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A new challenge and refined focus
Saturday, January 26, 2013      10 comments

How odd that getting really sick for the first time in years would have such a silver lining. The tarot reading I did (with my beloved MotherPeace deck) on why I got sick and how to heal was amazingly spot on--and heralded in that Outcome card ... Read more
My Blessings of 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012      8 comments

Inspired by my Spark Friend Anni, who posted such a blog, I would like to mention 3 major positive influences which have supported my growth this year: Spark People, Seven Star Women's Kung Fu, and the Chopra Center. I've been actively Spa... Read more
Being good stewards of our lives
Friday, November 23, 2012      8 comments

The current 21-Day Meditation Challenge from the Chopra Center (on Creating Abundance) has been wonderful. My favorite so far, in the discussion before the 10-minute meditation session, was Day 10: Abundance and the Law of Karma. Deepak C... Read more
Building the church of the Goddess
Monday, November 12, 2012      7 comments

The titular phrase belongs to Z. Budapest, as quoted by Vicky Noble in MOTHERPEACE: A Way to the Goddess through Myth, Art and Tarot. It appears on page 167 in her description of the 3 of Discs card, which "signifies work done together--a comm... Read more
What we do to ourselves
Monday, October 29, 2012      8 comments

I was taking a break and journaling after a stint of decluttering and organizing work. As soon as I wrote it, this sentence jumped off the page at me: "I was feeling frantic and not far from tears earlier, thinking 'I can't do this anymore!' a... Read more
Need some inspiration?
Sunday, October 07, 2012      9 comments

I've shared this on my teams, but thought why not put it out for a larger audience? This is the message I posted on my team threads this morning: Here is an inspiring blog by a dear Spark Friend on the lessons she has learned over the last... Read more
Learning kung fu at 57!
Saturday, August 18, 2012      12 comments

It all started with reading a great blog by my emoticon Ronnie (PLAYBLUES22), back on March 28--One Thing I Know..... There Will Always Be Excuse... Read more
Worrying about your health can make you sick
Sunday, July 15, 2012      5 comments

We keep looking for that one little thing we can do to keep us safe. We latch onto each new study finding that if we take this one pill or eat this certain breakfast food or get this amount of exercise, we'll stay healthy and all our problems w... Read more
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      6 comments

I knew I would spend some time this Independence Day holiday thinking about freedom. I just finished writing in my journal, and will share here where my current focus is. I enjoy greater physical freedom with the 65 pounds I've shed over t... Read more
A Universe of Possibilities in One Book
Sunday, July 01, 2012      12 comments

I just finished Deepak Chopra's Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul.* It may be the best self-help book I have ever read; it is certainly one of the most profound, powerful and practical. It is so good that as soon as I finished t... Read more
Inappropriate Comment Paranoia
Sunday, June 17, 2012      14 comments

What is the big honking deal? I was sort of aware before that I could report something I didn't like--which I guess helped me feel secure that if someone were writing ugly comments, I could tell somebody who might deal with it. But suddenly th... Read more
Time enough for what matters
Sunday, June 10, 2012      4 comments

My team huddles--You have time for what matters most.--and today's status--BLESSEDBEING just finished reading Chopra's RTB, RTS Breakthrough #5: Time Isn't Your Enemy. Awesome! Blog to come. (Teaser: Diet & exercise are NOT the main keys to anti... Read more
Your Body: Beloved or the Enemy?
Saturday, June 09, 2012      9 comments

"Seen symbolically, all disorders are cases where the body becomes a stranger, an enemy, a failed ally, or a defeated victim. To prevent those metaphors from turning into reality, you need to offer reassurance to your body that you will care fo... Read more
Spiritual weight
Friday, June 08, 2012      7 comments

I'm not proposing a theory here, but noting some interesting anecdotal samples or possible evidence. I had been hanging out for weeks around 151 to 152, very close to my goal weight, but just maintaining. I was preparing for an introductory me... Read more
Now that I've reached goal, what next?
Sunday, June 03, 2012      9 comments

"BLESSEDBEING is now officially at my original goal weight of 150 = 65 pounds lost! I've got my Amazon shopping cart standing by!" That was my status from this morning. I don't move my weight tracker the first time I touch on a new weigh... Read more

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