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I'm struggling

Struggling with what? Well, everything really. I’m struggling to write this and with the things I’m finally having to admit to myself and what it all means for my life. 451 more words

Meal Plan Monday on Tuesday

I’m changing up my schedule a bit and instead of jumping out of bed to head out to the gym I’m going to try mid-morning workouts.   528 more words

Lifestyle Change

The Happiness Project

I have never really understood self-help books. Don’t get me wrong, I, like every other female, read “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert and was intrigued by “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne when it was what everyone was talking about. 557 more words


Oh dear, what a mess!

So, things haven’t been going so well the last few weeks. I’ve been managing to string together a few days of not drinking, often up to a week and then I’ve derailed my efforts one way or another. 770 more words

Popcorn Post

I love popcorn.  It’s delicious.  It’s cheap and it’s easy to make.

By the time I got rid of my microwave I’d already almost fully transitioned away from microwave popcorn partially because it’s not very good for you and partially because it’s more delicious when it’s homemade.   509 more words

Personal Blog

When leaders' egos grow too tall

“There’s an ego looking for a place to inflate,” my table mate at a Washington, DC meeting of high-level officials whispered to me as a prominent member of the education establishment entered the room, a prophecy that unfortunately soon proved itself to be true. 229 more words

Dennis Sparks

Sugar, Sugar

Yesterday afternoon I went to a friend’s house to enjoy some snacks, color eggs, and watch movies.  I will precede this post by saying she is an awesome friend who I love spending time with and an excellent hostess, who even let me pick the movies :)  “The Incredibles” & “Despicable Me” seemed appropriate for a laid back Easter Sunday. 495 more words

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