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Pastry Perspective
Monday, April 21, 2014      6 comments

Here’s a topic I saw on one of my teams today… Do you tell people you’re trying to lose weight? This subject came up in the team because these folks have less than 25 pounds to lose and feel they are often judged when they speak openl... Read more
Stepping Things Up a (Fit)Bit
Friday, March 21, 2014      10 comments

Happy Spring! A couple of Spark Buddies and I were briefly chatting about Spark Trackers and FitBits recently. I don't own a Spark Tracker but I am the proud recent owner of a FitBit Zip and I wanted to answer a couple questions that came ... Read more
THE (diminishing) EXCUSE
Thursday, March 06, 2014      7 comments

Unless any of us live in Southern Florida, which is the only area I can think of in the USA with moderate temperatures throughout the winter, I'd say we're all on the same page with this crazy cold weather, aren't we? We've all had about enough ... Read more
A Shock To My System
Monday, March 03, 2014      6 comments

This weekend, the Wichita State Shockers became the NCAA Missouri Valley Conference Champions. And they did it relentlessly, with a 31-0 perfect record! It's truly a... Read more
The Gift of Reflection
Thursday, February 27, 2014      3 comments

My status yesterday was "JINX6543 is having motivation trouble today. Sometimes, I think it's okay to take a breather. " Do we need time off to relax and enjoy our efforts? On days when we lack motivation, could it be our brain sending out... Read more
Starting Over
Thursday, February 20, 2014      10 comments

It's a new day and I'm starting over. In a way, we all start over every single day, don't we? Some people hate to start over. They take it as a sign of failure, convincing themselves that if they hadn't messed up, they wouldn't need a re-s... Read more
Going After It!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      16 comments

On one of my Spark teams, a lady asked a question of her fellow members yesterday. She's having trouble keeping her spark lit and asked what some of us do to stay motivated. My answer became too long for a forum post and I found I wanted to expl... Read more