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Living Life to the Fullest!!!
January 2013
News and Views
Photo Albums
Lifestyle Blog
Favorite Web Sites
Health Product of the Month
Recommended Reading
Comments - Suggestions
Resolution Hike
Prayer Breakfast
AT Section Hiking in GA
Winter Camping Basics
MLKJr Service Weekend
Wilderness First Aid
National Parks Free Day
Outdoor Safety Basics
February Hike
March Hike
National Parks Week
National Trails Day
Juneteenth Celebration
Belize Sailing & Eco Tour
Grand Canyon Adventure
Hiking Tips
Health Tidbits
Inspiration / Motivation

Photo Albums 
on the Trail

Lifestyle Blog  

My blog about Living Life to the Fullest!!!  where I share my inspiration, motivation and rejuvenation on this wonderful journey.

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Favorite Web Sites 

Health Product
of the Month  
Formula IV Plus

Formula IV Plus supplements contain a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals including all natural Vitamins A & D, complete B-complex vitamins, Vitamin C plus Acerola cherry bioflavonoids and complete Vitamin E family.  Additional mineral support from selenium, chromium, molybdenum and 100% DV for zinc. Iron-free.
Tre-en-en® Grain Concentrates to enhance cellular absorption
Exclusive Phyto Enzyme Blend for easy digestion

Natural chlorophyll-colored.

January Sale Price
$ 34.95
60-day Supply 

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Full Price $41.95 

Recommended Reading  
Our True Nature
Our True Nature, is a layperson's guide to the National Parks, by a woman of color, who has been to all the places described, and makes it particularly unique through her eyes and footsteps.  It includes places such as Paul Revere's house; the Liberty Bell; John Brown's Fort; the Ocmulgee mounds in Georgia, and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. It describes where the parks are, how to get there, where to stay, what to do, and even the best time of year to visit. 

Get more info and purchase the book...


Just Get Serious - Vol1
Know Yourself & Believe in Yourself is the first of the four exciting volumes in the Just Get Serious success series written by our own, Donna "Serious Satchell". This book is filled is powerful insights, take action strategies, and inspiring stories that will inspire and motivate you to Live Your Life to the Fullest!!!

Read more about Donna and her books...


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About the Editor 

Carolyn Hartfield is a Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and a Lifestyle Coach who enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences through her writings, and engaging presentations.

Carolyn has been featured in newspaper articles, radio shows, and in various conferences. She is a previous host of her own Blog Talk Radio show.

Carolyn is a certified Outings Leader through the Sierra Club, certified in Wilderness First Aid through the National Outdoor Leadership School, Wilderness Institute, and certified as a National Interpretive Guide.  She is a member of the Sierra Club, the American Hiking Society, and the Family Wellness Network.

Carolyn sitting on tree at Sweetwater

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  Hope you are enjoying this special time of year with family and friends.

This is the time of year that I reflect on all the wonderful people in my life and the many blessings for which I am most thankful.  With that said, I want to take this time to express from the depth of my heart, directly to yours, and all who have supported my endeavors over the past year, my most sincere and heartfelt gratitude.  It is because of you that I continue to move forward in what I know is my purpose...leading by example and helping others accomplish optimal health and wellness. 

My hikes and other fun and adventurous activities continue to expand beyond my wildest dreams. I am grateful for the love and support I receive everyday.  So many have become my loyal customers, and friends who support me in my health and wellness supplements, products, consulting services and speaking business.  I am humbled and encouraged by the levels of  support from those who join me to Live Life to the Fullest!!! 

As I look back over 2012, it has truly been a banner year for me. In 2013 I shall expand my routine to live more green, and strengthen my faith and belief in the unseen.

Love, Peace and Joy...
Carolyn's Signature
Upcoming Events Preview

January 5          January Prayer Breakfast
January 12        Resolution Fun & Fitness Hike at Red Top Mountain
January 18-20   MLKJr Service Weekend at Cumberland Island
January 19-21   U.S. National Parks Days - Free Admission
February 2         Black History Hike at Sweetwater Creek
March 2             Women's History Hike at Chicopee Woods
June 1               National Trails Service Day
July 20-27         Belize Sailing & Eco Adventure*
Sept 20-27        Grand Canyon Hike & Eco Adventure*

*Eco Adventures are trips that combine adventurous activities combined with environmental awareness that fosters a greater appreciation of our natural habitats.

Calendar w-Pencil Please review the events and register to attend.  Space is limited on all events, if you register, plan to attend. Always let them know you are from our group! Should your plans change, update your reservation so your space can be filled. Please do not deprive someone else from attending!

January Resolution Fun & Fitness Hike
Iron Hill Trail
Red Top Mountain - Iron Hill Trail
January 12
4.0 Miles - Rated Easy
RSVP & Get Info

Prayer Breakfast
January 5 - Saturday
GNLD Wellness Center - Decatur, GA
Space is limited. You must RSVP to attend.

This year we are starting the year off differently.  2013 motto:
"In 2013 I shall change my routine to live more green, and strengthen my faith and belief in the unseen."

On the 1st Saturday, rather than hiking, we will participate in a prayer breakfast with our friends at the Family Wellness Network.

Section Hiking the AT in Georgia
January 17 - Thursday
REI - Perimeter Location
FREE - Get More Info & Register 
Space is limited.  You must register to attend.

Winter Camping Basics
January 17 - Thursday - 2:00pm
REI - Perimeter Location
FREE - Get More Info Register

January 19 - Saturday - 11:00am
REI - Kennesaw Location
FREE -  Get More Info & Register

Cumberland MLKJr Service Weekend
Cumberland Service Weekend 2012
Cumberland Island, GA
January 18-21 - (Sold Out)

Over the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Weekend over 60 people came together for a weekend of service work, fun and outdoor adventure.
The trip was sponsored by the Georgia Conservancy and hosted with support from the National Parks Service, Recreation Equipment Incorporated, Keeping it Wild, Hartfield's Hikers, the Atlanta Community ToolBank and Columbia Sportswear.


Wilderness First Aid
January 19-20 / Saturday & Sunday
REI - Atlanta Location
$220 REI member/$250 REI non-member
Get More Info & Register

U. S. National Parks FREE Day
January 19-21 / Saturday - Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Weekend

Visit participating national parks for free entrance fees along with other special events. Note that entrance, vehicle, and touring fees are waived, but other charges such as camping or reservation fees, and fees charged by vendors within the parks, may still apply.

Outdoor Safety Basics Class
January 28 - Monday
REI - Atlanta Location
FREE - Get More Info & Register
Space is limited. You must register to attend.

FUTURE EVENTS    Save the dates...

February Black History Hike
Sweetwater Creek Black History Hike Group
February 2 - Saturday
Sweetwater Creek - Yellow Trail
3.0 Mile Loop
Rated Moderate /Moderately Difficult
  Read more and see past photos...
  RSVP Here...

March Women's History Hike
Chicopee Woods
March 2 - Saturday
Chicopee Woods - Lake Trails
5.5 Mile Combined Loop
Rated Easy/Moderate

Read more and see past photos...

National Parks Week
Fees waived the week of April 22 - 26.  Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.  Find a park...

National Trails Day
Saturday, June 1st. Trails do not just magically appear for our enjoyment; it takes many hours of planning, labor, and negotiating to develop them. National Trails Day®, the only nationwide celebration of trails, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, increases awareness about trails and celebrates the hard work and support of many people and partners -- including volunteers, land agencies, and outdoor minded businesses. It also introduces first-time hikers to the many joys and benefits of trails.  Learn more...

Annual Juneteenth Weekend Celebration
June 13 - June 16  Thursday thru Sunday
Camp Genesis at Sassafras Ridge Mountain Retreat
204 Calvender Road, Turtletown, TN 37326
Weekend includes: Meet-n-Greet; Campfire Drum Circle; Guided Nature Hikes; Sassafras Ridge Mountain Retreat Tour; Laser Tag; Juneteenth Festival Ticket; African Drum and Dance Performances; Spoken Word Performances; Live Music; Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting.  Options will be available for providing camping equipment, as needed.  Pricing and more infomation to follow.  Save the Dates.

Belize Sailing & Eco Tour
Moorings 50.5 Yacht
July 20 - 27, 2013 / 8 Days - 7 Nights
Sailing out of Placencia, Belize. These yachts unite the very best features for relaxation and superb sailing. Environmental considerations are central to the design. Includes accommodations, provisions, and a lot of friendly people and fun activities.  Need not be a swimmer to enjoy. More info soon.

Grand Canyon Adventure
Grand Canyon Colorado RiverThis is going to be a trip of a lifetime!  We are finally getting great prices on a great itinerary.  Waiting for a couple of final confirmations.  Right now the trip itinerary includes the following:  Airplane tour over the Grand Canyon;  Train Ride to the Grand Canyon; Bicycle Ride Tour of the Canyon; and a Hiking tour into the Grand Canyon, all in different areas of the Canyon. And, Southwest Airlines will have nonstop flights from Atlanta to Las Vegas starting next year.  This is going to be a GREAT VALUE trip!  Trip details, and all your questions answered at a special information and signup meeting to be held in January.  Meeting details will be sent within the week...Stay tuned.  If you are interested, please click here to request the meeting date, time  and location.


Hiking Tips and Insights
Male Hiker
Hiking Boots: Low-cut models with flexible mid-soles are excellent for day hiking. Mid- or high-cut boots are also intended for day hikes. They flex pretty easily and often require modest break-in time. Each individual's hiking style determines what footwear works best. If you routinely carry light loads, as we do on our day hikes, you can typically consider lighter footwear.


Health Tidbits
Sweetwater Creek Hike Group
You know hiking is good for your health. But do you know just how good it is?  Take note of some of the good you are doing for your body.
        • Improved cardio-respiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
        •  Improved muscular fitness
        • Weight control; hiking burns up 370 calories an hour (154-lb person) 

Inspiration and Motivation
CH at Rock City
The only difference between having a wonderful day in the wilderness, or anywhere else, that you'll always cherish, boils down to the attitude you hold inside of yourself.
"The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose."        
Quote by Charles Dickens