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  • Tomorrow Never Comes

    10/19/2020 11:22:01 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    "Why put off tomorrow what you can do today." Benjamin Franklin “We all know this, that tomorrow never comes.” I've had 59 years come and go by & tomorrow is always today. Every today had its challenge and like me, I'll just bet every one of you thought tomorrow would fix it but that tom... Read more

  • Sunlight on My Trail

    10/19/2020 5:20:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    A Sunday morning sunlight hike on a crisp, cool day The light first hides then dances through the dark wood. We hear birds singing in the breeze and smell the musty smell of the leaves lying on our trail. The Autumn walk is our favorite walk as leaves fall to greet us ... Read more

  • The Lost Eyes=Time to Organize!

    10/18/2020 6:04:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Somewhere in my house, there are 300 googly eyes. I had a package of 100, and I cannot find them. I bought a new package of 200 eyes and lost that package in my craft room. I know that I saw them last in my craft room. I'd like to blame my husband. I'd like to just finish this simple ... Read more

  • A Rainy Rest Day

    10/17/2020 6:46:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I walked in the rain and got chilled. I wore my fleece jacket and drank hot tea for the rest of the day. Today it's pouring out, and I'm staying inside and using my elliptical and stationary bike. It will be my short workout day of the week, and I will enjoy the rest. I slept... Read more

  • Friends & Misunderstandings

    10/16/2020 5:19:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes misunderstandings happen when we least expect it. I have a great friend with very different political views. She is a Catholic and I am a Protestant. Yet, we are great friends. Suddenly, we find ourselves in very different places with hurt feelings. This is how I hope to m... Read more

  • Joy Cometh In The Morning

    10/15/2020 8:42:09 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Anything Can Be Overcome Even when it seems like you have nowhere left to turn, there is a solution just waiting for you around the corner. Always. The journey that each of us makes throughout our time here on earth will have hardship as often as it is touched by triumphs of joy. ... Read more

  • You Matter!

    10/15/2020 5:08:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, you are enough just as you are right now.  You are good enough you are smart enough and you are cute enough. Don't worry about what you are not. You are you And that is enough. These are tough times.  Unpredictable and dark. I won't pretend to understand all of what you go thro... Read more

  • Finding It, Keeping it and Making It Work

    10/14/2020 10:45:33 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Finding It, Keeping it and Make It Work What is it? Our motivation. We are all feeling it. That there is so little we can control during these present days of uncertainty. Well, you’re not alone and in today’s world of uncertainty and constant change, we need each other. Now, we k... Read more

  • Replay: Six Mindset Changes Needed to Obtain Lasting Weight Loss (or any goal)

    10/14/2020 9:38:23 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Krys of the 70's+ Spark Team re-posted the following by Ellen Goldman and it is so important (no matter what your age is), I am also doing so in case you missed it. TIP: Change - that "C" word that can make us cringe when we are comfortable with what is going on. However, sometimes to reach y... Read more

  • Sewing Pumpkins

    10/14/2020 5:17:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    It was supposed to be a simple project, but I soon realized that I had a lot to learn about sewing embroidered napkins. I have been learning how to machine embroider designs on napkins and table cloths. It is my hope that I’ll have sets of the tablecloths and napkins ready for Thanksgiving. Fa... Read more

  • Good Health is Not Magic!

    10/13/2020 5:24:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    No, there is no magic pill that I take for good health. It is a constant process of growth and balance. It is a daily discipline of eating right, exercise, drinking my water, and clear teas. There are no shortcuts. There is no elevator that can take you to the top. We all have to take the... Read more

  • Plan Ahead!

    10/12/2020 5:34:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my planning day. I'll be working on my life plans and my school plans. The only way to see the future is to plan it. I have some goals that I need to reach! 1. I need to have good health and a strong body if I want to run and hike with my grandkids. I watch my diet closely and I ... Read more

  • Letting Go

    10/11/2020 12:45:13 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    She let go. Without a thought or word, she let go. She let go of fear. She let go of judgements. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around in her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go for all the 'right' reasons. Wholly and completely, wi... Read more

  • Turnings

    10/11/2020 5:51:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    The leaves are turning brilliant colors, it happens ever year. Soon the leaves will dry drop, I know the time is near. Enjoy the turnings as they come with beauty we can see. Life changes every single day, Accept what will be.... Read more

  • Don't Listen To Fear

    10/10/2020 6:02:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    Fear has a loud, annoying voice. I hear it in the morning when I rise, and in the evening when I try to sleep. It seems to speak constantly. It tells me to "STOP!" "What you do will never make a difference!" I don't listen to that voice. I just keep moving forward. Fear is a liar. It... Read more

  • My Very Small Victories

    10/9/2020 5:19:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    The only way I keep Type 2 Diabetes is the small, daily victories. My biggest problem is that I like to eat carbs and sweets. Sometimes it's a piece of cake that is offered to me and sometimes it's just a few crackers. Yesterday it was a freshly made maple cider donut. My friend had all of th... Read more

  • Moving Forward As A Unified Whole.

    10/8/2020 4:54:34 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    We all have many aspects to ourselves - integrating these parts into wholeness is an important step in healing. Sometimes it can feel as if we have many different people or personalities living inside of us, that like to express themselves in different and distinct voices from one another. Ther... Read more

  • Good Health For Christmas #6

    10/8/2020 9:48:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    So what do you want for Christmas? If you start planning now, you just might get it. I want better health! I’m already seeing the difference! As I start to write, I’m drinking my water and taking time to get in some deep breaths. I’ve decided that the best gift I can give to myself this Christmas ... Read more

  • Change.

    10/7/2020 3:14:55 PM, by MARINGAL

    I am finally settled back at home after being in Austin, Texas for over two weeks. The joy of being “MIMI” with my sweet adorable “just turned one” grandson Lev, were wonderful moments and the time spent with my daughter and SIL was great fun. We had so many belly laughs, cooking together making del... Read more

  • All Is Not As It Seems

    10/7/2020 8:36:40 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Darker days are just as much a part of life as are the days graced with sunshine. When we think of a "beautiful day," we immediately think of a day that is filled with the warmth of the sun in a cloudless brilliant perfect blue sky. We find ourselves, light in spirit, free from worries, a... Read more

  • Have I told you lately…

    10/7/2020 5:25:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    Let’s not forget to tell those we love just how important they are to us. Have I told you lately that I love you Have I told you there's no one above you Fill my heart with gladness Take away my sadness Ease my troubles, that's what you do Oh the morning sun in all its glory ... Read more

  • A Journey of Health=Change

    10/6/2020 5:15:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Controlling Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) seemed like a daunting task when I received this diagnosis eleven years ago. The impossible has become possible and I have attained the unattainable through having a plan and making small, daily changes in my diet, water consumption, and exercise program. I ha... Read more

  • Here's to Good Health

    10/5/2020 5:32:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've been writing about working toward having health for years, and never took the time to define what good health is to me. I found that people have been trying to define good health for a long time. This is what it is to me with some help from the World Health Organization: “Health is a ... Read more

  • YOU'RE NOT CHANGING! YOU'RE BECOMING!

    10/4/2020 8:08:58 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Me: Hello God. God: Hello... Me: I’m falling apart. Can you put me back together? God: I'd rather not. Me: Why? God: Because you're not a puzzle. Me: What about all the pieces of my life that have fallen and continue to fall to the ground? God: Leave them there for a while. They fell f... Read more

  • Goodbye, Old Friend!

    10/4/2020 7:04:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    We got the news yesterday morning that you are gone. I am in shock. My mind stopped working and I just sat there and took in the news. We remembered our time together at Monadnock State Park Campground and were so glad that you drove out on your motorcycle to be with us. You're a funny man, Dan, ... Read more

  • 43? How can it be?

    10/2/2020 5:17:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Son, You’re turning 43… How can this be? In my thoughts, you’re a child to me! I’ve watched you grow into a man and see you run the race you ran. Still deep inside my heart of hearts, You’re still my boy, like at the start! Of you, I am so very proud I brag abo... Read more

  • Eating Less, Walking More

    10/1/2020 5:23:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm doing 3 simple things to change my life: 1. I eat my healthy foods first and a small treat (if I need it) after. 2. I always get in 11K steps every day. 3. I drink my 8-10 glasses of water every day. Vegetables are at the foundation of my diet. I consistently learn something new a... Read more

  • Secrets to Living Happier and Successfully

    9/30/2020 12:58:57 PM, by OLDEROWL

    52 secrets for living the best life ever 1. A person who remains confident will find a way 90 percent of the time, those who begin to doubt will find an excuse 90 percent of the time. Do it anyway! 2. Those who never plan, plan to never reach their full potential, but some things require action... Read more

  • Good Health For Christmas #5

    9/30/2020 5:14:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    So what do you want for Christmas? If you start planning now, you just might get it. I want better health! I’m already seeing the difference! As I start to write, I’m drinking my water and taking time to get in some deep breaths. I’ve decided that the best gift I can give to myself this Ch... Read more

  • Motivated by my FitBit

    9/29/2020 5:19:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Whatever keep you moving is a very good thing. I find that my FitBit does that for me. When the little bracelet vibrates to tell me "just 57 more steps!" I get up and walk to put something away. I like knowing just how many steps I get in on a walk or hike. It gets me moving just a little bi... Read more

  • Falling Leaves On My Autumn Hike

    9/28/2020 5:19:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    God paints my tree As you can see Red Yellow orange green and brown More beautiful than a jeweled crown I see this beauty every year Every Fall the colors reappear Let's walk in the woods some autumn day We'll sing and hike and also play. ... Read more

  • Baby Face

    9/27/2020 6:04:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have always loved this song sung by Brenda Lee. Baby face you've got the cutest little baby face There's not another who can take your place Baby face my heart poor heart is thumpin' you sure have started somethin' Baby face I'm up in heaven when I'm in your fond embrace ... Read more

  • Been MIA

    9/26/2020 8:33:31 AM, by BEACHBUM18918

    Been almost over a week since i was in here, went on Vacation last week and having my 4 year old niece with us i didn't have any time to really get online. And now I'm trying to get over a cold that I caught while in Florida. I don't believe it is COVID and I'm starting to feel better. Been taking c... Read more

  • Hiking The Greenway Trail

    9/26/2020 5:45:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last week, my DH and I started a new adventure. We're section hiking the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail. The Monadnock Sunapee Greenway (MSG) is a white-blazed hiking trail in southwestern New Hampshire. It is 48 miles in length from the peak of Mount Monadnock to the peak of Mount Suna... Read more

  • Hiking The Greenway Trail

    9/26/2020 5:45:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last week, my DH and I started a new adventure. We're section hiking the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail. The Monadnock Sunapee Greenway (MSG) is a white-blazed hiking trail in southwestern New Hampshire. It is 48 miles in length from the peak of Mount Monadnock to the peak of Mount Suna... Read more

  • The Swastika

    9/25/2020 5:36:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    On 9/19/2020, I wrote a blog about respect in politics. Unfortunately, our town of Hillsboro, NH is experiencing some very divisive times. Someone or a group of people are trying to intimidate my friend Marjorie Porter into leaving her position of State Representative. They have defaced her sig... Read more

  • Staying Focused and Motivated

    9/24/2020 9:22:38 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    We all know that making changes and working on goals is a hard enough undertaking on its own. It requires a great and constant amount of motivation to reach success in what you’re endeavouring to accomplish. It takes both inspiration and motivation every day to stay focused and on point. I foun... Read more

  • Dreams Don't Work

    9/24/2020 5:19:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dreams don't work unless you do! Today I got myself out of bed early to work those plans. Yes, 4:45 is early, but I consider my health as an important part of my life. I sleep in on Sundays if I want to. Right now, I have a goal to meet. I want to be able to run and play with the grand... Read more

  • Good Health For Christmas #4

    9/23/2020 5:20:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    So what do you want for Christmas? I want better health! I’ve decided that the best gift I can give to myself this Christmas is the gift of health. Every week starting today, I’ll add a healthy habit. There are 14 weeks until Christmas, and every week, I’m going to focus on just one new health... Read more

  • Looking Good!

    9/22/2020 5:09:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    "The best project you will ever work on is you!" Seven months ago, I entered into the world of remote teaching. Teaching from home has always been more relaxed than entering into the school building. Still, I remember the words of my Superintendent. When the remote learning started, she enco... Read more

  • My Happy Place

    9/21/2020 10:15:15 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    I grew up in a house filled with, tension and lots of stress... raised voices quarrelling and just a general sense of unrest was pretty much the daily norm. Ideally, you have no idea what I'm talking about... if this seems all too familiar, I hope, like me, it's just a distant memory that's all... Read more

  • Good Health Is A Daily Commitment

    9/21/2020 5:11:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day I get up early and take time to visit Spark People to renew my commitment. I'm going to spend at least 30 minutes of walking, hiking, or biking. I'm going to drink 8 glasses of water or clear tea 🍵. I'm going to eat a high vegetable, low carb diet. I'm going to encourage ... Read more

  • Help From My Friends

    9/20/2020 6:28:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    I thank God for my good friends! Where would I be without my friends? I’d be lost. I’d be sad, and I’d feel hopeless. This year has been tough without special times with my friends, but we have found ways to stay close. Friends keep me grounded on what is important. I would not be... Read more