EDWARDS1411's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EDWARDS1411 EDWARDS1411's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Happy Earth Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06830d42-af03-448d-9965-e5b2fd6e12a2.gif"> <BR> <BR> Mother Earth's Gifts <BR> <BR> Mother Earth gives her gifts for all to share, <BR> She gives them freely, yet she's still aware, <BR> That things are changing, perhaps for the worse. <BR> How much more can she give if our future is cursed? <BR> <BR> It's way past time to put Mother Earth first, <BR> To clean up the water before we all thirst, <BR> To clean up the air before our lungs sicke... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 01:44:56 EST Dark Chocolate - For a Good Night's Sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142286 Hot off the presses!!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/891d8eba-9e9d-458b-991b-11c6181dc337.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3<BR>537903/Want-good-night-s-sleep-Eat-dar<BR>k-chocolate-Nutrient-treat-leafy-green<BR>s-keeps-body-clocks-running-time.html </link> reported yesterday that a new study suggests that dark chocolate may help keep our body clock running on time, and ensure a good night's sleep. Doctors say the treat is rich in magnesium - a nut... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:13:19 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #15 - Almonds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139976 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:17:18 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #14 - Sunflower Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133476 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 19:07:38 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #13 - Canola Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123729 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:32:18 EST Don't Forget Earth Hour Tonight at 8:30 p.m. Tonight!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122929 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f1d2f17-7bcf-4be0-8a70-988f342b5138.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is Earth Hour: It's an annual global celebration where people switch off their non-essential lights for one hour (your local time 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.) to show they care about the future of our planet. <BR> <BR> It's a symbolic and spectacular lights out display with a big message - we want to protect the future of our planet! Since it first began in Sydney Australia in 2007, the number... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 13:49:55 EST Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121764 Hot off the presses!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60ac7828-c31e-45ee-8d96-1946c0e1a745.png"> <BR> <BR> <link>consumer.healthday.com/senior-citize<BR>n-information-31/age-health-news-7/edu<BR>cation-and-stair-climbing-keep-your-br<BR>ain-healthy-708898.html?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>20160317&utm_term=708898 </link> tells us that a recent Canadian study found that fitness seemed key to sharper minds as people got older, as w... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 21:24:59 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #12 - Walnuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118455 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 20:36:42 EST A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110788 Hot off the presses!!! Good news for us tea grannies and anyone else who enjoys a nice cuppa. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb85dc15-d205-4306-8038-e5b47e4a61a4.jpg"> <BR> <link>consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-<BR>nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutr<BR>ition-news-316/a-daily-cup-of-tea-may-<BR>help-your-heart-708528.html?utm_source<BR>=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campa<BR>ign=20160303&utm_term=708528 </link> tells us that an ongoing study of more t... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 00:40:03 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #11 - Olives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106219 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 16:46:22 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #10 - Pistachios http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101510 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 19:21:16 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #9 - Dark Chocolate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095728 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:51:50 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #8 - Pork http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086711 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:56:46 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #7 - Flaxseed Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077362 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 20:57:09 EST Today is Winnie The Pooh Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072357 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96d8ef57-0da5-4288-bfcb-6114963bb8aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9733d4d-822c-4444-ac5a-6a717354c5c3.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a4133d33-12a3-459d-b2f1-c5cb50f3b160.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9e0ca2d-da4a-4742-854c-420593b43257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5b9d828-0b5d-40de-8f27-dd370bcf1c58... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 04:43:30 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #6 - Hazelnuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072053 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 19:23:57 EST Welcome 2016!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6055907 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49561888-5080-44ee-a365-e88438a17c40.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c1761ff-3836-47f5-bde3-b83cdbc37b43.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45937fdf-431f-4c9a-b5a2-efee9867c8ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afae6758-5a59-4420-82d8-e8abed7c4146.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d115029d-3929-4d0b-8530-f1ae13e946b6... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:53:47 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #12 - Helping Others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052117 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:50:10 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #11 - Act Cool At Your Office Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051795 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:56:50 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #10 - Holiday Countdown (De-stress) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051372 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:03:37 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #9 - Happy Hydration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050879 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:43:24 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #8-Settle Down For A Long Winter's Nap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050455 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 23:20:09 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #7 - Shall We Build A Snowman? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049968 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 21:19:46 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #6 - Rock Around The Christmas Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049559 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 22:53:10 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #5 - Eat Before You Eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049125 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:56:59 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #4 - Toast To Heart Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048632 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:31:07 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #3 - Tinsel Toning (Exercise) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048049 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:30:41 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #2 - Nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047208 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 06:55:04 EST 12 Ways To Make The Holiday Season Merry and Heart-Healthy: #1 - The Tastes of the Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046989 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76b8c9c6-4aea-44d2-a94e-c2a80e86e11b.jpg"> <BR> "It's time to get into the holiday spirit! From twinkle lights and holiday tunes to warm beverages and delicious cookies, the sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays are everywhere. But among the joys of the season, it's important to maintain healthy habits to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 4 health threats." <BR> <BR> <link>www.gloucestercitynews.net/cleary... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:09:51 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good for You: #5 - Avocado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046491 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 17:36:42 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good For You: #4 - Lamb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043326 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 16:20:57 EST Hello December! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040599 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/891ab7fb-0169-46db-a603-8feb387270fa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc324757-74ef-4496-b27c-e1565810cb16.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aaf92f51-6a28-4692-8732-6330dd9a51f6.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eea1eb7d-3ee3-476c-b482-99fd6898e1cd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9f8e4491-1111-4348-b063-893b63ac111e... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:17:12 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good For You: #3 - Peanut Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039672 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:45:51 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good For You: #2 - Olive Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038243 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:10:54 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good For You: #1 - Pine Nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036664 <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007577<BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is the "good fat" that may actually help us lose weight, whittle our middle, keep blood sugar levels in check, lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and much more. According to the American Heart ... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:14:38 EST We Will Remember Them! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029776 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80b9c02b-436b-488f-9b3d-130f004fa62b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Continuity <BR> by Helen Middleton Amos <BR> <BR> Can you see them in their thousands <BR> as they sailed away to war <BR> geared to battle for their country <BR> as their fathers had before? <BR> <BR> Unknown fate and perilous journeys <BR> waited in the strife ahead <BR> death lurked always close beside them <BR> as they fought, and prayed and bled <BR> they were young and strong, advent... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:12:59 EST Hello November! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024509 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a8ca12f-f55f-4e32-83d4-8c8872ed7930.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Even though the darkest time of the year is upon us, let's not let it dull our Spark, it's a <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7eb9b18-744a-4aad-bdee-eab2549ddc42.jpe"> <BR> <BR> Pick one, pick all ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e025b83-268f-4481-aacd-e4ffedb4d4ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Only 61 days left of 2015, let's give it our best... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 06:17:36 EST Be You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016864 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a082d9fe-6f5b-4d96-af5e-5a55b7841061.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72de7c2f-4568-4c91-b6ef-1870b89ddf4c.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f14e9df-0af8-46d5-a3d3-ec4d818c747d.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e97e37c6-07c7-4085-a31a-8a03e943d160.png"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f536107c-ff69-4413-8e16-42aad069c8be.jpg">... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:35:16 EST A Simple Hug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010518 ...A hug is an amazing thing <BR> It's just the perfect way <BR> To show the love we're feeling <BR> But can't find the words to say.... <BR> ~Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., "A Simple Hug" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/261e831e-08e6-4123-afed-4487d8652f7e.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/828f31ab-ef21-43d8-87fc-7f1c96da93dd.jpe"> <BR> <BR> There's something in a simple hug <BR> That always warms the heart, <BR> It welcomes us back home <... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 17:09:35 EST Take Time ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004599 Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. ~Ovid <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2939acc6-51a3-49ca-9762-beee49fc9f78.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7cd0d1a-1a88-4517-ad02-4d9e92be6cdd.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/296c3d7e-12f3-4a5f-b378-15ec6911f336.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e9c85ed-d054-4e9e-9686-9bf7a40738d6.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <img sr... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:54:24 EST Welcome Beautiful Autumn!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001299 Autumn is upon us arriving on Wed. Sept. 23rd at 4:22 EDT. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1cb6ec07-82bd-46b2-a8d5-8556c590f463.jpe"> <BR> <BR> Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night; and thus he would never know the rhythms that are at the heart of life. ~Hal Borland <BR> <BR> No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace <BR> As I have seen in one Autumnal face.... <BR> ~John D... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:07:15 EST Why Colouring Could Be The New Alternative To Meditation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988962 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36850be1-58fe-4de6-b976-4e5cf14415dd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>immrama.org/everyday-meditation-for-<BR>people-who-dont-like-to-meditate/ </link> points out that when most people think about meditation, they imagine sitting cross-legged on the floor and trying to empty all the thoughts from their mind. Or they think of Tibetan monks chanting mantras in temples far away. While it's true those are forms of meditation, they aren't the only ways to m... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:38:39 EST There's No Reason Not To Laugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984819 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a34af2a5-db6a-4deb-9bae-3ab378f4b78e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> "Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it." ~ Henry Ward Beecher <BR> <BR> "What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." ~ Yiddish Proverb <BR> <BR> "A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." ~ Irish Proverb <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a78d3a1-a448-41a7-be89-ebe650cd01e9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Laughter is a tr... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:52:47 EST A Beautiful Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978456 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f47cc1ef-abc3-410e-8f62-038142e8d6c6.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> "Life Rule: Every day is beautiful if you choose to see it." ~ www.someliferules.com <BR> <BR> "And every day is a start of something beautiful." ~ Matt Nathanson <BR> <BR> "Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun's shining or not." ~ Marty Robbins <BR> <BR> "A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it ... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:52:33 EST Awesome August! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970385 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26460fec-4cc5-4173-af11-0ca75c2a4a6a.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> "There's a time each year <BR> That we always hold dear, <BR> Good old summer time; <BR> With the birds and the trees'es <BR> And sweet scented breezes, <BR> Good old summer time, <BR> When you day's work is over <BR> Then you are in clover, <BR> And life is one beautiful rhyme, <BR> No trouble annoying, <BR> Each one is enjoying, <BR> The good old summer time." <BR> ~ Lyrics by Ron Shield... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:58:19 EST An 'Apache' Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954993 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6da4fa42-d03a-420a-87ce-3a9492f1fd05.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Indeed ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a09b58e-0d2e-4510-8e22-58567245a324.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> (Note: the above is actually a work of fiction taken from the 1950 movie "Broken Arrow" and the book the movie was based on. Nevertheless, the words speak for themselves!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 14:48:02 EST Be Good To Yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b068059d-272b-44f6-8984-3939776cdcbe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others." ~Lama Yeshe <BR> <BR> "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." ~ Jack Kornfield <BR> <BR> "Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets." ~ Clark Moustakas <BR> <BR> "Life is too short to waste any amount of ... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:57:47 EST Sweet Summer Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948603 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7df1303-7ed2-4939-aa59-d2ff4b9d7635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Summer by Mary Dow Brine <BR> <BR> What is summer made of? <BR> Of opening buds and flowers; <BR> Of sunshine and of shadow, <BR> And gracious little showers; <BR> Of birds that in the tree-tops <BR> Sing sweetly all the day; <BR> Of buttercups and daisies, <BR> And breath of new-mown hay. <BR> <BR> Of rainbows after showers, <BR> Of starlight nights so still; <BR> Of moonbeams shimmering ... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:09:53 EST The Proverbial Glass - Half Empty? Half Full? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946688 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6078c628-8c58-434b-9cb3-84ba78d4f369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Optimism is the foundation of courage." ~Nicholas Murray Butler <BR> <BR> "For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else." ~Sir Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> Two boys who one beautiful day were exploring their neighbor’s farm and came upon an empty barn that smelled of manure. The first boy said, "We got to get out of here, this smells horrible", but ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:28:00 EST Hello Beautiful June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938678 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb261038-4279-44ec-9f65-65d46d98ba5a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "For stately trees in rich array, <BR> For sunlight all the happy day, <BR> For blossoms radiant and rare, <BR> For skies when daylight closes, <BR> For joyous, clear, outpouring song <BR> From birds that all the green wood throng, <BR> For all things young, and bright, and fair, <BR> We praise thee, Month of Roses! <BR> For blue, blue skies of summer calm, <BR> For fragrant odors b... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:38:19 EST