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Thanks for your Sparks
Monday, February 20, 2012      17 comments

To all of my friends on SP, who have been so supportive of my request for your Sparks to help me through a very difficult time, thank you. I am still quite ill and having trouble making it through the day. My doctors can figure out some pieces o... Read more
Eat Three Meals and Two Snacks? WHY?
Monday, February 20, 2012      19 comments

Most of us grew up eating three meals a day with our largest meal in the evening. Have you ever noticed though that the leanest people you know seem to be eating all of the time. My mother and daughter are like this - they are grazers. They neve... Read more
I Need Your Spark
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      30 comments

Right now I am physically in a very bad spot. It won't last and I am working very hard to heal - even though neither I nor my doctors can identify what is driving this bus to hell right now. My blood pressure is skyrocketing and I'm not thinkin... Read more
Self Sacrifice: So You Want to Do It in a Healthy Way
Sunday, February 12, 2012      8 comments

In the past two blogs, we’ve looked at unselfishness that has reached a level that is unhealthy for you – in a word, we looked at codependency. Many people who have this problem eat to fill the empty or wounded places inside themselves or they e... Read more
Self Sacrifice Part Two: Is Yours Unhealthy?
Friday, February 03, 2012      21 comments

The only person you can change is yourself. However, when you do change your own behavior the behavior of those around you must also adapt for the relationships to survive. I have changed my own behavior and my major relationships all survived ... Read more
Self Sacrifice: Part One
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      21 comments

How many of you put the wants of your family and loved ones ahead of your needs? If you want to talk about a real recipe for disaster, this is one of the very best. Unfortunately, it’s also a mistake that is quite common to women and even more c... Read more
STOP IT! Negative Self Talk
Friday, January 27, 2012      23 comments

I've been seeing a lot of my Spark friends struggling with negative self talk. We all do it, although I have worked hard and consciously to change my inner conversations. Negative self talk are those phrases that spring right to mind every ... Read more
Examine Your Example
Friday, January 20, 2012      8 comments

Today's inspiration really hit a note with me, particularly this part:"...Whether it be as a parent, boss, or friend we should constantly examine the example we are setting for those around us. Are you being a positive role model? Are you treati... Read more
Artsy
Thursday, January 19, 2012      21 comments

My sister and I have a passion for being artistic. She really is a wonderful artist and could be a professional painter. We got involved in Pinterest and we also started making ... Read more
Habits
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      7 comments

On the 5%challenge teams, our Living the Good Life challenge this week is blogging: writing and reading them. Some of my team mates are blogging challenged, so I have been giving them a few prompts. I just make a few suggestions about things the... Read more
Busy, Busy Me
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      14 comments

I have to be careful when I have a busy day like this: two hours of reiki, exercise, finish up a big project, packing for a trip, laundry, trivia night with friends...it was all wonderful and great BUT I only ate 800 calories. When I get too... Read more
My Love Affair
Monday, January 16, 2012      20 comments

I have been having a love affair with my new love. My husband knew about him but since I was happier and healthier than i had been in a long time, my husband didn't object to the time I spent with my other love - SparkPeople. I know, I know, you... Read more
Privacy: I Feel Betrayed
Sunday, January 15, 2012      23 comments

I wrote a blog about the Facebook button on our blogs and how to take that feature off. It's very strange but mine still shows up and there doesn't seem to be much I can do about it. Then, I googled my Spark user name online and discovered ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Facebook Connection
Saturday, January 14, 2012      51 comments

***THANK YOU SPARK PEOPLE!!!! *** The GREAT news is that our Spark leadership was extremely responsive to our objections to this new format and they have changed it back to the old format. I encourage all of you who let them know that you object... Read more
When It Hurts SO Much
Friday, January 13, 2012      22 comments

I have been really sick - in a full RA and CIDP flare, so there was so much pain that I could barely think. Movement is difficult, pain is my constant companion. I am irritable, sad and and I am angry. Any of you Sparkers who live with illn... Read more

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