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Welcome to my ever-expanding blog site. I trust you are enjoying your day. I invite you to browse the site, read the articles and enjoy my photography. Your opinion counts, so please leave a comment at the end of the posts. If you enjoy reading these blogs, feel free to pass the link on to any friends you think would also enjoy it.

The purpose of this blog site is 3-fold: a place for sharing general information, a place to share about spiritual matters that will help move us toward a healthier inner life and a place where I can talk about my business and the products that can help us experience better health.

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Thank you for dropping by. I trust you will consider your visit worthwhile. This site is a 'work in progress', sometimes changing by the minute, so come back soon to see what's new on MY HEALTHY LIVING BLOG.

God bless you today and every day. Remember, "A joyful heart is good medicine" (Proverbs 17:22-NASB). Blessings and health to you and yours.

Diane

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this blog taken by Diane Stephenson

Friday, August 21, 2009

HOBBIES FOR HEALTHY LIVING

What do you love to do in your spare time? Does it promote healthy living?

Since I started blogging, a once-upon-a-time hobby has been resurrected. Photography. I have always loved the click of the shutter. My 35mm camera took beautiful pictures, but I set this hobby aside some time ago because I didn't go anywhere special to use the camera to advantage. Now, with my digital camera, I'm really having fun again. I'm amazed at some of the pictures I have taken lately, at how clear and brilliant they are. In some of the florals you can even see the hairs on the leaves. Today I caught a beautiful black and blue butterfly in my lens - the one in the above photo. I will have to do a search to find out what it is called. I'm no professional, but a shot like this brings me great pleasure.

There is another advantage to this hobby of mine. I have been walking, breathing in fresh air and soaking up the summer sunshine at Waterworks Park in St. Thomas Ontario, at Port Burwell, at Port Stanley. Peace flows over me as I look at the fine details of nature. Flowers, profuse in number and variety, have filled my lens with a beauty that overwhelms me. With the soft breezes blowing in my face, the beauty of God's creation in my eyes, and my camera in my hand, there is an illusion of being in a magical place. This is a place to relax, to unwind, to heal. It's part of healthy living. For a short while, I experience life in the slow lane.

I leave with you a question: How does your hobby benefit your healthy living?

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