I Know
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      6 comments

Title: The Love Letter Artist: Jan Vermeer Year: c. 1666 Type: Oil on canvas Location: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam I chose The Love Letter to illustrat... Read more
I Resolve to be Kind to Myself Today
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      11 comments

Artist: Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1450–1516) Title: The Temptation of Saint Anthony. Date: between 1500 and 1525 Medium oil on oak panel Dimensions Height: 73 cm (2... Read more
Old Habits and Healthy Habits Walk Into a Bar . . . .
Monday, February 10, 2014      9 comments

Artist: Sofonisba Anguissola (1530–1625) Title: The Chess Game (Portrait of the artist's sisters playing chess). Description: Lucia, Minerva and Europa Anguissola pla... Read more
Friday, January 03, 2014      5 comments

Color etching by Giovanni Volpato, the oil painted c. 1770 by Francesco Maggiotto, Italian painter, (Venice 1738 - Venice 1805) Title Puppet theatre (I Burattini) Date ... Read more
Struggling with Self Care
Thursday, November 21, 2013      17 comments

Artist Hans Eworth (circa 1520–1574?) Title Mary Neville, Lady Dacre Description Portrait of Lady Dacre Date c. 1555-1558 Medium oil on oak, cradled panel Curren... Read more
Día de los Muertos
Friday, November 01, 2013      4 comments

A couple week ago I saw the film Gringo Mariachi. It was showing on the HBO Latin channel and is in the HBO On Demand. It is in Spanish, but the main character doesn't ... Read more
How I Regained My Power Over Food
Monday, October 28, 2013      11 comments

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) Wheatfield with Crows Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. When you're in the grip of the sugar-salt-fat addiction, you can feel as isolated and ... Read more
Inspiration for Today
Monday, October 14, 2013      7 comments

This is a link to a video interview with a man who finished the Chicago marathon in a little over 16 hours. His encouragement to all of us is, "If you dream it ,make it happen. Your life is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. So, m... Read more
Trying a New Habit on for Size
Friday, October 04, 2013      14 comments

Artist : Nicolas de Largillière (1656–1746) Title Study of Hands Date circa 1715 Medium: Oil on canvas Current location: (Inventory )Louvre Museum, Paris I s... Read more
Dressing Up
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      11 comments

James Tissot Title English: Seaside Date circa 1878 Medium oil on canvas Current location: Cleveland Museum of Art I had a period when I was in an extremely ... Read more
Are You Guilty of Tsundoku?
Friday, August 23, 2013      12 comments

Thanks to Shakespeare and Company Books, Paris... Read more
All You Need is Love
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      5 comments

As part of making friends with myself, I'm working hard at suspending my judgement of others. For me, this has been earth shattering. The constant judgement chatter in m... Read more
Striving for Health -- One Year of Sparking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      10 comments

THE ART OF PAINTING (De Schilderkonst) Vermeer c. 1666- 1668 oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in. (120 X 100 cm.) Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna I chose Verme... Read more
Sugar, Salt, Fat Combo
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      15 comments I put this link in a blog so I can "bookmark" it for myself, However, I do want to share it if you are struggling with food cravings. Since I left processed food behind, I no longer suffer from binges or fro... Read more
Forgive Yourself
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      11 comments

I saw this on the street when I was out walking and it hit home. My Spark People friends treat each other well. They show kindness and empathy to each other the like o... Read more

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