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Sparking at Our Local Community Market
Saturday, June 18, 2016      10 comments

Our local country market is such a winner. Today I bought fresh green beans, Napa cabbage, radishes, lettuce and cucumbers fresh from the farm. And for a few minutes we chatted with the 'sales force,' kind people offering food and craft items ... Read more
Our On-Line Friendships
Monday, May 23, 2016      20 comments

For those of us who show up day after day on Sparkpeople this may not be a shocker. I have friends, both virtual and in person from my time here. But I wanted to share this story because it is sweet and amazing and makes me glad I am alive an ... Read more
How to Celebrate Mother's Day (-:
Sunday, May 08, 2016      15 comments

I think Mother's Day is the day for all mothers (and anyone who ever had a mother) to push the pause button. So here's my 'gift' to anyone readi... Read more
Good Morning from Colorado
Thursday, April 28, 2016      15 comments

Many of my Spark friends know I have been in Colorado to help our son who broke his leg a few weeks ago. He had surgery last Friday and came through it. It has a terrifying twist because in the surgery he had an allergic reaction to the anesth... Read more
Time to Renew My Focus
Sunday, April 17, 2016      15 comments

It's been a harder week for me than usual. My son broke his leg skiing and will have surgery next week. He's making his career in Outdoor Education so this leg deal is key but all news points in a positive direction (leg is fixable), though he... Read more
Activity Takes Many Forms
Thursday, March 31, 2016      13 comments

Just sharing a family shot from Easter morning. It was chilly, thus the coats. It was drizzling, thus the plastic bags. Still, we had fun. Can't beat that! Two of my grandchildren with my husband and I, after the scamper around the yard... Read more
It's Blooming Springtime!
Friday, March 25, 2016      19 comments

I've been impatient for my Forsythia to bloom, but here they are, lighting up our side yard. Looking at the stand gives me an energy surge. It's time to get moving again! Happy Spring to all and Happy Easter to those who celebrate. ... Read more
A Sweet Clip on Why Mindfulness Is So Helpful
Thursday, March 10, 2016      10 comments

I loved this little youtube video on mindfulness. It reminded me why being mindful is so important. To view, copy and paste the link below into your browser. It's called How Mindfulness Empowers Us. (I could not get the link to work with... Read more
The Gym Is Not Calling
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      20 comments

It's going to be a pretty day here and while it's my day to hit the gym, I'm playing hookie. Call it spring fever, call it common sense, but when it's nice (and sometimes when it's not) I just want to be outside. You? ... Read more
Distorted Body Image: A Little Turnaround
Sunday, February 21, 2016      31 comments

Last week I was able to ski in Colorado with my family. It was the first time I'd been on skis for 8 years and I skied one full day. At 68 I hung out with my family, had a few thrills, no falls and felt like a million bucks. Then I saw the pic... Read more
A Memoir about Binging
Sunday, February 07, 2016      20 comments

I just read It Was Me All Along: A Memoir, by Andie Mitchell. I enjoyed this book, a story about a young woman who grows up overweight and continues to put on pounds through college until she becomes morbidly obese. The story about what ... Read more
A Little Straight Talk to Self
Thursday, February 04, 2016      18 comments

My weight spiked up this week and my first thought is to buckle down, give myself some tough advice, and feel bad. Because I do. This is not a path I want to walk. I showed up this morning to check in and recommit to my goals. That's a... Read more
What Are We Posting?
Thursday, January 28, 2016      25 comments

I hope it's not too political to say that I think this US election cycle for the presidency is just too darn long. But perhaps that isn't so much the problem as the vitriol and high emotion that is so common in almost all reporting right now. I... Read more
My "Go To" Smoothie Recipe
Thursday, January 14, 2016      18 comments

I've discovered that if I drink a high protein smoothie after strength training I have minimal initial soreness and DOM (delayed onset muscles soreness). Of course pacing my workouts so I don't over exert is also important, but I do like to thi... Read more
For Everyone Who "Sparks" Before Dawn
Saturday, January 09, 2016      17 comments

I think this is why I so need a quiet morning to jump start my day! Happy Friday everyone. ... Read more

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