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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Remember When Exercise was FUN?
Tuesday, May 04, 2021      84 comments

Recently there has been a lot of nostalgia about our childhood foods particularly how companies have been using those memories to sell us those same “comfort foods” during the pandemic. What I love most about Spark connections is realizing ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How Nostalgia Hooks Us to Buy Junk Food (Sharing a great blog)
Saturday, May 01, 2021      74 comments

A great read this morning by Sparker Watermellen that not only triggered my memories but sent me to my photo albums for documentation Check out her informative “food for thought” blog here: https://www.sparkpeople.
com/mypage_p... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “The Old and the Clueless?” Thank you all for your support
Friday, April 30, 2021      76 comments

As a young mother, I would watch “The Young and the Restless.” It was a nice respite after lunch and a morning with Big Bird and Mr. Rogers. Now at age 73 maybe “The Old and the Clueless” is more my speed? Recently I was jarred out of... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A lesson in “Functional Fitness” - At least I didn’t burn the house down.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021      95 comments

Functional fitness refers to 4 pillars of good heath – strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. We want to be fit enough to live the life and do the things that are important to us. I admit that does change with age. However, you... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What is a WeekEND? (Emphasis intended)
Friday, April 23, 2021      91 comments

Downton Abbey fans will recognize this as one of the best one-liners of the Dowager Countess Lady Violet played by Maggie Smith. Today I realize that I finally have something in common with the British upper class of 100 years ago. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The “Swedish Bikini Team” and ME – a Matter of Perspective
Tuesday, April 20, 2021      85 comments

A beer commercial in the early 90s featured a visual reference to this fictitious “team.” They weren’t Swedish or a team but they were tall and blonde and buxom and there were a whole bunch of them in bikinis. It was so over the top, that it ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fitting in with Mother Nature or NOT
Friday, April 16, 2021      97 comments

58 years ago a power dam was built across the Roanoke River in Virginia and created a lake 40 miles long with 500 miles of shoreline. It provides electricity as far west as Ohio. Some of the area was farmland and a lot of it was forested. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Take the Time – I sent a thank you card today, 53 years late
Tuesday, April 13, 2021      104 comments

Several events and dates converged this weekend to remind me of the importance of the advice in the picture below. That image was part of a weeken... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Pandemic Change – Pardon the Pun
Friday, April 09, 2021      89 comments

Yes, that’s a baggie full of quarters. $5.00 to be exact. What does it have to do with the pandemic? It represents just one small “change” in our da... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts April 6, 1917 A Day of Fear and Hope
Tuesday, April 06, 2021      79 comments

The United States entered World War I. Americans were going “over there” to fight an enemy on behalf of people they had not even met It was Good Friday and 2 families were preparing for Easter with hope. TWO baby boys were born that day ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts So Grateful for my “Imaginary Friends”
Friday, April 02, 2021      94 comments

As Sparkers we know each other online, but these relationships are very real especially for those veterans here. The “imaginary” designation is my DH’s loving reference when he sees me on the site. He understands how important it is for me to ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “Rest and Come Back Stronger” – Taking my own advice
Tuesday, March 30, 2021      84 comments

I have given that advice to many people both online and in real life Rest, Recharge, Renew, Refresh – Great “R” words all I’ve written before... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Meeting Resistance & Overcoming Obstacles – in your Spark Life and Beyond
Friday, March 26, 2021      93 comments

A wise person once told me that there are 2 ways people make themselves feel good By doing positive things for themselves and others By tearing other people down and bashing them for any number of reasons. Many Sparkers have shared their s... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “The Right Stuff” – Doing it, Wearing it, Having it
Tuesday, March 23, 2021      87 comments

You may remember the movie about the first US astronauts and the obstacles and tragedies they experienced on their journey to their goal. Most of us will never face anything quite as monumental but we all need to find our own “right stuff” to r... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Following the Yellow Brick Road – Spark Style
Friday, March 19, 2021      103 comments

It may not be made of yellow bricks and it doesn’t end at the Land of Oz, but it is a path well worth following. There are general directions po... Read more

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