NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NOMORESTALLING NOMORESTALLING'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/ Yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412402 Ho my what a full day put in and still there aren't enough hours in a day for me, but I've got to call it a day. I still accomplished a heck of a lot though. The back entrance/laundry room is cleaned and decluttered and the windows are ready for their bubble wrap and plastics. Same with the front entrance. Outside I did manage to get the back deck all cleaned of swept, scrubbed and organized. All my plants have now been brought in and the ones that needed transplanting are done. Inside, the r... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:10:39 EST Today's Mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412115 A very good restful sleep last night Dreams but not like the night before: Fires engulfing an entire street. No explosion Just burst into flames. And dreams not remembered so not important obviously. <BR> Up and at it now. Have my day started. Not as busy but just as heavy. Ned to finish what needs to be done indoors and then want to get out doors and put my summer yard and gardens away for the Winter. <BR> Have a purebred male Himalayan coming to the feeders. He's as tame as anything but no... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:41:28 EST Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411893 Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not, often buried under fears and learned behavior. <BR> Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious character traits, even if none accurately represents our notion of "self." The confusion surrounding our true natures is further compounded by the fact that society regularly asks us to suppress so much of our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual vibrancy. Yet ... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:23:22 EST Finding Time for You: Good Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411890 How many find that we can excel easier in our lives when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled. <BR> Within each of us there is a well of energy that must be regularly replenished. When we act as if this well is bottomless, scheduling a long list of activities that fit like puzzle pieces into every minute of every day, it becomes depleted and we feel exhausted, disconnected, and weak. Refilling this well is a matter of finding time to focus on, nurture, and care f... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:19:08 EST Finding Direction Within Our Confusion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411067 When it seems as if life is pulling you in differing directions today because your sense of what your life should be like and what it really is may leave you feeling confused and scattered, you might want to focus on what you truly want out of life. Stop and take a few minutes out of your day to slow down and just breathe. Once you have entered into a state of calm, you could try free-writing your thoughts for 10 minutes. When you free-write, simply write your ideas down without editing, cens... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:42:20 EST Time IS On Our Side; PATIENCE IS a Virtue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410360 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3ec9263-0fa0-4f0c-86e8-e82ff7f1a44a.jpg"> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:50:44 EST The Day After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400899 YES! oh what relief! I needed that release, that rant. Now that I have finally reached that breaking point and exploded I feel such exoneration and peace. It's been quite awhile coming. I've been waiting for it wanting it needing it. What a release! I've felt like a caged tiger and now know such freedom! <BR> I'm me again! Back in control of mind, body and spirit. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4631e2a2-443a-4c74-8c0d-e5011bf08d65.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:48:22 EST Fragile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400705  It’s okay to feel our feelings. Our feelings are what make us human. We are not robots and we shouldn’t be expected to act as such. Jacqui Blue <BR> <BR> Damn straight! <BR> And I sure vocalized mine yesterday! <BR> I'd been having a difficult day with controlling my emotions. It was coming in waves and I kept fighting it back because I was at work. <BR> Near the end of the day something was said and I just blew! Completely lost it. Even thought I closed my door to keep from walking for th... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:39:11 EST Going, Going, Going! Burning Those Calories Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399075 Yep going, going and going! <BR> I get up my usual time look after the 4 footed, and the 2 footed, then get on my stepper for 15 minutes and do the 3 sets of 15 reps on my Wonder Arms. <BR> Today however, being Saturday, I was still up at 4:15 looked after the 4 footed and went back to bed until 7. <BR> Now I'm up and already have had my first glass f water, have a pot of chili stewing for the day, a load of laundry on the go and the dishwasher. <BR> With everything I have to do today and... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:54:44 EST Reclaiming Our Personal Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397128 How You Lose It and What to Do to Get It Back <BR> <BR> Do you second guess yourself? Rely on others people’s opinions and advice before making decisions? We all do to some extent. However, we need to be careful. There’s a fine line between learning from others and giving our power away. <BR> <BR> Signs You Need to Reclaim Your Personal Power <BR> <BR> #1: You avoid saying no or telling people your true thoughts and desires.  <BR> <BR> #2: You feel run over by your emotions or think that ... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 15:09:15 EST Very Necessary Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396760 Hi Y'all, <BR> <BR> In my absence I've been making some very necessary changes. Vital changes in fact. <BR> Once back from my trip to Ontario and the recent passing of my mother I've sat back and took a very in depth look at what my present life and realized that if I don't take back complete control of my health my future is in for a bumpy ride. <BR> I'm now 56 and although I still lead a very active life both personal and professional choice of career. I've been feeling a void. <BR> Ther... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 18:20:46 EST The Miracle Of Water The Vital Role It Plays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396721 Why Should We Be Drinking Water? What Is It's Role of Importance? <BR> <BR> On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells, tissue & organs. <BR> In fact, our billions of cells must have water to live. <BR> The total amount of water in our body is found in three main locations: within our cells (two-thirds of the water), in the space between our cells and in our blood (one-third of the water). For example, a ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 15:49:54 EST Becoming Unstuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390619 I know people who've been doing one thing for so long, they've lost the ability to imagine anything else. They're STUCK! <BR> <BR> It's not just the job. It's not just their relationships, family, their location. It's how they spend their time, habits they've developed, even their thinking patterns. They're just plain stuck in a rut in every avenue of their lives. They're so stuck, that they're completely oblivious to it. <BR> <BR> Funny thing is, being stuck can happen with situations th... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:32:14 EST What a Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390342 What a week! Not bad overhaul except for yesterday. Couldn't get past the wave of emotions that kept welling up. <BR> Today I'm perfectly fine again. Motivated, and hyped over work and home. <BR> Sunday I get to go on a short road trip and pick up my new to you Bistro set for the back deck! It's cast iron and ceramic tile in mint condition! Cost over 300.00 new Got it for 90.00! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbc0e07c-61be-4db2-b594-1d3a57b9687f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:13 EST With Specific Purpose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388232 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6759214-0c65-4a69-9f20-92db5e4094cb.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387856 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1402f6bd-aa29-44d8-acf5-686a60fc822a.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385152 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384939 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2835fe32-7911-410c-8d47-0cfb74eb4815.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf483cdf-c195-4f6f-85cb-f40bf6c2e295.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 18:30:13 EST In Loving Memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384074 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9869c48-d717-4ee5-8766-afe0fcdc6eb3.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383775 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3515ec2-78d5-4734-b904-5e0b7cce535a.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382390 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381379 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e81d0d84-e3ec-401a-8af4-7ff696fe56e6.jpg"> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:53:32 EST The Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379538 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373448 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372017 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9656bcfc-f20d-4589-b0ec-59ac8664a3f6.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368468 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367732 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361514 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358527 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358387 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358191 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357006 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350343 <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350085 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349253 "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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335234 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332247 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332051 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332048 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332045 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332037 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>foodrevolution.org/blog/the-truth-ab<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>40gmail.com&firstname=Gayle&lastname= </link> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:18:28 EST The First Step; To Thine Ownself Be True http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332029 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332012 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332006 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331951 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c8380ab-1290-4d25-a857-68acf9a09053.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331926 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331243 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328203 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328163 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321389 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