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7/21/17 3:07 P

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Hi! I am doing the 21 day new member challenge even thought I am not a newbie. The challenge today was to join a new Spark team and I chose this team! I took an eight week course i meditation based on Jon Kabot Zinn's teaching a year or two ago, and found it very helpful with some issues I was experiencing then. I've been sporadic since then, and now I've decided I want to make time for meditation in my life again.
So here I am!

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7/20/17 11:46 A

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emoticon TWINKIEQUEEN - glad you are finding meditation helpful!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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7/20/17 9:34 A

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i have been meditating for about a month.....i have been having panic/anxiety issues for about 2 mos. and my husband introduced me to guided meditations thru Jon Kabat Zinn.....i listen to at least one of his recordings every day and i believe they have been helpful

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5/18/17 10:24 P

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emoticon Thank you.I am glad I joined this wonderful group!

Dianne , PEI Canada
Atlantic time Zone

I think it's nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It's a fair exchange.
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5/18/17 8:29 A

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emoticon Diane - I so agree about meditation and the more I 'practice', the better I feel.
Glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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5/17/17 11:53 A

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Hello everyone.
Thank you for the wonderful welcomes that I have already received.
I have been on Spark for awhile. I have looked at this Team several times and have decided that now is the time to join.
I find that meditation is clearing, strengthening, renewing, and calming for me. I particularly like guided meditations, using crystals. Singing bowls pre-meditation are a great tool as well.
My goal is to more consistently absorb meditation into my life and receive its great benefits.

Dianne , PEI Canada
Atlantic time Zone

I think it's nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It's a fair exchange.
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5/15/17 11:03 A

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emoticon Rosie - you should have the best summer weather to get outdoors and celebrate your new health journey.
Glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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5/15/17 10:30 A

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Hello I'm Rosie! I am 40 years young and I live in Northern Minnesota.
Looking forward to meeting everyone here. I have been with Spark for many years. Looking for a fresh start, to feel and look better. Had a shock when I saw photos of myself this past weekend and saw myself in many mirrors! Yikes!

Hello, I'm Rosie!

Greetings from Northern Minnesota!
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Search to find something WONDERFUL in every day!

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5/13/17 8:06 P

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emoticon HeadSpace is a great way to start!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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5/12/17 8:49 P

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Hi! I'm a newbie to meditation. I've been using the HeadSpace App for a few months now. My hope is to increase mindfulness in all areas of my life.

"You'll accomplish more if you start now."


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4/13/17 3:17 P

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And we're glad you did Cathy!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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4/12/17 6:46 P

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Good luck! I enjoy doing yoga with Rodney Yee and several others. I am also returning to SP after several years.

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4/12/17 2:02 P

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emoticon Jane and Kay - good to have you on board!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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4/10/17 10:50 P

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Hi, I'm Jane and I have just returned to SP after several years away. I am hoping to use meditation and yoga to help with depression and anxiety and be more mindful about self care and nutrition.I am doing yoga and meditation and exercise dvds 3-4 days a week and walking in nature and a yoga class on weekends. I love Lilias Folan:) I started doing yoga with her PBS show when I was in high school and love her Yoga for Seniors dvd and guided meditation now. I also love Peggy Cappy's yoga for the rest of us. I have also done Qi Gong and walking meditation in the past, and would like to find resources for longer guided meditation.

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4/10/17 5:57 P

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HI, I joined the team about a month ago but life got in the way and I haven't had time to introduce myself. I'm Kayelene and I've been meditating for 5 years. I go to a group run by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia and have been lucky enough to meet and meditate with Ajahn Brahm on several occasions. Luckily for me you don't have to be a Buddist to attend the group. I started meditating after my Dad passed away. I found it has helped with the loss, stress and anxiety I was feeling. During his illness I started suffering panic attacks whenever the phone rang which has now passed. I try not too miss going to meditation as it's helped enormously and I enjoy the dharma talks from the monks. Meditation and their talks have taught me to be calmer, less critical of people, more forgiving and acceptance that we are all different.

I enjoy walking and Metta meditation.

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4/4/17 4:29 P

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emoticon to you both - glad to have you here!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi , I 'm Cheri and I just started meditating to help my severe anxiety . So I am a newbie to both this team and meditating.

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4/4/17 12:19 P

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I am new to this sparkteam. I really enjoy practicing mindfulness. I think it will help me lose the weight that I gained last year from anxiety and stress.

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3/5/17 8:18 A

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emoticon Looking forward to having you on the team!

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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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3/4/17 9:39 P

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lol I never know what to say here so here is a getting to know you question thing.

Do you have any pets? yes 5 dogs
* What was the last book you read? slim for life Jillian michals
* Do you like to cook? yes love to
* What's your favorite food? burritos, or Thai
* Do you have brothers and sisters? yes 1 sister
* Have you ever lived in another country? not yet
* Have you ever met a famous person? yes willie nelson 3 times.
* How do you spend your free time? gardening or on the internet
* What are your hobbies? gardening, reading, gaming.
* What do you do on Sundays? sleep
* What do you do? What's your job? YouTuber (very small lol)
* What is your motto in life? I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
* What kind of food do you like? Mexican, Thai
* What kind of people do you like? outgoing, funny, and fun
* What are you best at? grading
* Who do you respect the most? openmindedness
* Who has had the most influence in your life? Gary Youofsky
* Would you like to be famous? no
* Are you a 'morning' or 'night' person? early morning
* When do you feel best? In the morning, afternoon, or evening? morning
* How many times did you move as a child? too many too count
* What cartoon character best describes you? Daria
* If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be? Spain
* If you knew could you try anything and not fail, what dream would you attempt? skydive
* What super-power would you most like to have? healing
* Would you live with someone without marrying them? yes
* Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures? take
* Are you a beach, country or city person? beach
* Where do you spend most of your money? on my garden.

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3/1/17 7:37 P

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3/1/17 8:59 A

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emoticon Richard - good to see you here!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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2/27/17 6:05 P

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As a returning member, I look forward to re-establishing some associated habits into my lifestyle and reading other members contribution.
I think this was the first group I met KALIGIRL in and we now share several teams together.
Cheers



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emoticon Latisha - great goals and glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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2/26/17 9:17 A

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My name is Latisha and I have been on Spark since 2015. I just joined this team because I added Prayer & Meditation to my March Goals. I want to be accountable for my daily commitments. I look forward to learning new ways to meditate and relax throughout my stressful days!



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2/24/17 10:26 A

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emoticon RIVERS481
Here's to accepting!

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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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2/24/17 10:16 A

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I remind my self to pause and take a breath AND sometimes i get lost AND forget to pause and take a breath.
Lately I am finding myself before I get to lost and catch my breath and slow myself down.

Weight & portion sizes are an annoyance - I would like learn to accept that annoyance and change how i do things.
Nice to be here.
Oh, i taught yoga about 15 years ago and now have my own yoga and meditation practice and go to the odd class.

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2/11/17 11:26 A

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emoticon Leslie - looks like you'll have a lot to share with us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Good morning, I am new - I'm Lesley. Aspiring Yoga Teacher and Reiki practioner. Looking to enhance my morning routine with meditation/affirmations.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomfort.

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emoticon Lisa!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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2/3/17 7:46 P

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Hi, just joined the group today hoping to find inspiration and support. I used to have a daily meditation practice but for some reason it slipped away. I miss it.

I'm looking into Chakra clearing and visualization now. I know that being mindful in my daily life can be a big help to me.

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emoticon DMS1946 - you are definitely in the right place!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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1/25/17 9:21 P

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I used to meditate routinely and appreciate its value. However I have gotten away from it and believe this team can help me get back on track.

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emoticon Chele - this is a great place and we're glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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New here. Just starting to look into mindfulness and meditation. I am looking into ways to help with confidence, stress, and to help me lose the last 20 lbs.

Chele

My scale is only a tool. It goes down, up, or stays the same.

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emoticon Dorothy - here's to your new focus!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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1/23/17 9:34 A

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Good Morning!

Been on this journey for a few years and ready to add a new element. Too many balls in the air - time to focus!!

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emoticon WhiteWitch777 - looking forward to getting to know you.

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi Whitewitch777. i joined spark people some time ago but life happened. so now im back and more determined them ever to do this right! i have used meditation for some time. i find it really helpful to take time and quiet your mind. simply breath. relax. it helps me get centered and grounded. wishing you all many Blessings as the crazynes of the holidays is coming our way..

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emoticon Julie - glad to hear meditation is working for you already!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hello, all! My name is Julie and I have just started meditating. I've only been at it for a few months but I am already amazed at the difference it has made in my life. I have been learning Mindful meditation through the 10% Happier program and it's helped me so much. I look forward to learning more about meditation through this team and also getting to know all of you.

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INNERPEAS247 - I'm trying a new app on my iPhone called Headspace. It contains 10 free 10 minute sessions that can be used forever. Might be a way to track your meditation. As far as images, there are 'snipping' tools available for both PC and Mac that allow you to save an image from your screen and then you can select the add an image button to upload to a post.


"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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10/20/16 9:43 A

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P.s. Where & how do people find add those nice images in their posts & on spark pages that track their weight loss progress?

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10/20/16 9:40 A

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Good morning eveyone. Innerpeas here. I am stumbling my way through my first week here.
Still getting used to logging in daily tracking food fitness& figuring out how to get it all set up & finding my routine rhythm.
My goal is to start & have a daily meditation practice....even if just 10 min a day for now.

I would love any & all suggestions , tips, keys to daily dedication& diligence.

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10/18/16 11:14 A

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emoticon IOLOSDAD - so glad to hear you have an active practice. You are reminding me to find a yoga instructor.
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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10/15/16 11:18 A

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Hello from acros the pond, I started mindfulness classes about 1 1/2 ago which led me on to yoga which has changed my world for the better I practice yoga twice a week and I leave the gym wish a better state of mind. 🙏

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10/10/16 8:53 A

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Glad you joined us QUEENZHERRA

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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10/8/16 8:00 A

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I am new to the team and to Spark. I have been meditating for about 2 years but still feel like quite a newbie there, too.

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8/22/16 11:00 A

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emoticon StartingLimbo - this is a great team - hope you enjoy!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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8/22/16 9:11 A

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Hi, newbie here. I recently read that guided meditation for ten minutes a day is really good for my stressful type of gut. So I found one and enjoyed it from youtube that I'll share here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar_W4jSzOl
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Then I thought I should find a team that does this too! So here I am. Thanks for having me. :)

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8/15/16 9:37 A

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emoticon SANTANOMA11
- wonderful to have a dedicated meditator join us.
Looking forward to getting to know you.

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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8/15/16 9:23 A

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Good morning all...
I am a regular meditator, on and off for many years... haven't missed a day since early April. Good streak for me. Meditation calms my soul and keeps me close to Peace throughout my day.
Mostly, I meditate by listening to binural beats to assist in getting to that deep place.

Last night I attended a Buddhist ceremony, blessing a new QiGong center in my community... my body is still buzzing from the amazing voices of the Tibetan Monks.

I am delighted to be part of this team

Edited by: SANTANOMA11 at: 8/15/2016 (20:42)
"Think you can, or think you can't... either way, you're right." - Mark Twain
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb


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7/26/16 4:34 P

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SISTERSUE0 - I'm not a Buddhist either, but still love to move deeper into myself to connect to the whole...
Glad you posted!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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7/26/16 4:31 P

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Hello. I attended one meditation class a while back, but I've not been practicing. I have read that meditation is quite beneficial, so I'd like to try. I'm not a Buddhist, if that's alright.

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7/17/16 11:35 A

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Glad you've both joined us - great place to meet others who are journeying toward health!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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7/13/16 7:27 A

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Hi, I have been a member MIA for a while. I know I need to meditate daily so I am back and hoping this team will help me feel more accountable.

I do progressive relaxation, ArchAngel, and qigong meditation mostly. I am open to learning about and trying other meditations. thank you

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7/10/16 4:32 A

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Hi. I want to become a better more fit human inside and out. I also joined the Holistic team. Meditation and Mindfulness is apart of that path to wholeness, so, that is why I joined.

Keeda from Miami, FL

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6/16/16 8:46 A

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emoticon WRTRGRL - glad to have a partner on the 100 Day Challenge - I need to get back into the move groove!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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6/15/16 7:38 P

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Hello all.

Thank you for the welcome to the team. This is my second go round with Spark. Much success the first time through followed by a series of life changes that found me in a new state with a new job and a new (and wholly unanticipated) life. As my partner keeps reminding me, we only have this moment. The past is gone. The future is unwritten But there is this moment. And I would like to present in this moment.

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6/10/16 8:44 A

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emoticon Mary - glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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6/9/16 10:57 P

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Hi my name is Mary. I am happily married to a spiritual man and we have 3 grown daughters. I have a lot of weight to lose and I firmly believe that both Meditation and Mindfulness are essential to being successful, not only with weight but with life in general. I look forward to meeting new friends and idea's. We can do anything we really set our Mind to. Mary emoticon

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6/7/16 9:35 A

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emoticon PeaceMonster!
We're glad you found us too.

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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6/2/16 10:30 A

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Good morning! I am happy to have found this team. I am a big advocate of meditation and mindfulness. Being healthy in mind, body, and spirit is very important to me. I lost the 50 lbs I gained with pregnancy using Sparkpeople in 2007. I have come back to this site on and off over the years due to weight gain. I am working on losing about 25-30 lbs at this time.



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5/31/16 9:01 A

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emoticon Heidi!
Sounds like your healthy journey is progressing wonderfully - we are glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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5/30/16 2:56 P

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Hello, my name is Heidi. I have been on and off Sparkpeople since 2009. Last year, I was inspired to change my eating habits since I'm 53 years old and my Dad died of heart disease at 53. I've lost 26 pounds, I'm exercising more and I'm meditating more often. Life is good!

I've been married to the love of my life for 16 years and I have two sons. One in the USCG and one going into high school. We have a wedding photography business in Southern California and share our lives with several pets. I'm excited to join this group.



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3/28/16 2:39 P

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emoticon OnionFlower - glad you will get back into practice!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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3/28/16 1:35 P

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Hi! SparkPeople newbie here with a long journey in front of me. I used to meditate daily. It helped me a lot and I don't know why I stopped, really. Joined this team to help me get back into the practice. Grateful to find you all here.

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3/2/16 8:45 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon to you both.
So glad to hear you are enriching your lives!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi! I'm Helena. I've been meditating and exploring mindfulness practices for about 5 months, and it has helped me become kinder, more compassionate, and less stressed. I've been struggling to keep my practice going in the last few months, so I'm looking forward to some extra motivation from the team challenge!

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Hi! My name is Janice, and I have been a member of Sparkpeople for years. I just starting meditating, so this looked like a good team to join.

"In the end, only 3 things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." - Buddhist saying



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emoticon to you both - so glad you have joined us!
Margaret - sounds like your practice will help you on your journey.
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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2/24/16 9:00 P

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Hello and thank you for my Welcome! I'm new to Sparks. My name is Margaret, I am happily married with three beautiful children (all grown) and one gorgeous grand-daughter. So happy that I wondered over to this team. I love to meditate and have started my journey onto a healthier life style.

Edited by: MOMMAPASS at: 2/24/2016 (21:09)
Blessed Be!


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2/24/16 2:28 P

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Hello. Glad to have found this team.

"I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday" Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is tomorrow's yesterday. Choose carefully!


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emoticon Helen - sounds like you have your hands full! Glad you joined us and good luck on meditating

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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2/19/16 8:22 P

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Hi there! I'm Helen. I took a break from Spark for about 9 months and just came back. I think checking in with others every day is very helpful. I started posting on the Eat to Live team a couple of days ago and thought your team looked nice. emoticon

I homeschool my 5 kids. They are mostly teenagers now, but one is still little (6). I've been very low on energy this year. I know eating right and exercising can give me a lot more vitality. I haven't done much meditating... I did listen to the class on mindfulness that is offered on the Great Courses website and enjoyed it a lot. I also listen to visualizations made by Jon Gabriel of the Gabriel Method of weight loss. They are very calming and helpful. My husband meditates on Bible verses a lot, but I have not been good at meditating, I just tend to read a little, try to find a helpful nugget and take it and run back to my kids and house work.



~Helen

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:3

Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances.


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emoticon Lisa - this is the place for you - we have a daily meditation check in that can get you started!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi, I'm Lisa. I do yoga, but not consistently. I meditate, but not consistently. I want to develop a consistent habit for both. I'm happy to be here and to be part of this team.



Lisa

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emoticon Ashley - glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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