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Let go of things you cannot change
Monday, June 06, 2016      23 comments

One of the happiest moments in life, is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change. I looked for a quote like this today. I... Read more
Sunday Sparkpoetry -- Imagine
Sunday, June 05, 2016      16 comments

It was so sad yesterday, losing Muhammed Ali. Every time an icon leaves the planet, it feels diminished. Every time I hear DT demeaning anot... Read more
Make your happy life
Friday, June 03, 2016      23 comments

Of this be sure: You do not need find the happy life -- you make it. There is a new series on Huffington Post called "Talk to Me". It is chil... Read more
Throwback Thursday
Thursday, June 02, 2016      21 comments

My DD gave me these photos in a BEAUTIFUL card she had drawn for Mother's Day. Just another few days in the life of my wonderful Daughter. She is about 3 months old here: ... Read more
Just a girl who decided to go for it.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      22 comments

I am a proud Mama today. My darling Daughter, who moved up to Minneapolis with her BF and her cat, have all been living with me since July of last ... Read more
Don't nibble with mediocrity
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      19 comments

Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew. I said I would rather choke on greatness then nibble on mediocrity. Last night, I... Read more
Memorial Day...Thank You
Monday, May 30, 2016      19 comments

To those who gave their lives, and to those who fight today, and fought yesterday. Thank you. Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, is a day to rem... Read more
Take time to appreciate
Sunday, May 29, 2016      15 comments

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Do you appreciate every single day? Do you appr... Read more
Blablabla go workout.
Saturday, May 28, 2016      24 comments

Yep. This is our inner voice, telling us we are tired, we did this two days ago, we don't feel good. NOPE. Get up and get out there. Why sh... Read more
Friday Funnies
Friday, May 27, 2016      26 comments

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Select your thoughts carefully
Thursday, May 26, 2016      18 comments

You need to learn how to select your thoughts, just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you ... Read more
A Spark Pep Talk
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      17 comments

A Sparkfriend is struggling, and wrote me a Sparkmail asking for advice. Here is what I told her -- I hope it helps!!: First of all, I was REALLY overweight last year. I have lost over a hundred pounds in a year. How did I do it, how am I ... Read more
Collect the scars.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      14 comments

Maybe life isn't about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it's about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it. I have been swimming later at ... Read more
Get up, and be strong.
Monday, May 23, 2016      20 comments

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. I have had a lot of falling in my life. A lot of times when I di... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts An unlikely fitness hero
Sunday, May 22, 2016      26 comments

Surfing the net yesterday, I came upon maybe my favorite story in a LONG time. Zach Anner has Cerebral Palsy. If you don't know about the disease,... Read more

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