SparkPeople Happy Hippies Team Messageboard Happy, healthy, hip, and crunchy! It's all about natural and holistic practices, loving what is, and making positive changes in ourselves and our world! SparkPeople Happy Hippies Team Messageboard 2018 Rainbow Gathering Is anyone on here attending the 2018 Rainbow Gathering in Georgia? Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:45:43 EST MEMORIES AND DREAMS I remember traveling cross country in our VW bus. My father turned the back into a camp kitchen. He turned the passenger area into a platform bed. All our gear was under the bed. <BR> <BR> I liked sitting in the front at night when my mother was driving. One night we drove all the way through Kansas. There was a locust swarm. My mother didn't want scrambled eggs and locusts for breakfast. <BR> <BR> We did that, ate what was on hand or relied on relatives or the kindness of strange... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:54:58 EST SPIRIT * HEART * MIND * BODY - WHOLEness Challenge . <BR> <BR> working on the WHOLE Self <BR> <BR> <BR> SPIRITUALly .... EMOTIONALly .... MENTALly .... PHYSICALly <BR> <BR> creating a HEALTHY BALANCEd LIFEstyle <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:14:06 EST Quoting... Inspirational Words... Mantras... etc <BR> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> "Don't be afraid to be awesome. Sometimes being weird <BR> and different is good. When you think you're working hard, <BR> there is always someone else working harder, so always <BR> be yourself and know your stuff." <BR> ~ Jacqueline MacInnes Wood <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425<... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:25:39 EST What's Your Hippie Name (according to FB link) <link><BR>name/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> I got Patchouli Princess <BR> <BR> (actually, it was Siriradha when I lived in the ashram) Wed, 5 Oct 2016 11:36:59 EST What are you grateful for? Good weather! <em>67</em> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:19:33 EST Beauty Tips Okay, I admit it...part of my huge weight gain has to do with my insecurities. See, I am not an especially beautiful woman, nor have I ever been. Pretty, yes, back when I treated myself better. But not beautiful. <BR> <BR> In large part this is because of my skin. I have fought cystic acne since I was infected at age 18. My skin is scarred and pitted, and now I have huge pores and reddened, uneven skintone. The good news is, I no longer have acne, but the after affects are not nice. I look... 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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:42:21 EST What is you favorite holiday non-food tradition? It seems like so many holiday traditions revolve around food, and sometimes it's hard to spend quality time with the family without tempting foods involved. What are your favorite traditions? How do you resist temptation? Sun, 7 Dec 2014 23:44:44 EST Got Any Great Thanksgiving recipes? It looks like I'm going to be on my own this Thanksgiving, so I thought the kids and I could try some new, preferably healthier recipes. Any recommendations? Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:48:20 EST New here My name is Jessica. I'm looking to get support to help me lose the 30 pounds I've gained in the last 4 months. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 19:24:03 EST Well... HELLO! Hello there!!! <BR> I'm Victoria... I'm new to spark, just joined today.. Excited about living a healthy life and eating healthier (non-gmo) foods! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:59:02 EST My first post! Hi fellow Hippies and Crunchy people! I am so glad to be here, I hope that I'm doing this right! I am Amanda, I am married with 2 step-sons. I am a pre-school teacher! Anyone can tell which child is from my class because when they leave a room, they give a peace sign and say "Peace and Blessings"...I'm kind of proud of that actually! ;) I love to sit in silence, I love to rock out to loud music (even classical can rock out), I am kind of a walking contradiction I suppose. But I felt the... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:52:51 EST Hi Christie Here Time for a huge change. I have spent the past 28 of my 48 years raising children and putting myself last. My youngest is turning 16 and it's time for Mama. I have injuries and health issues that prevent many forms of exercise and am looking for something to help me. First and foremost, I want to feel well and centered again. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thu, 8 May 2014 13:49:02 EST MENTAL VACATION ~ Where is Your HAPPY Place today <BR> where are you vacationing Mentally today Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:58:11 EST VACATIONing (where ya going) <BR> <BR> do share Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:57:26 EST WHATs COOKing in the KITCHEN <BR> <BR> share recipes... whats for dinner.... questions... etc Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:56:30 EST CRAFTERs ROOM <BR> <BR> what cha making Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:55:37 EST LIBRARY: Reading Writing Scrapping Photography etc <BR> <BR> do share..... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:55:07 EST SEWING ROOM <BR> <BR> share your sewing tips, ideas, challenges, questions here Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:54:48 EST RECYCLING BIN (Emoticon &/or Words) <BR> what have you recycled today... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:03:28 EST LET's PARTY - (what are you Celebrating today) <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> LET's PARTY - (what are you Celebrating today) <BR> <BR> Birthday, Anniversary, On Vacation, Wedding, reached a goal, <BR> lost some pounds ETC... <BR> <BR> lets Party wooohooo <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:53:04 EST DONT WORRY BE HAPPY (stress level 1-10) <BR> <BR> whats your stress level today... <BR> <BR> on a scale from 1-10 <BR> <BR> 1 low 10 high Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:48:10 EST FLOWER POWER (gardening floral arrangements etc.) share your gardening, floral arrangements... <BR> <BR> or fav flowers... or emoticons... Have fun be creative.... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:45:57 EST SING-A-LONG (fav. songs then & now) <BR> share some of your favorite songs bands etc... <BR> from way back when or now... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:44:17 EST PEACE ~ LOVE ~ HAPPINESS <em>532</em> <em>247</em> <em>30</em> <em>532</em> <em>247</em> <em>30</em> <em>532</em> <BR> <BR> sharing PEACE LOVE HAPPINESS daily <BR> <BR> words phrases emoticons .... you choose .... Have fun <BR> <BR> <em>532</em> <em>247</em> <em>30</em> <em>532</em> <em>247</em> <em>30</em> <em>532</em> <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:37:17 EST Hey ! Hi, <BR> My name is Vickie and I am new to the team. <BR> <BR> I am a 52 year old, vegan, animal loving, tie dying t-shirt wearing, sandal/barefoot clad, holistic health practicing gal. <BR> <BR> Nice to be here ! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:47:40 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 13 May 2013 11:05:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:43:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:14:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:36:55 EST So, what do you think about Challenges? A new month is upon us and this means new fitness challenges (and more) to consider. <BR> <BR> You would think a group of Happy Hippies would definitely be into doing their own thing, right? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> So, what is your personal challenge for the month of March Madness? <BR> <BR> I will share my very boring but effective fitness goals. I do something--strength training, yoga, qigong, power walking--every single day for 20 minutes minimum. I apply the TED talk rule to ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:29:51 EST Random Good Stuff :-) I like to share stuff... recipes, shopping bargains, good ideas, favorite places, music, movies, green architecture finds, funny videos... you get the idea. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I'd love to know your Random Good Stuff! <BR> <BR> Here's my first thing. It's Yamour, a CD by solo guitarist Andrew York that topped Acoustic Guitar magazine's list of Essential Recordings of 2012. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>spx?articleid=28715&page=2#tejagerken </link> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:21:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:18:53 EST Peace Consciousness A brief and very nice article by Deepak Chopra from the site. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ciousness.html </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:56:50 EST Howdy! Hi folks. I just found this group the other day. Looks like a good place! I'm a treehuggy kind of person but I don't like labels, they never tell the whole story about someone. More and more I am trying to be healthy in the natural way, avoid artificial crap in food and home. I suffer from chronic migraine and I've noticed artificial ingredients have made it worse. So, I try to avoid that stuff. It's not easy. Anyway, Hi! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:34:17 EST Happy Holidays! How are you surviving? I'm in Dallas, Texas, and we're told to expect a White Christmas in the morning. Right now I'm hanging out with friends and with my dog and their dogs. <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> One friend has gone to a lot of trouble to make a really special meal for Christmas Day so I have budgeted my calories accordingly. (I expect I'll explode just the same. <em>15</em> ) <BR> <BR> I wish everyone a wonderful day. <em>460</em> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 18:12:32 EST Off the Grid <link><BR>/off-the-grid/ </link> <BR> Photographs by Eric Valli, collected from time spent with Americans choosing to tread lightly, living "off the grid." Beautiful! Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:53:07 EST How are you handling the holidays so far? Food is everywhere. Stress is, too. We're cooking, cleaning, preparing for visits, shopping, and handling the kids and grandkids home from school. How are you coping? Any strategies you'd like to share? <BR> <BR> I was blindsided by some homemade cornbread muffins yesterday. I ate just two, called it "lunch," and felt like I dodged a food bullet with my name on it. The holidays are definitely here. <BR> <BR> I'm going to do some extra power walking today and a little extra meditation ... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:29:14 EST Live Stream for Phil & Friends Hello! <BR> <BR> Here's the link for Phil (Lesh) & Friends tonight. <BR> The first song is just wrapping up. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:30:54 EST Happy November, everyone! So, did everyone survive last night's festivities? I know some of you are still reeling from the effects of Sandy. Our thoughts and good vibes are with you. <BR> <BR> Nice video featured today about Qi Gong on the Spark home page. It's: <BR> <BR><BR>-detail.asp?video=30 <BR> <BR> There is a side link from this video to a meditation article and its effects on BP. It's: <BR> <BR><BR>ness_articles.asp?... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:19:56 EST What's up? October's almost over... How has the month been treating you? Kindly, I hope. <BR> <BR> Are you setting new goals for November or maintaining a good balance? <em>404</em> <BR> <BR> xo, Jane <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:43:29 EST New Meditation Challenge Begins on Nov. 5th! And it's free. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> The Chopra Center is offering a free 21-day meditation challenge starting Nov. 5th that will be centered on the topic of Creating Abundance. <BR> <BR> If you are interested you can sign up here: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did their last one over the summer and enjoyed it so much! I'll be doing this one, too. <BR> <BR> xo, Jane Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:58:30 EST New Team Leader: Hello, everyone! Hello, everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new here, but I love the ideals set out for this group and applied to lead the team, and, lo and behold, I was accepted. <BR> <BR> Leading and encouraging a lifestyle that is happy, healthy, hip, and crunchy is important to me and helping others to do the same creates a lot of good vibrations out there for us all and for Mother Earth, too. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know everyone and to hearing what you'd like to add to the team. <BR> <BR> Wha... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:49:31 EST Starting Yoga who's with me? I am going to start doing yoga. Come and join me. We can have a virtual practice. Let me know what positions are challenging to you. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 16:50:00 EST Create two words and change one happy hippie Thu, 4 Oct 2012 13:47:51 EST Hi Everyone Just want to say hi. I am happy to be here. I have been in SP 5 months or so and I love it. There have been times my motivation wasn't there but, I've gone through it. I am open to suggestions. Look forward to knowing everyone soon. <BR> <BR> Love and light Thu, 4 Oct 2012 13:20:14 EST Dead Air Radio Tonight's the night! Dead Air radio with Downtown Deb <BR> Tune in every SATURDAY NIGHT from 10 to midnight (Eastern) streaming live on <BR> &#9829; &#9829; <BR> <em>501</em> <em>345</em> <em>335</em> Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:40:35 EST Inactive Leader There has been an inactive leader alert on this team for a while now. I am already a team leader and do not have the time to take on the responsibility for another group. Is there anyone who wants to apply for leadership of this team? I would if I had the extra time, but I don't. <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:51:26 EST Focus Forward Films Has anyone else checked out this website? about innovators in service to humanity. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:27:03 EST Convert Activities to Steps <em>227</em> Do not post here <em>247</em> <em>227</em> <BR> Activity Conversion Chart <BR> Use this info if you're counting steps and want to convert activities that are not easily measured by the pedometer. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: Activity Conversions are estimates; your actual steps may vary <BR> Bicycling | Dancing | Gym Activities | Household Activities | Lawn and Garden | Miscellaneous | Outdoor Activities | Running | Sports & Games | Walking | Water | ... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:25:23 EST Help someone feel happy today Adapted from the Stronger Seniors SparkTeam: <BR> Say something nice about someone on your team today. Or a general category such as: military veterans, moms, brothers. Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:25:48 EST chair aerobics? Does anyone know of a good DVD for beginning chair aerobics? I NEED to exercise but my knee is giving me Trouble. If it's not my knee it's my achilles tendonitis. If it's not my.....well, you get the picture. Is there a spark team featuring chair aerobics? <em>30</em> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:59:22 EST Too much water???? So everyone seems to struggle to get their 8 glasses a day, but I drink at least 3 or 4 litres a day because I always seem to be thirsty ( I don't have diabetes). I didn't think this was a problem but then someone told me it wasn't good to drink so much either.... <BR> <BR> Any thoughts??? Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:40:14 EST Sweet Tooth when you are not Stoned Hey Happy Hippies, remember the days of pigging out on sweets after a night of partying. I just wrote a blog on a video I watched with Dr. Roizen (partner to Dr. Oz) on what he says about people that have sweet tooths. Go check it out and leave me a comment what creative recipe you have to calm a sweet tooth. Thanks. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:28:39 EST Native American Pow wow ! I went the Grand Traverse band of ottawa and chippewa Indian Pow wow and was that cool! It was a day of honoring the people and the great mystery.The drumming just touchs the soul .The dancing is the best and they give it there all young and old and at times all can join and yes i went in to the circle. Felt like dancing but i did what most non Indians did walked it but the feeling was amazing and we were all one . WOW- WOW_WOW.I can still feel and here the drums .I got a tape so no telling ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:19:16 EST So cool to find this team! When i seen this team i thought this one is for me .Im an older hippie who has grabbed on to the new but will always have a little hippie in me .Im retired and on my own so i mainly do what ever is cool and decent. Im kind of a flower child type. I live on a 78 acre farm and i go out and appreciate nature and being with GOD and Ill dance if i feel like it. I work in our community Garden . It feels so awesome to give back. I also work in theflower garden at church and in my own flower garden.... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:02:47 EST August Challenge The top 8% of team members, in Fitness Points this month, get a SparkGoodie. <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> I wish I could jump rope now--someday I will again--my neck needs to become more stable again. <BR> <BR> On your Fitness Tracker, under Add Cardio, look at the Browse selections, and see how many activities you can amp-up into cardio. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 10:59:35 EST The 'green' thing The Green Thing <BR> <BR> <BR> In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. <BR> <BR> The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." <BR> The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment." <BR> <BR> He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day. <BR... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:43:55 EST Phish Phans Unite! Hey everyone! Wanted to let you all know I started a new team since I noticed there wasn't already one out there for us phans...come join me if you're interested! Would always welcome new friends and phans to stay motivated onward towards our goals! <BR> Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:18:02 EST Jerry Garcia Memorial River Run Wondering if anyone in the Boston area is doing this 4.2 mi. run/walk in Cambridge on 7/28/11?? I found out late so not sure if I can still register but am planning on being there if I can. There's Dead music to run to and a BBQ afterwards! I would love to meet up with any fellow Deadheads and team members that will be there! Come on guys :-) <link> </link> Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:34:43 EST Hi ya Everyone! Hello everyone. Happy June 1st. I am a 27 year old woman living at the Jersey Shore. * Please dont think that i have any characteristics like the characters on the show, the locals and natives are nothing like the bennies, that come in the summer months*. <BR> <BR> I have been on this site, on and off for awhile, and every time i have been on here as a active member it has worked well with my regimen, so time to get back into the swing, with summer being three weeks away. <BR> <BR> I enjo... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 11:29:33 EST Bob Weir and friends webcast 5/13/2011 Hello friends! <BR> <BR> Here's a chance to shake your bones with Bobby and friends performing live tonight online: <BR> <BR> Bob Weir live webcast update! In addition to a solo acoustic performance, Bob Weir will be joined by Rob Wasserman, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Steve Kimock, Robin Sylvester and a 4 piece Horn Section. During set break Bob will log onto both the TRI Studios Twitter and Facebook accounts and respond to viewers' comments and questions. The event goes live at www.tristudio... Fri, 13 May 2011 13:13:14 EST A One Week Challenge Take a full week to test-drive all of the Team Goals. Report your experiences on this thread. <em>220</em> <BR> For information about portion sizes, click on <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=177 </link> Wed, 11 May 2011 01:41:20 EST Who Wants To Be The Fearless Leader? I am hoping this great team will not disintegrate. I have too many health challenges to run the team, and lack the experience with this great team. But is anybody willing? Wed, 4 May 2011 21:53:12 EST I'm Leaving Spark Trailing streams of glory (or was that infamy) I'm de-sparking as of today. Nothing personal, my heart's just in another place right now and I think I'm stretching myself too thin. Please know how much this team has meant to me. Love you guys! Wed, 4 May 2011 14:03:27 EST How Much Did You Lose This Week? I lost 2 pounds this week. Even with terrible slips. I am grateful for this, very grateful. I have so far to go, but this is my first step. Tue, 3 May 2011 15:54:13 EST Get a Free Tree From Lowe's Lowe's is giving away a free tree in honor of Earth Day, but you have to register your request and pick the kind of tree you want at <link><BR>0976_?stop_mobi=yes </link> <em>434</em> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 11:13:43 EST 4 Surprising Effects of Fast Food The Divine Caroline has come up with another good article for people who want to learn about eating healthy...or not. Care2 sent me a link to the article this morning, and I thought it was fascinating. <BR> <BR> In brief, the 4 effects she speaks of are: the hamburger hangover, depression, the effects on libido, and addiction. <BR> <BR> You can read all about it at <link><BR>ng-effects-of-fast-food.html </link> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:43:48 EST Another Happy Hippy New to the team, but not SP. I enjoy this team, especially like the thread to visit interesting websites. <BR> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:04:35 EST calling all angels 'tiny shards of cherished history, regret, and loss come crashing down when you hear the news of the death of a loved one. my beloved, dennis patrick allen, ah, sweet friend, we finally have our closure. may the waters of big sur carry you off to infinite possibilities and that your gods hold you warmly in their loving arms tonite'. <BR> <BR> this (the above) happened yesterday. last night i was keening. today i am more reflective. smiling a bit, a few tears being shed. all in a good wa... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 16:38:49 EST Rain This is a cool video I thought my hippie friends could appreciate. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 22:37:46 EST 60's songs A - Z A - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (1967) Sat, 26 Mar 2011 08:19:00 EST Ripple wine and all that stuff My most unusual pet was an alcoholic raccoon and a cat that walked crooked. The cats name was "Dog" and the raccoon "Baby" they were inseparable. I had to hide the wine from my raccoon as he would chew the end off and roll on his back hold it with all fours and guzzle it. The cat was a small yellowish critter that was so funny walking at a sideways angle (neurological damage I think or maybe sharing wine with Baby lol) I lost Baby the night of a storm he got scared and took off into the woods... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:37:14 EST a happy hippy from Haight/Ashbury 1968 I have always felt "different" than a gypsy floating from place to place,happening to happening and person to person. I went to San Francisco in the back hatch of a 1967 Barracuda (only spot available as it was full). Most of my life the whole "you gotta work 9-5, you can't live without health insurance, and you just gotta have a retirement plan' was shoved down my throat. Well to make a long story short I bought into the above till my children were grown and raised, working mys... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:50:57 EST What are You Grateful for Today? I am grateful for all the ways Happy Hippies give back to their team. <em>247</em> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:24:34 EST Be Part of the Million Tree Nursery <link><BR>e-nursery/ </link> <BR> <BR> Sometimes people DO learn a better way of making a living! Read about it here and then take action <BR> <BR> Be Part of the Million Tree Nursery <BR> <BR> 1. Plant a Tree. Wherever you are, planting a tree combats the deforestation happening all over the world. <BR> <BR> 2. Find out more about Wildlife Alliance’s reforestation work. <BR> <BR> 3. Take a stand against illegal logging devastating some of the world... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:56:12 EST Inspiring Books You Have Read ? I'd love to hear about some of the inspiring books you have read and why. Lets see here's a few of mine. <BR> <BR> To Have or to Be - Erich Fromm <BR> The Art of Being - Erich Fromm <BR> Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl <BR> The Pathwork of Self Transformation - Eva Pierrakos <BR> Writing without Teachers - Peter Ellbow <BR> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 03:13:12 EST Quizzes = 50 Easy Points a Day! Just got an email to tell me that every SP quiz you take earns you 10 points, and you can earn up to 50 points a day! <BR> <BR> Look for quizzes here <link><BR>.asp </link> <BR> and be sure that you remember to click on the points button on the results page. <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:22:23 EST Edible Sweet Potato Vines? One of the members on another team mentioned buying sweet potato vines to cook as an addition to his repertoire of cooked greens. I've been messaging with him, but haven't yet learned if these are the same old sweet potatoes that we used to grow in jars of water as kids. There are many different kinds of sweet potato vines--I have a decorative bright green one growing in a pot already--and I just don't want to poison myself by noshing on the wrong one! <BR> <BR> If you know about this, can y... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:12:55 EST Favorite Vocalists Who is your favorite vocalist? <BR> <BR> It's so hard to pare down my list to just one, but if I had to choose I'd pick Freddie Mercury. Immediately behind him would be Robert Plant and John Denver. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:42:17 EST Charter for Compassion Joined the Charter for Compassion yesterday. A beautiful website. Check it out. Anybody else a member? Maggie <em>135</em> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 20:08:30 EST Request for Healing Energy Friends, I know I haven't been around the Happy Hippies for a long time. Some of you know my sister, HHOUSE8. We "walked" to her place in Marquette, Michigan, last summer. <BR> <BR> Helen's in the hospital with pneumonia. She was admitted day before yesterday and today Mom says it's gotten a bit worse. I'd love it if you would send prayers, good vibes, healing energy, light and love -- whatever you do -- out to the universe for her. Let's surround her with the healing power of love and ... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:30:29 EST Cumin Spiced Quinoa, Beans and Spinach At the request of another member, I am sharing what I just recently posted as a blog on my page: <BR> I don't normally do vegan stuff but occasionally I make a vegan dish not with the intention of being vegan, it just works out that way. Today was one of those days. And I thought I would share just in case you are in that winter rut and need a little inspiration for something that tastes and feels "fresh" but still comforting. <BR> <BR> Mix these together to your liking, with the majority of... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:44:20 EST Hey :) Hey all, I am Nicci, I am a married mom of 2 wonderful boys and I live in canada. Up until a little while ago I would have never considered myself a "hippy" I don't do drugs, or wear flowery clothes or have long hair lol. But then I found out that the stereotypical "hippy" doesn't necessarily cover all hippys :P I am a nature lover, a music lover, I am against war, I try and avoid chemicals and medicines, My children aren't vaccinated, I don't eat red meat, I am overly trusting and try and fi... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 08:27:00 EST Hi all Happy Hippies Jet150 has invited me to join your team, something I was going to do anyway after I saw the team on her page. Truth be told, I was more of a hippie wannabe back in the days. I never quite did the WW vans and communes though I did date a hippie guy with a WW van : ) Jet150 and I may have passed each other on the street in Madison back in the '70s. I went to school there for a time and lived and worked there. I have great memories of the place. I particularly remember a store which sold p... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 19:31:17 EST Win a Free Year of Yoga (in your own home) <link><BR>_a_free_year_of_yoga_in_your_own_home </link> <BR> <BR> Yoga Download is giving a yearlong subscription to one lucky reader. <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Feb 2011 12:02:13 EST Quiz: How Safe Are Your Cleaning Products? Quiz: How Safe Are Your Cleaning Products? <BR> posted by Annie B. Bond on <BR> <BR> The great irony of most modern cleaning products is that while they may remove surface dirt and sometimes germs, they make the air and surface dirty with volatile organic chemicals, hydrocarbons, chlorine, and more! <BR> <BR> How badly is your indoor air quality polluted with cleaning product chemicals? Take our easy quiz and find out! <BR> <BR> Count One Point for Every “Yes,” and Subtract One ... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:26:24 EST ~ How to Rock Your Cardio~ Small spaces, no gym membership? Awww <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Take inspiration from our friend here! <BR> <link><BR>_embedded&v=CE-EyKodD60 </link> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:48:19 EST Spark's Weekly Giveaways Kicks Off With Chocolate SparkPeople is going to be doing weekly giveaways that start on Friday and last for 7 days each. The first, which started last night, will be for Attune chocolate bars with daily probiotics. <BR> <BR> To find out more and enter the first drawing, go to <link><BR>_our_weekly_giveaways_kick_off_with_ch<BR>ocolate </link> <BR> <BR> Be sure to scroll down the page and click in the little box to get your 3 points for reading all about it. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:41:41 EST Three Day Valentine's Challenge Give a SparkGoodie to a teammate who you are NOT SparkFriends with between today (Feb. 12) and Valentine's Day and earn a Team SparkGoodie! After you've given a SparkGoodie to a teammate, come back here and report that you've done so. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:53:16 EST Songs A-Z All my loving - The Beatles Mon, 7 Feb 2011 19:49:10 EST What happened the year you were born? This is rather neat. Try it & let the team know what you think? <BR> Obviously I took the "Hippie Path" and am very glad I did. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:46:23 EST Ethically produced clothing I was participating in a discussion about this on Friday's lunch hour, and today's Question du Jour about ironing reminded me ~ <BR> <BR> Do you have any good stores or websites you can recommend for quality clothing items that aren't produced unethically in a sweatshop environment? I mostly order from Krishna Culture, and Holy Clothing but I pair my hippie skirts with plain tees. It would be nice to be able to have labels on those that don't reflect the unfair conditions with ... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:56:46 EST What are you not eating today for the Super Bowl? chicken wings and nachos!! just say no!! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:36:49 EST My husband calls me Hippie Chick Hi Hippies, <BR> I posted this on the topic "Introduce Yourself" then I saw everyone started their own topics, so I'll repost here: <BR> Someone, I forget who, probably siriradha or fatrockstar suggested I introduce myself to the team about a week ago. My name is Lynne, I live in NJ. I am married (10 yrs) and we have an almost 8 year old son. He brings me joy and exasperation everyday! I have been working as a Biology teacher for 17 years. <em>150</em> Before that I was a garden center/nurs... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:37:14 EST Have You Heard "The Monsanto Rag?" Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. <BR> It's done by Synister Dane and the Kickapoo Disco Cosmonuts <BR> <BR> Yeah, I know you already own all their albums, but this is really special! <BR> <BR> <link>Synister Dane and the Kickapoo Disco Cosmonuts </link> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:50:04 EST What's Your Team Fitness Minutes Ranking? <em>128</em> If you look to the right hand column as you read this, you will see the "Team Stream." Below that you will see "TEAM STATS." If you click on the button that says "SEE TEAM LEADERS" -- <BR> The first screen that you will see will have the team members ranked by 'spark points' earned. <BR> <BR> There is a red link that says: See Fitness Minute Leaderboards. Click on that to come to the TEAM FITNESS MINUTES screen. <BR> <BR> This screen changes throughout the day. At this mom... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:21:52 EST Hello Hippies. It's nice to meet you! Hello! I'm Erin, a celt living in England. I don't know if I'm a hippy, but I definitely respect the earth and those around me and have my own set of spiritual beliefs (largely based around energies). And I believe in the power of healing and heart. <BR> <BR> I was quite happy to stumble across this group though. I look forward to taking part and joining you in this journey we share. The journey to a more centered, happy and healthy self. <BR> <BR> So Hi! <BR> <BR> Erin Tue, 18 Jan 2011 07:40:24 EST Things I Can Live Without We're all bombarded with "helpful" suggestions about things we "need" in this consumerist society. Here's a thread where we can post things we can live without...and WHY. <BR> <BR> Let me start with ROUNDUP, one of the worst sins ever perpetrated against mother earth. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> In California agriculture, Roundup's active ingredient, glyphosate, ranked 3rd for reported pesticide related skin and eye acute illnesses, 15th for reported systemic and respiratory acute illnesses and 3t... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:50:25 EST Enter to Win Healthy, Delicious Cereal This stuff is really good; I'll vouch for it. <BR> Submit your entry at <link><BR>signup.asp?cid=50 </link> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:18:03 EST Free Sample of Steviacane Here's a sweetener I'd never heard of, steviacane. It's a--bet you guess this already--combination of stevia and cane sugar to help you cut your calories. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to try it out, you can get a sample at <BR> <link><BR>49752878#!/Steviacane?v=app_4949752878 </link> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:50:53 EST New Team Goal--5 SERVINGS of Freggies* per Day You know you're supposed to do this, right? Fruits and vegetables are our friends. They taste good, they're generally low in calories for their size, and they give us the nutrition that makes us the healthy, happy people we want to be. <BR> <BR> Well, we've made their pursuit and ingestion a team goal. . <em>321</em> Are you in with us? If so, go to the Happy Hippies main page, scroll to the bottom, and add it to your goals. Then, every day you meet your goal, put a little check mark in tha... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 14:45:45 EST Do you sew? I had a wonderful idea over Christmas vacation, too late to do it for Christmas, of course, but I thought I'd share. I want to make shopping bags for people. I also know we can buy them from stores for next to nothing, but I found some medium weight canvas on sale at the fabric store that was very colorful. They're just as strong as store bought ones and my daughter loves them! Does anyone else have ideas like this? I'd love to hear them!! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 20:47:03 EST Hello all you people out in spark people land I am looking forward to making my major weight loss goals come true and become a happier and healthier person in the process. I am also looking forward to have others who will share their journey with me. I don't quite understand how to use this maze of a website so I need your patience and help. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 14:07:38 EST Vegan Recipes I've been asked by Siriradha to start a thread where we can share some vegan recipes. I have started a blog concerning my official conversion to veganism and if you'd like to learn more about it, I'll be posting info there to help. <BR> <BR> Here is a recipe I came up with on Christmas eve when I was needing some protein... <BR> <BR> <BR> Mediterranean Bean Dip <BR> <BR> 2 15oz cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed <BR> 1/2 Cup tahini <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 T rosema... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:41:30 EST When I was a young hippie, I remember... I want to thank SILLYHP1953 for the idea for this thread. All of us have memories that seem to embody the hippie experience. What are yours? Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:32:25 EST Hey, man!! Just found you!! Happy to keep the confusion down in my life and looking forward to going direct with my friend Mercury this week. <em>135</em> Sun, 26 Dec 2010 09:18:42 EST Calories How many to lose weight? According to my nutrition chart, I am eating way too few calories. The amount a person is suppose to eat to meet their daily requirements seems way to much to me, I always seem to fall short of everything except the fat. It that the same for you guys too? Thu, 16 Dec 2010 19:32:49 EST Find Your BMI Here You want to be able to brag about going from obese to overweight to "normal," right? BMI (Body Mass Index)is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height. <link><BR>bmi.asp </link> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 17:03:38 EST Free Cup of Yoplait Are you getting your calcium in? For a free cup of original Yoplait yogurt, visit this site <BR> <link><BR>p </link> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:15:54 EST Coming Up December 18 History International is offering a special called "Hippies". You'd better take notes. There will probably be a quiz. <BR> <BR> Tune In: <BR> Saturday, December 18 @ 8pm ET/PT <BR> <BR> The Hippie movement was the most controversial and influential of modern times. Free love, the peace movement, drugs, Eastern religions and communes are explored. Meet the figures whose words and actions inspired it and destroyed it. See how the vibrations from that era are still resonating today in almos... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:29:58 EST Hello everyone! I just joined a few days ago. I was born in 54 and grew up across the bay from San Francisco in the 60's. I am very pleased to find this group. I love the 60's and 60's music. I now am married to a Brit and live in Devon in the UK. I live in a small Medieval town thats described as the "Bohemian capital of England" I have a market stall in the summer. I love gardening and nature, cooking, walking, painting and reading. When I hit my menopause years my weight kept creeping up, and now I am t... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 08:48:36 EST Hello everyone! I am new to Spark Hi, I am Laurel. I joined a few days ago, and find it inspiring to find a community of people sharing similar goals. I am an <BR> American, now married to a Brit and living in the UK. My goal is to lose about 50 pounds. The best thing for me so far is the dog, who insists I take her for long walks daily. I enjoy gardening, reading, painting, psychology, travel etc. Thu, 9 Dec 2010 07:50:04 EST Win 1 of 3 Zumba Fitness Video Games <link><BR>_1_of_3_zumba_fitness_video_games </link> <BR> <BR> Good luck! <BR> <BR> Be sure to collect your 3 spark points for reading the description of this drawing. Just scroll down the page and click in the appropriate place. Wed, 8 Dec 2010 13:58:35 EST CHALLENGE: One Good Thing Here it is, folks, the last push till the New Year! Let's end it with a bang! <BR> <BR> From December 1th-31th, I challenge you to post one time each day with One Good Thing you did that you did for yourself on that particular day. Anything you can share that somehow contributes to your health and well-being, whether diet, exercise, or planning ahead. <BR> <BR> Good luck on moving towards your personal goals! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 12:49:57 EST If you could pick any year to go back to...... I would pick 1969-best year for music and bands! Sun, 21 Nov 2010 15:09:18 EST Recommenda ions...Got Any? Want to give us the good word on products that you can personally recommend? Things that really do work? <BR> Well, you've come to the right thread. <BR> <BR> My personal favorite for dishwashing liquid is Mrs. Meyer's stuff. After trying other brands, I've found this one to be really good at cutting grease...and it comes in luscious scents. It's sort of expensive compared to the big name brands like Palmolive, or Dawn, but it's earth-friendly. <BR> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:37:45 EST Recommenda ions...Got Any? Want to give us the good word on products that you can personally recommend? Things that really do work? <BR> Well, you've come to the right thread. <BR> <BR> My personal favorite for dishwashing liquid is Mrs. Meyer's stuff. After trying other brands, I've found this one to be really good at cutting grease...and it comes in luscious scents. It's sort of expensive compared to the big name brands like Palmolive, or Dawn, but it's earth-friendly. Sat, 20 Nov 2010 10:50:39 EST Help Me Make It Through the Site! Got problems doing what you want to do on the Spark People site? Maybe someone here can help. Just post and we'll do the best we can. Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:57:23 EST Let's Play "Have You Ever?" How it works--someone asks a question, next person answers yes or no, then he asks the next question. Thu, 18 Nov 2010 09:12:22 EST What Put a Big Fat Grin On Your Face Today? Valeriemaha's blog post about Bro. David Steindl-Rast. It was the first thing I read here this morning and it led me to a really nice video. <em>334</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 10:33:00 EST What are you wearing this Halloween for a costume! I am wearing kitty ears and tail as I will be working all pm tommorrow as a nurse! <em>239</em> Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:58:52 EST Who Ya Gonna Call? <link><BR>you-gonna-call/ </link> Sat, 30 Oct 2010 10:30:54 EST SP Giveaway: Flatout Bread Prize Package <link><BR>_1_of_3_flatout_bread_prize_packs </link> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:08:57 EST question how do I send someone my url for my sparkpage? Tue, 26 Oct 2010 06:15:19 EST Free Music: Austin City Limits Festival 2010 MP3s So! Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:43:39 EST Win a Pair of New Balance Sneakers Be sure to put your shoe size on the 2nd address line or your entry won't be eligible to win! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_a_pair_of_new_balance_sneakers </link> Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:10:45 EST hello fellow hippies.... I just found this group -- think I'll fit right in.... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:52:09 EST Read Before You Change Your Car Oil Please forgive me for starting yet another thread, but I think this is important! <BR> <link><BR>il-every-3000-miles-is-a-waste.html#so<BR>lution_comments </link> Sun, 19 Sep 2010 11:07:05 EST Does anyone else remember ... The collection of movie from the 70's, all based around the lead role 'Billy Jack'? For some unknown reason I have the movies in my head and can't stop wondering if they will ever been shown again on tv, although I don't know that they made it past the movie theatres here in Australia. <BR> <BR> None of my round-the-same-age friends know what I'm talking about, although they do tend to introduce me as their 'hippy friend', which I choose to take as a compliment, lol. <BR> Am I the only one ... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 01:46:23 EST Wanna Win the Most Geeked-Out Scale Ever SP is giving you this golden opportunity to pitch the old one out the window <em>225</em> and win a new one to bond with. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eaway_enter_to_win_a_159_scale_from_wi<BR>things </link> <BR> <BR> Gosh, maybe this one will love and respect me as I truly deserve! <em>246</em> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:06:33 EST For Those Who Use Washing Machines 10-Count 'Em-10 recipes for homemade laundry detergents <BR> <BR> <link><BR>detergent-recipes/ </link> Fri, 3 Sep 2010 10:59:00 EST For those who use dishwashers... I don't have a dishwasher, I have two (my hands, lol), but I received this recipe from a friend who says it works even better than the most expensive dishwasher tablets, and is much kinder to the environment. That in itself has to be a good thing, so here it is if anyone wants to give it a try - <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup borax (laundry aisle of supermarket) <BR> 1/2 cup washing soda (NOT baking soda) <BR> 1/4 cup table salt <BR> 1/4 cup citric acid (baking aisle) <BR> Mix all together and add 1 tabl... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 18:02:43 EST Has anyone seen the movie "Taking Woodstock"? I watched it over the weekend, and I was really impressed and reminded of what an uphill battle it was to get the whole thing organized! It's a wonder they pulled it off! Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:06:51 EST My Organic Goal!!!! I would just like to know what everyday, achievable goal are you working towards to be more organic in your life.... <BR> My goal is to use at least 10 organic ingredients a day! Whether it is an organic meal, organic veggies when I cook... or even organic treats for my pup! <BR> Can't wait to hear what you are doing! Fri, 27 Aug 2010 04:17:26 EST Daily Meditations I receive daily meditation emails. I thought it would be nice to share :] <BR> <BR> Thursday Aug. 12, 2010 <BR> <BR> There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. - Nelson Mandela Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:45:08 EST I think we all can relate This afternoon my DH and a good friend went to a bluegrass music festival in a park just outside of town. Great music under a big tent. Very casual, very friendly. Jeanne and I noticed several women around us knitting and wished we'd brought ours. As we walked past one of them on our way to a different music tent I stopped and told her Jeanne and I were jealous of her forethought. She was making a great dark orange cable knit sweater, and it looked like she had not been working on it too long... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 20:50:11 EST Hello Happy Hippies! I'm new to SparkPeople and new to this team. I am hoping to lead a healthier and more wholesome life. This team seems to be on the right track in that direction. I sure can use encouragement, probably like everyone else. My life is busy and it is hard to live well. With some encouragement, I think I can do better! Fri, 6 Aug 2010 23:51:50 EST Free Music From Lilith Fair Didn't make it to Lilith Fair? Poor baby! <BR> <BR> Despair not, my friend! You can get a set of 15 of the songs to download for free if you have itunes installed on your computer. <BR> <BR> Go to <link> </link> <BR> Beautiful music! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 14:11:01 EST A Novel Approach: Free Books for Donations <link><BR>p?storyId=128775487&sc=emaf#commentBlock </link> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:58:53 EST Good Deal on a Pedometer I know we are not supposed to post advertisments. <BR> I know the hippies are a nonconsumer bunch. <BR> However <BR> I saw a really great deal on a pedometer today: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If the link doesn't work it is <BR> <BR> It is one of those one day deal sites so if you need a pedometer go TODAY. <BR> <BR> I have a pedometer but I am thinking I might buy several to give as gifts. Sun, 1 Aug 2010 11:09:09 EST Call to Stop War Funding! Tell Congress to stop spending billions of dollars on death and destruction. Join AFSC and peace and justice groups across the country by calling on Congress today to vote “NO” on the war-funding supplemental. <BR> <BR> The House will be voting on this $34 billion measure as early as 2pm(ET) TODAY. <BR> <BR> With the release of secret U.S. military files this week by the website Wikileaks, it is once again abundantly clear that our strategy in Afghanistan is not working. The files documen... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:18:38 EST Happy Birthday, Fearless Leader! <link><BR>2d4ced.html </link> Sun, 25 Jul 2010 11:14:15 EST Hey, do any of you remember going to the drive-in I really miss the old days of drive-in movies. They used to have rides at some of them (small ferris wheels etc.) I can even remember chicken races with live chickens that you could catch and keep. I caught 2 of them and gave them to an uncle who had a farm! Fri, 16 Jul 2010 20:38:10 EST Let's all take a virtual trip to Woodstock! Got the hippie van gased up and ready for our road trip. What else should we take on our trip?! Got all of my "Love Beads" packed! Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:39:53 EST Greek Yogurt I'm about to venture into making yogurt again. I used to crank it out when the kids were little, but somehow got out of the habit. After trying some super wonderful Greek yogurt, I got excited about trying to make my own, so I was very happy to find this link on the SP Nutrition Message Board <BR> <link><BR>eek-yoghurt </link> Directions start after the commercial Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:33:30 EST What is your favorite "hippie" fashion trend? Mine is tie die-I have the world's largest collection of tie-die shirts, and all of my sheets are different designs of paisley prints! Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:33:50 EST We Have a New Team Leader! It's TORTLDY10 ! Hope she has a good a time doing this as I've had. We have an absolutely wonderful, kind, and supportive team, and I love you guys to death! <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Jun 2010 10:54:48 EST Do you remember these? Janis Joplin - I can even now, about 40 years ago (wow, that long!) recall the first time I ever heard Janis sing - year 9 of secondary college, one of the end of year days when we could take our own entertainment to college. I remember her singing 'Cry Baby' from the second seat from the middle aisle on the left side in the 3rd row back. The moment I heard her sing those first few words I knew my musical tastes had been changed for all time! Funny how these things remain so clear. Guess it w... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 08:40:01 EST Does anyone have a good homemade shampoo recipe? I am looking to make my own shampoo as I recently discovered I am allergic to 99% of all commercial products. <BR> <BR> So far I found recipes on line but nothing sounds like it will later. Any suggestions? Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:27:04 EST Great Ideas for Go-To Meals I just happened on a really good article on SP about quick and easy (healthy) meal ideas including, but not limited to peanut butter sandwiches. Check it out at <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=224 </link> <BR> <BR> What's your favorite go-to meal? At my house, we've always got eggs and vegetables, so omelets or scrambles are a quick possibility. Cottage cheese with fruit or picante sauce, usually with an Orowheat Sandwich Thin bun on the side, works for m... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:50:44 EST DIY Sunscreen Recipe <em>67</em> <link><BR>re/10723/Sesame_Sunscreen.htm </link> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:18:56 EST Running I'm trying so hard to want to start and enjoy running. I understand all the meditative benefits and all that, but I find that my shins ALWAYS hurt, and i try to self diagnose and i have no idea what's going on... <BR> <BR> Any runners out there that can tell me how it went to start and how it feels now that you are runners? Mon, 7 Jun 2010 12:24:47 EST Hello, ex post facto I'm Jeanny (rhymes with Penny). I called myself a "junior hippie" in high school because in 1970-72, all the REAL hippies were in college and I so badly wanted to be one of them. So, I helped organize peace marches and moratorium marches, lobbied our principal for a peace teach-in day after we had a pro-war Veterans Day all-school assembly (required, the peace teach-in was voluntary), and worked my fingers to the bone for McGovern the end of my senior year of high school. <BR> <BR> I've ba... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 16:23:50 EST Wanna Play a Brain Game? <link><BR>p/aging-well/speed-match-game </link> Fri, 4 Jun 2010 11:31:48 EST AM I NUTZ? i'm a pretty intelligent person, as all SPARKS are, <BR> <BR> so tell me, how is it that, <BR> i lose a pound or two from my size 18 butt <BR> and pass a mirror and expect to see <BR> a size 12 butt??? <BR> <BR> am in nutz or what? <BR> <BR> and they say ppl who lose a lot of weight have the opposite problem, they have lost a lot and still think they are really heavy!!! <BR> <BR> any ideas??? <BR> linda Thu, 3 Jun 2010 20:15:37 EST Top 12 Toxic Fruits & Vegetables I just got a Care2 newsletter with an article on the vegetables most heavily contaminated with poisons. You can find the entire article at <link><BR>ic-fruits-and-vegetables.html </link> <BR> <BR> Since you may not have time to read the whole thing, I wanted to share this part with you. <BR> <BR> The Dirty Dozen <BR> Try to buy these 12 fruits and vegetables grown organically. But also know that many small farms can’t sustain the paperwork and fees to... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:42:10 EST Make Your Own Moisturizer <link><BR>rizer/ </link> <BR> For people who are trying to avoid products containing iffy ingredients, this looks like a winner. The person who formulated this also said <BR> <BR> "This recipe is part of an on-going project of mine, Make Anything, a handbook for saving money, living green and having fun with trash. If you read this far, why don't you sign up for my mailing list? You won't get any spam (I have yet to send out a single newsletter since I ... Thu, 27 May 2010 10:03:50 EST Want Free Samples of Crystal Light Pure Fitness? Vocalpoint will let me submit 8 more email addy's for samples of the three new flavors of Crystal Light Pure Fitness. If you would like some, just send me your email address. <BR> <BR> Here's the spiel about the product: <BR> Taste for yourself how easy it is to turn good 'ole water into a naturally sweetened, low-calorie drink with FREE samples of Crystal Light Pure Fitness flavor packets, exclusively from Vocalpoint. Tue, 25 May 2010 15:34:04 EST Funny Thing About Motivation I learned an accidental lesson last night. <BR> I had to fast for 14 hours for a blood draw this a.m. <BR> Night eating is an issue for me so I dreaded this big time. I was anxious I'd wake up, have head aches, be generally uncomfortable. Contributing to the problem is the fact that I've had by-pass surgery and was told to eat something (healthy) before bed to sleep better. So I set up a Streak on not eating after 9 and have been bombin big time. <BR> <BR> But fasting for the blood work prov... Tue, 18 May 2010 13:23:08 EST Making a Sour Dough Starter Hey Guys, <BR> <BR> I am desperately trying to create a sour dough starter without cheating (not using any yeast). Have any of you done this? Have any tips or tricks? Tue, 18 May 2010 12:59:54 EST vispassana meditation hey everyone, <BR> <BR> i am new to this message board. <BR> <BR> i just completed the 10 day vispassana meditation course in s. georgia. has anyone here done that? <BR> <BR> linda Wed, 12 May 2010 15:35:03 EST rock on Spark People! I have only been at this website for 3 days-I think it's fantastic. I am 58 years old, and have been overweight for a good part of it. I have tried many diets, and very few of them manage to keep the weight off. As I get older, it seems more and more hopeless that I will ever be a normal size again! I am encouraged by the degree of optimism in everyone who uses this site, and I really believe it will help me keep losing weight! I have noticed that I have alot more energy now, (I have ta... Wed, 5 May 2010 12:51:17 EST Rain Barrel Giveaway Enter here: <link> </link> Sat, 1 May 2010 16:33:44 EST What is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies intended to reduce the negative consequences of high risk behaviors such as overdrinking or drug use. Harm reduction is a nonjudgmental approach that attempts to meet people "where they are at" with their drinking or drug use. Instead of demanding perfect abstinence, this pragmatic approach is supportive of anyone who wishes to minimize the harm associated with a high risk behavior such as drinking or drug use. Harm reduction accepts that high r... Sat, 1 May 2010 11:23:54 EST This is SO Shameful! I just signed the petition from Rethink Afghanistan, demanding an UN investigation of the military cover-up of the civilian killings in Afghanistan. <BR> <BR> After weeks of lying about the incident, U.S. and allied forces under General McChrystal’s command have finally admitted that Special Operations units killed three innocent Afghan women, two of them pregnant, in a raid on a civilian household in February. Now it appears that Special Ops personnel may have dug bullets from bodies to cov... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:19:27 EST What Music are You LISTENING to Today? "Future Soundtrack for America" by Various Artists <em>335</em> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:11:26 EST One more way to help the earth ~ No Drilling In light of the disaster off the coast of Louisiana, which is dumping thousands of gallons of crude oil each hour, we need to let President Obama know that we support him but that he is WRONG on this issue! <BR> Please read this article & if you think so too, sign the petition. <BR> Thanks <BR> glenda <em>306</em> <BR> <link><BR>action_KEY=3047 </link> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:28:09 EST FYI - Food Subsidies with your wallets! <BR> <BR><BR>nvironmental-Consequences-of-Food-Subs<BR>idies-Daphne-Oz/print/1 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 17:41:47 EST Back to the land ? --- Please help me daydream So here is the deal: After going to school for a million years and finally getting all the degrees I ever wanted and now that I am at the verge of getting a real and permanent job in the field that I've been training for, I suddenly find myself not wanting any of this. This is not a depressing feeling, on the contrary, it is quite liberating. <BR> <BR> Here is what I want now: <BR> A farm where I can live with my family (husband + 2 daughters), where we raise our own food and need very litt... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:33:04 EST Eco-Friendly Giveaway <link><BR>bug-spotlight-giveaways/ </link> <BR> <BR> Earth Day 40th Anniversary Celebration GIVEAWAY – 40 Winners – Ends 4/22/10 <BR> <BR> April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and we are excited to have you join Organic Bug for an on-going contest that starts Tuesday, April 13 and ends on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. <BR> <BR> So, here’s the scoop! We are giving away 40 prizes in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Yep, 40 ... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:19:37 EST This Is Hilarious! When I saw this I knew I just had to share it with the HH tribe! <link> </link> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:37:51 EST Newbie with a meditation question So, in my own environment, I sooo have the meditation thing down. I can tune out the cars, trucks, etc. <BR> <BR> Challenge I have is when I'm living with other people who are extremely loud, negative, and use obscenities on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> Ok, yes, I need and want to move out - need the money to do that. <BR> <BR> Here's where the problem comes in ... with my work, most of what I do requires being in the "meditation zone" so to speak, where I'm all One with everything, and eve... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 17:32:34 EST harm reduction well, as I've said before, I am a harm reduction advocate and even an activist. Harm reduction is a model where HIV and Hepatitis C are prevented by helpng addicts to use clean syrines, cookers, cottons etc. Well I got a grant from NASEN (the north american syringe exchange) to open up a needle exchange in Nebraska. The nme of my organization is SPIN (safe points in Nebraska) The only problem, the city is 45 miles away from where I live and I don't have a car. I am putting the word out though... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:07:45 EST What's Your Aura Quiz My friend, Earthangel2B, posted a link to this quiz. <BR> <link><BR>acolors.html </link> <BR> Me? I'm mostly violet, blue, and yellow Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:26:50 EST My name is Janice and I am a Hippie! LOL! Sounds like I am at one of those meetings! Only I don't want cured I am good with being a hippie:) I live in the mid west with my three dogs, five tortoise's, one water turtle, and a parakeet and a husband. We recycle, have rain barrels, and compost. So we do what we can to help our planet. I am more than ready for spring and summer! Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:19:16 EST Let's Have a Garden Thread! What's happening in your garden? Are you having any gardening problems? Had any surprises springing up from the compost you spread? Got a gardening gripe? Want to brag about your rutabagas? Whine about weeds? <BR> Have you learned anything you can teach the rest of us? Whatever you've got to say that even remotely relates to growing things is welcome here! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:38:32 EST Strength Exercise Challenge Here's how it works. The first one to post gets to pick a strength exercise for that day. Participants get to decide how many they feel like doing. Please post a response if you're going to do the exercise, even if it's just an emoticon. <BR> <BR> Since I snuck this in, I get to pick today's. And the winner is...KNEE LIFTS! My response to me is <em>334</em> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:30:58 EST Believe in Yourself Believe in the magic in the power of each thought. For you are like a lovely flower, growing in a pot. You can do it, whatever goals you have ever thought and you can grow your roots and widen yourself to a great big plot. And don't let yourself be put on the spot. And whatever effort goes out is the same as you have brought. <BR> Takes time sometimes, don't get distraught. It'll be turned toward you every deed or need you've ever bought. Smile,you'll be happier, that's what I've learned and... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:25:15 EST Environmental Consciousness and Pets I use canvas bags for grocery shopping, but I also sometimes grab used plastic bags out of the recycling bin on my way out of the store to use for dog poop. I also buy the biodegradable poop bags. Which one is better? Does anyone know what the old bags are recycled into? Is it just recycled into a cheap 6-8 grade plastic that can't be recycled (at least in my area)? In which case wouldn't it be better that I use them and save the energy wasted to recycle them, when the ultimately end up in th... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 09:03:37 EST In My Utopia Let this thread be a place where we can offer a glimpse of how we would visualize a better world. <BR> <BR> I'll start! In my utopia, everybody would grow something edible even if it's just sprouts or sourdough starter. Fri, 26 Feb 2010 04:28:38 EST Hippie wannabe Hi everyone. I just saw this team name on someone's spark page and had to check it out. <BR> I decided to join mainly because of the progressive walk challenge. If you get around to walking to my house soon you will find me in Kansas City, Kansas. If you don't get to me until summer you will have to walk to New Mexico. We plan to give up the whole employment thing and head down there in a few months. <BR> So you can see I will have the opportunity to be a hippie. I fear I don't really have t... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 16:45:17 EST Hi, I'm Suzi I'm a tree-hugging, Earth-Momma-loving wife and mother of three from Northern Minnesota. I'm mostly vegetarian, but occasionally eat a little fish. I'm studying to become a Holistic Nutritional Consultant. I'm glad to find fellow hippies here and hope we can all inspire each other to reach our goals! Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:19:04 EST Chili Cookoff! I promised all the hippies participating in the progressive walking challenge that we'd have a chili cookoff when we got to my house. <BR> <BR> So, let's have a chili cookoff! In this part of the world, chili is not allowed to have beans and always has beef. And of course, all the recipes at a chili cookoff would be original. But, hey, we're hippies--we don't have to follow the rules. Just post your favorite chili recipe here. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 19:49:04 EST I'm new :) Hi pretty mamas! <BR> <BR> I'm Magg and I am new to this group although not as new to Sparkpeople :) I am very happy to find like-minded people here! <BR> <BR> I have currently hit a plateau in my weight loss and I feel that the encouragement from others here will really help keep me motivated. I get only some encouragement from my husband - he thinks I am "perfect" how I am - ha! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am looking forward to hearing everyones ideas and thoughts and recipes! <BR> <BR> Have ... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 14:10:44 EST Mimidink learning to take control. Hi, thanks for the welcome to Spark. I have alot of weight to lose, and I need encouraged because Im so easy to let it slide, when I get stressed or bored. Im hoping this site helps in all the ways everything else I tired did not. I would love to get comments and new friends on my page....Thanks...and good luck to us all. Sun, 7 Feb 2010 17:36:00 EST CAROLMAROL54 IS HERE! Wow I cant belive I found this team! Hi my name is Carol as in Carolmarol54 my Sign is scorpio and BD is 10/31/55 yes I am a goblin, I am a good witch! not a bad witch. lol no I am from Seattle and I am 54 was raised in Wichita ,Ks <BR> <BR> <BR> ***post moved so everybody would see it! (Siriradha) Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:09:29 EST hi everyone, i'm lisa been on sp for a couple of days now. if i had seen this team the first day, i would have joined then. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:02:01 EST Hi! I'm Renee, AKA OddBodkin. Thought I'd drop in to check out all you happy hippies and decided to stay a while. I live in the Colorado Springs area and count the lovely SIRIRADHA among my very best Spark friends. I'll probably steal some of her questions of the day. They're so much better than mine! Fair warning, SIRI! <BR> <BR> Great team. I'm looking forward to getting to know y'all better. <BR> Renee <em>185</em> Sun, 17 Jan 2010 08:19:36 EST Your Safe Space-Me ditation Whenever I feel the stresses of the day, or I am feeling fearful about something, I go to a place in my mind I call my safe space. <BR> <BR> When I lived in Eureka, my boyfriend and I did a mural on the wall of our bedroom. It was so beautiful with roads that twisted and turned up to the mountains and a beautiful castle. A beautiful lady was there too. The colors exquisite. The memory a very good one. So whenever I feel down I close my eyes and return to my old room. I remember where each p... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 21:48:12 EST Hi everyone :) I am very happy to see there is a place for hippies at SP! I'm Sara, and I live the good life in beautiful Washington (state) with my fiancé and two kitties. I am still sorta new at this whole losing weight thing, but so far fitting into my clothes is working out really well for me :) While I'm not counting calories or workin' out, I'm a yoga teacher and soon-to-be-licensed massage practitioner. It's good to be here among friendly folks! <BR> <BR> om shanti Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:49:44 EST tree hugger I'm a tree-hugging, animal-loving, peace-sign on my car kind of gal! Glad to find this team on Spark! I have to start eating more naturally...I've been doing the junk food for way too long. Starting to crave broccoli! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:41:50 EST Hello hippies!!! My name is Nancy and I'm happy to add myself to your small but mighty team. See my Spark Page to learn more about me. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 06:40:34 EST Another happy hippie here I missed the blue bus, being born too late to enjoy the original hippie movement but that hasn't stopped me! I've lived communally, working organic famrs and all sorts of interesting stuff. I'm a wanderer and love the freedom. <BR> <BR> I always fit in with the hippies wherever I go, so here I am! I live in gorgeous Colorado and spend as much time enjoying Nature as I can. I'm an artist and make some money at it and I'm also an up and coming belly dancer. <BR> <BR> I'm on the boards becau... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:55:28 EST newbie hello hi everyone, i am heather from memphis :) usually a lurker but trying to come out of my quiet shell :) looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing in the journey to wellness we are all on!! <BR> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:58:23 EST church today I went to church this morning and the topic was about,"what is your lifesong" meaning, how does your life give a testimony to others. It was very good and I agreed with it but then the preacher started condemning homosexuals, in which I believe that they(homosexuals) have something wrong in their brains because God don't make mistakes, I really believe. Then he said that Buddists were wrong too because of their belief in reincarnation. Well I have known Buddists that were just as spiritual a... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:48:01 EST Win a Copy of The Spark I wanted to let you know that there is a giveaway being hosted at <BR> <BR> The FABULOUS people here at Spark People have offered FIVE copies of the book to be given away- to enter, read this blog: <BR> <link><BR>tastic </link> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 10:48:52 EST Boogie Check--How are you doing today? So how's everyone doing today? Striving toward your goals? Working on your priorities? Enjoying life right now? <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying winter and looking inward and finding that I'm much more positive than I was a year ago and I'm loving life's little moments. I feel a renewed sense of motivation to keep working toward my goals and tweaking how I get there. <BR> <BR> I've mustered up the courage to take a water aerobics class and hope they get the crack in the pool repaired on time! Wed, 6 Jan 2010 14:27:01 EST Challenge: Progressive Walking Party! It's a virtual party and all the Happy Hippies--that means YOU--are invited! We'll start at my house in Colorado Springs and move as a team to the next member's home. <BR> <BR> All of our healthy activities will count as miles of progress. If you walk or bike or run a mile, you add it to the team's total progress for that day until we have enough miles to have arrived at our destination. Activities that aren't usually measured in miles can be converted to steps by going to <link>www.takes... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 10:47:14 EST Hi all :) Hi, I'm new to the group! <BR> <BR> I'm not exactly a hippie, I was born after that era. However, I share many of the main ideas, or at least I'm trying to :) <BR> <BR> One of my closest friends, well, more like a mentor, was a hippie, and I've learned SO MUCH. This person has also introduced me to Tao as a philosophy of life. I used to be pretty nervous and get stressed out easily, but that's been slowly changing. I'm currently focusing on being more positive and laid-back. <BR> <BR> Othe... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 12:37:21 EST Am a hippie at heart, hi My name is Catherine and I used to live in Berkely in the 70's. I traveled extensively most of my life. <BR> I got deep into drugs for awhile but now I don't use anymore. I live in Nebraska and go to school online. I live with my fiance' and we are getting married on Sunday. I live with him,Rory and my kitty cat, Cybil. Wed, 30 Dec 2009 19:40:26 EST Week 5 Giveaway Week 5: dailySpark Holiday Giveaway <BR> Music makes workouts more pleasurable. For most of us, a long run, a Spinning class or a Pilates workout wouldn't be complete without a soundtrack. That's why we're giving away three iPod Nanos! This contest will run from Dec. 28, 2009, through Jan. 5, 2010. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lyspark_holiday_week_5_tune_in_to_fitness </link> <BR> <BR> All hippies need access to tunes, especially when we're Sparking! Go ... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:19:40 EST Hello fellow Hippies Hey all. Just joined the group,could not resist, I am an old hippie at heart. Looking forward to getting to know some folks. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 19:18:22 EST hi everyone! I'm Gloria and I was a hippie when I was in my 20's. I lived and worked at a small alternative hotel near Woodstock, NY during from 1972-1977. Then I moved back to Brooklyn, met my DH, moved to Queens, went to college, had a baby and had a long term regular job. But I had to leave my job due to a leg injury a few years ago. So I'm now a homemaker and aspiring entrepreneur. But I still am a hippie at heart. <em>244</em> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 13:00:56 EST Tuesdays Topic I enjoy the wall pushups 2!! So I second that. <BR> Good Morning Beautiful People!! <BR> Hugs! <BR> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:51:42 EST Hi! I'm Christy. I'm a hippy at heart! I love bellydance and yoga and meditation. <BR> I have 2 teenage boys and I'm a single mom. <BR> I am doing this for better health--I have cardiomyopathy and I want to be here for many many many moons with my sons. <BR> Please send me good vibes and I'll send them to the happy hippy group. <BR> Hugs!! <BR> Mon, 21 Dec 2009 08:17:59 EST YOUR MOOD IN A SONG FROM ANY ERA! Ha! I staged a coup and no blood was shed! <BR> Some of our hippies relate to music that isn't from the 60's, so in the spirit of peace and brotherhood, let's open this up to any era. <BR> <BR> For me today: Shower the People by James Taylor Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:14:58 EST Weigh-In (not to be confused with Laugh-In) How about if we do this once a week? There are people here--and I'm not naming any names--who want to be held accountable for their actions...or lack thereof. Please ignore mine. I'm considering consequences, too. Maybe I could send them a really ugly Spark Goodie or something! <BR> <BR> If you would like to post your goals (weekly, monthly or ultimate)feel free to do so, so that you can note how close to it you might be. <BR> <BR> My first: I'm at 132.5. That's half a pound higher than my ... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:05:55 EST Please send me your peaceful vibes! Normally I am one happy girl. <BR> But nothing like a rocky streak to make a one throw one's hands up in the air and run for the liquor cabinet! <BR> I still have so few serious complaints about life in general, and I know I have so much to be grateful for, and I am!, but just the stress of the the season with seriously reduced financial constraints and the major car issues, which we just cannot afford to deal with right now, and ... <BR> yadayadayadada... <BR> Please visit my page and say hi... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 22:01:17 EST Hi! Peace and love to you all! I'm not quite old enough to have been a 60's hippie, but saw enough of that era (through a child's eye) that it made a real impression on me. What struck me most is how people wanted to change the world. <BR> <BR> I spent most of my early years living in the country with my grandparents. They were not hippies but taught me so much about living a simple, clean life, about acting on what matters, and, above all, enjoying the natural life around us, including each other. <BR> <BR> I enjoy fol... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:41:54 EST Hi! I'm a happy hippy! Hey, so are you! Hi, all! I was found by the leader of this team and am so happy to join other like minded folks. I'm always excited for new spark friends, so I'll be wanting to friend as many of you as possible. Have a hap hap hippity day, and enjoy the weather, whatever it is, wherever you are! Here it is windy and sunny and fresh from rain. <BR> <BR> heidi:) Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:13:02 EST Hello my name is Liz & my hubby says I am a hippy Hi. I have been on SparkPeople for awhile now but I was looking for a team that I would fit into and I think this is it. I see posts from this month, which means this is an active team and that is important to me. You must have an awesome team leader! I am married to my soulmate. We have three kids, 32,24,21 and 4 grandkids. We live in the woods and have 4 Newfoundland dogs, 8 wonderful hens that provide us with lovely eggs, 2 crazy silly llamas and 2 fainting goats. It is quite a zoo here bu... Wed, 9 Dec 2009 07:03:50 EST Are You Eating Your Freggies? Fruits + Veggies = Freggies. I learned this on SP! <BR> <BR> While there are all sorts of things people try to cut back on to stay healthy, fruits and vegetables aren't on that list. Let's concentrate on how we're getting our freggies every day. <BR> <BR> Which ones did you have today? <BR> So far, I've had two clementines and a serving of pineapple. At dinner, I'll have tomatoes and garlic in my soup. Afterwards, there will be glazed carrots for dessert. Mon, 7 Dec 2009 16:00:44 EST Daily Spark Holiday Giveaway <em>460</em> Just in case you haven't heard, SP is having a Holiday Giveaway. There will be a new drawing each Monday. To read more about it, visit <BR> <link><BR>_big_in_the_2009_dailyspark_holiday_gi<BR>veaway </link> Tue, 1 Dec 2009 15:06:00 EST Making It Happen--Goals & Actions We've all got dreams and visions. Share how you are working towards making them a reality. Are you seeing progress? <BR> <BR> Here's a little holiday goal I've got going on. DH has always talked about wanting to experience floating in a sensory deprivation tank. Today, I'm going to see if I can find any in our area where I can sign him up for a session. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 14:31:09 EST What are you making? It would be fun to read about what sorts of crafts and cooking projects you're doing for the holiday season. <BR> <BR> I noticed I've got some brown kraft paper in the closet, so I thought it might be fun to print up some wrapping paper with the rubber stamps I have carved. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 14:19:15 EST Raised by hippies I'm back. The gal who was raised by hippies and grew up in a communal family that was part of the Golden Gate Park encampment in San Francisco. <BR> <BR> I am what I am. I am not into 60's retro because I live in the now. But, I am a part of the legacy that was begun by my parents. <BR> <BR> I am the first person my friends go to to resolve issues peacefully. I am well versed in herbalism and folk healing. I have many crafting skills. These allow me to live with or without modern te... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:52:08 EST Howdy, y'all I came across this team when I saw SIRIRADHA's profile icon, the hummingbird. I love hummingbirds, so I had to go and explore ... and came here. <BR> <BR> I always wanted to be a hippie when I grew up but life did not afford me the opportunity. I cannot imagine how my life would have changed if I had been able to follow the movement.... <BR> <BR> I became a hippo instead. <BR> <BR> Glad to be here. <BR> Sun, 29 Nov 2009 10:37:00 EST Alphabetical Attitude of Gratitude What am I thankful for today? <BR> I'm pilfering an idea from Siriradha's blog: An alphabetical Attitude of Gratitude! <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving seems like a good day to start with the letter A, and anyone can change letters whenever you feel like it! <BR> <BR> I'm grateful today for <BR> AARDVARKS (I haven't seen any yet, but what a wonderful word!) <BR> ARMADILLOS (I have seen several of those--cool little animals) <BR> ASPENS (stunning trees, especially to those of us who don't have them al... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:07:57 EST Hey Friends! Hi! I just joined SparkPeople yesterday and am excited for all of this great motivation! I am in the middle of Week 3 of Kinetix, right now, and am seeing some small changes. I do not, however, have a scale here at home, so it is a little difficult going off the way my clothes fit and what my family is telling me. Either way, I am determined. Ready, set, go! Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:16:36 EST Paper Toys This site has loads of really great things to make. I especially appreciate the little boxes you can print out for small packages, but there are so many other things. This will keep you and your kids or grandkids busy for hours. It's so much better than you might expect. You might want a few sheets of cardstock for some projects. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Here's how it's billed on google: <BR> "My odd, little world of paper toys, holiday cards, valentines, sun bo... Tue, 24 Nov 2009 09:21:13 EST Hi Happy Hippies I'm Whee from Tennessee and I'm sending thanks to Siriradha for telling me about this team and good vibes to you all for living according to your values. <BR> <BR> I live on a little farmlet in Tennessee with my DH, dog, three cats, two bunnies, two sometime mallards, and 13 chickens. I'm re-evaluating my goals to live my life more aligned with what I love and my main goal now is to Lighten Up and get rid of excess weight, house clutter, and mind clutter so I have more time for important ... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:20:38 EST We've Got a Challenge/We've Got a New Goal Healthy Movement 30 minutes 1 time per day. Go to the team's main page, scroll down to Team Goals and click on Track Goal to add it to your personal goals. That way, you get a Spark point for every day you take part. <BR> <BR> Hope you'll want to participate! Be sure to check in and tell us what you're doing for your movement each day! And yes...lugging your Grateful Dead collection up and down the stairs piece by piece would definitely count! Sun, 15 Nov 2009 10:34:10 EST Should We Add a Physical Challenge? Got any ideas? Water? Food? Exercise? Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:37:58 EST How Hippie are you quiz? I got a 100% woo hoo. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.php3?testid=1057314314&katname=Social<BR>-group-status </link> Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:07:07 EST How do you keep from gaining over the holidays? I lost 25 pounds last year then regained them over the holidays. I am looking forward to them yet dreading them at the same time. How do you Keep from overdoing them? How do you keep the menu healthier? Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:53:29 EST Question du Jour Thought this might be a fun way to get to know a little more about each other. <BR> <BR> Monday: Do you enter sweepstakes? Have you won any? Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:04:01 EST Magical Mystery Tour of Amazing Websites Got a website you just adore? Share it! <BR> <BR> I've got one to start with <link> </link> <BR> Where else can you learn how to: Make Rheopectic slime in less than 15 minutes! … or a Full-Scale 1792 Guillotine ... or do things that are actually creative and useful? Wed, 4 Nov 2009 15:11:47 EST Get Slippery! <link><BR>er_to_win_a_years_supply_of_lotion_plu<BR>s_100_for_a_spa_visit </link> <BR> <BR> Need some lotion or $100 to spend on spa pampering?(quit staring at my eyebrows and moustache) <BR> Spark's got ya covered! Wed, 4 Nov 2009 14:55:43 EST HI Just wanted to say hello. I am new to spark and new to this team. I am from VA and am really just trying to have a healthier more active lifestyle. I love to hike and camp, but with my weight gain enjoying these activities has become difficult and I have become sedentary. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 06:28:55 EST Hi from Kentucky. :) Just wanted to post a quick hello to everyone in the team. I'm all about peace, love and many other 'hippie' principles, so I am excited to find some like minds and hopefully make some new friends along the ride. :) Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:26:31 EST What do you remember about Halloween, long ago? What do you remember about Halloween? Your favorite memories from back when you were young? <BR> <BR> I had a lot of fun...even though I was shy. When you put on a costume, it gives you more play. I remember seeing large trees hanging with toilet paper because someone tp them...not me though. <BR> I remember people went all out with decorations and sometimes sat in their yard in costume to hang out candy. It was usually penny candy but they gave you a hand full. We didn't come home until o... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:25:14 EST WHOLE BODY CLEANS HI, DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW OF ANY NATURAL WHOLE BODY CLEANS WITHOUT ME HAVING TO GO PURCHASE IT FROM AN HERBAL STORE? ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT, I THINK MY SYSTEM NEEDS A JUMP START! THANKS,HOLLY Tue, 6 Oct 2009 14:57:46 EST Howdy I just celebrated the 6 month anniversary of my dreadlocks and thought I'd find a team, but didn't find any for locks so search hippie and here I am. <BR> <BR> I am "the dark hippie gal" when described to my mainstream friends (I have a touch goth in me, well it's more than a touch). My "crunchy crew" friends, as we call ourselves, just think I'm "normal." <BR> <BR> My mom is sure that I was born a decade late, but that is okay, I got to experience the 70's as a small child. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:30:43 EST What emoticon do you feel like today? <em>298</em> Sat, 26 Sep 2009 19:35:09 EST new sign of stroke--stick out your tongue. INFORMATION EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW........................... <BR> <BR> <BR> B lood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue <BR> <BR> <BR> I will continue to forward this every time it comes around! <BR> <BR> STROKE:Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R. <BR> <BR> My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. <BR> I agree. <BR> <BR> If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. <BR> Seriously.. <B... Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:30:41 EST C'mon Take a Little Walk and Tell Me Who Do You Lo -ve? <BR> <BR> So, who are you beaming love at today? I'm hugging the bookkeeper at my dentist's office. She was so strong in insisting that it was just plain wrong of the insurance co. to not pay for my endodontics that I called them and asked what was up. They said they never received an insurance submission from the endodontist and I will be reimbursed 80% of $1300 for their services after all! <BR> <BR> I love people who nudge me in the right direction! Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:28:00 EST Lotsa Garden Exercise Now! Is it the dead-end of the gardening path where you are? I think we're there now. Yesterday, it was cold enough here in Colorado that we got snow! <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Rod has covered the last few tomato plants that are still producing, but they're going fast and it's about time to get the garden ready for next year. I'm a lasagna gardener, and I'm rebuilding the garden soil again this year. That means putting layers of compost, chicken-dropping-blessed bedding, newspapers, and leaves all... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:23:09 EST probiotics I have found that probiotics are a great benifit. I personally have ulcerative colitas and the Dr. wanted me to take lots of meds for the rest of my life. One being steroids (yuck) I would have had to take them on and off. I did take them for 3 solid months and after driving my family crazy (mood swings) I started looking into an herbal treatment for my condition and found probiotics. WONDERFUL So far for 2 years now I have been doing super and need no perscription meds and am very optomistic... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:00:34 EST Oat Seed Tincture & menstruum ratio ?? I hope somebody here can help me, even though it really does not have to do with weight loss ... but it does have to do with better living. <BR> <BR> I use Oat Seed to help with anxiety and focus. I had read it could help with ADHD and my son's 1st grade teacher had mentioned she thought maybe he was borderline. <BR> <BR> I had already started him on the oat seed a couple of weeks before she mentioned this. After she did I also started an emulsified omega-3 and she could see a change withi... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 21:51:23 EST Hi, I'm Lee Hi, <BR> I've been on Spark pretty consistently for about a month. I am learning what this is going to take to lose weight and keep it off for good. I live in South Florida and I'm an administrator at a large mental health center. I have twin daughters, 13 yrs, and happily married to a writer and filmmaker for 18 years. I was a little young for the real hippie era, however, I keep the spirit alive in my heart. This group seems like some fun through this journey. <em>437</em> Sat, 12 Sep 2009 13:24:24 EST Good Morning People's Hi,wanted to intro myself,I am a 34 year year old mother of 6 who is married to my hubby for 15 yrs. I love life,God,my family,and this wonderful place we live in. I believe totally in herbalist healing verses chemical (dr.meds) unless the condition gets to serious. So I joined this team to see how you all live with dieting and exercise. Thanks for having me,Holly Sat, 12 Sep 2009 09:49:29 EST have you ever? A question is asked and if someone has they tell and then ask another have you ever. If no one has then the person that asked, asks another. <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone sky diving? Wed, 9 Sep 2009 02:11:06 EST Which Beatle are you?<BR>atle-are-you/ <BR> I hope this translates well. I took the quiz and am a little bit John Lennon and a little bit Paul McCarthy. <BR> P.S. I really suck at cut and paste stuff. Sun, 6 Sep 2009 04:02:40 EST Hello! Nice to "meet" you all! Hey everyone! I just joined Sparkpeople a few days ago and am feeling really excited! Like many women in the mid-thirties a lot of weight (70lbs!) has "snuck" on over the past 10 years. <em>2</em> Yikes! But, I'm proud of myself and have worked on changing a lot of unhealthy habits over the past couple of years. The final hurdles? I need: way fewer cookies, smaller portions, and more exercise! I'm focusing on using hypnotherapy and positive visualization to "think myself thin" by posting "... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 23:16:04 EST Anybody Here Have Chickens? I missed my chance to go to The Farm back in the 70's--although I DID get invited--so I'm starting my own farm in the backyard. So far, I've got the garden and the chicken coop. The chickens arrive Sept. 15th and it's about all I've been thinking about lately. <BR> <BR> So, does anyone here have any? Chickens, that is. If so, how many and what kind? Tue, 1 Sep 2009 20:19:45 EST How to do more than one emoticon at a time click on Add emoticon....... and then hold the M key down on your keyboard..... and click as many emoticons as you want....... when your done....... let the M key go.... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>224</em> <em>30</em> <em>40</em> <em>20</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2009 19:38:46 EST what reality show do you belong on quiz ? answer the questions and they tell you which reality show you should be on. <BR> <BR> I got Big Brother. I love that show. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/reality-show-belong-on.htm </link> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:01:33 EST A new flower child here :) Hi everyone! After going to Bethel NY with my husband to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock (8/15/09), I am thrilled to find this team! <BR> <BR> Peace! <BR> Chris Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:43:59 EST how about a silly challenge for today Every time the phone It will reach the child in you and give you some silly time. If you want to keep track just put how many minutes you danced each time you answered the phone. You can dance while you are talking or after. <BR> <BR> 1rst call: <BR> 2nd call: <BR> 3rd call: <BR> 4rth call: <BR> 5th call: <BR> 6th call: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:33:07 EST What does it all mean...hippy slang Just for fun and remembrance. If you think of more add them on. Just copy and paste and put your meaning. <BR> <BR> Pad: <BR> Crash: <BR> Gas: <BR> Scarf: <BR> Split: <BR> Scene: <BR> Happening: <BR> Groovy: <BR> Far out: <BR> Dude: <BR> Drag: <BR> Dig: <BR> Peace Out: <BR> Threads: <BR> Hang Loose: <BR> Brother: <BR> Gut Wadding: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:40:36 EST Finding the alphabet The alphabet is lost and we have to find it, letter by letter. Tell who had it and what you had to do to get it back. To start: <BR> A- Arrosmith was hiding the letter A in an ant hill. <BR> I had to dance to dance to the Achy Breaky heart song to get it back. <BR> Next person has to find the letter B Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:00:11 EST Disney song lyrics quiz love Disney songs. I only got 40%. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lyrics/ </link> Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:42:05 EST Feeding America You answer questions and for each you answer right, Kraft foods will donate 5 pounds of food to feed the hungry. I made 250 pounds of food. It is an easy way to make a difference. <BR> <link><BR>ver?pagename=foodquiz2&autologin=true&<BR>s_src=Eo98JWX7 </link> Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:23:52 EST Cooling trend! After being in the high 80s, up to nearly 100, we are having a cooling trend. Yesterday was 15 degrees cooler than the day before. Today is cooler yet. I'm dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, and I'm cold! Of course, I'm sitting indoors, with the door open to a cool breeze. We have some clouds, but mostly sunshine. This is so NOT like August. I want this to last all month! Fri, 7 Aug 2009 14:16:21 EST Another newbie saying Hello Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> Came across this team and decided to join. <BR> Looking forward to talking with all of you:-) Mon, 3 Aug 2009 19:22:22 EST Sugar/salt body scrub recipes? Does anyone have any good ones? Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:56:19 EST Great to see all your happy shiining faces! Hi, <BR> I'm glad to have found this group :D Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:13:00 EST GIGGLE This is worth 30 seconds of your time <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:59:39 EST What was your first concert? I am new to your group so I am not sure if this topic has been posted before. I looked through the topics and I didn't see it...but then I could have missed it. <BR> <BR> My first concert was the Doors. I remember wearing wide bell bottoms, a suede fringe vest and a floppy hat to the concert. I just remember being amazed at the whole experience. <BR> <BR> Fri, 17 Jul 2009 13:20:18 EST Name that tune...from this line Guess the name of the song by the lines from the song, then put one or two lines of another song for us to guess. If you are not right whoever posted it, gets to put the right answer. <BR> <BR> Start:hint: it is a Lou Christie song. <BR> I don't want the world to know <BR> I don't want my heart to show Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:55:51 EST Name that tune...from this line Guess the name of the song by the lines from the song, then put one or two lines of another song for us to guess. If you are not right whoever posted it, gets to put the right answer. <BR> <BR> Start:hint: it is a Lou Christie song. <BR> I don't want the world to know <BR> I don't want my heart to show Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:33:16 EST Just chillin chat Good morning. It is an awesome,spectacular day with sunshine and blue skies. Supposed to get in the 80's. My adventure awaits. Today is a new day, live it. <BR> I am getting ready for vacation. So excited. We don't get to go very often. I miss the days when I traveled in the semi truck with hubby. We didn't get to stop and see the sites but our country is so gorgeous. I love the mountains. It is as if they can reach into heaven. We went up Pikes Peak when I was 18, a friend and I to... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:59:57 EST You can now delete multiple foods at a time You can now delete multiple foods at a time in the food tracker in case you made a mistake or if you entered ahead of time and didn't eat it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM </link> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 16:28:29 EST another new person Hi there. I'm Jeanette, I live in Madison Wisconsin -came here for college and never left. Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:17:17 EST GREEN QUEEN I've just started a group for all 'green' minded people. <BR> <BR> The idea is to share tips & experiences & bring up issues related to the environment & environmentalism. <BR> <BR> I'll be sharing green cleaning & gardening tips, herbal remedies, recycling etc. <BR> <BR> If you're interested please come along & have a look <BR> <BR> Teresa <BR> xxx Sun, 12 Jul 2009 12:31:16 EST How did you wear your hair back then and now? In the sixties what kind of hairstyle did you have? <BR> I just wore my hair long and straight. I hated hairspray and the beehive was not my style. I did have it done at a beauty shop for graduation pictures but they ratted the heck out of it and then sprayed it so stiff that not even a tornado could have budged it LOL. It was thick and wavy back then. Now the gray has charged right in. It used to be Auburn and still is sometimes LOL. I am going to color it. I have been letting it get gre... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 11:05:06 EST Making your money work, paying it forward, etc. I know this is a dangerous topic when so many people feel they need to hold onto every cent, but in my own life I have seen us blessed every time we've ever gone out on a thin financial limb to help others. <BR> <BR> In 2006 I first learned about, a microlending organization that helps people who need small loans to better their lives connect with generous people who can help them out with a loan. The minimum loan amount is $25. If someone needs $100, say, they could be financed by ... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 12:52:44 EST baby names you would have picked out What would you have named your daughter or son if you had a baby in the 60's. <BR> Girl: Dawn Ember - the beginning and the end. <BR> Boy: Hawk- I loved those romantic sounding, adventurous, pirate sounding names LOL. <BR> <BR> Did you name your children anything close to those? <BR> Not even close LOL. Fri, 10 Jul 2009 21:40:59 EST What is one thing you miss about the old days? I miss the trust. You could stop and help someone back then but its scary now days. My hubby and I did stop last year. We were at a stop sign and this lady came out and got in front of the car then came on my side and asked if we could take her home. She was very drunk and kept swaying all over the place. Hubby didn't want to but I couldn't just leave her in the middle of the street, so we took her home. People used to stand by their work. If they fixed something, it was usually a good... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:24:44 EST I FEEL LIKE THIS MOVIE TODAY OK --- It's time for a new game. Pick a movie that describes how you feel today. You can choose ANY MOVIE FROM ANY ERA ... How's that for freedom??!! <BR> <BR> If you feel like it, add some details (year, actors, director, etc.) <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> <BR> BANANAS (Woody Allen) <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:18:53 EST Inspiring Quotes For The Hippie Mind:) Just some free thinking to start off the day, feel free to add more: <BR> <BR> <BR> "Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit. " <BR> Abbie Hoffman <BR> <BR> "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." <BR> Margaret Mead <BR> <BR> "Do you believe in magic? Believe in the magic of a young g... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:00:29 EST Visualization to heal, lose weight etc. did this years ago and should have kept on but like other things, I let it fade away. I have restarted it. The mind is a wondrous thing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sualization-to Heal-Physically-or-Emotionally.html </link> Wed, 8 Jul 2009 16:43:55 EST awesome blogs Thought it would be fun to post blogs that were funny, inspirational, informational or anything you think others here might like to read. <BR> <BR> This is a funny blog called sparkpeople user... I-AM-DEBY Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:27:41 EST Getting to know you If you could be someone else who would it be? <BR> If you could bottle one thing to give away, what would it be? <BR> If you wrote a song, what would be the title? <BR> Do you believe in magic? <BR> If you got stranded on a desert island , what 3 things would you hope to have? <BR> If you could pick another name what would it be? <BR> What one person in history did you admire and why? <BR> What is your favorite color? <BR> When you were younger, what one thing do you remember that made you ha... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 11:58:08 EST Love In time! Hey you-guys! It's summer solstice. How about we have a love-in? Where would you like to have one? What to wear? What music? Bare feet or sandals? Any other things you want to add! <BR> <em>218</em> <em>104</em> <em>224</em> <em>220</em> <em>437</em> <em>450</em> <em>434</em> <BR> glenda Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:55:21 EST Wordplay Whether or not the Washington Post is truly the source, these are still funny. <BR> <BR> The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again <BR> asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. <BR> <BR> Here are the 2009 winners: <BR> <BR> 1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time. <BR> <BR> 2. Ignoranus:... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:05:49 EST Team logo got my attention! 56 year old hippie in seattle, hiding under the guise of single working mom, homeowner, etc. I've been as undercover as I can let myself be; but, "far out"s , dress, attitude, and stories of the old days keep giving me away. Things like the thigh length meadow that is my front yard bogue the yuppies that have moved into my x-funky old neighborhood and are trying hard to turn it into their "reaching for the middle class urban dream." Thankfully (also undercover) wiccan, hippie friends are a... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 18:04:30 EST 60's t.v. quiz I got 7 out of 15...normal is 8 out of 15. Guess I'm not normal LOL. <BR> <link><BR>sion/TV-Decade---The-1960s-97101.html </link> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 21:50:03 EST Sock hop I am having a sock hop. It is the year 1964. <BR> I am going to wear a pair of capris and a jester shirt. I'm putting my hair in pigtails. I am going to play the Monkeys album. I will hang paper lanterns and string lots of little lights. <BR> For food I am going to make potato salad. <BR> Now I need your help. What music,and food will you bring and what will you wear? remember it is 1964. Who will you bring? What is your favorite dance? <BR> As you enter the music playing is Daydream beli... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 20:34:11 EST Daily Tao meditation 1 <BR> BEGINNING <BR> This is the moment of embarking, <BR> All auspicious signs are in place. <BR> <BR> In the beginning, all things are hopeful. We prepare ourselves to start anew. Though we may be intent on the magnificent journey ahead, all things are contained in this first moment: our optimism, our faith, our resolution, our innocence. <BR> <BR> In order to start, we must make a decision. This decision is a commitment of daily self-cultivation. We must make a strong connection to our ... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 15:58:16 EST Come As You Are Party Just for giggles... this is a come as you are party and you are invited! <BR> <BR> I'm wearing one level above yard clothes lol - a comfortably worn pair of drawstring gray capris and a dark turquoise tank top, the usual underthings (bra and panties) and my almost daily birkenstocks, a pair of simple silver earrings and my wedding ring. Apart from that, it would be my birthday suit and a smile. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? No cheating now and changing into your opera clothes before showing up her... Fri, 5 Jun 2009 11:27:24 EST ways to reuse oatmeal canisters. 5 Reuses for Oatmeal Canisters <BR> You can always refill them with oats if oats are handy. <BR> By Josh Peterson <BR> Los Angeles, CA, USA | Thu Jun 04 10:00:00 EDT 2009 <BR> <BR> <BR> bubaone/istockphoto <BR> <BR> <BR> READ MORE ABOUT: <BR> Eco-Friendly Crafts | Five Reuses For | Reduce Reuse Recycle | Reuse <BR> <BR> You know you've become a boring adult when you start eating oatmeal everyday for breakfast. You’ve given up the sugar-coated cereal hocked by ascot-wearing Bengal tig... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:42:28 EST Not sure I'm a hippie... I was a teenager during the height of the movement . . . that doesn't make me a hippie. I loved the music, the clothes, the idealism. But I went to school, I didn't do drugs. <BR> <BR> I've tried to live my life with kindness. I try to not be wasteful. I'm not really considered liberal OR conservative. <BR> <BR> I just remember the 60s with fondness. And quite often wish I could go back to the simplicity of that time. Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:05:48 EST a Challeng to talk totally 60's all day. I have a totally awesome challenge for all of you that want to come out and play. All day today, when you post anything you have to use all those rad words from the 60's. So all you bitchen blokes clue me in to the slang. I'm talking about hangin around and having a neat day. So let's hear some lingo from the sixties and don't be an old lady or old man. <BR> Ok. I'm goin a be rockin out tonight. Pam Sun, 31 May 2009 01:27:25 EST Bumbled onto this spark team page This sounds like a team that will help with my motivation and I'm happy to join it...pretty sure some of you share similar interests and experiences. Thanks for being here. Sat, 30 May 2009 10:57:54 EST Donate Rice While Improving Vocabulary Here is a cool way to donate some rice and improve your vocabulary at the same time. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I donated over 1000 grains but I started missing words long before then, lol. Not to worry, they give you a second go at what you missed. Many of them were easy to intuit if you have a sense of root words. Fri, 29 May 2009 19:05:18 EST Classic Rock music quiz only 10 questions. Boy do I have a bad memory. I only got 3 out of 10 questions. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ssic-rock-triiva/ </link> Thu, 28 May 2009 09:10:11 EST Moondance challenge! I challenge you guys to go outside and dance in the moonlight this week! Or at least go out and look at the sky and shuffle around a little bit. That way the neighbors won't think you've totally lost it. <BR> <BR> We've got that ol' waxing moon this week, so it won't be like moon-bathing, but hey! it could be fun. <BR> <BR> For those of us in the North, Casseopeia is right above the horizon as it gets dark this week. <BR> <BR> Her legend is one of my favorite star stories...I tell this ... Mon, 25 May 2009 12:24:23 EST Strrrrrretching Energy I read about something called hyper-miling where you drive in ways that can seriously up the mileage. Now I play a game of coasting into the carport (we have a long driveway) so I use as little brake as possible. <BR> <BR> The other tip I've incorporated is to turn off the stove/oven earlier than before and use the cooking power as the heat fades. This works especially well on those ceramic cooktops. <BR> <BR> Cutting corners adds up! Mon, 25 May 2009 10:38:25 EST New hippy in an old body Hi I've just joined. I'm 40 & have finally embraced my hippidom. Converting a van to go travelling Mon, 25 May 2009 09:42:49 EST story from MTALL848'S blog..amazing This is from MTALL848'S blog. It brought tears to my eyes because we don't hear enough of the true American spirit. <BR> <BR> The Sack Lunches <BR> <BR> I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my <BR> assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight.. 'I'm glad I have a good <BR> book to read Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought. <BR> <BR> Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and <BR> filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding m... Sun, 24 May 2009 10:54:16 EST