SparkPeople Cauldron Keepers Team Messageboard A place to meet up and chat with other people who are Off the Beaten Path! Our team can be as fun and active as we want to make it! SparkPeople Cauldron Keepers Team Messageboard Team Activity I was wondering who all is active on this team? What would you like to see happen? It seems as if there is only a couple of people who post and I was wondering what will it take to help you on your journey? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:03:39 EST January 2014 Challenge I think we all need to get back to basics. So for this challenge let's do breakfast! If you are not eating breakfast then start. If you are already eating breakfast then see where you can make it healthier or easier to eat. It's been proven that if we eat a good breakfast we tend not to pig out later in the day because we are famished. <BR> <BR> I know I need to do better! So who's with me? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:25:06 EST November 2013 Challenge Since this is the start of the holiday season I think that the challenge this month is just to maintain your weight. I also think we could do 10 minutes of exercising each day (your choice). <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 08:36:58 EST October 2013 Challenge Keep a Willpower Journal!! It's very easy!! With the Holidays coming up, it's never to early to get the Willpower going on. <BR> <BR> At the end of the day list only what you had the Willpower to resist giving into. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:42:36 EST Friday the 13th Do you do anything special for Friday the 13th? Spells or rituals? Please let us know. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:19:06 EST September 2013 Team Challenge This month's challenge is simple: Add 5 minutes per week to your workout time. Even if it is walking. <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:36:32 EST Ghosts & Spirits I thought I'd toss this out. Have you ever seen or felt a ghost or spirit? What did you do? Where were you? <BR> <BR> The reason I am putting out both ghost and spirit is to differentiate ghosts who I believe were humans once, and spirits who were not human but like the gods or goddesses, etc. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:24:00 EST Blue Moon Do you do anything special for the Blue Moon? Do you have special spells that you work? Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:12:55 EST August Challenge Be good to yourself. Thu, 1 Aug 2013 01:01:51 EST July Goals 2013 The Team Goal for July 2013: Staying Hydrated. <BR> <BR> What are your individual goals for July 2013? Post them here!!! <BR> <BR> Note: This Topic is for the Team July Goals 2013 AND your personal goals, if you want to share them. If you don't that's fine too. Just don't post something negative about someone else's goals. There are those out there on the information super highway that like to bring others down because they themselves are not happy!! <BR> <BR> Drinking lots of wate... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:09:51 EST A Spell for Abundance I think we can all use a spell for abundance at times. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=5219 </link> Fri, 31 May 2013 09:43:54 EST Planting a Garden of Friends I like this link. Sometimes I need a reminder on that it's okay to weed out the toxic people or at least not expose myself to them if they are relatives. LOL <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=5207 </link> Sun, 19 May 2013 10:58:37 EST Celebrating Beltane Here is a link to Llewellyn with some info on celebrating Beltane. I hope it helps. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=5189 </link> Wed, 1 May 2013 08:59:47 EST Celtic Tree of the Month for 02/18/ - 03/17/ The Celtic Tree is the Ash. This is one of three trees sacred to the Druids, and the Spear of Odin was made from it. <BR> <BR> What other information and uses have you come across? Do you use any parts of trees in working your magic? Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:37:04 EST Need Ideas to make Cauldron Keepers better What are you looking for when you join a team? What would make this a better team for you? Do you want challenges? More information? If more information what kind do you want? <BR> <BR> I am trying to make this a better team, but I need your help. I also would like a some coleaders so if you are interested let me know. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Denise (DAP1313) Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:26:42 EST 2013 Goals Hey Team! <BR> <BR> Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2013? What are hey, and have you started working on them? How is it going so far? Wed, 9 Jan 2013 18:47:24 EST Question for the Week of December 7th to 13th I will be posting a question weekly in hopes of getting to know each other better, and learning from each other. <BR> <BR> What Pantheon do you follow? Fri, 7 Dec 2012 12:24:38 EST December 2012 Challenge The challenge for December is to do 15 minutes of exercise/movement. It can be walking, house cleaning, weights or simple exercises like wall push ups or leg lifts. It doesn't have to be a continuous 15 minutes it can be broken into three 5 minutes or however you need it. <BR> <BR> Since this will probably be very busy for all of us this month I figure we'll keep it simple. <BR> <BR> Merry Yuletide to all! <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:51:26 EST November 2012 Challenge The challenge for this month is just to drink your water each day. I have a hard time doing that when it gets colder out, and I am thinking it's like that for others. It can be water, tea, coffee, broth, etc. The main thing is to get your liquids in. <BR> <BR> Good luck! <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>469</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:37:05 EST End of the Year Challenge I think for the end of the year challenge it should be to maintain what you are weigh now. With all of the holiday food, and happenings it's hard to loose weight, but if we can maintain that is an accomplishment. I will be doing a simple challenge for both November and December. Now if you are one of the lucky ones who actually looses weight then good for you! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! We can do what ever we want if we put our minds to it! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:34:29 EST Samhain What are your plans for Samhain? I will probably give out candy if we get any kids, but for the most part I will be just lighting some candles and meditating. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:07:24 EST How to Make a Samhain Terrarium Jar I thought this was cute. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ts/ss/Make-A-Samhain-Terrarium-Jar.htm </link> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 13:22:46 EST 30 Days to Halloween Challenge Halloween is in 30 days, so my challenge to you is lose 5 pounds by then. That's only 1.25 pounds per week. We can do it! Who's with me? <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>381</em> <em>431</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:32:15 EST How to Make a Spell Box I thought some of you might find this interesting. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lkmagic/ss/How-To-Make-A-Spell-Box.htm </link> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:06:23 EST Key to Love Spell This is for the single people who would like to bring someone to love in their lives. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=4924 </link> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:11:17 EST Challenge - Week of August 13th How did everyone do last week? I did pretty good, and will continue the wall push ups. <BR> <BR> This week let's work on the lower body. Do 2 sets of reps three days this week. I am going to to chair leg lifts. So what will you do? Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:13:01 EST Spell for Relieving Stress Here is a spell we can all use for relieving stress that shows up. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=4913 </link> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 09:16:42 EST Challenge - Week of August 6th Okay, here is a simple challenge. Do 2 series of ten reps of upper body exercise at least 3 times this week. Spark People has some simple ones to start with. I plan on doing wall push ups since that's about my speed right now. <BR> <BR> Who's with me? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:24:49 EST Spell for Clearing and Cleansing This sounds like something that could help. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=4900 </link> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:58:06 EST Challenge - Week of July 1st to July 7th, 2012 This is just a mini challenge that I thought would be good to do. How about if try to do one act of kindness per day. It could be as simple as opening a door for some one or letting some one go ahead of you in the grocery line. Post a couple of them here, so others (like me) can get ideas. <BR> <BR> Any body with me? <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:22:54 EST 5% Summer Challenge This challenge is to lose 5% of your weight over the next 8 weeks. For me, that means 11 lbs! Just think how much LIGHTER we could feel when fall rolls around! Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:09:23 EST 40 Day Challenge to Summer Solstice! Summer Solstice is on June 20th. I know we want to be able to get out and have fun this summer so my challenge is to loose at least 5 pounds by the Solstice. For those of you who are at goal weight just maintain it. <BR> <BR> That's only 1 pound a week, and that is very doable. I know I need to kick start, (and have my behind kicked LOL) because I want to have fun this summer. <BR> <BR> Post once a week on how you are doing, and if you are having trouble post that, and maybe we can help you... Fri, 11 May 2012 15:44:50 EST Challenge for the Week of May 7, 2012 Okay, we don't get enough sleep, and it's so important for us. So this week's challenge is to go to bed early or on time, LOL at least a couple of nights this week. <BR> <BR> I know I tend to stay up watching tv, and most of the time it's something I've already seen. So I am going to stop watching reruns and go to bed on time. Mon, 7 May 2012 10:48:10 EST Challenge for the Week of April 30, 2012 Okay let's work on lunch this week. I know I have a hard time eating a good lunch. <BR> <BR> So lunch should include at least one vegetable, fruit and some protein to help you get through until dinner. Post one lunch that you will have this week. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:34:17 EST Challenge for the Week of April 23, 2012 Okay, I am keeping it simple this week. <BR> <BR> The challenge is to get at least 8 8oz. glasses of water each day. Water helps keep you body functioning properly. <BR> <BR> Good luck! I know we can do it! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:49:10 EST Challenge for the Week of April 16, 2012 Okay the challenge this week is pretty simple since it's tax week. LOL Come up with 3 rewards for reaching goals. The rewards can not be food items, and must be under $10. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:01:53 EST A Ritual in honor of Ceres I think this would be a good way to start off the day. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=4791 </link> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:25:33 EST Cultivate Creative Passion Spell I get these every once in a while, it's the spell a day from Llewellyn. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=4788 </link> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 09:01:44 EST Challenge for the Week of April 9, 2012 Doing at least 3 30-minute cardio workouts a week has been proven to improve your fitness. The challenge this week is to do 3 30-minute cardio workouts. They can be broken up into 3 ten minute or 2 fifteen or even for some of you are in good shape 30 minutes at a time. It can be anything that gets your heart going! <BR> <BR> Good luck! I know we can do it!! Sun, 8 Apr 2012 10:04:27 EST Challenge for the Week of March 26, 2012 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> This is your new co-leader Denise, DAP1313. I will be making some mini challenges, and I think we all need to go back to the basics sometimes and regroup. <BR> <BR> So our first challenge is to plan what you are eating for breakfast for one week. It should include a fruit and something with calcium in it. Just post your menu here, and let us know how you did. <BR> <BR> Breakfast has been one of the hardest meals for me to plan, and eat only because I tend to not w... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:17:08 EST New Leader Wanted Dear Friends at Cauldron Keepers, I want to say that I have had so much fun leading this team, but now I feel I've taken it as far as I can. If one of you would like to step up, I'd be happy to turn the wand over to you so to speak. I still plan on being a member.... <BR> Sincerely, Reina Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:25:55 EST Cool Song... Ok I just have to post these links...I LOVE this song... <BR> <BR><BR>%27+Brew song <BR> <BR><BR>ia-Wytches-Brew-Lyrics lyrics to the song <BR> <BR> Hope you all find it as fun and entertaining as I do!!! <BR> Tes Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:23:10 EST One Week Cardio Challenge Who would like to join me in a fun cardio challenge? <BR> The goal is to get in 30 minutes of cardio EVERYDAY this week, or as close to it as you can. Anything counts, as long as you keep it up for at least 10 minutes and it raises your heart rate. <BR> <BR> The rules of the challenge are: <BR> 1. Get in enough cardio exercise each day to add up to 30 minutes and write about it on this thread. <BR> 2. Give out 3 cardio goodies each day to people participating in the challenge, to encourage... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:01:56 EST Chef Meg's Recipes What do ya'll think about Coach Nicole's and Chef Meg's recipes? Have you tried any of them? Tonight I made the Coach Nicole's Vegetarian "Meat" Loaf because it looks SO YUMMY <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=759 </link> <BR> <BR> It didn't taste like any kind of meat loaf, it just tasted like really bland lentils. It wasn't even good tasting lentils...Do any of ya'll know a "meatloaf" recipe that's GOOD and doesn't taste like beans? I used to have a... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:50:56 EST 7 Day Fruit and Veggie Challenge Join me on this fun challenge to get in more fruits and veggies everyday for a week. Here's the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat at least 5 Fruits and Veggies (Freggies) each day and let us know on this thread which ones you ate. <BR> <BR> 2. Use lots of Veggie Emoticons when you Spark this week. <BR> <BR> 3. Give out a Fruit or Veggie SparkGoodie to at least three different members of this challenge, encouraging them to eat their Freggies. <BR> <BR> 4. Eat one new Fruit or Veggie, one you have ne... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:23:05 EST An Inner Choice - Peace January 5, 2012 DailyOM <BR> An Inner Choice - Peace <BR> Peace starts within us- we cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer. <BR> <BR> Often we look at the outside world and find it in a state of seeming chaos or disorder. We feel compelled to transform the situation from one of turmoil into one of peace, yet we are often disappointed in our best attempts to do so. One reason for this is that we cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer. Peace starts in our own ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:37:22 EST Weekly Tarot Card This weeks Tarot card is XII The Hanged Man: <BR> Self-sacrifice, growth of wisdom, intuition. Devotion, surrender, renunciation. Giving up something for the sake of something better. <BR> <BR> Self-sacrifice with the object of attaining wisdom, special insights, or personal growth. <BR> <BR> This is the ultimate goal of those who are trying to lose weight...keep the hanged man in mind as you pass by those Yule treats and calorie-laden have a goal, a better plane to attain by ... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:10:23 EST So excited and so proud..... ....of my truly beautiful new website, but according to the Terms and Conditions of the site (No advertising or product promotion is permitted. Any UGC created with commercial intent will be removed) I can't post it here. You should see the logo.... it was created by a high school student in less than a week, and it's absolutely gorgeous and magickal. The site contains things and information that I believe would be of interest to most of the people in this community... so if you would like... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:23:25 EST SEPTEMBER 2011 - "NO EXCUSES" CHALLENGE! Hey everyone, my Lowellian friend Jeckie, with her wonderfully motivational blog has given me an idea for a new challenge. <BR> <BR> THIS, my dear friends, is the start of a new month, so I want to challenge each & everyone of you to see how many days YOU can go without making ANY excuses for either going over (or under) your caloric goals, <BR> <em>29</em> <BR> or not DAILY tracking your food intake, <BR> <em>195</em> <em>4</em> <BR> or not CONSCIOUSLY making an effort to do any ST ... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 16:15:33 EST KEEPERS - WHAT'S YOUR NAME & WHAT DO YOU LIKE? <em>213</em> <BR> My friend Reina has lovingly reminded me that this web site is NOT PRIVATE, but open to EVERYONE, so any information we have given out, such as in the questionnaire, has the potential of being used against us, possibly for identity theft; therefore, I am deleting questions that I feel may be too revealing in nature. I would advice anyone who has filled out this questionnaire to make an edit to their answers as well. <BR> <BR> I'm VERY inquisitive and LOVE to learn about ... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 12:39:55 EST Earthing - I do this, didn't know it had a name! MIND AND SPIRIT: <BR> <BR> Earthing is a "barefoot technique" to curb stress! It is a sunny day and you are enjoying the sun, you slide your polished pedicure toes into the lush green grass and say "ahhhhh." <BR> <BR> Instinctively, this is good for you, lifting your spirits in a therapy called Earthing. This therapy improves health& well being. It is based on the theory of the earth's connection to our bodies "circadian " rhythm. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:40:56 EST Summer Time SPARK RALLY!! <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <BR> I thought you might like to know, we are off to a Summertime adventure in the form of a SPARKRALLY!! <BR> <BR> If there is anyone on this team who lives in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire or will be traveling out here for a visit, I do hope you'll jump at this chance to meet some of your fellow Sparkers (Sparklers). <BR> <BR> It's a going to be smorgesbord picnic. <BR> <BR> It's a going to be party! <BR> <BR> It's going to be SPARKLING good time!! ... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:07:25 EST Hello ! Hi, my name is Victoria and I have just joined, thought i would swing by to say hello to everyone ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Vickie <em>213</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:47:31 EST Witchy Tidbits I'm starting this thread because I keep running into tidbits that don't quite fit into any topic. I am hoping we could post simple spells, and other witchy information that could make our lives better. <BR> <BR> Like this tidbit I ran across. Using agate as a garden edging to increase growth and abundance. Fri, 3 Jun 2011 07:53:25 EST Have ya'll HEARD this? What the hell! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I am so tired of this sort of thing! How can I help?? Tue, 26 Apr 2011 02:43:48 EST Walking Streak Today was my Day 4 Woo Hoo! (March 9) Thu, 10 Mar 2011 05:09:02 EST What's for supper tonight? The other day Racergirl posted what she was having for supper on her "5 words for today" and I thought it was fun, knowing what she was going to make. I like hearing what folks are making for dinner. <BR> <BR> So if anyone needs one more post, to get their 15 points, here's your thread! Sat, 5 Feb 2011 03:04:28 EST Imbolc Plans What does everyone plan to do for Imbolc? <BR> <BR> I'm thinking to set up an altar with lambs and have the kids make butter, and do that threshold Welcome Brighid ritual, and read poetry--but this is what we always do and I'd love some fresh ideas! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 23:54:26 EST Who is this Fat Lady?! I'm not new to the Goddess, but I am new to Spark People and being 'fat', yes, I'm not calling it anything but what it is, plain and simple FAT! I spent all of my life being thin, then went through a hysterectomy, a knee injury and presto! the Fat Fairy dropped in and waved her wand! 75lbs later I look in the mirror and keep looking for the 'me' that's buried in this strange body! All the books are aimed at women who have "always had a weight problem". Or they're written by men who don't know... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 19:54:41 EST New Years Resolutions Anyone want to talk about their resolutions, and how they're doing on them? Wed, 5 Jan 2011 01:36:32 EST What would everyone like for our Team Goals? We've had the same team goals ever since Cauldron Keepers started, would anyone like to suggest fresh goals or are you happy with the goals we have now? Since we're on the BRINK of a new year, it seems like a good time to set goals for 2011... <BR> <BR> Input NEEDED! =) Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:18:04 EST How Do YOU Celebrate Yule? Yule / Winter Solstice is coming up soon. I'd like to open a discussion where we can share our traditions. There are SO many this time of year, most having to do with light ~ literally or metaphorically. <BR> How will YOU acknowledge this time of year. Tell us as much as you can ~ ceremonies, foods, decorations, countries of origin ~ the works! Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:04:36 EST This is what 200 Calories looks like: This site offers something to think about and consider <BR> with regard to Holiday eating. <BR><BR>200-calories-of-halloween-candy-look-l<BR>ike/article186739.html <BR> <BR> If you find similar sites like this please share here.Hopefully this will help us all to stay on task better.Let us all support each other through this holiday season. I know, I certainly will need the added support. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> Blessings, <BR> penn <em>193</em> Sat, 30 Oct 2010 11:33:32 EST New Team for NM Pagan/Wiccan/D Druid/Wildling Folk Yep, I'm taking the bold step of starting yet ANOTHER Pagan/Wiccan/Druid/Wildling group here on spark. I've taken the liberty of calling it Magickal New Mexico. Original, I know. <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp <BR> <BR> We have, as near as I can tell, 19 assorted Earth Religion related groups. I can't tell which ones are active and which ones aren't. I can't tell WHO is active and who isn't. And I have ZERO idea of who is local to me and who isn't... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:10:32 EST Canning, freezing, and storing food..... I like Halloween and Fall to much to think a head to Christmas quite yet. <BR> I have been making Pear butter jam, Apple butter jam, and Pumpkin butter jam. I have made stewed tomatoes and froze them and still have more to make up. <BR> I have made Cranberry apple relish for the holidays. <BR> I have made pickled green tomatoes. I have enough apples to make pies up to freeze, apple sauce, apple bread and apple coffee cake. Some will be gifts for friends locally during the holidays. <BR> ... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 16:19:44 EST Sounthern Baptist leader on yoga Did anyone else read this article? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/us_rel_southern_baptists_yoga </link> <BR> <BR> I hope that link works Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:44:56 EST What are you planning to hand out for Halloween? <em>431</em> I realize that parents and grandparents must consider more thoughtfully our future children's health and well being. Have you given any thought to this question, What do you plan to hand out for Halloween? <BR> <em>421</em> Since we are becoming more cognoscente of nutrition and health, does this not mean we have a responsibility to encourage the sweet industry to step up and help us more in this area. What are your thoughts? <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, here are some websites wit... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 15:21:26 EST Just a place to weigh in each week Just a place to weigh in without having to worry about a contest... <BR> <BR> Last week: 198.0 <BR> This week's weigh-in will be Monday Wed, 1 Sep 2010 14:13:17 EST Calorie Range Streak How many days can YOU stay within your range? <BR> <BR> Let's play this like the "Last Woman Standing" game: you can post your calorie range and how you did for the day, and see who can last the longest. <BR> <BR> If you "lose" then jump back in the next day but start your streak over with "day 1"... <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Day 1: (1200-1550)XXX calories Mon, 23 Aug 2010 11:37:48 EST Pagan Pride Day As Pagan Pride season arrives, I'm wondering... <BR> <BR> When is PPD where you live? <BR> Will you be attending? <BR> Will you be participating? <BR> <BR> Share your plans! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 02:25:12 EST New Team Leader Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to take a moment to tell you all that I love this team, and YOU have made such a differnce for me! and I'm thankful for the opportunity to serve as the team leader. You guys are GREAT! <BR> <BR> But I think it's good for teams to have 2 leaders, to keep things balanced and to make sure that things run smoothly. That's why I asked Pink Star Kitty to co-lead with me. <BR> <BR> But she has a lot on her plate at the moment and isn't able to devote much time to ... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 00:18:15 EST Same Sex Marriage This topic has come up in a couple of threads and blogs on this team, so I thought it might be a good idea to open a discussion. I imagine most of us in Cauldron Keepers are pretty much on the same page regarding this. <BR> I am SO glad that Prop H8 was overturned by Judge Walker. He has yet to announce his decision as to whether weddings can take place before the appeals process is complete. That could take years... The good news is that both Gov Schwarzenegger and Calif Attorney General... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 00:32:25 EST (Hey Baby) What's your sign? I don't know a whole lot about astrology but I find it fascinating - I've got a pretty good handle on the signs (and attributes), and things like sun, moon and ascendant (basic planetary stuff)...the houses, various aspect, etc - not so much. ONE of these days I'll sit down and really learn this stuff. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I thought it might be fun for those of us who know more than just our sun sign to share our charts! (Oh, and if you're interested, there's a niftly little DOS-based freewa... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 02:24:34 EST Spiritual books Place your book recommendations here! <BR> Also tell a bit about the book :) <BR> <BR> My recommendation is the Journey from Brandon Bays. <BR> She describes how you can heal yourself and set yourself free by making the Journey. <BR> <BR> I loved the book. It read so easy and I admire her how she handled things in life. I must say I was skeptic at first when I got the book. (It is a required read for me education) But it would be really awesome if it would actually work that way she says... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 05:07:36 EST Witchy Cookbook I thought it might be fun for us to start a community cookbook...I am going to start it with a recipe for Lavender Cupcakes that I found! There's a picture posted in our photo section--check it out! <BR> <BR> LAVENDER CUPCAKES <BR> * 1/2 cup granulated sugar <BR> * 1/4 teaspoon dried lavender flowers <BR> * 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature <BR> * 2 eggs <BR> * 1 cup self-rising flour <BR> * 2 tablespoons milk <BR> <BR> FROSTING AND DECORATING <BR> * 1 1/2 cups... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 16:16:38 EST My 5 Words for Today I saw this on the main message board forum and I liked it alot but there are so many "praise God" --meaning the Xtian god--kinds of posts on there that it kind of annoys me, so I thought we might make our own... <BR> <BR> Everyone is welcome to add to it! <BR> <BR> Anywayz my 5 words for today: <BR> Always walk in balance, friends! Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:00:08 EST Go Green! Hey all! I started a team for going green....only 3 members so far, LOL. I would like to keep it fairly small and active (exactly like Reina's team! hehe). And all of you are welcome to join! <BR> <BR> It's for those of us who want so badly to make the changes but maybe we feel like it's expensive, or we are overwhelmed by everything else in life. My goal is to get ideas for small steps, free methods, ways to get the kids involved, how to incorporate GREEN into fitness and health, etc! <BR... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:57:03 EST Chat It Up! Guess what fellow Pagans?! I CLIMBED the rock wall at REI!! WOO HOO, who woulda thought a fat girl like me could climb a rock wall? <BR> <BR> It was HARD too! But I did it! <BR> YES! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 01:27:01 EST Did you know....? I saw this in a team somewhere and thought it might be fun. To play just read the current post then make a new one. <BR> <BR> Here's one to get you started: <BR> Did you know that in the 1550's, the Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere, embarrassingly left to travel for seven years because he had accidentally farted when he had bowed down to Queen Elizabeth I. When he returned the Queen said to him, "My Lord, I had forgot the fart." Sun, 4 Jul 2010 15:45:03 EST Fitness Tag Here's how to play, if you've never played Fitness Tag before... <BR> <BR> I will post a *small* fitness challenge to start, and then another member will accept and do the challenged exercise, then post a new *small* fitness challenge for the next person. (Repeat, repeat, repeat...) <BR> <BR> Anyone can take up the challenge- Just a little something to keep us moving throughout the day! <BR> <BR> One way to find challenges to post: go to Sparkfitness video demos. <BR> <BR> Feel free to p... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 14:14:36 EST Last Woman Standing game This is a fun, on-going challenge I saw on another team, that I thought everyone might enjoy. <BR> <BR> The way it works is: <BR> Everyone gets divided into teams, and every Saturday we have a weigh-in. If you have lost weight or stayed the same, you continue on to the next round, but if you have GAINED weight, you're out. <BR> <BR> Anyone who wants to play, just weigh in and post and I'll sort you into a team! Sat, 3 Jul 2010 10:17:27 EST The Pound a Week Club This is an on-going challenge for anyone who wants to commit to lose a lb a week! Weigh in will be every Monday! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:29:37 EST Basic 5 Challenge! A "kick in the rear" challenge to jump-start our weight loss! This is an ongoing challenge, so feel free to join anytime! <BR> <BR> Today I: <BR> 1. drank 8+ cups of water <BR> 2. ate 5 fruits/veggies <BR> 3. got 30 minutes of exercise <BR> 4. stayed within my calorie range <BR> 5. wild card: you can choose this one--anything you feel you need to work on. My wild card for July is to create one clutter-free zone each day! <BR> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:27:10 EST The Next Sabbat Here we can share ideas for whichever Sabbat is approaching! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:22:08 EST Esbats Here we can talk about our plans for the upcoming New or Full moon each month. Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:21:11 EST Daily Meditation I LOVE the idea of an outside meditation, which I got from my good friend PinkStarKitty21. <BR> <BR> She suggested using citronella candles instead of regular candles, to help with the ongoing battle against mosquitoes. <BR> <BR> Anyone who wants to join this on-going challenge can post here. Just post once for the week, then you can edit it all week long: <BR> Jul.2 (Fri)=( <BR> Jul.3 (Sat)=( <BR> Jul.4 (Sun)=( <BR> Jul.5 (Mon)=( <BR> Jul.6 (Tue) <BR> Jul.7 (Wed) <BR> Jul.8 (Thu) <BR> <... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:19:22 EST What's for Breakfast Today? If you are like me, you have trouble getting ANY breakfast down. I created this post to help remind us to just DO IT! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 13:45:14 EST When is your birthday? Mine is Oct. 21st. If you let us know when yours is, your team bud's can stop by your page to throw you a birthday party!! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 13:43:13 EST Herb of the Week I'll be posting an herb here every Saturday and I'd love it if everyone would add their two cents. <BR> <BR> But please, <BR> No coping and pasting from some website-let's keep it short and personal. In other words, put a little "heart" into your posts! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 13:41:01 EST Greet the Day: Gratitude Journal What went right today and what are you thankful for? <BR> <BR> Today I'm thankful for: <BR> 1. I had a GREAT run yesterday <BR> 2. I have fresh cherries to eat with breakfast <BR> 3. Plenty of purified water in the house <BR> 4. I'm SO grateful the movie theater popcorn that we brought home with us is gone (the kids ate it last night) <BR> 5. For this 4 day weekend <BR> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 13:37:34 EST