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"Why Letting Yourself Feel Broken is the Key to Feeling Whole"
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      5 comments

The following blog from the "tiny buddha" online spoke to my soul today, so I'm sharing it with you: archive.feedblitz.com/85
a7888da081f7f5fc22123833f3a24 Have a beautiful day full of... Read more
Lose Your Guilt and Shame, and Gain Your Life
Monday, October 21, 2013      5 comments

For a fair amount of my life, I spent my time feeling guilty (spending so much family money on clothes because of requiring extra-large sizes) or shamed (for being overweight). I became so accustomed to those feelings that they became "normal" f... Read more
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      7 comments

I learned this poem when I was 9 years old. It has always spoken to me about my life choices and the effects of my choices on the events which followed. You may already be familiar with this poem, but I'm sharing it again because I believe Frost... Read more
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      2 comments

With the rapid growth of the Internet among all sectors of society, many individuals have found a niche on the Internet where they can share their prayers, thoughts and wishes with each other. Today there are hundreds of Web sites set up for t... Read more
Does Protein Give You Extra Energy?
Sunday, September 15, 2013      4 comments

Protein/nutrition bar manufacturers like to advertise that their products give you more energy. In fact, the body burns calories from carbohydrate and fat before it even begins to burn protein. The body will burn/oxidize protein if there are ins... Read more
Sunday, August 19, 2012      4 comments

Hello Sparkers Everywhere, This blog is one of many like it being posted today. One of our members, 1CRAZYDOG, has just found out that her son has been injured while serving our country. She does not know the full details at this time. Plea... Read more
Sunday, August 05, 2012      7 comments

The following is a pledge found on today's blog from HELEN_BRU. It is so simple and yet so inspiring. It is the most helpful when it is read at the beginning of every day: Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how ma... Read more
A Darling Ad for Pet Adoption
Saturday, May 26, 2012      1 comments

I came across this ad on Facebook today for a pet adoption drive. Here's the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
dLYaOhBIgPo&feature=youtu.be Enjoy!! and Happy Memorial Day!! ... Read more
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      4 comments

As the weather turns colder it becomes more challenging to continue with our usual outdoor exercise. Should we avoid exercise in the winter months, we will pay for it by gaining weight and suffering deconditioning. It's a good idea to have some... Read more
The 5 D's of the Weight Loss Journey
Sunday, April 10, 2011      6 comments

I came across this Spark post today, written by L*I*T*A* and wanted to share it with my fellow Sparkers: " ..i am treating this [weight loss] like a part-time job..............with pay of course (the pay is the weight loss)....................... Read more
Combat Isolation: Bring your Life to Life!
Monday, April 04, 2011      5 comments

I have had some experience with wanting to isolate myself. While I was a patient in a psychiatric hospital, I suffered from neuronal inflammation. The effect was similar to that of suffering a stroke. I had a very limited memory function and I h... Read more
Sunday, August 08, 2010      15 comments

We learn to trust and share our innermost thoughts We share a common need for support, to face the difficulties of our lives. Our friendships are joined together by the unseen links of the Internet. Our commitment to help ourselves ... Read more
Saturday, March 13, 2010      6 comments

Today I got in touch with my inner child and decided to be more playful. I decided not to take myself so seriously and to look at the lighter side of things. I watched an episode of "Friends," and a DVD of Marx Brothers movies. I played, really ... Read more
Friday, March 05, 2010      4 comments

In my surfing on the Internet today, I came across the following quotation by Albert Schweitzer: "To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand ... Read more
Gaining Perspective
Sunday, February 21, 2010      5 comments

When I joined SparkPeople last fall, I had no idea how to begin an exercise program. I could barely walk, let alone exercise. Some of my fellow Sparkers gave me hints about how to begin exercising without injuring myself. It took me a few weeks,... Read more

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