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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To everything there is a season...
Monday, January 20, 2020      34 comments

I was hoping 2020 would ring in with the idiom "everything is coming up roses" which became popular after the musical 'Gypsy', but things are not ideal or turning out well at present. Just before Christmas I took over the care of 2 family ... Read more
Quotes for the New Year I want to remember throughout 2020
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      8 comments

emoticon Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can ins... Read more
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Monday, November 04, 2019      7 comments

I've always had a tendency to daydream. My first memory of school is my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bernstein, jerking on my pigtail, telling me to stop daydreaming. Daydreaming is great for creativity, but not so much if it is rumination... Read more
BEING KIND TO MYSELF
Sunday, October 27, 2019      6 comments

Being kind to myself is not an indulgence. It requires mindfulness, knowing how to balance my priorities to stay well holistically - body, mind & spirit. Being kind to myself means taking good care of my health, listening to my body when... Read more
BEING WHOLE IS A BALANCE OF THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
Sunday, October 13, 2019      8 comments

Our body is our home and each morning each of us wake up with a gift of 24 hours. This fall season I am focusing on a balance of body, mind and spirit. I have my exercise routine figured out, but I’m still trying to decide which diet ... Read more
AIM TO BE GOOD ENOUGH NOT PERFECT - Self-Care September 9/11
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      5 comments

Good enough is like a curse word to me. I strive for perfection. Just a simple typo on line or accidental email/post sent gets my adrenaline going. I can't tell you how many thank you cards I have destroyed because my writing wasn't perfect o... Read more
SELF-CARE SEPTEMBER: Notice what you are feeling today without any judgement
Friday, September 06, 2019      7 comments

The practice of mindfulness that is nonjudgmental is noticing everything that is going on without wishing it were different. Initially I learned this concept after studying Buddhism, but instead of putting an oriental spin on this I want to sh... Read more
REFINING MY FOOD CHOICES
Saturday, July 06, 2019      4 comments

I want to make a short blog entry on the first day of the 5% summer challenge. I’m hopeful that I can meet my goals this time; however, I feel a bit apprehensive with a few negative thoughts trying to take shape in my mind like what if you don’... Read more
PRACTICE IN TIME
Monday, July 01, 2019      5 comments

Time is irrelevant except to measure consistency. I have mixed emotions today. My favorite month of the year is gone with July saying hello to the lazy, hazy days of summer. That's all fine and dandy with the 4th bringing celebration, ... Read more
SPARK PEOPLE - A COMMUNITY OF REDWOOD TREES
Wednesday, June 19, 2019      17 comments

This is my first blog, mainly because I am a very private person and sharing is difficult, but since joining this February I have learned what it means to be part of this lovely community. The other day I was thinking back about living in... Read more

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