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Strengthening your heart with love
Sunday, October 02, 2011      4 comments

I lost my sweet Kenny recently. He was the joy of my heart for 16 years, from the time I could hold him in one hand. I loved being a kitty mommy for the first time, and he was sweet-tempered and affectionate. My mom passed away 6 months b... Read more
Casual cruelty at the gym
Sunday, September 18, 2011      9 comments

I was roughly in the middle of my workout, feeling good, recording my reps and weights (increased a couple of the latter), saying my simplified affirmations through my slow repetitions. There was a guy on the machine next to me, and as two of h... Read more
No more "shoulding" on ourselves
Saturday, September 17, 2011      4 comments

No, that is certainly not an original phrase; it's something of a personal growth aphorism. Yes, I believe it is far better to make positive choices because we want to enjoy benefits and positive consequences and prevent suffering and negative ... Read more
Pressure and ease
Saturday, August 27, 2011      4 comments

My huddle today was "Let go of pressure & choose to live with ease!" I started using an affirmation "I let go of pressure & choose to live with ease" after leaving the ophthalmologist's office and learning I'll need a laser procedure to deal wi... Read more
Saturday, August 06, 2011      6 comments

My huddle today, in all my teams, was "Add gentle, joyful stretching to your day--aaahhh!" It's easy to focus on aerobic and resistance (such as weight lifting) exercises that strengthen the muscles, the heart (a very *important* muscle), the b... Read more
Big Rocks
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      5 comments

Yosemite National Park has some of the most glorious scenery on Earth, in my opinion. I always buy myself a Yosemite wall calendar, so I can enjoy its beauty throughout the year. I was rather disappointed when I turned the page for July [yes, ... Read more
Sharing Ourselves
Sunday, July 24, 2011      3 comments

I was moved by a blog that one of my teammates wrote about some major life changes and how that has impacted her progress and her program. She talked about the main issue she's struggling with right now, and was very clear that while she had ga... Read more
Thursday, June 30, 2011      5 comments

My huddle today on several of my teams was "Reflect on your achievements this month." Two things have really prompted me to ponder on the importance of reflection. First, I attended a training on effective interviewing yesterday, and picke... Read more
Balancing the strong and wounded parts
Friday, June 03, 2011      5 comments

Any of you who also suffer from Post Traumatic Stress will completely understand me when I say PTS sucks! I've done a lot of work, a lot of healing, and most of the time I do pretty dang well. I've been experiencing slow, steady success (I lau... Read more
My Memorial Day Dedication
Monday, May 30, 2011      7 comments

"Honor all who didn't survive, and choose to thrive" was my huddle today on all my teams. While some team members mentioned the holiday, and spoke in support of veterans and remembering those who serve, I am choosing to memorialize another grou... Read more
New team image possibilities
Sunday, May 29, 2011      13 comments

[This is for the team considering a new image. These are from Dream Times.] Here are some pictures I downloaded from a free site, with my captions. (I hope this works!) ... Read more
Spreading the Spark to Washington State workers
Saturday, April 16, 2011      7 comments

I work for a large state agency in Washington. Our statewide Wellness Commitee has created a 12-week challenge to cut 100 discretionary calories and get 30 minutes of exercise at least 4 days a week. When you sign up for the chalklenge, you ca... Read more
Articulating my purpose
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      8 comments

I’m reading The Spark (thanks, Chris!) and in chapter 2, CORNERSTONE: Focus, he says on page 20, “Locating your purpose and your deepest life intentions can help you move with greater clarity each day of your life.” This definitely struck a cho... Read more
Let me be your mirror, part two
Thursday, March 24, 2011      6 comments

(Don’t worry, I’ll get to the mirror part yet—I just have to work my way there!) I left off mourning the tendency of many people—especially women—to withhold love and approval of themselves until some possible future when they just might at... Read more
Let me be your mirror, part one
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      2 comments

A little background first. Two nights ago I read a SF's blog in which she spoke of not liking her looks, as in active dislike and non-acceptance. I proceeded to type several impassioned paragraphs, starting with how her words made me want to c... Read more

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