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February 2013
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Lifestyle Blog
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Health Product of the Month
Recommended Reading
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Panola Healthy Hike
Arabia Healthy Hike
Black History Hike
Ski Trip for Beginners
MACC Beginners Bike Ride
MACC South Fulton Cty Ride
OPALs Exclusive Hike
Outdoor Ssafety Basics
March Hike
National Parks Week
National Trails Day
Juneteenth Celebration
Belize Sailing & Eco Tour
Grand Canyon Adventure
Layering Basics
Hiking Tips
Health Tidbits
Inspiration / Motivation

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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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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

Wow...and I thought 2012 got off to a great start...2013 is already unbelievable!!!

The shortened version of my mantra for 2013, "Change My Routine in 2013" has literally changed my life!  I am doing a lot of things differently this year.  Not necessarily major changes, but nonetheless changes.  As a result, things are really happening for me, as they will for you, if you make just small changes in your routine. I am more focused, getting more things accomplished, enjoying quality time with friends, near and afar, and truly Living my Life to the Fullest!!!

This year already I have accomplished some firsts...started the year with a 'Prayer Breakfast' event, went on a 'Full Moon' hike, held the first meeting for my 65th Birthday Grand Canyon Adventure, planning a Belize Sail.  I have also made some smaller changes like, getting up earlier to start my day with personal meditation, studying, writing and/or workouts. Also, taking the time to reach out to both old and new friends, just to say hello, and moving on from those who choose not to celebrate life in a positive and productive way...all this in January!  All that said, I must complete this newsletter so I can update my blog post...

I invite you to join me in my 2013 mantra which will be good through 2019 :) - In 2013 I shall expand my routine to live more green, and strengthen my faith and belief in the unseen.

Love Much, Laugh Often, Live Long & Strong...
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Upcoming Events Preview
February 1      Healthy Hike at Panola Mountain State Park
February 2      Black History Hike at Sweetwater Creek
February 18    OPALs Exclusive Hike with REI
February 25    Preparing for the Unexpected/Outdoor Safety Basics Class
March 2          Women's History Hike at Chicopee Woods
March 10        Essential Camping Skills Class
March 16-17   Flint River Paddle at Montezuma Bluffs
March 18        OPALs Exclusive Hike with REI
March 22-24   Altamaha River to Sea Paddle in Darrien
April 6             World Health Day Hike at Pine Mountain
April 19-21      Three Rivers Paddle at Towns Bluff in Hazelhurst
May 3 - 5         Ossabaw Island Service Weekend
June 1             National Trails Service Day
July 20-27       Belize Sailing & Eco Adventure*
Sept 21-27      Grand Canyon Hike & Eco Adventure*

*Eco Adventures are trips that combine adventurous activities combined with environmental awareness that foster a greater appreciation for 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!

Healthy Hike at Panola Mountain State Park
February 1 | Friday
12:30p.m. - 1:45p.m.
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Healthy Hike at Davidson-Arabia Mountain
February 1 | Friday
4:00p.m. - 4:45p.m.
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Hartfield's Hikers Black History Hike at Sweetwater Creek
Sweetwater Creek Black History Hike Group
February 2 | Saturday
Sweetwater Creek - Yellow Trail
3.0 Mile Loop
Rated: Easy / Moderate
I will tell you that we can be proud to know that not only did enslaved workers build the mill more than 150 years ago, they also made/manufactured the bricks.  We should take pride in the skills of our forefathers.  The building stood 5 stories high and was the tallest in Atlanta at the time.  I suggest you focus on the workmanship that apparently was so superior that after being blown up during the civil war, these ruins you will see still remain after 150+ years.

Southern Snow Seekers 1-Day Beginners Trip
February 9 | 5:00 a.m. | Saturday
 Southern Snow Seekers Ski Club
Cataloochee, NC
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MACC Beginners Bike Ride
February 9 | 9:00 a.m. | Saturday
Metro Atlanta Cycling Club
Silver Comet Trail
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MACC South Fulton County Bike Ride
February 10 | 1:00 p.m. | Sunday
Metro Atlanta Cycling Club
Welcome All Park - College Park
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OPALs Exclusive Hike with REI
February 18 | Monday
Davidson - Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve
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Outdoor Safety Basics
February 25 | Monday | 6:30pm
REI - Buford Location
FREE - Get More Info Register

FUTURE EVENTS    Save the dates...

March Women's History Hike
Chicopee Woods Jan 2012 Hike Group
March 2 | Saturday
Chicopee Woods
5.5 Mile Combined Loop
Rated:  Easy / Moderate
Read more and see past photos...

Georgia Conservancy Flint River Paddle
March 16 - 17 | 9:00a.m. | Saturday - Sunday

Georgia Conservancy Altamaha River Paddle
 March 22 - 24 | 9:00a.m. | Friday - Sunday

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 DayŽ, 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. If you wish more information, please click here.

Grand Canyon Birthday Adventure Tour
Grand Canyon Colorado RiverSeptember 21 - 27 | We had a great informational meeting last Saturday.  If you missed it and are really interested in traveling with us, you can  review the Grand Canyon Birthday Adventure tour package, and also view the PowerPoint presentation.  Please feel free to register, or of course contact me by email or telephone at 678.231.4973, should you have any questions or want further discussion about the trip details. 


Roommate Opportunity
Single female to share beautiful, furnished two bedroom/two bath, three-level townhome in gated Midtown community.  Non-smoker, a mustIncludes all utilities, cable, Internet, washer/dryer and off-street parking in front of unit.  Location is near the Atlanta Civic Center, Fox Theatre, Emory University Hospital, great restaurants, and MARTA. Only $900 per month.   If interested, or  know  of anyone, please 404-254-5053.

Layering Basics
Layering your clothing is a tried-and-true way to ensure your comfort in the outdoors. The beauty of this simple concept is that it allows you to make quick adjustments based on your activity level and changes in the weather. Watch video.

Hiking Tips and Insights
Male Hiker
Trekking Poles & Hiking Staffs: Trekking poles are standard equipment for many hikers, trekkers, backpackers and snowshoers. The reasons why are simple: They enhance your stability and support on all types of terrain.

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Health Tidbits
Sweetwater Creek Hike Group
Do your healthy lifestyle changes seem overwhelming and stressful?  If so, you may be trying to do too much, too fast.  Take it easy on yourself.  Make positive changes, yes.  But also remember that being healthy is about much more than what you eat - it's about the way you live your life.
Love much, Laugh often, Live Long & Strong!

Inspiration and Motivation
CH at Rock City

Each moment of the year has its own beauty, a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
-Lao Tzu