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Jan.30.2009
I am not a dietician, I am not a personal trainer, and I am not an expert in weight loss.  What I am is a common sense gal who knows the formula for losing weight.  It is quite easy, and I am going to let you in on the big secret at the end of this blog, after I go through what not to do to lose...
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Jan.29.2009
I flew into Chicago O'hare International Airport yesterday for my grandmother's funeral.  I was feeling sad, depressed, and basically sorry for myself.  I had lost more than a grandmother, I had essentially lost a replacement mother.  Gram moved in with us January 1, 1973, the day after my mother...
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Jan.27.2009
Michael Jordan, in my eyes, is the best athlete to walk the planet.  There are a few reasons why I believe, actually, why I say this with 100% conviction.  I have taken some of his lessons that I have learned from watching him on the basketball court and I inserted them in my daily life. Lesson one...
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Jan.27.2009
Yesterday I wrote about the hate being spread through internet by our youth who are one day supposed to inherit our earth and help get rid of terrorism, save the environment, keep pushing forward with technology, and to put it simply, make the earth a safe and peaceful planet.   There are plenty of...
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Jan.26.2009
Hate is so many places, and the internet has become a great place to spread the hate to others.  In my youth, a time when I was extremely angry and resentful at life, I never spread the words of hate to others. My father did receive most of my anger, and at times, in the high of my immaturity other...
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Jan.25.2009
My grandmother died today, Sunday January, 25, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.  My grandmother was a saint in my eyes, my sibling's eyes too.  She was ninety five. Irene Hogan was one of eleven.  She was Polish, her parents were immigrants. My grandmother taught me one phrase in Polish, I love you. I...
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Jan.21.2009
I know in my heart and soul I was not meant to have a mother.  Some say we choose our parents to teach us the lessons we are supposed to learn while here on earth.  I believe, we are all here to learn lessons, each of us has our own agenda when we arrive screaming into this world.  God, knows our...
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Jan.19.2009
On December 28, 2008 I wrote a blog about the Chicago Bears losing to the Minnesota Vikings.  Before the loss happened, I had mentioned that I had seen a red bird when I opened my front door in the previous blog. I have never seen a red bird, except in a book, and I was very excited. I said that...
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Jan.16.2009
In our country right now we are all in the midst of a powerful and deadly storm.  This storm has the ruined hundreds of thousands of lives, and altered the paths of many children.  Our current economic crisis has taken away homes, jobs, retirement funds, mental health away from otherwise sound...
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Jan.09.2009
In my previous blogs I talked about life coming down to the five different senses, at least for me.  I went through smelling, hearing, touching, and seeing.  You can access those previous blogs through my author home page.   Now I am on to the final sense, feeling. How we feel dictates our entire...
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Jan.05.2009
The first time I tried yoga was about eight years ago.  You should know I run four times a week, and lift weights three times a week. I am convinced I have ADD as an adult, so the quiet of yoga and the constant chatter inside myself did not make for a great union.  However, I decided I must conquer...
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Jan.03.2009
I know there is a book out right now talking about how we act as women determines what men are interested in us.  I would like to turn this around; meaning, what kind of man do you ALLOW in your life.  It is not like all women are sitting around waiting for that perfect prince charming to pick us...
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Jan.01.2009
It was New Year's Eve 1972 on a very cold afternoon in a suburb of Chicago that fate took over, and five people's lives were changed forever that day.  One lost their life, three lost their mother, and a husband and father gained a life full of inner turmoil, a deep saddness, and an inablitity to...
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Dec.29.2008
I had to write this letter after I walked by Oprah's magazine yesterday and saw the cover.  I read the article last night.  Prepared the letter this morning.  Here is what I have to say! Oh, Dear, Oprah, Let me start with my praise.  I grew up in Chicago, and have watched you from the very...
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Dec.28.2008
Well, the Bears lost, the Vikings won, and the Bears season is over.  It is over for the reasons I gave in my earlier blog.  The defense gives up too many points and the offense cannot score.  The good new is, they now have an entire off season to figure it out. What is really great is, I did see a...
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