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Good Deals at Goodwill

Understanding Good deals at Goodwill makes a big difference if you want to have a great shopping experience there!
Yesterday I went shopping in Goodwill store in Concord, NH. This was a different kind of shopping day. I didn't need anything. I was basically just looking for a good deal that I mi...

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Small Steps Every Day

Every day, let's move forward in our health. I mean every single day, I'm going to take a small step forward. How about you? Let's do this together. We can reach our health goals and live a fuller life if we just keep moving forward. I am not trying to change everything today. That kind of a c...

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Always have a Plan B for eating healthy!

Sometimes our best plans to eat right and get in our exercise fail. We try our best, but there are so many things beyond our control, and our plans fail. Sometimes the plans of others and life can keep us from finding our own success. This is the reason why I think ahead, and make MORE plans. Pla...

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Hiking the White Ledges

My healthy secret involves finding new places to hike with a friend.
Monday was a hiking day! John and I started out from the White Ledges Campground, located south of Conway, NH. The weatherman promised us a warm day, so we got up early, and prepared for that promise.
- Submitted by JSTETSER 6/21/2016 in Exercise | 6 Comments

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Finding healthy products!

Going places I’ve never gone,
Doing things I’ve never done.

Growth is often measured by new experiences that a person has, and the new abilities that he or she gains. Today I’m going to talk about a new place, the Badger Factory in Gilsum, NH. The other day, I was out for a ride with my...

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The Woodpile Workout


Yesterday was a beautiful day for what the Stetser Household calls the “Domestic Workout”. This is a workout that involves cutting trees, moving brush, and stacking wood. The other term for this is the “Woodpile Workout”.
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Here’s how it works:
1. The chainsaw and all e...

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Living Healthy with Type II

In early January of 2011, I was diagnosed with Type !! Diabetes, and I was devastated! I have seen the results of ignoring this disease, and know that horrible things could happen if I do not make some serious changes. This is a life or death fight. If I don't make changes for the better, the dis...

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Blogging for change

Sometimes, the answers that we seek are right inside our hearts. We just need to take the time to listen to our own heart.
I have been blogging for a few years now. Every morning, I get up and I write for 5 minutes. It is not a tough thing to do, but it takes discipline. I find that by writin...

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Use oil to keep Ticks off


Are you hiking down the trail or walking in the woods with kids or a dog? Consider putting oil on your skin first. I have found that a lightly scented body oil (I use the CVS moisturizing body oil) has kept me tick free all season long. My husband has had numerous ticks, but I have had none. ...

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Quitting and starting again

We all quit from time to time. Just remember to start back ASAP.
Keep moving forward. No matter how often you quit. Some days are really hard. Some days we get angry and we disappoint ourselves and others. Never be afraid of those bad days.

Get up! Get off the couch and find one goo...

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