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Life is About Relationships, Not Accomplishments
Saturday, July 29, 2017      32 comments

I didn't write the following, Rick Warren did. However, the message was so timely as my father passed away in the early hours of this morning. I t... Read more
You Can Dwell in Hope or You Can Dwell in Pity...But You Can't Do Both
Monday, July 24, 2017      24 comments

It's not that warriors never fall. Sometimes we drop our swords and fall to the ground in tears. We hurt sometimes but we don't dwell in it. We continue to show a brave face to the world. The difference is that warriors know that it's tempo... Read more
I See You
Sunday, July 16, 2017      24 comments

I see you... I see you hiding inside a body that is larger than you want. I see the person that ate food to try to fill the empty feeling inside...or perhaps ate as a way to stuff down feelings that hurt so badly. I also see the beautiful... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Change Your Label
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      40 comments

What labels are you carrying around? I'm not good enough. I'm not pretty. I have no talent. I and not smart enough. I'm not man enough. I'll never be able to lose this weight. I'm not strong enough. I don't have enough willpower. And... Read more
Being a Warrior
Saturday, June 24, 2017      27 comments

Being a warrior is not about perfection...or even a lack of fear. Being a warrior means you rise and stand no matter how much life or people try to knock you down. It's about rising and standing after being weakened by pain. It's about fi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Attitude of Gratitude
Monday, June 19, 2017      181 comments

How much do you complain throughout the day? Do you appreciate the little things enough? I once heard Oprah discuss how holding a spoon was a spiritual situation. Someone asked how that was possible. Her reply was, to someone like Christ... Read more
Always Hope
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      27 comments

I was watching The Revenant yesterday. There was a quote that as long as you have breath, you fight. This is true for so many situations. No one can fight for you. You have to want it enough to fight for yourself. A positive attitude wi... Read more
SparkPeople (and Spark Guy Chris)...you are AMAZING!
Sunday, April 23, 2017      53 comments

I am literally moved to tears this morning. The comments are overwhelming...I had to stop reading for a while because I've been so moved by them all. Not to mention, I really needed to get some exercise in. :-). Frankly, you are inspiring me ... Read more
Revel in the Rain
Friday, April 21, 2017      26 comments

As I was out walking today with my iPod playing, one song that came up was 'Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.' I liked the line that said 'I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining.' That is so true. Circumstances often just are what ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thank you SP Community! You really are the best!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      42 comments

I am overwhelmed and humbled by all the wonderful comments and prayers left on my post yesterday. And to be told by Spark Guy Chris that I embodied the message in his blog, that was an honor! And today, I awoke with my email full of SparkP... Read more
Step Into Your Light
Sunday, April 16, 2017      47 comments

Many of you have commented on being inspired by my positive attitude. I'd like to share my story in the hopes that you too will realize you CAN choose a better life. You are not limited by your beginnings. My story may seem hard but I promis... Read more
Never Bet Against Yourself
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      20 comments

Too often I see people sabotaging themselves before they ever really start...I call this betting against yourself. What do I mean? Stop using the word 'try'. As the ever wise Yoda said 'There is no try. Do or do not.' When you use the w... Read more
Cancer update...good results! 🙂
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      11 comments

To those that have been wondering and/or praying for me (and a great THANK YOU for prayers...I appreciate each and every one!), I started treatment #4 today. I will continue to wear a pump until Thursday afternoon as per usual. Previously,... Read more
Needs vs Wants
Friday, March 17, 2017      20 comments

A good friend and I spent a lot of time discussing our life goals. We both were tired of working jobs we just didn't enjoy and feeling like life was stagnant. Much of our discussion was about living more simply...and did we really need certain... Read more

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