From Another Sparkler
Copy and paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. (OK, I'll play.)
Where is your cell phone?
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I've been looking forward to today for the last week or two: it's my second anniversary with SparkPeople. I have a mini-celebration going on. I went up one trophy level, I posted a weight-loss for the week, and I'm blogging for the first time si... Read more
I've been pondering a case of serendipity. That's one of my favorite words: sometimes we all find a bit of luck, 'the happy and unexpected discovery.'
Today is my daughter's 27th birthday. For me, she is a perfect example of serendipity.
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No Blog Today--!
Although I read and look on the 'net for 'inspiration' each day, I don't always have any particular response to what I find. I like the idea of blogging / journaling every day, but I don't always have the time, or the muse doesn't give me an ide... Read more
For myself, I am an optimist--it does not seem to be much use being anything else. - Winston Churchill
My father always said his mother-in-law was the most cheerful, optimistic person he'd ever met. My grandmother knew that if today was a b... Read more
Confidence vs Ego
Having confidence in your abilities is important. But how do you know when you're crossing the line into building an ego? Someone who is always bragging about himself not only sours the relationships with those around him, but also develops his ... Read more
And the award goes to --
This reflection is a bit on the lengthy side, but bear with me:
Many therapists encourage their clients to start behaving 'as if' the beliefs they want are already true. If we want to change, then we have to take control. One technique is t... Read more
Looking for your Heart's Desire
Every morning I read, seeking motivation, ideas, inspiration, wherever serendipity leads me. The gleaning from today:
Do you accept responsibility for your choices in life?
Do you feel in control of your life? No matter how negative ev... Read more
New Year, New YOU--!
Quote: 'Don't mistake failing with "I am a failure," as no one is successful all the time.’
I had a different topic in mind for this special day, but when the above turned up first thing this morning I realized the day is choosing its own t... Read more
Counting down --
We're on the edge here.
Do you have a desire to lose weight, have children, or try a new career? If so, are you taking appropriate steps towards these desires? Often your wants turn into lip service, and because of that ... Read more
Systems are not quite 'GO' -
- but getting closer! There's quite a lot going on at once, and it feels as tho everything is warming up for The Day (The Year?). Just where is that fine line between 'THIS time I can make it work' and 'ACK' - as in total fear of failure?
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Getting set -
Cultivate What Gives You Joy
The easiest way to identify what our heart wants is to examine the feelings that surface when we relate to something. What feelings arise when you chase down the things that make your heart flutter? True happine... Read more
Getting ready -
One of my GOALS (yes, I have to think in terms of 'goals,' not resolutions - I feel as tho setting a goal gives me a target to shoot for, whereas a resolution sounds as tho it's engraved in stone, and that only makes me worry I'll break it; so i... Read more
I haven't quite worked out this reward thing yet: new glasses, maybe. A haircut should be on the list. But for now my focus is on treats - specifically, ONE treat.
If there's one food you just wouldn't want to give up, wouldn't want to part... Read more
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In the 19th century, wind-driven ships were sometimes becalmed - they were said to be "in the doldrums." We tend to use the phrase when we are blue, or down in the dumps. I would suggest when weight-loss plateaus happen (and if you've been dieti... Read more