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Food For Thought - What Do You Crave?
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      39 comments

Recently I was cleaning off the papers that seem to endlessly accumulate on my desk and I came across the following notes I made a long time ago. I don't remember the source and the information may or may not be valid, but it seems like some ha... Read more
Today Is A New Day
Monday, January 01, 2018      43 comments

Many years ago I was given the gift of a thought for starting each day. For many years I kept it on my dresser where I would see it often. Over time it got moved around and finally put in a drawer. Recently I came across it again and have pulled... Read more
Picking Zits Off the Face of the Earth
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      39 comments

Living in the dry Colorado climate for roughly 45 years I never thought about the mushrooms that used to grow in our lawn in the moist climate of my Ohio childhood home. Two years ago we moved to Oregon in the middle of summer to a yard that had... Read more
Do you still have your gall bladder?
Sunday, September 04, 2016      9 comments

I've been a member of Spark for a a few years now and realized that in spite of exercising and tracking my food and drinking my water I'm getting nowhere with my weight loss efforts. And I have noticed that I am not alone. While there are some w... Read more
I Didn't Think I Was An Emotional Eater
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      4 comments

Over the years of my adult life I have had bouts of emotional over-eating. But since I retired and we moved two years ago I thought I was past that. My life is relatively stress-free, sometimes to the point of boring, but I don't turn to food to... Read more
Living Life Without Regrets - Part 2
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      9 comments

Awhile back I blogged about three of the five regrets people have often expressed on their deathbeds. They were: 1. Not being true to themselves and who they really are. 2. Not expressing their feelings. 3. Denying themselves happiness.... Read more
Living Life Without Regrets
Sunday, July 24, 2016      13 comments

Recently I found an article on line that referred to the book “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse who kept a record of the last regrets expressed by her dying patients. I wondered if any were things I mig... Read more
A Great Start To The Day
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      24 comments

I had barely wakened this morning when my cell phone ding-a-linged at me reporting receipt of a text message from my son the nerd. I pass his greetings on to you. "Happy Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you." Have a great day! Keep on ... Read more
I'm a Gelatophobe. Are you?
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      20 comments

I am re-posting this blog that I first wrote on Thursday, October 23, 2014 In light of the number of people I have added as friends since that date I thought it might be of some interest - and a way for these newer friends to get to know me ... Read more
Thoughts While Dancing in the Kitchen
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      13 comments

I have an open kitchen, meaning only a set of floor cabinets with a counter top separates the kitchen from the dining room. It's long and narrow - and the only hard surface floor in the house big enough to double as a workout area. The only time... Read more
To Our Australian Sparkers
Sunday, December 20, 2015      7 comments

Sometimes we all get so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget there is a bigger world beyond the borders of our own worlds. Recently our American media managed to get their minds stretched and reported that Australia is in the midst of summer a... Read more
I haven't really been MIA . . . .
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      12 comments

It's been awhile since I blogged. I've still been hanging around on Spark, commenting on other people's blogs, posting on team threads. But I haven't been here. Since that surgery 5 weeks ago my head and heart just haven't been into the program.... Read more
Results of My Experiment
Saturday, October 10, 2015      21 comments

Awhile back I posted a blog - can't find it now - about starting to drink more water. Around the same time I read that granny smith apples help stabilize intestinal (gut) flora. I have had reflux issues for several years, ever since I had my gal... Read more
Are Weight Issues a Symptom of PTSD?
Monday, August 17, 2015      24 comments

First, I need to lay a little groundwork for this. My first husband had weight issues when I met him. He had a difficult childhood and his outstanding memory was watching his dad throw his mother against a wall and being too young to defend... Read more
Truth Depends on Who Writes the Story
Friday, August 14, 2015      2 comments

Several years ago my then-teenage son and I were driving on an errand with the radio on and heard an ad for a college with several new majors available, including one in Women’s History. My son said, “How can you have a major in women’s hi... Read more

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