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Are you as smart as a lab rat?
Sunday, March 18, 2012      9 comments

Whether you actually did this in science class or not, you know how rats are put into a maze, and how they run down and back those passages looking for the cheese. Once they've gone down the same passage a few times and found no reward there, ... Read more
It doesn't have to be hard!
Thursday, March 08, 2012      10 comments

I just read a great blog by my Spark Friend and co-leader MRS_EVA_K, Living with a recovering type 2 diabetic:
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Balancing Sparking
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      15 comments

Does anybody else find themselves spending an hour or 2 (or even more?) Sparking with friends and teams, when they could be exercising, organizing, preparing healthy snacks, sleeping, meditating--you know, actually pursuing those goals we track ... Read more
Living Love tools
Monday, February 20, 2012      0 comments

I've been quoting some of my favorite Living Love songs on my status and in my message post signature for a while. So I thought I'd share some resources to allow more of you to get introduced to these tools. I took my first weekend workshop a... Read more
A funny & inspiring blog with a fabulous quote
Saturday, February 18, 2012      1 comments

The title is "I need smaller 'big girl' panties!!!" (a phrase with which I'm not familiar), but I was very moved by her discovery and her wishes for all her readers:
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Loving more, demanding less
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      9 comments

That was the Living Love "slogan" which appeared on a lovely banner featuring a radiant heart behind the facilitators at their workshops. I was reminded of this simple, yet profound guideline to creating more joy in your life (which founder Ken... Read more
Loving Ourselves
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      12 comments

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A Year of Successful Babystepping
Thursday, February 02, 2012      7 comments

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Decluttering as Metaphor (3C series)
Thursday, January 19, 2012      10 comments

The 3C designation refers to my Conquer Clutter Campaign--a title I've used in several blog entries. Since organizing is my primary focus this year, there may be quite a few more to come. The idea for this particular blog came today when I was... Read more
Conquer Clutter Campaign Revisited
Monday, January 16, 2012      5 comments

When I went back to see when I last posted a CCC blog, I discovered my first ever blog here on SP was 1/12/11, so I've been blogging just over a year. I had 3 officially named 3C blogs, the last one written a few days after I launched the Babys... Read more
Connecting with bliss
Sunday, January 15, 2012      6 comments

I was planning for my next blog to address my organizing campaign, which is my focus for this year, but instead it comes from my returning to a book I hadn't looked at in months, when I wanted something to read with my morning cup of coffee. It... Read more
Old year/new year wisdom
Sunday, January 01, 2012      5 comments

I shared a link to one of my favorite ever blogs on several teams yesterday, and mentioned it to a few individuals. I now feel moved to share it further, so here is a link to Life_Restarted's powerful blog, Looking back on 2011, but only for a ... Read more
Lessons of Life and Death
Friday, December 23, 2011      6 comments

It’s been a sad Solstice week at work. One of my coworkers, Gale, had scheduled several weeks off for an operation and recovery. The surgery went fine on Monday, but Tuesday, she went into cardiac arrest and was put on life support. Wednesday... Read more
Dora, My Explorer
Saturday, December 10, 2011      10 comments

I had been on the lookout for the right connection to a new kitty, since losing my longtime companion Kenny. Purrfect Pals is a no-kill rescue organization here in Washington, and they have adoption centers in some of the pet stores, including ... Read more
A new belief for the holidays
Thursday, November 10, 2011      6 comments

"It's impossible to lose weight over the holidays, so why even try?" "I always gain 10-20 pounds over Thanksgiving and Christmas, then I have to diet until Easter to get rid of it." "I'm too busy to exercise with all the holiday rush, so of ... Read more

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