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Brody bits in which his winning personality wows another crowd
Monday, March 06, 2017      14 comments

Yesterday started off rather rocky for me but I got myself turned around by the time Brody and I needed to set off for our latest adventure in dog (and his human) training. I had snagged the last open spot in "Therapy dog training class" with a... Read more
Life is short - go out and play
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      11 comments

Lots has been posted about weather this winter across the U.S. My thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by last night's tornadoes. In my community there is a very popular sentiment - we may have to endure a longer and snowier winter tha... Read more
Make your own weather
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      19 comments

Saw this little message somewhere a few weeks ago and tucked it aside to think about for a while. Many of us comment on the weather around us espec... Read more
Brody bits in which he invents a new game
Monday, February 20, 2017      10 comments

Another update on the boys... Both of them went to the groomer on Friday - cha-ching $$$ But I'm enjoying two soft, fluffy furbabies. Riley has always been soft, like a stuffed toy, but Brody's coat has changed. Of course he came to me s... Read more
Random acts of kindness #2
Thursday, February 16, 2017      20 comments

My intentions for 2017 included designating this a year of kindness. Simply trying to make this world a better place by being a nice human and passing it on. Nothing fancy or expensive - just little things. As I sit here enjoying my mor... Read more
Want to change the world?
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      14 comments

You can! And it won't co$t you a thing... just one random act of kindness can change someone's day. And you and I can change two people's days. If everyone who reads this does one or, gasp, two acts of kindness... well, then we are on our w... Read more
Brody bits in which we go for walks with an unwelcome addition
Sunday, February 12, 2017      16 comments

If you're just tuning in, bits from Brody (my now 8mo rescued cockapoo) make an occasional appearance in my blog. It usually means one of the dogs ( Brody or my 4yo Riley, petite goldendoodle and therapy dog extraordinaire) have done something ... Read more
Worries got the best of me
Thursday, February 09, 2017      18 comments

Hello, my name is Barbara and I am an emotional eater. Even though I have been working on healthier responses to stress and worry, it got the best of me this week. Fell off the wagon and am dusting myself off today for another go at it. L... Read more
Thanks to the SP who make us smile every day
Sunday, February 05, 2017      10 comments

Just want to say thank you to all the SP bloggers who share daily funnies with us. I subscribe to several and want you to know how much I appreciate those moments when I read your blog and give an eye-rolling groan or a laugh-out-loud "HA!" I ... Read more
Random acts of kindness #1
Saturday, February 04, 2017      13 comments

I've been saving this for February but obviously missed the first of the month (oops! emoticon ) As you can see i... Read more
Did you know this is what stress and negativity does to your brain? I didn't.
Thursday, February 02, 2017      19 comments

It's a given that stress and negativity are not good for us and that we should practice self-care. We read and hear about it frequently. I read a blog the other day featuring an article by Joel Ameida that put it all into plain language so tha... Read more
Love your heart
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      12 comments

It's coming... this Friday... a cause near and dear to my emoticon and your's ... Read more
Getting into gear
Monday, January 30, 2017      16 comments

Took a few days to be quiet and careful (cataract surgery last Thursday.) Now it's time to "refocus" with these new lens (have I mentioned that my eyes test 20/20 now??) and move on to the next week of my plan. Just getting back into gear, not... Read more
A 5 a.m. wake up call
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      18 comments

That's what I'll be setting my alarm clock for tonight. Have to be at the surgery center at 6:30 and it takes about 40 min to get there. Yup - it's finally here and I'm first on the schedule tomorrow morning for cataract surgery and a new len... Read more
Nothing works
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      18 comments

... unless you do the work. Robin S. Sharma That's it in a nutshell. I can hear many of you, myself included, thinking that's easier said than done. And, for many of us, it is. As far as the mechanics - the every day what to do/w... Read more

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