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Planting Seeds of Hope
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      7 comments

Planting seeds of hope can truly nourish your soul and make the journey easier. We can never have too many friends cheering us up and cheering us on. After my mastectomy I was gifted a large reusable bag full of goodies from a college sorority... Read more
Be Good to One Another
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      9 comments

Family interactions are fascinating to watch, and they can be devastating if people don't play fair and only want to win making everyone else wrong or miserable or both. It is hard sometimes for people to put aside petty things for the sake of b... Read more
The Big C is still a scary diagnosis, but...
Monday, October 14, 2013      8 comments

A Spark Friend asked about how to cope with the fear associated with a cancer diagnosis and while I was busy all weekend with kids and grandkids home for my husband's birthday, I have been thinking about it too and figuring out what I might say.... Read more
Staying in Tune with the Seasons of life
Thursday, October 10, 2013      3 comments

Last November I joined SP and immediately began benefiting from all SP offers. I began to experience the great support system that SP gives, and through Spark Coach I received the extra boost I needed to get started living in a healthier way. ... Read more
I'm Making Progress!
Thursday, October 03, 2013      6 comments

I'm making progress! I don't exercise daily regularly, yet, but I am working on making the time to do at least 10 minutes sometime during the day. My schedule is flexible to a fault, meaning that I am usually home with no deadline to meet for an... Read more
Changes in the Air
Monday, September 23, 2013      4 comments

It's appropriately chilly here this morning for the first full day of Fall. There's "steam" over the lake, but the sun is coming up bright and shiny and will soon burn off the dew on the grass. It's time to start thinking about stacking firewo... Read more
Thinking Positive
Sunday, September 22, 2013      4 comments

Since I joined SP last November I have noticed an improvement in my chronic depression. Joining SP has given me more than I could have imagined or figured out on my own. SP encourages and assists in making lifestyle changes that will lead to a ... Read more
Being Mindful
Friday, September 20, 2013      2 comments

Making use of mindfulness in all things helps us enjoy every moment, recognizing its deeper meaning. Whether taking a walk or making a peanut butter sandwich more is going on than meets the eye. Really thinking about what we're doing gives us b... Read more
A Walk on Leisure Lane
Friday, September 20, 2013      4 comments

Walking is a wonderful pastime (as well as good exercise) for the casual observer. It gives one the chance to watch time pass as the leaves change from green to golden, to rust, or red and bring a new beauty to the land. Grasshoppers are doing... Read more
I'm Uncomfortable...
Thursday, September 19, 2013      6 comments

I slept well last night, almost 7.5 hours, and that's good for me, but I'm still tired. I got up anyway, after stretching, but I'm moving slowly this morning and gingerly. I hurt. My fingers hurt. My toes and my knees hurt. The muscles on my... Read more
I Love My Computer
Monday, September 16, 2013      7 comments

Almost every morning I sit at my desk in front of my computer and the world opens up to me. I open my mailbox to see who has sent me mail! I eliminate the ads for this or that and the things I'm not interested in as I scan for something from s... Read more
From There to Here
Thursday, September 12, 2013      2 comments

I joined Spark People in November of 2012. My Spark page says that I have lost 9 pounds since joining. That's not exactly accurate. I have been a yoyo loser for years. In the 70s I was in TOPS and would do well for awhile and then the w... Read more
Visualize 10 years from now? This scares me...
Saturday, August 24, 2013      4 comments

Spark Coach asked me to blog about visualizing myself ten years from now, and I have done this before, but for some reason today it is scaring me... I think it is because my knees hurt. It could also be because of my breast cancer scares and t... Read more
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jog!
Thursday, August 15, 2013      4 comments

After 9 days of what seems like a whirlwind tour we are back home again from Seattle struggling to get back on Ohio time after not sleeping on the Red Eye and spending so far one day being confused about napping and bedtime. We had a great time... Read more
A Tale of Two Kitties!
Thursday, August 01, 2013      12 comments

Of the 14 kittens and three mamas we had a month ago we are now down to two. Scout, our indoor/outdoor mama has been spayed and her 4 kittens are awaiting adoption at the pet center. Shadow and Boots, the little black ones were the hardest to ... Read more

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