Monthly Archives: July 2016

Simple Living and Community

I find that one important element that is missing in my journey of living simply is that of community. There was a time not too long ago where people thrived living in a community where everyone in the neighborhood knew … Continue reading

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Finding my way back to the Simple Life

After more than a week of dealing with both a summer cold and an early work schedule I am finally back feeling much better and a normal schedule. I cherish my mornings where I have the opportunity to share my … Continue reading

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Peace in the Garden

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The Morning Person

It’s 5:00 AM this Saturday morning and while most folks are still sleeping here I am sitting  in my kitchen waiting for the world to awaken. This is my time to experience the silence of the world in my little … Continue reading

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Diabesity Challenge Day #74 – The Beast is Down

Just a quick update folks. I am still sick and not working out. Yesterday I had to go into work an hour early so it got in the way of my time to blog. I have this same schedule next … Continue reading

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Diabesity Challenge Day #72 – Sick Day #2

I made it through a full day of work yesterday and actually made great strides in progress. As I wasn’t feeling at all well I let my supervisor know that rather than taking a sick day I have decided to … Continue reading

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Diabesity Challenge Day #71 – Sick Day

I started getting that feeling in my throat yesterday where I felt a little discomfort. This morning I woke up with a sore throat and the sniffles. Hey, I know it’s not the end of the world, but knowing my … Continue reading

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Diabesity Challenge Day #70- Splitting up two Rest Days

I have having problems with dealing with two rest days in a row. It seems that it would be more beneficial to split these two days up by moving Saturday to Wednesday. So for now on my schedule will be … Continue reading

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Diabesity Challenge Day #69 – The Energy of a Toddler

Yesterday was a day of rest like today. With our 19 month old Granddaughter Lilly with us all day it turned out to be much less of a day of rest. LOL. We had her with us all day not … Continue reading

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DAILY QUOTE 07.16.16 — Coach John

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius via DAILY QUOTE 07.16.16 — Coach John

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