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Encourage Yourself
Sunday, December 29, 2019      5 comments

Yes, I like the SparkPeople community. I use SparkCoach. I read the articles and blogs. But I also do one other, key action to bring out better results: I encourage myself, I’m my own cheer leader. That seems selfish, maybe cocky. Not everyone i... Read more
Take a Wellness Break? - Not so fast...
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      0 comments

It seems so tempting... Ditch all of the hard work, the habits of wellness - drinking water (not empty calories), choosing to move rather than extra screen time - filling the plate with more than half of veggies - choosing veggie beds instead of... Read more
Why Volunteer
Thursday, November 14, 2019      7 comments

Why Volunteer There are choices we all make, each day, that provide care, joy, opportunity, and service for which no acknowledgement and no exchange of remuneration is wanted or expected. Enter the world of the volunteer. *** ----- ... Read more
A Culture of Lights - Pt2 - Ramadan
Friday, May 10, 2019      3 comments

I have never seen Ramadan depicted with lights in the logo. But I feel that presence in the eyes of those who practice Ramadan, especially in the eyes of the children who have the strength and purpose to live what they understand as what I can d... Read more
A Culture of Lights - Pt 1 - Hanukkah
Tuesday, December 04, 2018      4 comments

Have you ever had stone soup? When you didn't believe you had anything to give, and just one person, one idea, one something from the natural world turned your thinking around, and you started to believe again, then, you've received nourishment ... Read more
The patience of commerce - childhood memories
Monday, November 19, 2018      7 comments

A large change room, multiple mirrors, some curtained off booths. This is a vivid image as I guarded my Mom's purse and our purchased items as Mom tried on additional items at a discount clothing store. Not cheap, as in a second hand store - jus... Read more
Queen of Prep - Part 6 of 7
Friday, August 31, 2018      5 comments

The Queen of Prep has chosen to visit, bearing a gift... Now what is in such a small package? Actually they are intangibles, qualities that we usually on... Read more
Queen of Prep - Part 5 of 7
Saturday, August 11, 2018      2 comments

I admire people who dare to use what they have on hand to make nutritious, delicious, eye-pleasing meals. That's my focus: the way you plate a meal, even a meal for family or "every day" company. Right here, in the SparkPeople community, I hea... Read more
Queen of Prep - Part 4 of 7
Friday, August 10, 2018      3 comments

emoticon Queen of Prep, here. * * * * * Many challenges at the end of a busy week. The choices for ho... Read more
Queen of Prep - Part 3 of 7
Thursday, August 09, 2018      7 comments

How good is the taste of good? Only as good as having it in the bag, ready to go at the morning of work, in a daze as I'm still struggling to finish a presentation that is both written and online. ... Read more
Queen of Prep - Part 2 of 7
Wednesday, August 08, 2018      7 comments

Oh, the dishes... Lots of them... But why else was hand dish detergent made? When I was clearing out the lunch bag (more like a picnic container in a soft... Read more
Queen of Prep - Part 1 of 7
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      3 comments

I have a professional colleague who eats vegetarian. They are on a very tight budget; yet, they eat clean and have home-prepared meals for both sets of jobs. This has been an inspiration to me because I have seen the content of what to eat, but ... Read more
The Gentle Touch
Thursday, August 02, 2018      2 comments

I don't know why I went to a meeting; I should have gone straight home after work to unwind. Instead, I was out, and then I got the call. A friend casual... Read more
200K - Arrival and Moving On
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      2 comments

You might think that achieving a major goal would be time for just sitting back. Well I got a rude awakening. I went to a SparkTeam with members who have been with SP since 2008. And how many SP points did one member have? 1 million. OK, that's ... Read more
From Mess to Great Ness
Friday, July 27, 2018      3 comments

Some inspirational speakers use the syllables of language to allow listeners to hold on to the message through the patterns of sound. The digital 2.0 Web uses motion and visual patterns to evoke emotion. Our relationships to those who choose, by... Read more

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