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Negative Self Talk
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      11 comments

Today I decided that I needed to have a little talk with myself. I have not been on Spark as much as usual. I hurt my knee and it has negatively impacted my ability to exercise. As a matter of fact, I am not supposed to exercise; I am supposed t... Read more
Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and You
Thursday, November 03, 2011      20 comments

Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and me. I know the title said Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and you. Trust me, we'll get there but ME first! World changing. Brilliant. Creative. Innovators. Genius. We'll all agree that Einstein and Jobs fit that ... Read more
Skinny People
Sunday, October 30, 2011      16 comments

I was surfing on SP and came to a group that was talking about a size 2 woman who was battling her weight. Everyone thought it was funny and a lot of us wished it was our problem. May each of you get into a size 2 if that is what you want t... Read more
Fall Folio
Saturday, October 22, 2011      23 comments

Although I may be limited in the amount of activity that I can handle right now, I am not limited in how much I can appreciate the world around me. I took a nice, easy stroll today, enjoying Autumn in Nashville. Since I took my camera with me, y... Read more
Survive or Thrive?
Friday, October 21, 2011      18 comments

Crisis. We all have had them and will have them again. Read through the blogs of your Spark friends and you will see how many people and families are in crisis. Domestic abuse, loss of your job, poverty, troubles with parents, children, health i... Read more
Why Is It Called A Flare?
Thursday, October 20, 2011      15 comments

The day before yesterday, I started a flare. I am dealing with intense and excruciating pain from the RA, fibromyalgia and CIDP. Today I am barely functional, heavily medicated, weepy, and desperately hoping that this levels out quickly. So wh... Read more
Sometimes Determination is Badly Disguised Idiocy
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      16 comments

Two months age, I did my first walking 5K with Spark People. I really enjoyed it. Even on the days when I had to make myself do it, I came out feeling great, endorphins flooding my brain with great feelings. Having conquered that, I decided... Read more
Why God Made Mothers Young
Saturday, October 15, 2011      15 comments

I just returned from 4 days babysitting for my precious grand niece, 3 year old Eliza Grace down in Georgia. I love children and I love to play. However, I am 56 years old and manage a lot of health challenges. I do exercise regularly and watch ... Read more
Invisible Illness PS
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      12 comments

There has been a huge response to my Invisible Illness blog. I want to share that the reason I wrote it wasn't to ease my hurt feelings - I blew that unkind woman right off. I wrote it because one in four people have an invisible illness and man... Read more
Invisible Illness
Monday, October 10, 2011      23 comments

I am your neighbor. I may work with you. We share a pew at church. I saw you at the grocery store. Our kids go to the same school. I always smile and have a nice word for you and everyone I meet. I am a very happy, normal person. I look just lik... Read more
What Can One Person Do?
Sunday, October 09, 2011      6 comments

How often do you meet someone and notice that there is something wrong with them? When you do, there is usually a feeling of sympathy or empathy to witness their suffering. We want to help. On Spark, I have met a huge number of very brave p... Read more
The Truth About Water
Saturday, October 08, 2011      14 comments

The Truth About Water 1. Water DOES help your kidneys flush toxins from your body. 2. Drinking water DOES help you lose weight. It replaces other calorie laden drinks, may increase your metabolic rate, and makes you feel fuller. 3. You can... Read more
Playmate, Come Out & Play With Me!
Friday, October 07, 2011      9 comments

I am resubmitting this blog because I love it and think it is something that we should all read and do. Please share it with your friends! PLAYMATE, Come Out and Play With Me! A Spark friend recently expressed that she was discouraged. Sh... Read more
Playmate - Come Out and Play With Me
Sunday, October 02, 2011      17 comments

A Spark friend recently expressed that she was discouraged. She lost 2.5 pounds last month and was tired and frustrated. She was losing motivation. She knew that I lose .25 to 1.5 pounds a month now because of medications, age, and health limita... Read more
Spark People Motivator
Thursday, September 29, 2011      20 comments

After I posted "I'll Spark As Long As I Live", I read my email. Imagine that. Spark is so important to me that I Spark before I email. In my email was a message from Spark People saying that I have been voted to be a Spark Motivator! Thanks t... Read more

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