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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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Water, water everywhere

Keep water in your car, T your bedside and everywhere you will be

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Encourage others

Every day log on to Spark People, and write something encouraging. Tell your stories of success, no matter how small. Soon, you will have more success in your healthy journey!

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Get back up!

Everyone will fall. It is important to forgive yourself, and get back to moving forward ASAP!

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Put off eating for just 5 minutes

When I am about to have an extra treat that I do need, I put it off, and do something away from the kitchen. For just 5 minutes. Sometimes that is all I need to overcome temptation

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