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I Hurt Myself [Bad]Doing Yoga!

September 26, 2016


In 2015 I hurt my back. I experienced a sudden onset of severe low back pain that I could not link to an injury other than a lot of yard work in the week leading up to it. I woke one morning with an aching lower back and by that evening I was immobilized. If […]

Practical Suggestions for Eating Well

August 5, 2016


The dietary tips – below – arrived in my mailbox this morning from The Whole Life Challenge organization. This list gives you an excellent, simple, common sense approach to eating well. “Diets” can’t be about a quick fix, they will fail. Ask me how I know. A “diet” has to be a shift in your […]

A One Minute Rule That Will Simplify Your Life

July 24, 2016


I’m a procrastinator. It’s a bad habit and I’m working on breaking it. Well, I’ve actually been “working on it” my whole life and truth be told I’m not so sure it’s ever going to change. However, I recently came upon a suggestion, made by the author of The Happiness Project, and I implemented it […]

Recipe: BoBo Bar Knock-Off

July 24, 2016


I am a granola bar junkie. Of course most of them are actually sugar laden and not at all healthy, so you might as well eat a brownie (and sometimes I do!) But this bar – the BoBo’s Oat Bar –  is nurtitionally sound and is the best tasting healthy bar I’ve ever come across. […]

The Bathroom: Secret Haven of Self Absorption

July 23, 2016


Showers are for convenience. They’re practical. But the bath tub? Bathing is an oasis. The ritual of bathing has nothing to do with cleanliness; tub bathing is a simple luxury that requires nothing more than a commitment to yourself to take care of you.  Once hooked, tub time becomes sacred time where the bathroom is […]

Mountain Mama & the Electronic Detox

July 22, 2016


“The mountains are calling and I must go. – John Muir” Once a year, we head out to someplace remote for a week and we hike. This year it was Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks. I’m going to make the time to talk more about both of those destinations later, because Rainier in particular […]

Blog’s New Address

February 15, 2014


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