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Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
Sunday, June 07, 2015      7 comments

This past Monday I completed an 8 week course on MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. "MSBR is an internationally acclaimed stress reduction program based on the process and practice of mindfulness - a mind/body meditative practice that qu... Read more
Be here now...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

I felt so much more in control when I was a young wife and mother. Now that our children are grown with children of their own we have been empty nesters for over 15 years. I'm feeling the effects of aging and facing the mistakes I've made in th... Read more
It's my LIFE! Keeping on this journey...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      7 comments

Back in the late '70s early '80s I was in TOPS and eventually became the leader. I had lost some weight, regained, and lost. What I noticed was when I was leader many people in the group, if not all, lost weight. Me, however, not me! I didn't lo... Read more
More of My Story...
Sunday, January 18, 2015      10 comments

After my kids grew up and left home I wasn't as near a busy mom and chauffeur anymore. I went from being a happy extrovert to spending more time at home alone while my husband worked. I volunteered weekly at our high school for a long time, ... Read more
See What I Found!
Monday, January 12, 2015      7 comments

On my first trip out after my cataract removal I found a yogurt new to me. It's called Dannon Oikos Blended Greek Nonfat Triple Zero. Because it's Greek it's high in protein with 15 grams. It's nonfat so 0 g there, and it is low in sugar at 7... Read more
A Grateful Heart and the Ability to See
Friday, January 09, 2015      7 comments

I had a cataract removed two days ago. I will have the other eye operated in February in less than a month. I am grateful that my surgery went well. I had a lot of anxiety about it beforehand. I talked to myself and listened to the doctor's ... Read more
Ohio when it is cold is not a day at the beach!
Thursday, November 13, 2014      9 comments

I have a daughter who lives in Charleston, SC so I imagine she had one more warm day before the polar vortex reached down that far. We live in west central Ohio and it has been cold all week. My husband built a fire in the Buck Stove tonight ... Read more
Remembering our Veterans and Our Elders
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      7 comments

My cousin called tonight to tell me that her mother, the only aunt I had left died yesterday at the age of 92. She had been ill for several years and would have been 93 on Nov. 18th. My cousins and I now move into the empty places as the elder... Read more
A Job Well Done
Friday, July 11, 2014      5 comments

I just finished reading an article called Finding Meaning in a Job Well Done. It was excellent. My husband and I are blessed with ten grandchildren. We reared five children who are happy healthy working adults, good productive citizens and fu... Read more
At last! The weekend!
Friday, June 27, 2014      2 comments

It has been a busy week. I did physical therapy three days. Drove 45 min away twice for respiratory appt and scar revision. Drove two hours away for bone density check and another doctor appt, and twenty minutes away to order a chair lift for... Read more
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      2 comments

Our five children and their spouses are coming home at the end of July. With them will be coming ten grands from the ages of four to fourteen. We will have a full house for a week or more depending on their arrivals and departures. I feel bet... Read more
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      4 comments

This is a prayer from Pastor Bobby Schuller that I think pertains to so many Spark People. I know that I am blest when someone answers a question or sends words of encouragement to help me through my day. Prayer: Dear Lord, how blessed I a... Read more
Remembering My Father
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      9 comments

Today is anniversary of my father's birth. If living he would be 90 today. He died suddenly at the age of 78, and I still miss him. He was born and grew up in Ohio. He traveled "overseas" in World War II as a Marine serving our country, but... Read more
Thoughts become actions, actions can become good habits...
Thursday, April 10, 2014      6 comments

It has taken me awhile to realize that thoughts become actions and actions can become good healthy habits. Spark People suggested whole grain products. I now buy whole wheat bread, bagels, and sandwich thins. I am eating more fruits and veget... Read more
April Fool's Day
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      4 comments

I spent last night with my daughter's family. This morning my 12 year old GD fixed an April Fool's egg for her 10 year old sister. She spread some Greek yogurt on a plate in the shape of a fried egg and put a dried apricot in the center for th... Read more

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