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Living Life to the Fullest!!!
Happy Holidays 2013-14
News, Views & Tips
Lifestyle Blog
Favorite Web Sites
Inspirational Quote
My Favorite Health Product
Comments - Suggestions
About the Edfior
December Hike - Stone Mountain
FEWW State Park Parking Passes
Expedition Denali
Fitness Monitors
Health Tidbits
Hiking Tips & Insights
Day Hiking Checklist
Importance of Layering
Breaking In New Hikling Boots
Basics of Hydration
How to Choose a Day Pack
Outdoor Gear Rental

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Carolyn at Sweet Mama's Restaurant

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 

Inspirational Quote

CH at Rock City

Life is too short,
Don't ever waste it.

Life is sweet,
Take time to taste it.

Life is a journey,
Find the right path.

Life is entertaining,
Don't be afraid to laugh.

Life is for good times,
Make them last.

Life has it's bad times,
Put them in your past.

Life is chance,
Make sure to take it.

But most importantly...
Life is what you make it.
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About the Editor 


Carolyn Hartfield is a Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, a Lifestyle Coach a Health & Wellness Advocate and an Outdoor Adventurer who enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences through her writings, and engaging speaking presentations.

Carolyn has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, radio shows, and at various conferences. She is  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 is truly 'Living Life to the Fullest!!!' You must believe, and act accordingly, that dreams can come true!

My personal wish for you is that your holidays be filled with happiness, harmony, hope, and healthy choices. 
As I reflect on the events of 2013, it is without a doubt one of the best years of my life!  I reached the pinnacle of adulthood and maturity, and now feel free to enter into the next chapter of my life, that no doubt, includes my well-balanced second childhood, with optimal health, wisdom, vim, vigor, and curiosity!  Age 65 is awesome!!!


While I don't claim to be an expert, I speak with authority on how to live a simple, yet sensational life, and of course, Live my/your Life to the Fullest! 

My primary life mission is to live each day to the fullest, strive to honor God, and be an encouragement to others.
  I hope you will join me in 2014, so we can both open up even more, to the simple wonders of nature while nourishing our mind, body and spirit through the many fun and exhilarating activities we will experience together in 2014.  I share with you my updated mantra from last year, for 2014:

 I shall modify my routine in 2014  

to assure I am healthy and lean,  

that I live more green,  

and fortify my faith and belief in the unseen.


Check out the information for the Annual Fun & Fitness New Year Resolution  hike, at Red Top Mountain. 


And, without hesitation, I must give a special shout out to all of you who have been taking the supplements I take (and sell). I appreciate all the positive feedback on your results. All I can say is...I told you so! 

As always, my wish for you, is that you have everlasting love, peace, and joy.

Love Much, Laugh Often, Live Long & Strong...

  Carolyn's Signature

Fun & Fitness New Year Resolution Hike
Red Top Mountain
Iron Hill Loop Trail
Saturday, January 4th 

Rating:  Easy
Distance:  4.0 Miles            
Departure: 9:00a Sharp  

Meeting Place:  IHOP
Smyrna, GA 30080  
The Iron Hill Trail is a graveled trail that is accessible to both hikers and bicycles. This scenic trail is a loop that winds along the banks of the lake through a historic area that was once home to an active iron mining community in the mid 1800s. Check out photos from the 2013 Fun & Fitness hike.
As always, wear comfortable (not new) sturdy shoes and layered clothing. Bring plenty of water, snacks and your lunch.  We will opt to stop about midway and have lunch on the trail. It is less than an hour drive from Atlanta.
We carpool, so please be prepared to donate $7 - $10 to the driver for gas and parking.  There is a $5 fee for parking unless you go to your local library and check-out a State Park Parking Pass for free parking.
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Please feel free to call me, should you have any questions or concerns.  I can be reached at 678.231.4973. 

Don't forget the Leave No Trace principles to which we adhere... what you carry in, you carry out, with the exception of taking your memories of the adventure, your new friendships, and of course, any photos you may take. 

Upcoming Events Preview
Dec 28       Free African Dance Class & Kwanzaa Program
Dec 29       Kwanzaa Food, Fun & Fusion
Jan 3          Meteor Shower Hike w/REI at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Preserve
Jan 4          Annual Fun & Fitness Hike at Red Top Mountain
Jan 8          GPS Navigation Basics - Perimeter REI
Jan 11-12   Wilderness First Aid Certification Class
Jan 16        Full Mountain Hike w/REI at Stone Mountain
Jan 17- 19  Annual Cumberland Island Service Weekend
Jan 16-20   Urban Winterfest Ski Experience
Jan 22        GPS Navigation Basics - Atlanta REI
Jan 25        One Day Ski Trip - Cataloochee, NC
Jan 25        Bike & Brew Cycling Tour w/REI
Jan 25        Wilderness Survival Skills Class w/REI
Jan 31        Urban Ski Weekend
Feb 14-16  Heritage Weekend at Everglades National Park
Mar 15-16  Flint River Paddle at Montezuma Bluff
Jun 20 - 22  Tennessee Outdoor Adventure Fun Weekend
July 2014     St. Lucia Sailing Adventure, in the eastern Caribbean Sea
Sept 2014    Yosemite National Park Annual Birthday Adventure


FREE State Park Parking Passes
Did you know that you can go to your local library and check out a Georgia State Park parking pass, just as you would a book and use it for entry to any of the state parks.  You do have to have a valid library card. Parking fees are usually $5.00.  You can call and have them hold it for you, as each branch does not have many, and they are checked out all the time.  Click here to find a branch in your area.

Or, of course, you can purchase an Annual State Park parking pass.

Expedition Denali - 1st African American Team
To inspire youth of color-and particularly African American youth-to get outside, get active, and become stewards of our wild places, the
Photos by Hudson Henry & Team Denali
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) ran an expedition with African American participants to summit Denali, the highest peak in North America. The journey involved a group of role models in the African American outdoor community who learned and used valuable leadership skills, including expedition behavior, communication, and tolerance for adversity and uncertainty, and worked together toward achieving their common goal.  Read about the Expedition...

About the Mountain: Rising to 20,320 feet above sea level, Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, is the highest peak on the North American continent.  Checkout the team photos.  And, more here.

Fitness Monitors - How to Choose
Fitness monitors can help anyone-not just the tech obsessed-get more out of exercise.  Which monitor is right for you?  Following is a list of the different types: National Trails Service Day 2011
  • Altimeter Watches (Hiking, Climbing, Skiing)  
  • Pedometer (Hiking, Walking, Running) 
  • Heart Rate Monitor (Walking, Running, Cycling, Gym Workouts) 
  • Activity Trackers (Steps, Distance, CAlories Burned, etc.) 
  • Chronograph Watches (Walking, Running, Swimming) 
  • Speed & Distance Monitors (Walking, Running, Cycling) 
Get expert advice from REI.

Health Tidbits
Sweetwater Creek Hike Group
Rev up your energy! It may be the last thing you feel like doing when you're tired, but exercise -- even a brisk walk -- can be more effective than a nap or cup of coffee at fighting fatigue.

Did you know that fresh bananas are a great energy booster...well, they are!
Love much, Laugh often, Live Long & Strong!

Hiking Tips and Insights
Male Hiker
Uphill Hiking Tips

Take small steps going uphill
Purposely taking shorter steps than usual will reduce the effort per step to push your body and pack weight upwards and will make the ascent easier.


Downhill Hiking Tips

When going downhill, slow down by leaning back a little and putting your weight down through your heel on each step. It all depends on the type of terrain you are descending, the main thing is to not rush.


Day Hiking Checklist
Download a copy of the suggested Day Hiking Checklist from REI.  Click here to download a copy.

The Importance of Layering Your Clothes

Layering your clothing is a tried-and-true way to maximize 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.  Each layer has a function.

Click Here to read the article and see the video from REI.

Breaking in Your New Hiking Boots
Hiking BootsYou never want to hike in brand new boots.  Read this article from REI on  how you should break in your new boots. 
Click Here to read the article from REI.

The Basics of Hydration

Your body is more than 60% water, and even light physical activity can deplete that percentage. No fluid means no function!

This loss of fluid is called dehydration. And hydrating, or adding fluids, is the key to keeping it from happening to you.


 Click Here to read the article from REI.

How to Choose a Day Pack
REI Flash Pack

For any activity that involves more gear than you can carry in your pocket, especially for hiking, you need a daypack.


Daypacks may look similar at first glance but have lots of functional differences. Read the article from REI that is designed to give you some helpful tips on finding the right one  for your needs.


 Click Here to read the article from REI.

Outdoor Gear Rental
Want to go camping but don't have a tent or sleeping bag?  No problem... rent your equipment from REI, for a nominal fee for the weekend. You can get, based on availability:
  • Tents
  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping Bags/Pads
  • Camping Stoves 
Just call the REI store nearest you, and see what they have available.