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Monarch of All He Surveys!
Wednesday, August 07, 2019      31 comments

Outside my office window yesterday, on the milkweed plants, I spotted two fat monarch caterpillars!! I'd seen monarch butterflies fluttering ar... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Love and Fear
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      32 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
uS416omB2nY This is powerful short conversation between Anita Moorjani and Michael Neill. Fear, they agree, is just the absence of love. When I am feeling fear, it is the absence of ... Read more
Best quotes ever: Shout out to ONECRAZYDOG!!
Monday, August 05, 2019      36 comments

Two days ago, ONECRAZYDOG offered us: "We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are." The Talmud. Such ancient wisdom. Or as MIchael Neill put it, referencing Three Principles founder Syd Banks, our minds are NOT cameras, they ... Read more
So: How's the Intuitive Eating?
Sunday, August 04, 2019      22 comments

Yes, we've been going through a challenging time at work and also at home, with dear Henry, our baby golden retriever who incurred a leg injury days after we brought him home from the breeder. And so, given my old pattern was "stress eati... Read more
Power of the Mind
Saturday, August 03, 2019      28 comments

www.joebaileyandassociat
es.com/2018/08/15/natural-
healing-lyme-disease/ A dear Sparkie friend sent me this amazing link: Joe Bailey (who's apparently written five books on the Three Principles and about "Inside out"... Read more
Thank you Sparkie Friends!
Friday, August 02, 2019      30 comments

I so appreciate all your kind and practical comments on yesterday's blog. What a wonderful and caring community this is. DH and I have weathered a lot together over 40 years including 2 babies each of whom had significant difficulties at ... Read more
Bump in the Road
Thursday, August 01, 2019      43 comments

Baby Henry injured his left hind leg in a bizarre accident July 30 -- he was in his (specially designed golden retriever) dog crate (with puppy separator) and got tangled up with his leg through the bars, panicked and wrenched it badly dislocat... Read more
If it was your job to change the world . . . .
Sunday, July 28, 2019      26 comments

www.ted.com/talks/michae
l_neill_can_a_tedx_talk_re
ally_change_the_world Here's another great TED talk from Michael Neil. And yes, he asks the BIG question . . . what would you do if it was your job to change ... Read more
Henry Comes Home!
Saturday, July 27, 2019      41 comments

We were at the breeder's right at 9 am and had Henry home before 10 . . . He is settling in beautifully. Grass is brand new to him and he clearly loves the smell and the texture . . . exploring intrepidly all around the back yard!! H... Read more
Fave Sprezzatura Song . . . Just the Way You Are (Diana Krall)
Saturday, July 27, 2019      28 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
YiOYsnET6Iw "I don't want clever conversation, Never want to work that hard . . . " Oh yes. The first time I heard this song, it brought tears to my eyes. Not a message I heard of... Read more
Sprezzatura!
Friday, July 26, 2019      29 comments

As usual, I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blog. I don't know that it's REALLY easy . .. but it helps me to think about intuitive eating (gentle nutrition, gentle movement) as IF it were easy. No fuss, no agitation. ... Read more
It's Not Hard Enough!!
Thursday, July 25, 2019      26 comments

Oh my. Why isn't this tougher? Why doesn't it require continuous white-knuckle "efforting"?? Isn't virtue all about striving and self discipline and denial and grim determination and motivation and resisting temptation and . .... Read more
Who Could Resist????
Wednesday, July 24, 2019      27 comments

Not me. Found it on ebay . . . brand new, inexpensive. And: subtle, doncha think?? Suitable (under a blazer) for days when Henry ... Read more
Why Aren't We Awesomer?
Tuesday, July 23, 2019      25 comments

I've become a real fan of Michael Neill -- and this Ted talk of his was new to me. www.michaelneill.org/top
ics/ted-talk/ Why aren't we awesomer? Often, he believes, it's because (and he's quoting Ludwig Wittg... Read more
And a couple more things . . .
Monday, July 22, 2019      28 comments

Puppy vet insurance. We had some really huge bills for Charlie from time to time . . . and always paid and never ever every would have thought of complaining, of course not. He was worth it. But pet insurance really wasn't a thing ... Read more

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