NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog NOMORESTALLING's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community With Specific Purpose It is specifically through a purpose-filled perspective that we unlock the strength, joy & untapped potential that lies within each of us. Ari Sytner <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Purpose is perhaps one of the deepest human longings. I fully believe that Individually, God has a deliberate purpose for our lives. Ephesians 2:10 says,“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:13:19 EST Silent crosses <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Silent crosses were carried till the end <BR> her last breath released their burden… <BR> <BR> Throughout her life here on this earth my mother from a very young age, held an assurance within her heart. Mom held an intimate relationship with her Lord and Savour. No matter what others thought, or their interpretations of  how her Christian walk should be conducted, her faith and convic... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:52:30 EST Being Truly Thankful Often when we practice being thankful, we go through counting our blessings, acknowledging the wonderful people, things and places that make up our reality. While it is fine to be grateful for the good fortune we have accumulated, true thankfulness stems from a powerful comprehension of the gift of simply being alive, and when we feel it, we feel it regardless of our circumstances. In this deep state of gratitude, we recognize the purity of the experience of being, in and of itself, and our t... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 10:23:38 EST Down Memory Lane - Mama (Thelma Holberta; Holly Peters) 1940-2017 These photos are the sequence of my mom's life. <BR> Born 1940 to Constance Kenora and Douglas Sharpe Kenora Ontario. <BR> <BR> You'll note that my Grandma's middle name is Kenora. That's because she was the first babies born to the territory! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 18:30:13 EST In Loving Memory <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I heard a robin sing one early Wednesday morn, it sang a song of freedom as the angels took her home….. <BR> <BR> Words will never describe the heart of our mother, she lived her life for her Lord her husband and her children. <BR> <BR> Thelma Holberta Peters (nee Sharpe), of Durham, peacefully passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in her 78th year. Beloved w... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 12:41:03 EST She's walked through heaven's door Today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My Mother's love was something <BR> that no one can explain, <BR> It was made of deep devotion <BR> and of sacrifice and pain <BR> <BR> It was endless and unselfish <BR> and enduring come what may <BR> For nothing could destroy it <BR> or take that love away <BR> <BR> It was patient and forgiving <BR> when all others were forsaking, <BR> And it never failed or faltered <BR> even when her h... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 19:13:48 EST Become Powerful Beyond Belief I'm sure that every one of us dreams of coming into money. To be able to pay of debts and be set for the rest of our lives. Winning the lottery is NOT a good example of a realistic goal <BR> <BR> Choose goals where YOU are in charge of making it happen. <BR> <BR> <BR> Life Areas <BR> <BR> Personal Growth <BR> Career and Finances <BR> Health and Fitness <BR> Relationships and Family <BR> Creativity <BR> Spirituality <BR> <BR> <BR> One of the first steps in manifesting what you wa... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 11:42:20 EST Life Is Like A Camera <img src=""> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:53:32 EST The Visit Wow has it been that long already since I've been here! So sorry guys and dolls! SO sorry. <BR> <BR> I just returned from my visit with my parents. Talk about emotional. Of course it didn't all hit home until the end of the week and I'm boarding the plane to come home! I didn't have a melt down but right there in public the tears decided to have a run. <BR> But I am very happy to report that both parents are being well cared for in everything they need. <BR> What I would do is go in around 1... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:58:18 EST A Labour of Thanks Here in Coronation it's cloudy and cool. Perfect for what I needed to do today! <BR> <BR> First on the agenda was head over to the neighbours and dig up some rhubarb she said I could have. Dug up and transplanted two bunches. One at the front of the house and one at the back. <BR> Then because my washing machine crapped out I needed to do laundry so a neighbour friend and co-worker let me do it all at her place. My new one arrives Wednesday next week. <BR> She is in Lacombe all weekend for ... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:53:51 EST Worry; The Worst Scenario <img src=""> <BR> I know worry is an extension of fear and can also set us up for attracting that which we don't want in our lives and that the scriptures tell us be anxious for nothing but anxiety is a human emotion that gets the best of us. <BR> We have all had the experience of worrying about something at some point in our lives. Some of us have a habitual tendency to worry, and all of us have known someone who... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 08:51:54 EST Don't Believe Every Thought You Think I hate to break it to you, but if we're not doing as well as we'd like to be doing, then there's a good chance we are the one sabotaging our success. <BR> <BR> There, I said it. <BR> <BR> I know it's not what you want to hear or believe to be true. But if you're in charge of creating your own life, then you should also be accountable for the results along the way. <BR> <BR> Yes or yes? <BR> <BR> Are you a “life happens to me” person... or a "life happens FOR me" person? <BR> <... Tue, 30 May 2017 09:00:20 EST A Brief Update And to update. Work is still work SWAMPED with promotional sponsorships and having to do the work of 4. <BR> With mom it's overwhelming heartbreak and an emotional burden. She is now back in Owen Sound's facility and being monitored because she has become very aggressive and violent. She has also developed blood clot is her lungs so they now have her on blood thinner and oxygen. <BR> Dad; emotionally his heart is broken but the move into the senior's home has been a god send he is adapting v... Sun, 28 May 2017 13:54:00 EST The human will is the most incredible thing. It's All Go Here! Yesterday the weather jinxed my walking but I made up for it today and how! <BR> I had for the first time in a long while a complete 8 hour sleep without any interruption! That's rare! <BR> Still up at 5:00, looked after the four footers but went back to bed for a half hour but I was wide <BR> awake not an ounce of sleep left in me So, got up and started my day. By 7:00 I had the house cleaned and laundry done, garbage taken out. <BR> Then I got started on the yard. <BR> Turned over the ... Sat, 13 May 2017 19:21:32 EST Gotta Call It A Day! Whew! Have I had a good days work out put in! I'd still have kept going but it's gotten just to dang hot. none the less a lot accomplished in 81/2 hours! <BR> With me tackling the front Walt tackling the back... <BR> Tomatoes transplanted into their pots, hanging baskets up on their new hanging brackets, all Lilacs and Spruce trees deadheaded, flowerbeds and garden taken their winter coverings off and turned over and the brand new creek bed finished that I started last year. Front and back ya... Sat, 6 May 2017 17:29:28 EST I can't wait to get to it! Good Morning! <BR> Up since 7:30 now Was up at 5:00 looked after the animals and went back to bed! Walt had a late afternoon service call and didn't get home until 9 and he was completely beat. I quickly made him a bite to eat of eggs and toast while he showered After that it was lights OUT! He slept right through until 7:30 this morning! Now that's tired! <BR> <BR> Now that we're up we have clear skies and sun shine cool temperatures and perfect for working outside today! <BR> Having my cof... Sat, 6 May 2017 10:20:01 EST When you center yourself at the start of your day Each morning, find a way to start your day right as it sets the tone for your day. <BR> The choices you make upon waking can have a profound impact on your day. If, still drowsy, you hit the ground running, rushing to prepare yourself to face your worldly obligations, you will likely feel fatigued and overwhelmed for most of your day. A leisurely and relaxing morning, on the other hand, can energize and excite you, as well as give you the courage to meet the challenges waiting for you. By be... Fri, 5 May 2017 21:01:09 EST A Meeting of The Minds We all have many aspects to ourselves - integrating these parts into wholeness is an important step in healing. <BR> Sometimes it feels as if we have many different people living inside of us, expressing themselves in voices that seem distinct from one another. There is the inner child with its wants and needs, the angry voice that expresses its opinion and probably several more as well. With all these different parts of ourselves expressing different desires, needs and opinions, we may b... Wed, 3 May 2017 08:02:58 EST The Importance Of Forgiveness <BR> In order to forgive we need to stop identifying ourselves with the suffering that was caused us. <BR> When someone has hurt us, consciously or unconsciously, one of the most difficult things we have to face in resolving the situation is the act of forgiveness. Sometimes it feels like it's easier not to forgive and that the answer is to simply cut the person in question out of our lives. In some cases, ending the relationship may be the right thing to do, but even in that case, we will ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:02:23 EST It's working! Good morning all! <BR> <BR> Up since 5, animals all taken care of and lasagna put together to pop into the oven when I get home at 5:30. Sitting here already to head out on foot in the next hour. <BR> <BR> This walking every day 15 minutes 3 times a day is working. Since doing that for the past 2 weeks I've dropped 4 pounds. It's about time! <BR> <BR> Today is good ole go to press day My ads are all in order and accounted for so I can now start on next weeks ads including going out on t... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:28:41 EST Yogurt & Apple Sauce "Growling" We have winter back Not a happy camper! Yeah the white powder stayed and dumped more over night! <BR> Still went to Stettler yesterday for my final grocery pick ups. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what's going on with me at the moment. Everything solid I eat hurts on the way down. I'm thinking it's because I'm out of my meds for my acid reflux. She's changed my meds prescription because the one I was on causes Dementia! Thank God I have a doctor who is diligent and on top of things! <BR>... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:14:10 EST Having daily ritual. Having daily ritual or ceremony in our lives is very important to keep us connected to what really matters. <BR> When we perform or participate in rituals and ceremonies, we enter into a state of mind that is different from mundane consciousness. Ranging in significance from bedtime stories to weddings, ceremonies and rituals are acknowledgments that an event or period of time has special meaning. As a result, they can have the effect of drawing us into the moment, inviting us to pay closer ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:11:10 EST Taking a Well Deserved Time Out Sometimes as adults, we just need a time out to refocus and gather ourselves before starting out again. <BR> <BR> Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. ( A LITTLE?) <BR> Periods of high stress can make us feel like we're losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability. The symptoms of our state of mind can range f... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:55:33 EST My Personal Choice I chose to follow the Nutritarian diet because I made the logical decision to obtain the best health possible. I have learned that drugs, surgery and medical care are insufficient to protect me against a medical tragedy. I now Eat to Live to reduce and ultimately avoid the need for medicines, the need for medical intervention, and invasive surgery, which also avoids the medical tragedies that are so prevalent in our society. I decided to Eat for Health because I realized my life is valuable a... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:54:18 EST How Plant Protein Wins Over Animal Protein We are all taught that protein is a super nutrient that will make us lean, strong, and healthy. We do need protein, but more is not necessarily better, and high-protein foods are not always healthful. <BR> Why do we need protein? <BR> In every cell in the human body, the DNA contains a code that tells the cell which proteins to make. Proteins have a lot of different roles in the body, some provide structure like collagen, some facilitate contact or movement, and others act as enzymes, signals... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:46:16 EST The Ultimate Detoxifying Vegetable These 3 Fungi Actually BOOST Your Immune System <BR> By: Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS <BR> <BR> Mushrooms have been used medicinally in Eastern medicine for eons. Now Western medicine is beginning to catch up, as the healing properties of mushrooms are being demonstrated scientifically. <BR> The three specific types with the greatest health benefits are Sh*take, Reishi and Maitake. All three have powerful effects on the immune system and all three act as medicine. <BR> When you think about it for ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:37:01 EST The Truth About Grass Fed Beef How much difference does it make?  Is grass fed really better?  If so, in what ways, and how much? <BR> <BR> This is a rather lengthy read but definitely worth reading informative and enlightening. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>out-grassfed-beef/?utm_campaign=frn16&<BR>utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-auto<BR>mated&utm_content=2218&utm_term=existi<BR>ng-email-list&email=seriouswakeupcall%<BR> </link> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:18:28 EST The First Step; To Thine Ownself Be True In order to make our dreams come true, we must take action rather than simply wishing for what we want. <BR> <BR> <BR> There is a popular misconception that we might be able to just wish our dreams into being. Maybe on some other level of consciousness this is the case, but here on earth what we need to do is take action in our lives. Vision is an important companion to our efforts, but it can't accomplish anything all by itself. When we focus on what we want and ask for what we want, we ar... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:01:51 EST When We Don’t Take Action: The Effect of Not Doing Our actions shape our lives, but what we don't take action on can be just as powerful. <BR> <BR> <BR> Life is sculpted on a moment-to-moment basis. Every one of the thoughts we think, the words we speak, and the actions we take contributes to the complex quality and character of the universe's unfolding. It simply is not possible to be alive without making an impact on the world that surrounds us. Every action taken affects the whole as greatly as every action not taken. And when it comes t... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:25:38 EST Don’t Fall for the Myths About Soy Contrary to the negative soy information floating about in today’s technological world, the scientific consensus shows soy is essentially beneficial.  Actually, soy is the subject of some of the worst health misinformation on the internet. We need to tune out this misinformation and follow the science. Greater intake of soy foods is linked to a decrease in the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and cardiovascular diseaseSoy and estrogen (the primary female sex hormone) <BR> Soy contains ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:09:17 EST Friends & Family Undermining You? Don’t let them! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do friends and family undermine your efforts to eat healthy? Have you had cake pushed at you at birthday parties? Are family celebrations more about food than socializing? While sometimes well-meaning, the actions of food saboteurs can sway you and your desire for good health. Don’t let them! <BR> <BR> An obstacle often encountered in the journey to healthy eating is family and friends... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:08:13 EST Typical Sunday? Maybe....LOL What a morning! Actually had me some extra zzzzs Feeling very rested and energetic. Got outside swept off the vehicles while Walt shoveled the drive. I was also feeling armed and dangerous and swept the snow on top of him! LOL Only he had the shovel and I got dumped on! Retaliate But of course! That meant all out war! LMAO <BR> <BR> So now today after that; fresh air and exercise I've got a roast beef in the slow cooker with baby carrots for dinner I'll make the potatoes and salad later. <BR... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:48:08 EST Just Checkin' In On A Saturday 5 points for the team today. Just up and going I have a busy day ahead so want to get started but HAD to have my cup of coffee with my Bone Broth and Turmeric and my collagen first. Will be back later in the day. Stay gold people. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:59:59 EST Taking pride in our progress at any pace. When we are satisfied with our lives, we should not be looking for experiences of winning and losing to define our self-worth. <BR> however, pushing ourselves to a higher level of accomplishment; to surpass previous accomplishments is healthy. <BR> The urges that drive us to compete with others tend to be straightforward. Years of both evolution and societal influences have shaped us to pit ourselves against our peers. The needs and desires that inspire us to compete with ourselves, however,... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 13:43:37 EST Living More Consciously Are we really aware of the connection between all things and the broader effect we may be creating? <BR> There are times when we may feel disconnected from the world. Our actions can seem like they are of no major consequence, and we may feel like we exist in our own vacuum. Yet, the truth is that our simplest thought or action - the decisions we make each day, and how we see and relate to the world - can be incredibly significant and have a profound impact not only on our own lives but on th... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:04:04 EST Putting It Out There Today I'm putting ME out there. The present me What this Me is being made to feel TODAY. I don't expect anyone to understand because most of this deals only with what I'm going through presently. I know I'll come through it. I always do. <BR> <BR> You are limitless in your potential. You can be, do or have anything you imagine. Kingsley O’Kerry <BR> <BR> Even knowing this and living by it I'm feeling very discouraged these days. With EVERYTHING! My heart is so full. Full of frustration, h... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:17:45 EST How Heat and Cold Affect Weight Loss Can living in a warm or cold climate influence how fast or slow you lose weight? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t-and-cold-affect-weight-loss/?inf_con<BR>tact_key=1c5302e1700ad48e537949c128cff<BR>def6de672e20d5d8edc504435510c54e941 </link> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:22:59 EST Brilliant natural self-repair abilities Your body has brilliant natural self-repair abilities. It knows how to fix broken bones, how to fight cancer, how to reverse aging, and how to heal from many kinds of injury. But when you’re in a state of stress, these systems can begin to break down. <BR> <BR> So what can you do if you want to reduce stress and help your body to self-repair? <BR> <BR> According to bestselling author Lissa Rankin, MD, there are simple and proven techniques that can make all the difference. She’s tested them... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:32:37 EST Consciously Reconnecting Consciously Reconnecting <BR> <BR> <BR> If you feel abandoned or cut off from Spirit, know that it is always there for you waiting for you to plug back in. <BR> There may be times when we feel like our connection to the universe is closed. Maybe things don't seem to be going well in our day, or our lives, or we may feel out of our element. The truth is, the universe is always there for us. We know that we create our experience with our thoughts, and this is another way we need to make a co... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:58:01 EST The Saboteur How to Rise Above it The saboteur can wreak havoc on you when you're feeling like you've been dragged through the mud and nothing is going right. Stress is mounting and your saboteur is telling you that you deserve to relax your Bright Lines and treat yourself a little. How can you rise above and not succumb to the pressure? Watch this week's vlog to find out. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>line-eating-when-life-gets-hard/?inf_c<BR>ontact_key=e5b1650622020858c1b52328773<BR>fb0cfa709... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 20:30:01 EST Brand-New Day - A Fresh Start We can start fresh in this very moment, not needing to wait for a new day to start anew. <BR> When today is not going well, it is tempting to focus on tomorrow as a blank slate with all the possibilities that newness provides. It is true that tomorrow will be a brand-new day, but we do not have to wait until tomorrow to start fresh. We can start fresh at any moment, clearing our energy field of any negativity that has accumulated, and call this very moment the beginning of our brand-new day.... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 14:42:49 EST An Even Keel This is more so for me today than anyone, but still wanted to share it. <BR> <BR> If we allow ourselves to harbor worrisome thoughts today, we begin to question our sense of security. Even if you feel confident in your own abilities, we may begin to question various aspects of our life such as the strength of relationships, the permanence of our job, or the value of your soul's purpose. However, feelings of insecurity may be coming from within rather than outside sources. Taking control of ... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:17:23 EST A day and a half but lovin' every minute of it! Oh my A day and a half but lovin' every minute of it! <BR> And you know why? Because I'm gathering ads from last year but most of them are running larger than last year and increasing the number of times they are running! <BR> <BR> Some of them my clients but a number of them are the previous sales rep's that never booked their ads with her like this! <BR> <BR> I've had more than one client that booked a 1/4 page colour with her for one week, now book it with me for three issues for the 30%... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:14:56 EST This Girl Is Pumped! I went to the staff party and was totally taken off guard! <BR> Just before we went to say grace and have the meal she says, "I'd like to make a toast." And I thought a toast in general to looking ahead to 2017 right.? NO! The toast was to me! I made MVP of the year! <BR> So it was a vodka slushies, Texas Hold'em and hot tub night! <BR> I'd never played anything but solitaire! So it was fun learning a new card game. No money put up just poker chips and cards. <BR> She has no idea the "monste... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:40:16 EST What a Rush! Boy oh Boy it's been a week I've had almost no personal time! <BR> It's been all work and no play! <BR> After losing two marketing personnel leaving me the only one to cover the entire region I've been working non-stop to keep sales up! <BR> Mission accomplished. <BR> Finally yesterday we had a staff meeting to determine exactly what my role would entail. There were a few responsibilities taken away and designated to their correct personnel and replaced with what should be mine. <BR> So work... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:22:10 EST I'm Walkin' On Sunshine! Oh man oh man wow what a day. I'm surprised I don't have laryngitis! LOL <BR> What a relief around the office now that we lost that troublesome sales rep! We're actually having fun. I'M having a blast calling all of her clients and getting the ads she didn't LMAO! <BR> <BR> When she quite she said the paper was going to flounder without her OH Man is the laugh on her! And she gets the paper and we all know she'll be watching closely to see. Well she's in for a shock when she gets this next... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:11:36 EST Warfarin (Coumadin) And Leafy Green Vegetables Taking warfarin (Coumadin) doesn't mean you should avoid green vegetables. <BR> <BR> January 03, 2017, Joel Fuhrman, MD <BR> <BR> Patients on the medication warfarin (brand name Coumadin), prescribed to prevent blood clots by thinning the blood, also called anticoagulants (an-ti-co-ag-u-lants), are often told by their health professionals not to eat vitamin K-rich foods, such as leafy green vegetables. Since I advocate a diet rich in leafy greens, broccoli, and other foods rich in vitamin ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:26:24 EST The Bigger Picture <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've often thought and wondered what it would be like to be able to see the bigger picture. To see into my future and see what it holds. Where I would be. What changes would be in store and when they would happen. <BR> <BR> Sometimes, we may find ourselves wishing we knew what our lives were going to look like or what gifts and challenges are going to be presented to us in the coming month... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 19:07:45 EST Then There Will Be YOU - Proving Them Worng. I am to positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What's the most powerful motivational speeches you've ever heard? The most powerful motivational speeches I've ever heard came from people who told me I couldn't do something. You know why? Because when they told me I couldn't do it, I was bound and determined to show them that I cou... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 17:08:23 EST If you Listen to Anything Today... Make it this! Dr. Steven Gundry is one of the world's most celebrated surgeons and author of the best-selling book "Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution." He is Director of the International Heart & Lung Institute in Palm Springs, CA, and the founder of the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs & in Santa Barbara, CA. <BR> <BR> Foods that cause health issues leaky gut, inflammation, the list goes on including heat disease, cardiovascular disease Avoid them at all costs. <BR> He connects all the dots. <... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:58:18 EST