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If Every Day is a Bad Day, Something's Wrong
Monday, February 28, 2011      12 comments

I stepped on the scale today, which is the first time I’ve been on the scale since the beginning of January. I’m almost back to where I was when I started with Spark. I knew it would be “bad” news. I expected “bad” over the holidays. It is... Read more
You Lifted Me Up
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      5 comments

First, I want to thank everyone for their positive support to my last blog posting. All of your words of encouragement and support really bolstered my self-esteem. My Spark Friends have really lifted me up. The response was fairly divided ... Read more
Valentine Tale of a 5th Grade Pig
Monday, February 14, 2011      19 comments

I’m not one to sitting around feeling sorry for myself. I rarely dwell on the past. However, one memory revisits me each year on Valentine’s Day. I attended elementary school in the United States during the seventies. The week before Valen... Read more
Mother Nature is My Personal Trainer
Sunday, January 30, 2011      10 comments

I believe Mother Nature is my personal trainer. In the spring she has me prep the gardens. In the summer, I mow the grass. When fall comes, I rake the leaves. In the winter I shovel snow. I confess that I enjoy the winter workouts the most. ... Read more
Mondays: Good Things
Monday, January 17, 2011      8 comments

I love Mondays. There I said it. Weird, I know, but I've always liked Mondays. Even though I generally work in my studio during the weekend, it is always nice to come to work on Mondays. I get to socialize with my staff, catch up on their ... Read more
Get to it!
Thursday, January 13, 2011      6 comments

I've taken a quick break from what I'm doing (working in my studio) to write a "note to self". During the holidays I was dealing with the standard holiday stuff on top of a very hectic time professionally and a sad time emotionally (the annivers... Read more
Welcome 2011
Saturday, January 01, 2011      2 comments

A new year brings so much promise. It lets us erase the mistakes of the past year and start with a fresh slate. I welcome the new year with open arms. Hello 2011, what do you have planned for me?... Read more
Small Observation
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      8 comments

Each year I look forward to when Day Light Savings Time ends in the fall. Not because we get to catch up on our sleep (even though it is nice to have that extra hour!) but because of the little sliver of sunshine that I can see climbing over the... Read more
I Can Do Better than Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast
Sunday, October 24, 2010      8 comments

From October through December I am traditionally overbooked. It is my busy season. I have more special projects for my clients. I open the studio to the general population and run a retail shop. I teach more workshops. I love it. In the pas... Read more
Week of Little Joys
Sunday, October 03, 2010      8 comments

Earlier this week I had a difficult client whose feedback was puzzling and frankly, contradictory. I sat in my studio and tried to think of a solution that would suit the client’s needs and baffling directions. I tried to create various scenario... Read more
Small Steps to First Goal
Sunday, September 26, 2010      10 comments

This week I made my first goal. I am proud of that accomplishment. But I am more proud of the steps that I have taken to make that goal. First, I set a goal that I could accomplish and gave myself a reasonable time to reach it. My goal was... Read more
My Monkey Mind
Sunday, September 19, 2010      3 comments

In meditation there is a term we use called Monkey Mind. Those of you who mediate know exactly what I’m referring to. It’s all of those thoughts that pop into your head when you are trying your best to not have any thoughts at all. Your mind jum... Read more
Skinny Pumpkins Challenge Check-In
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      4 comments

Just an update on where I am as we start week 3 of the Skinny Pumpkins Challange. emoticon ... Read more
Vision Board
Sunday, September 05, 2010      9 comments

Here's a portion of my board. I'm on vacation this weekend but before I began traveling I finished my vision board. I was cleaning up my studio in preparation for my va... Read more
Don’t We All Want Life to be a Little Easier?
Sunday, August 29, 2010      6 comments

Five weeks ago I made a change. Not just in the way I eat but in the way I think. Normally I’ll start a diet kicking and screaming the entire way to the salad bar. I’ll eat a healthy meal and fantasize the entire time about what I could be havin... Read more

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