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Spring Fling's first nutritional activity
Sunday, April 19, 2015      2 comments

I explained in my last blog about the extra opportunities available during our agency wellness campaign to earn more points by exploring mental health and nutritional activities. So here's the description of the first nutritional one: • Ch... Read more
Spring Fling: Work wellness campaign addresses mental health, too
Saturday, April 18, 2015      1 comments

Spring Fling is one of our annual wellness campaigns in the state agency where I work. Many of our campaigns through the year have us tracking exercise minutes or steps, earning more points for more vigorous activities. Our wonderful Wellness ... Read more
Valentine's Day outing--a gift to me
Saturday, February 14, 2015      7 comments

I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to put more energy into new positive directions in my life, and less into escaping the negative. (I spent so much of last year applying for jobs to get away from the misery of my current one.) ... Read more
Thursday, December 25, 2014      7 comments

I’ve made my peace with scaling back on gift buying, given the economy and my (so far) unsuccessful attempts to obtain a better-paying job. And then I ended up sick, and have put off joining my sister and brother-in-law for a holiday get-togeth... Read more
Tracking the positive, and progress, at work
Sunday, November 30, 2014      4 comments

Some of you know I have not been happy at work for quite a while. I've applied for 17 jobs since mid-January, and I have two new applications I'm working on, plus waiting to hear whether I make the cut to the 2nd interview stage on the most rec... Read more
Day of Renewal plan
Tuesday, August 19, 2014      6 comments

I'm just the messenger this time. When I was talking recently to my dear friend on Maui, she mentioned being on an odd mailing list for contractors in Hawai'i. Through it she was introduced to Alice Inoue who founded Happiness U, an educationa... Read more
Big Rocks and Pledge Thread
Saturday, April 05, 2014      5 comments

Back in August 2011 I wrote a blog "Big Rocks":
al.asp?blog_id=4402160 In it, I recount the story* "A man leading a workshop on time management began with a demonstrat... Read more
I will!
Friday, April 04, 2014      9 comments

I will take babysteps today--I will, I will, I will! Goddess, I want to make changes, make progress, move forward toward my goals! I want to feel free and powerful. I can't get there all at once, but I can take action TODAY! I can take *... Read more
Getting Free at work
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      11 comments

This was my most recent status: Anger over a situation at work is motivating me to make plans to address my own situation as well as the larger issues. It's unsettling, but empowering. Trying NOT to stay stuck in anger or hurt. The latter... Read more
Cast this violent word from your speech
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      7 comments

According to Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication, it has "enormous power to create shame and guilt" yet is so ingrained and commonly used, many of us can't imagine living without it. It is the word "should." It is strong... Read more
Epiphany by way of Dr. Schweitzer
Sunday, September 08, 2013      6 comments

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." -- Albert Schweitzer That was my update today. I found it in a tapping (EFT) book I got from the library. I me... Read more
Sharing the struggles & hard times, too
Saturday, August 17, 2013      12 comments

Hard to believe it’s been 4 months since I last blogged. I’ve never been an every day blogger—I wait until I have something inspiring or important to share. But I admit I’ve also gotten into that mindset that my blogs should be positive or hop... Read more
Making a commitment to ourselves
Saturday, April 20, 2013      7 comments

Just a short blog copied from a Spark Mail message to a dear friend I met here on Spark. I offer it to my other friends--those I've met & those I haven't yet, but who may find these words and be touched by them, in that magical way we motivate,... Read more
Cherish every step
Sunday, March 17, 2013      7 comments

Last night I shared a dear Spark Friend's posting in my comments on another Spark Friend's blog. ROSALIEESTHER's words had affected me deeply when she posted them on our Babysteps Brigade team on 2/28, and I recalled that I wanted to share them... Read more
Getting Free
Sunday, February 24, 2013      12 comments

4 weeks ago, when I wrote the blog "A new challenge and refined focus," I ended with the pledge to relaunch my Conquer Clutter Campaign. That was the alliterative title I came up with a couple years ago, I think, around the time I founded the B... Read more

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