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Positives of the day
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      3 comments

I stretched for 20 minutes first thing this morning. I was so relaxed I went back to sleep. (There's a luxury for you!) I taxied the "big kids" to classes and back and to work. I took a walk and I challenged myself to run for 30... Read more
Rock Bottom
Monday, January 19, 2009      5 comments

I have heard so many stories of people who turned their lives around only after they had hit "rock bottom". I was so fortunate to be able to take a lengthy walk today. The kids all had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They wer... Read more
Visual Aids
Sunday, January 18, 2009      5 comments

I am having a very positive day. Lots of healthy choices with a little help from my friends. My husband invited me for a walk this morning, so I started the day out with some wonderful fresh air and sunshine. (The temperature here was 72 toda... Read more
An exercise in restraint.
Saturday, January 17, 2009      5 comments

I was very busy today and I found myself finding it hard to fit in time for nourishment. So I kept getting more and more hungry. Then I found myself in a grocery store starving. (a relative term. I am sure that I could last a long time on my f... Read more
Happy Show Your Spark Day!
Friday, January 16, 2009      3 comments

How fitting that the day should land on FABULOUS FRIDAY! I have been quite reflective lately. Trying to tame the "monkey mind" Quieting my mind while boosting the physical activity. Doing some more walking. A fine healthy practice. ... Read more
Gifts in the challenges.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009      6 comments

One of the things that I am learning on my Spark Journey, and mostly due to my connection with the Positive Bloggers team, is that the key to my success lies in my ability to wrangle my way to a positive attitude, regardless of what may come my ... Read more
Blog while the blogging is good.
Saturday, January 10, 2009      5 comments

On weekends it is important for me to be present to my family, so I don't like to spend much time at the computer. (They will let me know when I have spent too much time also) So. I was up early and getting my Sparking business taken care of b... Read more
Just Doing It.
Friday, January 09, 2009      4 comments

I don't feel particularly inspired to blog today, but since I am a "positive blogger" team member, it is my duty to try my best to do so. I have had a very good day nutrition wise. I have been tracking my food on the Nutritiondata.com si... Read more
Being Optimistic
Thursday, January 08, 2009      8 comments

I wrote "feeling optimisitic" first. It is a nice feeling, but my goal this year is to be objective and objectivity is gained when you seperate out the feelings. So "being optimistic" highlights the fact that it is my choice to embrace optimis... Read more
Catching up.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      6 comments

I spent the day entering food into my Nutrition tracker. As I reviewed my foods, it still looks pretty simple. Increase my intake of vegetables and fruits. Eat high quality grains and lean proteins. I suppose that reviewing that simplic... Read more
Friday, January 02, 2009      3 comments

This is the word that I was "gifted" with as I awoke on the first day of 2009. I am looking forward to using this watch word in the New Year. I noticed last year that trouble for me begins when I "emotionalize" things. Not that emotions are b... Read more
Happy New Year
Thursday, January 01, 2009      6 comments

I have faith that this year will be a continuation of a marvelous journey. I was delighted to receive reinforcement to an idea that I was gifted with about 7 years ago. My spiritual director did a guided imagery meditation with me and the reve... Read more
End of the year assignment.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008      5 comments

If you had to pick a theme of growth for 2008, what would it be? POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS THE KEY TO HEALTHY LIVING. What did you most need to learn? FOCUSING ON KEEPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS JOB NUMBER 1. What changes have you made... Read more
Time flies!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008      6 comments

I can't believe that my last blog was November 25th. Oh well. What was the title of that old film, "The Lost Weekend"? That was like the lost two weeks. I fell into an emotional cesspool at the end of November, and even with all the practice ... Read more
Extracting myself from the "mother" in me.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      7 comments

As a mother you become very close to your children. You sometimes have to let go of your own needs to meet theirs. The tricky part is that you can get all wrapped up and involved in their lives and you forget where your life ends and their li... Read more

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