America's beauty shines at soldier's memorial

Last month, while on loan from his family and his hometown of Owasso, Okla., Army Sgt. Andrew Looney was killed by a suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan. Three years ago, Sgt. Looney lost part of his right foot in Iraq. He went through rehab, was fit for a prosthetic, and instead of opting out of the military and out of the battlefield, he picked up right where he left off....more

Thank you for sharing this with us. My heart goes out to Looney's family. I'm passing this on to ...more

Using Stars to Get Unstuck

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Do you have a few projects lingering on your to-do list? Maybe it is making those regular sales calls you know you need to make, but just can’t bring yourself to do....more

Yoga Hope

So I'm back from my first yoga class. Oooweee that was tough. I had no idea how hard it was going to be. I was able to do all the poses but the instructor went so fast between them. I don't know if that's the way they all go but it would be easier if it was just a bit slower. I think, too, that as I increase my strength the yoga will get much easier. My wrists, arms, and thighs hurt the most and made it very difficult to maintain each stance for the time she alotted. I'm not giving up though. No way! I've got it Monday, Wed. and Friday....more

Bribing Students to Learn~Motivating Students

This is an interesting question-- How does one motivate a student?...more

My So-Called Spoken Life: Vol. 1

 Sometimes you get tired of reading, I get it. I'm about to make it a little easier on you....more

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Stop Self-Sabotaging Behavior Before it Gains Momentum

Anyone having battled depression, anxiety, or an addiction, knows that the downward spiral extends further than it appears when teetering on the edge of control. Even if you’ve not experienced conditions as serious as these, it’s likely you’ve plunged head first into a dizzying, self-sabotaging abyss. I’ve been known to fling myself—like a dodo bird—over the edge of rationale on numerous occasions. In fact, I spent the better part of yesterday clawing my way out of doubt-induced rubble.   You’d think—by age 37—I’d know better, that I’d know how to stop self-perpetuated mental anguish before it takes me for a ride. But I don’t; or if I do, I don’t practice it. What I have learned—with desperate attachment—is...more

Am I motivated enough to make a change?

As I'm watching the snow swril outside thewindow, I'm wondering how I got into this mess. I'm 26 years old and today clock in at 193 lbs. (I'm 5'5 btw). The most alarming thing is that I don't care....more

Do you have a plan that will make this time, different from the other times? How can those of ...more

Motivation for Bookworms - Could I Just Read About Doing A Push-Up?

I tell myself I will sign up for that yoga class. I think about it every time I get a twinge or a crook in the neck. The days move forward and so does any lack of movement toward an actual decision or action....more

I guess if you wanna lay on it it has to at least have a butt clear spot.