begets an active brain... Read more

  • The Best Diagnosis Ever. Who Said Doctors Don't Have A Sense Of Humor?

    11/21/2015 1:50:14 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    A woman takes her 16-year-old daughter to the doctor. The doctor says, "Okay, Mrs. James, what's the problem?" The mother says, "It's my daughter Darla. She keeps getting these cravings, she's putting on weight, and is sick most mornings." The doctor gives Darla a good examination, then tu... Read more

  • The tapes constantly running in my head

    11/19/2015 1:34:11 AM, by IMJETTA8

    Every time I start to feel REALLY good or someone gives me a compliment, I go immediately to these old tapes in my head. I have no control over them but I can ignore them sometimes. Growing up, every time I felt any good feelings they nipped it in the bud. When I found out at school there was a... Read more

  • Farmer Gets Pulled Over By Cop. Then Says This To Him.

    11/18/2015 7:12:13 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A farmer got pulled over by a state trooper for speeding and the trooper started to lecture the farmer about his speed, and in general began to throw his weight around to try to make the farmer uncomfortable. Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the ticket, and as he was doing that he kept... Read more

  • I Felt Like I Had (legally) Stolen the Groceries

    11/18/2015 8:31:16 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    That's what the cashier and I agreed it felt like as I visited the newly-opened store around the corner (okay, a mile or so away). This is a literal example of one door closing and another opening. I'd recently blogged about the agony of my fave store closing its doors this month. Yet, here... Read more

  • Serotonin- When a Friend Can Become an Enemy

    11/17/2015 8:41:57 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Pharmacist Ben Fuchs writes a blog called "Critical Health News," and often has interesting topics. I thought this was interesting about serotonin; I didn't know some of this. I'll share it and since I am crediting him, hope it meets SP rules. "If you watch the cartoonish commercials on T... Read more

  • Wow - I need to be in more photographs...

    11/16/2015 11:12:13 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    After reading this blog (link below) ... I am so busted. Have I had this discussion before? And yet I still avoid photos. But I've recently come across some photos of me and my husband, and the last one of me and my dad, taken about two years before the last visit I had with my dad when I did not ta... Read more

  • Motivation and the stress/hopelessness

    11/16/2015 10:54:41 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    Where do I even begin? I have let the stresses of my life take over. I can't seem to muster up the strength I need to fight for me and my body. I am turning 30 in a few weeks. I can't believe it. I think this is my turn, my time to focus on me. The stresses at home have been so hard. I hav... Read more

  • Happy Birthday, my dearly-departed baby boy, Kevin

    11/16/2015 8:12:06 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Even after all these years, I can feel the part of my heart that left with him. I'll just paste my books prologue here. Happy Birthday, dear little son. TOO COLD FOR CACTI – My Personal Adventures 10/22/12 - by Jesse D. Seville Prologue I heard his first little cries fro... Read more

  • The Wooden Bowl

    11/15/2015 5:56:03 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now. A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year - old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. Th... Read more

  • Took a Firm Stand With the Dental Specialist

    11/15/2015 8:59:57 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    WARNING: Purpose of this blog is to vent and record my feelings. So....apparently my mouth is a potential train wreck. My gums and roots are very healthy due to good hygiene and all the chewing activity. But because my teeth fit together so well and I have a slight overbite, they are ju... Read more

  • My Heart is Breaking Over the Current News about Attacks in Paris

    11/13/2015 5:54:12 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    The news is unfolding as I write this, and I hope our French SP friends are okay. You're in my prayers.... Read more

  • TINY HOUSE? The Gnomist: A Great Big Beautiful Act Of Kindness

    11/13/2015 10:09:53 AM, by --KREN

    What more could you ask for than for everyone in the world to practice Kindness! Here's an ancient take on the new Tiny Houses, lol.
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  • Improving Posture Can Reduce Stress (Ben Fuchs, Pharmacist, blog info)

    11/13/2015 9:25:28 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I thought his recent blog on "Critical Health News" was interesting and helpful; quoting him here fyi. Since I am attributing the info to him, I hope it meets with SP criteria. "In an article that was published in the journal “Psychological Science”, collaborating researchers from Harvard and ... Read more

  • What Indoor Temperature Sends you To Thermostat to Turn Heat On? (just curious)

    11/12/2015 9:08:19 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Last week, it was 82 degrees in here, and this morning it's 66! I thought that was cold until I took out the garbage just now and saw my breath in the air - 51 degrees. So, returning indoors, 66 feels comfie. (smiling) Yes, Nat, it's relative - for sure. Which made me wonder at what indoor t... Read more

  • 50 years of marriage

    11/11/2015 11:58:35 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk arm, slept on a sofa-bed and watched TV on a 10-inch black and white TV. But hey I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl. Now I have a $750,000 home, a $4... Read more

  • Cold Weather Affects My Motivation to Get Outside

    11/10/2015 2:48:06 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    After weeks of whining about the record-breaking high temps, it has started to get "cold." Throughout my years here on SP, I've been amazed at my SPfriends throughout the country who bundle up and exercise in rain, sleet, snow, and/or other adverse conditions. Me? I bundled up today and ou... Read more

  • Time Change, Hunger at 1 a.m., Red Lobster, Christmas

    11/9/2015 8:55:28 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I have to admit that I'm struggling with time change; as soon as it gets dark, my psyche thinks it's time for bed and I'm tired. Ordinarily, I awaken early and go to sleep early - but not 6 or 7 p.m.!!!! (smiling) Miss those sunshine longer days so much. Okay, early this morning around 1 a.... Read more

  • Choir Positions Open

    11/8/2015 9:04:53 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Found in an actual church bulletin Positions open in soprano, alto, tenor and bass. No others need apply. PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to carry light musical notes part way across the sanctuary. Must have sufficient vision to see the director. EXPERIENCE: No applications w... Read more

  • More Wisdom from Abby! No not Dear Abby, MY Abby!

    11/8/2015 7:03:43 AM, by CERIUSLY

    If you read my Truth Blog yesterday, you know I spent a lot of time reading old blogs, and you were introduced to my Granddaughter Abby, who is now 7. Thanks to Everyone for the thoughtful comments on that blog. Today I'm re-posting another blog from 2012 when Abby was 3. 213 Those of you ... Read more

  • My daughter got married today

    11/8/2015 1:30:28 AM, by IMJETTA8

    My youngest daughter got married today, the wedding was so beautiful. They have been together for 7 years and now they are married. IT was so beautiful, I finally cried when they danced together as husband and wife. I love them both so very much. I am so happy for them. What a special day it was tod... Read more

  • TRUTH is Still the Word of the Day!

    11/7/2015 7:33:52 AM, by CERIUSLY

    I entered Sparkland this morning to kind words from my friend MULTIMOM. Reading her page I was reminded of a blog I wrote years ago, so, (I could have been exercising, but), I went in search of the blog. An hour, and much reading later, I found the blog I was looking for, from 1/3/2012. What I... Read more

  • Hee hee hee, I made Ghee!

    11/6/2015 2:36:34 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I have more photos on my phone, but the various apps and browsers are not playing nice in letting me upload them. I also have a 10 second video. Always before the Sabbath, so I will try again later. Gotta go make a salad for dinner tonight. I used this recipe on SparkRecipe (as well as reading ... Read more

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

    11/6/2015 11:15:07 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    In the distant past, I knew about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, but forgot about it throughout the ensuing years. Yesterday, I bought some and am researching how to use it. Not sure whether it should be a tblspn or less in 8 oz of water, but I'll find out. (or my helpful SP friends w... Read more

  • WHAT TO DO .

    11/5/2015 11:30:12 AM, by SMIDGON

    HELLO ALL We all are still hanging in there. It seems like the week between chemo s are his best time! But, wouldn't you know both weeks of Thanksgiving Giving and the week of Christmas are both Chemo weeks,! Thanksgiving Day is when he gets the pump take out. And, that is Thanksgiv... Read more

  • Red Lobster, Sam-E, Harry, Misc.

    11/5/2015 9:40:23 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yes, I am going tomorrow night with my friend to Red Lobster for the last day of their Endless Shrimp promotion. I will go, enjoy, and try to behave as well as possible. Period, end of story. (smiling) I get emails from the Ben Fuchs blog, Critical Health Issues; he's a pharmacist and I've al... Read more

  • Need Flea Advice (for my cat, not myself)

    11/4/2015 6:14:19 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm awaiting a call back from the vet, but am really puzzled. Harry is 11.5 years old and this past March, got fleas for the first time. Since then, I've treated him successfully with the topical application of Advantage. I think he's built up a tolerance to it. About a week ago, he started ... Read more

  • The Rainbow in My Rearview Mirror

    11/4/2015 9:31:57 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday morning, as I was driving down the freeway, it went from sunny to rainy, to sunny again as I drove away from the dark clouds. For the first time in my life, I saw a rainbow BEHIND me in my rearview mirror. I was fascinated as it was a wide, bright rainbow; I kept looking at it and wo... Read more

  • Day 4 of lecture series on tapping

    11/4/2015 6:16:07 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT
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    11/3/2015 9:16:20 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I do well when I eliminate sugar completely (added sugar), but when I do "just a little," all h@#@ breaks loose. A friend volunteered to take the remaining candy to work for the office. I gladly sent it off with a semi-sad goodbye. Off I go into the day's activities. Wishing all a happy,... Read more

  • Day 3 of lecture series on tapping

    11/3/2015 6:03:53 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT
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  • Uh oh. The Promotion Ends Friday. I'll have to not think of it all week.

    11/2/2015 3:56:41 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I wrote about Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp promotion ending yesterday, and I felt victorious that I resisted and was free of temptation. Lo and behold, it ends on Friday! And I do have to admit that I love shrimp sooo much. Perhaps I can go and be moderate. Wishing all a great day.... Read more

  • Day 2 of lecture series on tapping

    11/2/2015 6:23:31 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    I think these videos are only up for 48 hours.
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  • I need to get serious...

    11/1/2015 3:56:57 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    For years my doctor has been saying I was "pre-diabetic" and "nothing to worry about." Well... she retired. And she lied... I've been noticing more problems with my eyes for awhile - but eye doc just says I have a cataract growing, not diabetic retinopathy.... The past several months... Read more


    11/1/2015 10:55:24 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    A friend is almost begging me to go with him, reminding me that we only went once since the promotion started. But, truth be told, when it comes to shrimp, my stomach seems to have an endless capacity. I can put away and enjoy so many of those little babies that it almost qualifies for a World Rec... Read more

  • Random Thoughts, New Member Challenge

    11/1/2015 9:12:58 AM, by CERIUSLY

    After a long, (practically nonexistent), Summer, (which is my very most favorite season because I love being hot and sweaty because I hate be cold and shivering).....What was I saying? Oh yes, after a long summer battling Asthma and prednisone, I am 8 pounds heavier, (but at least I... Read more

  • Great video on Tapping

    11/1/2015 7:20:33 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT
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    10/31/2015 10:32:33 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Happy Halloweenie, SP ghouls. (smiling)... Read more

  • Sitting Here Drinking My Green Protein Smoothie After...

    10/30/2015 10:41:17 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    ...smelling the strong scent of bacon wafting through the early morning air while I was doing some yard work. (before it gets hot) I've always loved bacon. But this smoothie is delish in its own way. I'll just enjoy smelling the bacon, and not feel deprived. (smiling) Wishing all a wond... Read more

  • My Kinda/Sorta Attitude Won't Get Me to Goal

    10/29/2015 12:32:03 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Aside from occasional bursts of motivation (aka big push, as I've called it), my attitude toward weight loss is that I kinda want it. Sorta. My overall aim on here has been to stay as healthy as possible by making consistently healthier daily choices. But, realistically, if I ever plan to get... Read more

  • Bacon, New Range, Miscellaneous

    10/28/2015 4:13:55 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Last week was the news coverage about cheese, and this week it's bacon. Wouldn't it be easier to just list what we CAN eat without getting sick? That would leave just a few things; yet, when I go to the zoo, the orangutans are happy eating the same thing every day. So, why can't I be? (smiling)... Read more

  • JOHN

    10/28/2015 9:37:26 AM, by SMIDGON

    PRAYERS for John please prayers for John. This morning he is running a temp.. First it was 100.5 Then, 99.5 Now, 100,9 THANKS janet ... Read more