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Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake...

"Step out of the box and live your bliss."

"Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the "good life" we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts."

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

When we find ourselves up against that frozen barrier of thinking we cannot handle our situation, we may find that the kindest choice is to love ourselves. Give ourselves loving kindness and compassion. and extend to ourselves the unconditional warmth of a mother's love.

I know I'm in my own little world but it is okay, they know me here.

"Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?'"

I can completely transform my life.
"Always do my best:"
Under any circumstances,simply to do my best,and I will avoid self-judgment,self-abuse,most of all regrets.


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer--Albert Camus

"The flower that blooms in adversity, is the loveliest of them all"--Mulan


Every morning you are handed a golden gift of 24 hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world you couldn't buy another. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember you must use it , as it is given only once, once wasted you cannot get it back!


"When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present....we experience heaven on earth." Sarah Breathnack

It's time for Kim to take charge! No one else can use my ability. I am a strong take charge woman that deserves better! My family deserves a happy healthy me!
I need to take care of me!! I need to love me!! I have been taking care of every body else, and I'm very good at it. I would like to continue to have fun and do the things that take a healthy fit me!!

And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

- Anais Nin

"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit." Mary Lou Retton

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."

William Jennings

" Unlike a painting where we can go back and paint over it, when a day is spent, it is etched forever on the canvas. We start each day with a blank new canvas"

Ann Copeland

"You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness." ~ Eckhart Tolle~

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking."
~Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth

"The stream of thinking has enormous momentum that can easily drag you along with it. Every thought pretends that it matters so much. It wants to draw your attention in completely. Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don't take your thoughts too seriously.
~Ekhart Tolle-Stillness Speeks

"Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."

Eleanor Roosevelt

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
~ Mohandas [Mahatma] Gandhi

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." AGATHA CHRISTIE

"Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality: -- Not as we expect it to be, but as it is. It is to see that unless we live for each other, and in, and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily. There can really be life, only where there really is. In just this sense, love. "- Frederick Buechner

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light."

Albert Schweitzer said those words and how very true they are.

A few new quotes to get you going. I love this one by one of my all time singers, except I would change the ending to it's all the same moment!!!

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it's all the

Janis Joplin

Wholesome exercise in the free air, under the wide sky, is the best medicine for body and spirit.

Sarah Louise Arnold

"Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat."

~Jill Johnson~

You might feel a moment of gratitude for the basic fact that, once again, the sun has risen to illuminate the abundant earth, and the earth's gravitational field holds you and all that you hold dear in a tight, life-affirming embrace.

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."
~ Paul Dudley White

Remember that this is not hard!!! You know what hard is.....Hard is not having the ability to do it.....I have the ability!!!

Member Since: 1/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 21,545

My Goals:
blast the music. That always gets you going!!! Dance, sing and be grateful for your ability and my youth. Yes my youth, you are only as young as you feel.

Start my day with a morning bike ride,or walk, when to cold get dress warm,why is that hard it is so fun. Or LS or some other program.


Stay true to Plant based low fat organic vegan.

Drink my water.

Stay in the present moment.

Be still 15 min a day in nature, LOVE THAT!

My Program:
Eating: Plant based low fat organic vegan.

Personal Information:
I'm the wife of my high school sweetheart love of my life and best friend Bryan. Mother of 3, two beautiful daughters, and 1 awesome son. One wonderful Son-in law and two adorable Daughter-in-laws, Grandmother to 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. What more could I ask for! We also have Shih Tzus, Prozac, (lost my Prozac at 17yrs old)
Cosmo Kramer, what a cutie, 6ys old and Little Lilly Monet, is 1yr.
I am artist, oil painter. Love it!

Other Information:
Daily Mantra:

"Every day, think as you wake up, "Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive, I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry, or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."

- His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Things that I love: Life, Family,friends, MUSIC, its always blasting, DANCING , alone or with someone.
Wind in the trees. Sun on the water. Sunset, better when shared. Outdoor sports, skiing, swimming, camping, 4 wheeling and traveling. Concerts.. Big piles of juicy oil paint and clean brushes. Time to smell the roses!!!!

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